CVICU Charge Nurse

Requisition ID
2021-166833
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Cardiac ICU
Hours / Pay Period
72
Shift
Night
Standard Hours
7p-7a
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI St. Vincent Health
Location
AR-LITTLE ROCK

Overview

Incentives offered for full time employees: Sign on bonus eligible (up to $30,000 depending on years of experience). 

And we are offering relocation assistance of $5,000

 

CHI St. Vincent, a regional health network serving Arkansas, is part of CommonSpirit Health. We have served Arkansas since 1888 with a history of many firsts. Together with more than 4,500 coworkers, 1,000 medical staff, and 500 volunteers, we consistently receive praise for care advancements.  

 

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health in 2019. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

 

Working in critical care as an ICU Nurse offers a variety of clinical challenges to nurses who choose this clinical area. Your patients are critically ill and unstable following extensive injury, surgery, or life threatening disease. You must be able to multitask; wearing many hats daily including patient advocate, family advisor and, in some cases, even friend. You excel in these roles because you understand that your talent for nursing and compassion for others complement one another.

 

While the intensive care unit is not as fast-paced as other service lines, can be physically and emotionally exhausting. You are constantly monitoring high acuity patients and need to act quickly should the slightest change occur. You sometimes feel drained, but forget those feelings when your patients show signs of improvement, thanks to you.  

 

CHI St. Vincent provides you with the same level of care you provide to others. We care about our employees well-being and offer benefits that complement and support your work/life balance.

 

We offer the following benefits to support you and your family:

 

  • Free Premium Membership to our Care@Work program to help employees with child care, pet care, senior caregivers, housekeepers & more.
  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identify Theft 
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) 
  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
  • Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs
  • Wellness Programs

Responsibilities

Expectations

  • Patience and focus to constantly monitor high acuity patients
  • Proven ability to think and react quickly in critical or emergency situation
  • Medication evaluation, administration, and education specific to the patient’s custom care plan
  • Facilitate education to patients and caregivers concerning condition, treatment plan, and prevention (if appropriate)
  • Actively participate in decisions affecting your practice environment for excellence in delivering quality care to patients in intensive care 

 

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate’s Degree (ADN) in Nursing from an accredited nursing college or program
  • Active Registered Nurse Licensure in Arkansas or eNLC licensure with multistate privileges in good standing with the Arkansas Board of Nursing
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN) 
  • 2 years of experience in acute care or in Critical Care nursing 





related skills: icu, critical care, intensive care unit, CVICU, CV Stepdown, MICU, medical ICU, surgical ICU, SICU, trauma ICU, TICU, NICU, high acuity, invasive surgical care, trauma, organ failure, planning, monitoring, central line, medication management, collaboration, physician relations, compassion, patient education, caregiver education, problem solving, fast pace environment, assessment, neuro, vent facilitation, direct patient care, cardiac arrythmia, arterial line, central line, sheath removal (a/v), automatic internal cardioverter defib (aicd), basic 12-lead ekg, cardiac arrest, abdominal aortic aneurysm,  acute myocardial infarction, angina, cardiogenic/hypovolemic shock, chf, heart transplant, pre-/post-ptca, mast suit rotating tourniquet, thrombolytic therapy, defibrillation / cardioversion, ventricular assist device (rvad/lvad), hemodynamic monitoring interpretation, intra-aortic balloon pump (iabp), cardizem, problem solving, neuro, neurology, heparin, isuprel morphine, pacemakers, pain management, burn patients, iv insertion, iv therapy

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