RN II Telemetry Part Time Day Shift

Sutter Health Antioch, CA
Providing health care services to nearly 250,000 residents of eastern Contra Costa County, Sutter Delta Medical Center remains the community's only not-for-profit acute care hospital. Its comprehensive services include 24-hour emergency care, surgery, family centers, obstetrics, pediatrics, acute rehabilitation, diagnostic imaging, occupational health, physical therapy, intensive care and coronary care. Cardiac catheterization, sports rehabilitation and home health services are also among the medical center's areas of specialized care.

The primary role of the staff RN is to coordinate the delivery of care for the patient population they serve from admission through discharge. Included in this delivery of care are all aspects of the physical, psychosocial, safety and educational needs of the patient and their family/support system. This function is performed in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team including but not limited to nursing peers, attending physicians and ancillary support services. The staff RN uses the nursing process, medical therapeutics, technology and personal interventions to accomplish this

Education/Licensures/Certifications:

* Associate's degree is required

* Bachelor's in Nursing is preferred

* Registered Nurse - State Licensure - RN is required

* Basic Life Support Certification - BLS is required

* Advanced Cardiac Life Support - ACLS is required

* Electrocardiogram Certification - (Passing of medication exam and EKG test)

Special Requirements:

* Two years of basic Medical / Surgical acute care nursing experience or at one year of experience in specialty area

* Experience in Cardiac and Telemetry nursing in an acute care setting and meet all required certification of the position

* Demonstrates understanding of cardiac arrhythmias and the associated treatment plans and medications

* Experience that allows the assessment, treatment and management of conditions that affect the complex cardiovascular system

* Experience providing care to patients across the lifespan, from adolescent to the elderly

Experience in the following services:

* Managing hypertension, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias and other heart conditions

* Evaluating and monitoring heart devices, such as pacemakers and defibrillators

* Assesses results from a wide variety of cardiac tests, including stress tests, stress echocardiograms, exercise stress tests, medicated stress tests, and CT coronary angiograms

* Providing physical exams so as to assess for chronic and acute cardiac diseases

* Interprets laboratory results or cardiac tests

* Administers, understands, and manages cardiac medications and other therapies

* Educates patients on health maintenance and disease prevention

* Oversees the duties of the Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Telemetry Technician on the unit

* Must learn operations of relevant equipment in unit

Skills & Knowledge:

Must demonstrate the following: basic Medical / Surgical nursing skills, basic competencies in the nursing process and pharmacology, basic knowledge of newborn, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric population, ability to work with all levels of nursing personnel and assist them in a resource capacity, effective English written and verbal communication skills.