Neuroscience Critical Care Registered Nurse (RN)

Wellstar Health System, Inc. Marietta, GA
Overview

At WellStar we all share common goals. That's what makes us so successful – and such an integral part of our communities. We want the same things, for our organization, for our patients, and for our colleagues. As the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Georgia, this means we pride ourselves on investing in the communities that we serve. We continue to provide innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare.

Responsibilities

Kennestone Regional Medical Center is in Historic Marietta, Georgia, just minutes north of Atlanta. Our 633 bed, Level II Trauma Center, supports a state-of-the-art cancer center, cutting edge neuroscience program and a comprehensive and top-ranked cardiovascular program. We believe in a team-centered approach in everything we do and with every patient that we serve. Our smoke-free campus provides an atmosphere where patients and team members can breathe easy, while promoting a healthy lifestyle.

Neuroscience Critical Care RN

The Critical Care Neuroscience RN position at WellStar Kennestone Hospital is an excellent opportunity to work with a great interdisciplinary team, to challenge one's self in the specialty of critical care nursing, and to work with an exceptional group of Neurointensivists, Neurosurgeons, and Neurointerventionalists. The Neuroscience Critical Care unit is part of the growing Neuroscience Program at WellStar that already provides multi-state coverage as a Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center. Our mission is to become the regional leader in Neurosciences by providing high quality, comprehensive neurologic care through a multidisciplinary, patient-centered approach via one of the nations' most integrated health systems. With our continuous advances in technology and practice we are able to treat cerebrovascular disease, stroke, and aneurysms with greater effectiveness.

Our Neuroscience Critical Care nursing team is highly skilled with a focus on patient and family centered care. As part of this exciting team you can become a clinical expert in specialty areas such as:

* Neuro Trauma

* Cerebral resuscitation and temperature management systems

* Management of cerebral edema and increased intracranial pressure

* Hemodynamic instability

* Management of airway and respiratory compromise

* Spinal reconstruction

* Monitoring abnormal electrical activity of the brain

* Cerebrospinal fluid pressure monitoring in hydrocephalus

A career in the Neuroscience Critical Care unit at Kennestone includes a neuroscience nursing fellowship, and multilevel educational programs and lectures, with a focus on advanced neuroscience clinical skills and patient care techniques. We promote the achievement of a national specialty certification, such as a Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse (CNRN), a Stroke Certified Registered Nurse (SCRN), and a Certified Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN).

The leadership of the unit is comprised of the nurse manager, assistant nurse manager (ANM), nurse educator, and four charge nurses. There is one charge nurse for each shift who serves in a leadership role on the unit. The department also shares access to a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) whose focus is complex case reviews, clinical outcomes review and implementation of evidence based practice standards.

Qualifications

Required Minimum Education: Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Georgia or hold a privilege to practice in the State of Georgia under the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) ; National certification in area of specialty preferred

Required Minimum Licensure/Certification: Current/active license as a registered nurse in the State of Georgia; Must have a current BLS & ACLS card from the American Heart Association on the first day of employment in position.

Required Minimum Experience: Experience with direct patient care preferred.

Required Minimum Skills: Ability to read, write and speak English language, optimize the use of technology to support clinical care and holds basic computer skills; Strong interpersonal, collaborative skills along with customer service skills required; Ability to function in a fast paced environment and respond to emergencies in using a decisive, composed and respectful manner; Possess excellent time management skills; practices nursing using evidence and analytical skills along with possessing strong critical thinking skills.

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