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RN - CDU - Hazard
Ref No.: 20-03584
Category: Travel Nursing and Allied
Location: Hazard, Kentucky
1. General job duties. Types of procedures required.
This unit is dedicated to the care of cardiac observation patients. Fast paced, high turnover of patients- admissions, discharges, and transfers may occur at all hours of the day. Nurses will be responsible for the care of chest pain patients, and reviewing/communicating stat lab and diagnostic procedure results to the physicians. They will also be coordinating stress tests during observation stays. Goal of this unit is to quickly determine the need for full inpatient admission vs. discharge with outpatient follow-up. There will be no vasoactive infusions utilized on this unit.

2. Equipment utilized in the unit/dept. (Is there computerized charting, medication systems, etc.)
Paper documentation thru 1/31/19. Meditech doc on 2/1/19. Pyxis medication delivery, Braun IV pump.

3. Required skills and minimum years of experience.
Minimum 2 yrs experience in med/surg/tele, basic arrhythmia interpretation

4. Specific licensures and certifications/registrations required. (ARRT, CRT, BLS, ACLS, etc)
BLS, ACLS, NIHSS, active KY license (or compact state)

5. Shift or schedule requirements. (Will the employee ever work alone? Is call required? If so, how often? Are weekends required?)
36 hours/week guaranteed, scheduled 36/48 EOW, weekends per unit manager, no block scheduling

6. Floating to other units/departments. (If so, to which units/departments?)
May be floated to other med/surg or stepdown units

7. Bed size/number of rooms for this unit/dept.
11

8. Nurse to patient ratio of this unit. (nursing only)

1:5-6

9. Dress Code:
Gray scrub pants, choice of scrub top