A registered professional nurse employed in the Heart Management Unit (HMU) of Erlanger Health System is responsible for direct and indirect care of patients experiencing cardiac and/or pulmonary illness.
Required: Graduate from accredited School of Nursing. Annual Erlanger Health System HLC courses.
Knowledge of general nursing principles and practice skills; knowledge of organizational functions, policies, and regulations; knowledge of current trends and new developments; knowledge of principles and practices of nursing, applicable to those areas requiring special education
Position Requirement(s): License/Certification/Registration
Required: Current licensure to practice nursing in the State of Tennessee. Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification.
Preferred: ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) certification.
Department Position Summary:
The Registered Nurse (RN) employed on the Heart Management Unit must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide comprehensive direct and indirect care of patients experiencing cardiac and/or pulmonary illness including congestive heart failure and cardiac rhythm disturbances. The RN must be able to assess and monitor patients, as well as administer medications and assist with procedures under the direction of EHS physicians. He/she must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on the assigned unit. The RN must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status. The RN must interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to their age-specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in the unit's policies and procedures manual.