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  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Atlanta

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Heart. Soul. Expertise. That's what defines an Emory nurse. We are proud to be the only health system in Georgia with four Magnet®-recognized hospitals. We're looking for passionate critical care nurses who are ready to join a team that's redefining quality nursing care. We offer life-saving, innovative care to medically complex patients, and our teams of critical care nurses are what set us apart from other health care systems.

CCU is a 21 bed unit that cares for complex cardiac patients. Population includes mostly pre-surgery (cath lab, heart failure, stints, ballons, etc.) with a focus on cardiogenic shock, interventional cardiac patients, as well of a blend of medical patients with cardiac components.

We're defining a new standard of care for humankind. Are YOU ready to join us?

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JOB DESCRIPTION:

- Capable clinician who has acquired broad experience in caring for patients, and has developed a sound understanding about the care of a particular patient population.
- Routinely uses acquired knowledge, theory, research and experience to respond to changes in clinical situations.
- Is able to apply the Synergy Model for Care in practice, and use this knowledge to personalize care for each patient/family.
- Serves as a resource to colleagues and strong advocate for patients/families.
- Consistently communicates effectively and respectfully with the patient, the patient's family, and other members of the healthcare team.
- Delivers safe, dependable and effective care to a patient population independently utilizing the nursing process.
- Demonstrates developed assessment skills.
- Recognizes the impact of nursing care on patient outcomes.
- Continues to recognize own performance limitations, but requires minimal assistance.
- Documents the nursing process accurately and in the appropriate format (e.g. computer, clinical pathway, chart).
- Plans and implements patient care independently.
- Utilizes patient/family input and goals in planning plan of care.
- Evaluates patient's response to planned care and adjusts plan of care as appropriate.
- Identifies patient and family learning needs and makes recommendations to resources regarding those needs.
- Incorporates AACN Synergy Model into clinical practice.
- Manages time effectively.
- Identifies the need to revise policies and procedures for a patient population based on receipt/review of evidence-based research.
- Delegates appropriately utilizing the Synergy model of care.
- Recognizes the roles of the interdisciplinary team, patient and family care partners and utilizes them appropriately as resources in planning patient care.
- Functions in a developing leadership role.
- Functions as Charge Nurse when assigned.
- Orients staff or students as assigned in absence of designated preceptor.
- Utilizes resources in a responsible manner with a focus on cost containment.
- Demonstrates effective listening skills.
- Reduces barriers to facilitate communication.
- Utilizes effective conflict resolution skills.
- Individualizes care based upon the knowledge of the patient and the family.
- Recognizes needs and advocates for patient based on knowledge of condition.
- Has awareness of one's own values and how they effect interactions and relationships.
- Recognizes that cultural differences need to be considered in developing patient and family relationships (focus on identifying cultural norms).
- Identifies and implements a course of action in non-routine situations.
- May seek assistance to resolve complex issues.
- Respects and maintains confidential information.
- Accepts personal accountability for professional development and growth.
- Participates within the unit to identify and address discipline specific issues and needs.
- Articulates application of Synergy model for care in clinical practice.
- Collects, reports, analyzes and provides data on an ongoing basis and as required by physician and/or interdisciplinary teams in accordance with organization standards.
- Revises and evaluates effectiveness of patient care documentation.
- Uses interviews, surveys, focus groups and questionnaires to identify and resolves areas for improvement.
- Meets all Clinical Nurse I Employee Commitments.
- Achieves points and contact hours as defined in the PLAN (clinical lattice) point system to maintain position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
- Graduate of an accredited school of nursing 12 months of recent nursing experience within the past five years.
- Must have a valid, active unencumbered Nursing license or temporary permit approved by the Georgia Licensing Board.
- BLS certification required and ACLS may be required in designated departments

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: (Medium-Heavy) 36-75 lbs, 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 20-35 lbs, 34-66% of the workday; (frequently); 10-20 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 75 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 35 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking; Occasional sitting; Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing); Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure; Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors; Communicable diseases; Electrical shock; Floor Surfaces; Hot/Cold Temperatures; Indoor/Outdoor conditions; Latex; Lighting; Patient care/handling injuries; Radiation; Shift work; Travel may be required; Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators; environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

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