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Registered Nurse (RN) - Critical Care

Company: Ascension
Location: Nashville
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

We Are Hiring:*Up To a $20,000 Sign-on Bonus*Title: Registered Nurse (RN)Schedule: Full-Time Day or Night Shift, 3 (12) Hour Shifts RequiredCity, State: Nashville, TNLocation: Saint Thomas West HospitalDepartment: Critical Care UnitWhy Join Our Team?The Critical Care Unit (or "The Pods" as we are known) is the place to work if you like to learn and to be challenged. The dynamic nature and critical needs of the environment and the patients that we serve, requires constant critical thinking and a quick response. It is very rewarding knowing that you are able to provide the best care to some of the sickest of patients in the area.
Our Patient:We provide care for a high acuity patient population over all areas of critical care. Aside from providing the highest level of care for patients experiencing severe COVID-19, our biggest service lines are cardiothoracic surgery, advanced heart failure, neurological, and neurosurgery. With these service lines we see many patients experiencing the following diagnoses:

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Acute myocardial infarction
  • Heart failure
  • Cardiogenic shock
  • Cardiac valve disease
  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Immediate Post Open heart surgery recovery
  • Cardiac transplant recovery
  • Acute renal failure
  • Respiratory failure and ARDS
  • Post cardiac arrest
  • Cerebrovascular accident (CVA/ischemic stroke)
  • Hemorrhagic stroke
  • SepsisAdvance therapies offered in this department include:
    • Intravascular hypothermia
    • Continuous Veno-Venous Hemodialysis (CVVHD)
    • Rotoprone
    • Intra-aortic balloon pump
    • Impella
    • LVAD
    • Total Artificial Heart
    • ECMO About The Culture:At its core, critical care is a stressful place to work. Not only do we work with patients and loved ones at some of the toughest moments of their lives but we also have to provide very high-level care that requires in-the-moment critical thinking. The most important aspect of our unit culture is teamwork because without it, we would not be able to do the awesome work that we do. We take a collaborative approach in patient care through multidisciplinary rounding with nursing, physicians, respiratory, and pharmacy. Our thorough orientation-process has helped us to develop a highly-trained, high accountability team.
      Why Saint Thomas West:For over one hundred years, Saint Thomas West Hospital has been devoted to physical, emotional and spiritual healing. Our mission is to serve all persons, with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable, while improving the health of individuals and communities. Our 541 acute beds serve over 21,000 patients from across the Southeast every year. Saint Thomas West is highly regarded and has received multiple disease specific certifications:

      • Advanced Comprehensive Stroke
      • Advanced Ventricular Assist Device (VAD)
      • Joint Commission Total Joint Replacement (Hip and Knee)
      • Joint Commission Chest Pain Certification
      • The only Commission on Cancer Accredited Integrated Network Cancer Program with Commendation in Tennessee.
      • Largest National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers Breast Cancer Program in Tennessee
      • Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence, the highest level of recognition in the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program of the National Consortium of Breast Centers, Inc.
      • ADDARIO Lung Cancer Foundation Centers of ExcellenceWe offer EXCELLENT benefits
        • Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription Drug program
        • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for healthcare and dependent care
        • Health Savings Account (HSA)
        • Long term / Short Term disability
        • Life Insurance & AD&D
        • Tuition Assistance after 6 months employment
        • 403b with company match
        • Paid vacation time off
        • Faith based work environment
        • Legal services and much more
        • Free Parking
          What You Will Do:Provide direct nursing care in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization.
          • Implement and monitor patient care plans. Monitor, record and communicate patient condition as appropriate.
          • Serve as a primary coordinator of all disciplines for well-coordinated patient care.
          • Note and carry out physician and nursing orders.
          • Assess and coordinate patient's discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team.What You Will Need:Licensure / Certification / Registration:
            • Advanced Life Support credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained within 6 Months (180 days) of hire date or job transfer date required.
            • BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date required.
            • Licensed Registered Nurse credentialed from the Tennessee Board of Nursing or current home state license for multi-state license recognition "Compact State" obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date required.Education:
              • Diploma from an accredited school/college of nursing required.Additional Preferences:Prefers 1 year of RN hospital experienceWhy Join Our Team:As one of the largest health systems in the state, we offer rewarding careers across eight hospitals, in addition to a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities. We employ more than 8,000 associates and serve a 68-county area. As we continue to grow, we need compassionate caregivers to join us on our journey and to help influence care across our hospitals. We provide our associates with the support needed to re-energize, engage and experience the joy of caring for our patients. If you are looking for a rewarding career in healthcare, we invite you to apply today.

                When you join Ascension, you join a team of over 150,000 individuals across the country committed to a Mission of serving others and providing compassionate, personalized care to all. Our inclusive culture, continuing education programs, career coaches and benefit offerings are just a few of the resources and tools that team members can use to create a rewarding career path. In fact, Ascension spent nearly $46 million in tuition assistance alone to support associate growth and development. If you are looking for a career where you can grow and make a difference in your community, we invite you to join our team today.
                Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:Ascension Saint Thomas is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and affords equal opportunity to all associates and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

                For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the "EEO is the Law" poster:

                http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

                EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

                Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.E-Verify Statement:This employer participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program. Please click the E-Verify link below for more information.

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