We're looking for Telemetry RNs for an immediate travel nurse opening in Alexandria, LA. The right RN should have 1-2 years' recent acute care experience. Read below for more requirements.
As a TELE Travel Nurse, you will provide care by connecting patients to machines that measure heart rate, blood pressure, breathing rate, as well as blood-oxygen levels and electrocardiogram information. These machines then send data to computer screens for RNs to monitor. Telemetry RNs read and interpret the data to better determine patient care.
As a TELE Travel Nurse, you should be prepared to perform the following tasks:
- Provide basic bedside care.
- Monitor and adjust specialized equipment used on patients, and interpret and record electronic displays.
- Identify irregular telemetry readings and notify appropriate medical team members.
- Initiate corrective action whenever information from monitoring equipment shows adverse symptomatology.
TELE Travel Nurses should be able to stand and walk for long periods of time, as well as bend, lean and stoop without difficulty. RNs should be able to easily lift 20 pounds. Moving or lifting of patients may require lifting of up to 50 pounds at times. RNs must have specific vision abilities including close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Unit: telemetry. Active LA or compact License. General Information Unit Specifics: Number of Beds : 20 Patient Ratios : 5 or 6 : 1 Unit staffing description: 3A is a total of 20 beds surrounding one nursing station. There is a secretary on duty from 7am to 10 pm daily and from 7am to 7pm on the weekends, census permitting. PCTs are available all three shifts and ratio fluctuates with census and shifts. There is no free charge nurse on 3a, however, there is a tremendous amount of teamwork on this floor where staff are very helpful to one another. This floor is known for having excellent patient satisfaction scores. Type of equipment: Each patient is monitored on telemetry boxes, with the monitor in the nurse's station to view all patients on the unit. Dynamaps with neurons that upload vital signs directly to Meditech. Glucometers also upload results directly to Meditech. Use of iMobile phones and technology by all staff in the hospital. iPhones are tied into call system for direct patient access to available staff. Documentation system: Meditech using EBCD (Evidence Based Clinical Documentation) Scheduling requirements: All nursing shift are twelve hours from 7 to 7; every other weekend. Holiday requirements. Floating policy: Nursing staff will float to other Medical-Surgical Units in the hospital as needed with primary focus on pulling to similar units. Patient Experience requirements: Hourly rounding, bedside hand-off reporting, completion of "My Care Board" during hand-off report; use of AIDET with a focus on compassionate connected care. Hospital Specifics- Pathways to Excellence Certified Working toward Magnet status Certified Stroke Center Certified Chest Pain Center Level II Trauma Center Hiring profile Requested Skill Set: Femoral arterial sheath removal; PICC line removal; Radial band care and removal; post heart cath/PCI care; temporary and permanent pacemaker care; knowledge of core measure requirements. In addition, must be familiar with management of chest tubes. Must have: Positive attitude, flexibility, teamwork, desire for excellence, self-motivated, good communication and people skills, ability to work in a diverse environment Advanced skills needed: Telemetry rhythm interpretation Procedures performed on unit: Post Cardiac catheterization/PCI; Post pacemaker care; Cardioversions; PICC line placement Certifications Required: ACLS, BLS Dress Code: (Required uniform) Ceil blue scrubs White or ceil blue scrub jacket optional Unit Guidelines/Policies: Please attach unit specific policies and guidelines. Awards/Recognition: Please include anything that you would like prospective candidates to be aware of, such as, links to videos that feature the department, outstanding department/team awards.. HCA Unit of Distinction winner for multiple years Quality measures are highly maintained High Employee Engagement scores