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Registered Nurse (RN) - Thoracic Surgery Unit

Company: Cleveland Clinic
Location: Cleveland
Posted on: May 13, 2024

Job Description:

Join the Cleveland Clinic team, where you will work alongside passionate caregivers and provide patient-first healthcare. Cleveland Clinic is recognized as one of the top hospitals in the nation. At Cleveland Clinic, you will work alongside passionate and dedicated caregivers, receive endless support and appreciation, and build a rewarding career with one of the most respected healthcare organizations in the world.

As a Registered Nurse in the Thoracic Surgery Step-down unit, you will provide care to patients who suffer from esophagectomies, thoracotomies, hiatal hernia repairs, bilateral lung volume reduction, heart failure, chest pain, cardiac arrhythmias and congenital chest abnormality repairs. An RN in this role is familiar with chest tubes, complex medical histories, innovative surgical procedures, pain modalities, and comprehensive nutritional support. Registered Nurses in this unit are trained to be specialized in caring for tracheotomy patients.

Your primary duties will include:
--- Providing direct nursing care.
--- Monitoring, recording, and communicating patients' conditions as appropriate.
--- Preparing patient care plans.
--- Administering prescribed medications.
--- Performing bedside hand-off reports and thorough bedside daily rounds.

The ideal caregiver is someone who:
--- Is a team player.
--- Has good communication skills.
--- Can adapt to change.
--- Has an interest in growing leadership skills.
--- Can critically think and problem solve for patients' best interests.

This is an excellent opportunity for already established RNs to discover Cleveland Clinic's Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute, and gain hands-on experience in this rewarding unit.

Full-time, 36 hours per week, Day/Night rotation.

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This position is eligible for the Student Loan Repayment Program.

Cleveland Clinic is always creating new ways to support our caregivers, because we believe in caring for you both personally and professionally. We are proud to invite our registered nurses to participate in our new student loan repayment program. This program is available for select RN jobs at all U.S. Cleveland Clinic locations.

The RN selected for this position will be eligible for tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance, and student loan repayment as a part of our many offerings to invest in your health, well-being and future. Apply today and be comforted in knowing you have the stability and security you need to practice amazing medicine while moving forward in your career.

Program Offering Overview:

For full-time nurses: up to $437.50 per month/lifetime maximum program benefit of $15,750

For part-time nurses: up to $218.75 per month/lifetime maximum program benefit of $7,500
*Additional restrictions and details may apply

Cleveland Clinic provides what matters most: career growth, delivering world-class care to our patients, continuous learning, exceptional benefits and working for an organization that offers many long-term career paths. Join us and experience a culture where opportunities to advance and the support to get there go hand-in-hand.Responsibilities:

  • Provides direct nursing care in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization. Implements and monitors patient care plans.
  • Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate.
  • Monitors and documents patient's condition and effectiveness and timeliness of care and/or interventions.
  • Evaluates, updates and revises plan of care to facilitate achievement of planned and expected outcomes.
  • Serves as a primary coordinator of all disciplines for well-coordinated patient care.
  • Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing protocol.
  • Notes and carries out physician and nursing orders.
  • Assesses and coordinates patient's discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team.
  • Assesses educational needs of the patient and significant others considering cultural issues and other special concerns.
  • Provides teaching and educational material as appropriate.
  • Validates and documents patient and family understanding of teaching.
  • Maintains professional growth and development through ongoing formal and informal education and clinical nursing study.
  • Other duties as assigned.Education:
    • Graduate from an accredited school of professional nursing. BSN preferred.Certifications:
      • Current state licensure as Registered Nurse (RN).
      • Proof of Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association (AHA) must be presented upon hire.
      • If in a Critical Care area an Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) through American Heart Association (AHA) Certification must be presented upon hire or within first year of employment.
      • Within one year of hire RNs in Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital for Rehabilitation will achieve and maintain Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) through American Heart Association (AHA) with the exception of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit RNs who must achieve and maintain Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) through American Heart Association (AHA) provider status and RNs in the Special Delivery Unit, who must achieve and maintain Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) through American Heart Association (AHA).
      • ONS Chemo/Bio course complete within 1 year of employment if employed on units inpatient and/or outpatient where chemo is administered.
      • If in an Adult/Combined EDs, ACLS upon hire or within one year of beginning work in the Emergency Department.
      • If in an ED, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) through American Heart Association (AHA) upon hire or within one year of beginning work in the Emergency Department.
      • In Dedicated Trauma Centers, Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC - adult) or Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course (ENPC - pediatric) upon hire or within 24 months of beginning work in the Emergency Department.
      • Vascular Access Registered Nurse (VARN) program attendance required and obtains either a Certified Registered Nurse Infusion (CRNI) or Vascular Access Board Certified (VA-BC) certification upon hire or within a year of hire in Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) areas.
      • Any registered nurse or advanced practice nurse must obtain a cancer specific certification or demonstrate ongoing qualifying education within the timeframe of the facilities accreditation cycle, if they work in -medical oncology, radiation oncology, -cancer center or cancer clinic and/or administer chemotherapy within an accredited Cleveland Clinic facility.Complexity of Work:
        • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
        • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.Work Experience:
          • Minimum one year current acute care RN experience in a hospital setting required for acute care settings.
          • Minimum one year current acute care RN experience and/or skilled nursing facility (SNF) experience required for SNF care settings.
          • Minimum one year current acute care RN experience and/or rehab experience required for rehab care settings.
          • Minimum one year current acute care RN experience and/or Emergency Department (ED) experience required for ED settings.
          • Will consider licensed military RN experience.Physical Requirements:
            • Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patient, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination.
            • Requires standing and walking for extended periods of time.
            • Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.
            • Requires working under stressful conditions and irregular hours.
            • Exposure to communicable diseases and/or body fluids.
            • Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
            • Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work.Personal Protective Equipment:
              • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.Keywords: Cardiac, Cardiology, Surgery, Surgical, Step Down, Stepdown, Step-down, Cardio, Cardiothoracic, cardiovascular, J5-2, J52, Coronary, Post Op, Post-Operative, Heart, TAH, chest pain, Critical Care, -thoracic, thoracentesis, heart failure, HVTI, HVI, Lauren Gollegly#LI-AF1Salaries [which may be] shown on independent job search websites reflect various market averages and do not represent information obtained directly from The Cleveland Clinic. Because we value each individual candidate, we invite and encourage each candidate to discuss salary/hourly specifics during the application and hiring process.

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