Opening Date: July 22, 2020 Position Summary: The Brant Community Healthcare System is looking for a dynamic nurse that thrives in a fast paced environment. Reporting to the Manager of Medical Cardiology, the RN will be responsible for providing evidence-based, comprehensive, safe, effective and ethical nursing care to all patients in the Cardiology program. Qualifications: Graduate of an accredited college or university nursing program Registered and in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario Current experience in a cardiology or medical unit setting Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification Successful completion of a Basic Arrhythmia Interpretation Course Member of RNAO an asset Primary Responsibilities: Demonstrated competence in patient assessment and care planning including but not limited to: Completion of patient assessments, identification of patient needs, collaborative care planning with clients and families, implementation of nursing interventions, evaluation and documentation. Ensuring a discharge plan is part of the individualized plan of care Engaging patient and family in health teaching to achieved desired patient outcomes Demonstrated knowledge of cardiac arrhythmias, their homodynamic consequences and usual treatment approaches Demonstrated knowledge of cardiac medications as well as general drug dosage calculation, continuous medication infusions administration, and patient monitoring for medication effects (i.e. non titrated vasoactive agents, platelet inhibitors, anti-arrhythmia agents, and insulin) Demonstrated ability to recognize the signs and symptoms of cardiopulmonary emergencies and initiation of advanced interventions to stabilize a patient awaiting transfer to Critical Care or other facilities for urgent diagnostic procedures Demonstrated competencies in phlebotomy, IV initiation as well as care for central lines Demonstrated technical competencies in effective use of associated equipment including, but not limited to: IV Infusion pumps, oxygen delivery systems, telemetry packs, glucometers, non-invasive blood pressure, specialty beds and overlay mattresses, closed chest tube drainage systems, and wound management systems Primary responsibilities also include: Safety (patient, worker & workplace) is a BCHS Corporate Priority. The successful applicant will demonstrate good stewardship in the identification, reporting and mitigation of unsafe acts or conditions. To apply for this exciting opportunity, please forward your cover letter and resume to email@example.com. The Brant Community Healthcare System (BCHS) is an equal opportunity employer. The BCHS is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace, and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. In order to ensure equal opportunities during the recruitment and selection process, the BCHS provides accommodation for applicants with disabilities upon request.
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