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RN Cardiac Progressive Care (6 Heart) Full Time Nights

Company: Spectrum Health
Location: Kalamazoo
Posted on: September 8, 2023

Job Description:

6 Meijer Heart Center (6 Heart) is a 46-bed cardiac and vascular progressive/stepdown unit at the Meijer Heart Center. The primary patient population served include patients with various cardiac and vascular diseases requiring medical, procedural, or surgical interventions. This includes acute coronary syndrome, acute myocardial infarction, post-percutaneous coronary intervention, peripheral artery disease, renal artery disease, aortic aneurysm, carotid artery disease and heart rhythm disorders.

Our nurses gain understanding of the cardiac and vascular system and its processes so that they can deliver excellent care to our patients within our specialty. Our specialty includes care of post procedures and post surgeries such as, cardiac, peripheral stents, sheath management, revascularization procedures and surgeries, Mitra clip, watchman procedure, endovascular aneurysm repair, mechanical embolectomy for treatment of pulmonary embolism, and many more. Our nurses are required to become ACLS certified within the first 3 months of hire to be able to handle cardiopulmonary emergencies.

6 Heart nurses are skilled in peritoneal dialysis, utilization of Endotool for continuous insulin drip management, and hemodynamic monitoring with arterial lines. 6 Heart is a great unit to grow and develop as a nurse. Our team members gain knowledge and confidence caring for our cardiac and vascular patients. You will feel and become a part of our work family, all working towards the same goal of supporting each other and providing safe and excellent care to our patients.

What staff are saying:

"On this unit I get to walk through their diagnosis with them and helping them through that process is very rewarding to me."

"The 6 H management team, my manager and supervisor, who I really feel like "have our backs" and I have always been able to trust that they will and are advocating for me and the nursing staff on 6 Heart"

"One of the things that keeps me working on 6 Heart is the comradery that we have amongst coworkers. I know that I have support no matter what kind of day I have each day that I come to work"

"I stay on this unit due to the staff cohesion; the management (Jackie Biel) and the family feel of the unit. We also spend a lot of time outside of work and do 2-3 large group events a year which makes it a family feel"

Essential Functions

Provides evidence-based nursing care consistent with the interprofessional plan of care and in accordance with health system policies, procedures, and ANA/regulatory standards. Communicates and collaborates with other members of the health care team in order to ensure continuity and coordination of care. Acts as a patient/family advocate. Performs point of care testing as required.

Demonstrates a high standard of moral, ethical, and culturally sensitive behavior. Formulates decisions and actions based on ethical principles, using the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses to guide practice. Advocates for privacy, confidentiality and security of patient, staff and organizational data.

Assesses the overall needs of the patient/family and analyzes the assessment data to identify potential diagnoses or issues.

Identifies expected outcomes/goals and develops and implements/coordinatesan individualized interprofessional plan of care that recommends strategies to achieve the outcomes in accordance with the ANA Standards of Practice. Evaluates patient and family educational needs and employs appropriate teaching strategies while continually evaluating progress toward achievement of goals/outcomes.

Initiates patient discharge planning at time of patient contact and facilitates a smooth transition to the next point of service/home.

Ensures that required documentation is performed in an accurate and timely manner.

Assumes an autonomous leadership role and delegates appropriately to unlicensed assistive personnel to facilitate safe, quality patient care in a cost-effective manner.

Engages in activities related to the professional role and seeks to continually advance knowledge and competence related to nursing practice while completing self and peer evaluation of nursing practice. Participates in ongoing improvement activities that contribute to quality patient care.

Required Qualifications

Associate's Degree Nursing

Bachelor's Degree of Science in Nursing must be obtained within 5 years for those who start in this RN role on or after January 1, 2017

Successful completion of a competency-based orientation program

NURSING\Registered Nurse (RN) State of Michigan - Upon Hire

CRT-Basic Life Support (BLS) - Within 90 Days of hire

Preferred Qualifications

CLINICAL\Clinical Area of Specialty Certification

6 months of RN experience

New Grad RN? Apply to one of our current New Grad RN openings here:

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Some of the benefits provided include:

Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits

Life Insurance

Short & Long Term Disability

Paid Time Off & Holiday Pay

Retirement Plans

Discount Program

Learning Opportunities

Inclusion Resource Groups

Apply now to learn more about joining a nationally known health system with an ambitious vision. We cannot do it alone. Our people are at the heart of what we do. Improve health. Inspire hope. Save lives.

Primary Location

SITE - Butterworth Hospital - 100 Michigan St - Grand Rapids
Department Name

6th Floor Meijer Heart Center
Employment Type

Full time

Night (United States of America)
Weekly Scheduled Hours

Hours of Work

Days Worked

Weekend Frequency

Every other weekend
CURRENT COREWELL HEALTH TEAM MEMBERS - Please apply through Find Jobs from your Workday team member account. This career site is for Non-Corewell Health team members only.

Corewell Health is committed to providing a safe environment for our team members, patients, visitors and community. That is why we require a drug-free workplace and various vaccinations as a requirement for employment.

Corewell Health grants equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, marital status, height, weight, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected category.

An interconnected, collaborative culture where all are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work, is vital to the health of our organization. As a health system, we advocate for equity as we care for our patients, our communities, and each other. From workshops that develop cultural intelligence, to our inclusion resource groups for people to find community and empowerment at work, we are dedicated to ongoing resources that advance our values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do. We invite those that share in our commitment to join our team.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you may request assistance in completing the application process by calling . We are committed to granting reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable laws.

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