DescriptionSHIFT: Days (rotating weekends)
Heart Hospital of Austin is part of St. David’s HealthCare, one of the largest health systems in Texas, which was recognized with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2014. Heart Hospital of Austin —home to one of the largest non-academic cardiovascular research programs in the world—is a 58- bed hospital with a comprehensive 24-hour emergency department, an advanced Executive Wellness Program, five operating rooms (ORs), including two hybrid ORs, three catheterization labs and two electrophysiology labs. It is one of the highest performing cardiovascular facilities in the nation, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Healthgrades awarded Heart Hospital of Austin, in conjunction with its parent campus, St. David’s Medical Center, the 2016 America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™, 2016 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ and the 2016 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™—a unique trio of awards that only three hospitals in the nation were able to achieve. Heart Hospital of Austin has been named one of the Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals in the nation by Truven Health Analytics for nine years and to Truven's list of 100 Top Hospitals for four years, in conjunction with St. David’s Medical Center.
We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, and employee stock purchase program. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.
Under the indirect supervision of the Director of Cardiovascular Services and according to unit and hospital policies and procedures, the registered nurse – day patient is responsible for the admission, preparation, post-procedure care and discharge of patients scheduled in the cardiac cath lab, electrophysiology lab. The day patient nurse is also participates, as part of a multidisciplinary team, in procedures, such as TEEs, cardioversions and tilt-table tests. This professional staff person is responsible for performing assessments, developing a plan of care, implementing and evaluating the care. The RN works closely with all other healthcare team members to facilitate exceptional care and efficient completion of both diagnostic and interventional studies while promoting optimal unit operations. The RN administers medications and treatments as ordered by physicians and in keeping with the current clinical nursing practice. The RN is responsible for directing, monitoring and evaluating the care delegated to non-licensed personnel. As a member of the interdisciplinary care team, the RN works collaboratively with the other members to assure the safe and accurate delivery of care. In addition, the RN performs a range of technical services in a cross-functional mode to comprehensively serve patient needs. Assumes, under the direction of the Laboratory, responsibility for patient specimen testing, quality control, quality improvement, and equipment maintenance.
Day Patient Nurse Responsibilities
Staff / Unit Responsibilities
Required: Minimum one year adult, acute care with cardiovascular nursing
Preferred: 2 years experience in critical care or procedural area
Required: Associates Degree in Nursing
Preferred: Bachelor of Nursing Degree
License & Certification
Registered Nurse with a current state license. If compact license, Texas license must be obtained within 90 days of hire
BLS required upon hire
ACLS required upon hire
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