Lahey Health Registered Nurse - Cardiac Telemetry in Beverly, Massachusetts
About the Job
Beverly Hospital, A member of Lahey Health, promotes the culture and philosophy which enables employees to give and receive the best of care.You can become a part of the team that achieves this success through our CREATE values of Compassion, Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Teamwork, and Empathy.
Scope of Service Johnson 4 PCU Department
Description Johnson 4 is a 28 bed medical/surgical and cardiac telemetry Progressive Care Unit. Johnson 4 has the capacity for 28 telemetry patients. The telemetry central monitors are located at the nurse’s station at each end of the hall. There are 16 private rooms and 6 semi private rooms. There are two negative pressure isolation rooms. All rooms have sufficient oxygen and suction outlets.
Patient Population Johnson 4 generally accepts patients 16 years of age or older with cardiac and Medical/ surgical conditions. Patients cared for on this unit generally range in age from young adult to geriatric.
Common Medical Diagnoses · Heart failure · STEMI/NSTEMI · Acute Coronary Syndrome · Syncope · Cardiac Dysrhythmia · Cerebral vascular accident · Circulatory disorder · Chest Pain · Pre and Post Pacemaker/AICD placement · Pre and Post Cardiac Catheterization Common Nursing Diagnoses · Impaired tissue perfusion: myocardial · Impaired tissue perfusion: cerebral · Impaired gas exchange · Dyspnea · Self care deficit · Activity Intolerance Nurse Staffing
A modified primary care nursing model is utilized on Johnson 4. Each patient has a Registered Nurse (RN) who is assisted by a Clinical Assistant. The nurse to patient ratio is most often 1:4. Each patient is assessed by a RN who identifies nursing problems, and then develops, implements, and evaluates an individualized plan of care. There is an identified Team Leader or Charge Nurse for each shift. The Charge Nurse helps to decide staffing based on patient needs and determines the amount of staff on a given shift.
36 hours per week, 12 hour shifts. Every other weekend & holiday required.
PCU Experience Required
Progressive Telemetry Competency Education required