Slidell Memorial Hospital
Slidell Memorial celebrated its 58th anniversary in November 2017, Slidell Memorial Hospital has received several awards that recognize our commitment to compassionate care and a patient-centered culture. As a 229-bed acute care community hospital located in the heart of Slidell, La., they provide access to the latest treatments, technology, and expert physicians. In 2016, Slidell Memorial Hospital and Ochsner Health System celebrated the formation of a long-term, strategic partnership focused on the continuation of high quality care, cost reduction through coordinating and improving resources, and increased local access to care for the residents of the Slidell community.
This job is considered a leader in the provision of patient care utilizing the Nursing Process within the framework of the Nurse Practice Act, ANA Code for Nurses and Scope & Standards of Practice. The RN effectively delegates, directs and assists licensed and ancillary team members; assumes accountability for quality patient outcomes; exhibits sensitivity to cultural, ethnic and religious diversity in all interactions; maintains involvement in activities aimed toward the achievement of unit and the departments strategic goals and objectives and demonstrates professional responsibility and accountability for his/her own practice and supports Ochsners philosophy of nursing.
Required - Registered Nurse Diploma
Preferred - Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Nursing
Required - None.
Preferred- 1 year Nursing experience preferably (telemetry, ICU or ER) dealing with cardiac patients. Graduate from an accredited program for nursing education.
Required - Current RN License in the state of practice. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification from the American Heart Association.
Preferred - Registered Vascular Sonographer
The SMH Heart Center RN effectively maintains the Standards of Practice and Care, utilizes the nursing process using direct and indirect care and promotes collaboration with physicians and other disciplines.
Accurately applies and interprets data relating to EKG monitoring, B/P and pulse. Consistently recognizes changes in individual EKG's: identifies dysrythmia's and responds appropriately. Accurately completes all electronic documentation to include assessments, procedure information, and charging for all procedures.
Upon orientation staff will be able to float between Stress and Invasive Area. Demonstrates skills and knowledge to accurately assess patient's ability to perform exercise stress test and for contraindications for pharmacological stress test.
Demonstrates skills and knowledge to accurately perform all types of stress testing, Peripheral vascular studies, and all aspects of holter monitoring to include hook up and scanning.
Demonstrates ability to operate, and trouble shoot all exercise and diagnostic equipment in the Cardiology department.
Demonstrates skills and knowledge of pre and post angiogram procedures to include sheath removals, pre pacemaker implantations, pre AICD implantations, TEE, TEE with Cardioversion, Reveal implants, and other procedures as department dictates.
Weekend rotation is required (on Saturday from 8:00 to 12:00 and call on Sunday from 8:00 to 11:00 A.M).
Physical and Environmental Demands
The physical essential functions of this job include (but are not limited to) the following: Frequently exerting 10 to 20 pounds of force to move objects; occasionally exerting up to 100 pounds of force. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for sedentary work. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Are you ready to make a difference at Slidell Memorial Hospital and the residents of the Slidell community?
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