Registered Nurse (RN), Full-time, Days, Cardiac Specialty Unit, Piedmont Eastside

Job Number: 1069392-NWF

Piedmont Eastside Medical Center - Snellville, Georgia
Shift/Schedule: Full-time


The staff nurse provides nursing care to patients from birth through the lifecycle utilizing nursing processes to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate the care for patients. He/she functions within the framework of the policies and procedures of the organization and demonstrates professional growth and accountability. The staff nurse is responsible for maintaining standards of practice, coordinating patient care activities of all assigned staff in the provision of quality nursing care.

1. Performs patient assessments to include collection of data regarding the patient&rsquo#CD#s physical, psychosocial and health history.
2. Appropriately evaluates the developmental age of the patient when performing assessments, treatments and patient/family education.
3. Organizes patient data into the formulation of a plan of care#CD# identifies additional information needed and makes care decisions based on identified needs. Identifies expected patient outcomes.
4. Carries out plan of care to achieve desired patient outcomes.
5. Provides patient care that is specific to the setting, identified needs and plan#CD# ensures that the care provided is appropriate to the severity of the disease, condition, impairment or disability.

6. Oversees activities of ancillary and support team members.
7. Identifies teaching opportunities and provides the resources necessary for achieving the educational goals of the patients.
8. Communications issues/concerns to the Charge Nurse, Clinical Manager and/or physician as appropriate.
9. Documents patient care and concerns in the patient record.


  • Leadership Skills
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Initiative
  • Independent Judgment
  • Ability to handle stressful environments

All Nursing Disciplines (Medical Surgical, Radiology, as well as those listed individually below):

  • Ability to accurately perform physical and psychosocial assessments using a variety of evidence-based tools and techniques appropriate to the patient&rsquo#CD#s condition and developmental age.
  • Ability to develop and implement an individualized plan of care for each patient, in collaboration with each patient, family, or significant other in order to address identified needs.
  • Documents patient&rsquo#CD#s vital signs, assessment findings, the patient&rsquo#CD#s care plan, interventions, patient and family teaching, and the patient&rsquo#CD#s response to interventions. Demonstrates effective communication with patients, families, and all members of the healthcare team.
  • Ability to recognize changes in the patient&rsquo#CD#s condition and escalate concerns when appropriate and to the appropriate team member.
  • Demonstrates protection of safety for patients, families, coworkers and all people at current facility using the methods recommended (ex. ALWAYS SAFE, responses to various CODES announced).
  • Demonstrates the ability to administer medications utilizing the 5 rights of medication administration.
  • Utilizes physician orders, policies, procedures, guidelines, and protocols to effectively provide high quality, individualized care within the nurse&rsquo#CD#s scope of practice.

Critical Care

  • Coordinates and directs the delivery of nursing care for the Medical-Surgical unit at times when critical care has no patients in order to provide ready in-house access to staffing for critical care admissions
  • Provides direct clinical care for critically ill adult patients according to established protocols and utilizes evidence-based clinical practices standards under the supervision of the critical care supervising physician
  • Asses patient for change in status and institute appropriate emergency interventions to stabilize patient
  • Implements treatment plan for acute illness in collaboration with designated primary supervising physician.

Cardiac Tele

  • Basic cardiac rhythm monitoring, interpretation, and treatment
  • Advanced life support
  • Administration of continuous cardiac medications and infusions, and monitoring of side effects
  • Monitoring of patients before, during, and after invasive cardiac procedures
  • Recognition of signs and symptoms of cardiac, pulmonary, and respiratory emergencies







Graduate of a nursing program.

One (1) year of nursing experience in a hospital setting required.

Current License in the State of Georgia as a Registered Nurse or NLC/eNLC Multistate License.
BLS certification required.

Two (2) or more years of nursing experience in a hospital setting preferred.
Bachelor&rsquo#CD#s degree preferred.
Advanced certification in field of specialty, if applicable (see addendum).
Demonstrated clinical competency.

Critical Care and Cardiac Tele
Additional Required Certifications:

  • ACLS Certification - (Nurse Residents or Horizon Program Participants entering into a specialty unit will complete applicable certifications within 6 months of program commencement)



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