Registered Nurse (RN), 2H ICU

Baptist Healthcare System, Inc.
Full time Full day
Lexington, KY

Baptist Health strives to cultivate a close-knit, positive and professional environment that encourages our employees to want to come to work every day.

When you choose Baptist, you have an opportunity to play a role in providing compassionate, quality care that makes a difference in the lives of our patients and promotes joy throughout our communities.

Job Description:

Part-time, Nights

2H ICU is a 12-bed cardiovascular and thoracic intensive care unit. Primarily serving post-op cardiovascular and thoracic surgeries (CABG, Valve, TAVR, Bronch/Thor, and other thoracic and vascular surgery), this unit also cares for general surgery post-op, critical cardiac Cath lab interventions, sepsis, and complex care ICU patients.

The Registered Nurse implements professional nursing practice centered on the patient as a whole person and the creation of a caring environment focused on healing and wellness. S/he honors patients' mind, body and spirit by respecting human dignity and the uniqueness of each individual. Nursing practices are based on evidence and current research as well as hospital and department policies and procedures, regulatory standards and professional guidelines. Clinical decision-making incorporates all four phases of the nursing process, critical thinking and creativity. Nursing excellence is promoted through helping relationships among nursing staff and across other disciplines. The Registered Nurse is an exemplar for compassion, acceptance, respect and empathy honoring nursing as a distinct discipline and supporting an environment focused on healing and wellness. As a clinical nurse, this individual spends majority of his/her time (> 50%) coordinating, ensuring and providing direct patient care activities on the unit through: provision of nursing rounds, assessments and treatments; facilitating admission, transfer and discharge activities; provision of patient and family-centered education; care coordination and individualized treatment planning as applicable, etc.

  • Current RN licensure or work permit in Kentucky

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university. In lieu of a Bachelor's Degree, an Associate's Degree in Nursing will be acceptable for initial hire with the understanding that the individual must be enrolled within 12 months in a Bachelors Degree program and must have achieved the degree within 5 years. This supports the organizational goal of 80% of all nurses obtaining a bachelor's degree or higher by 2020.

  • Basic Life Support

  • ACLS/PALS/NRP and successful completion of dysrhythmia class as required by department of assignment

If you would like to be part of a growing family focused on supporting clinical excellence, teamwork and innovation, we urge you to apply now!

Baptist Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

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