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Kennestone Regional Medical Center
Kennestone Regional Medical Center is located in Historic Marietta, Georgia, just minutes north of Atlanta. Our 633 bed, Level II Trauma Center, supports a state-of-the-art cancer center, cutting edge neuroscience program and a comprehensive top-ranked cardiovascular program. We believe in a team-centered approach in everything we do and with every patient that we serve. Our smoke-free campus provides an atmosphere where patients and team members can breathe easy, while promoting a healthy lifestyle.
WellStar currently has an Exciting Career Opportunity for an experienced CVOR RN to join our team at Kennestone Hospital, in Marietta, Georgia.
Come see what makes the Kennestone Hospital CVOR Different!
Recently Consumer Reports Magazine ranked Kennestone as the only Heart Surgery program in Georgia, recognized for having the "Highest Ranking", offering patients "Above Average" outcomes for patients undergoing CABG surgery.
The first open heart surgery was performed at WellStar Kennestone Hospital in December 2004 by William Cooper, M.D.
Wellstar Kennestone's CVOR is a stand-alone service line. Our Cardiac Operating Rooms operate completely independently from the Main OR and the rest of Surgical Services. Our RN's Love this and I am sure you will too!
Kennestone is the Only program in Georgia and one of Only 2 programs in the United States with The Joint Commission Disease-Specific Care Certification’s in heart valve surgery, coronary artery bypass surgery and heart failure.
Thanks to perseverance and commitment, WellStar recently celebrated the 11th anniversary of its adult cardiac surgery program, launching what would become – in less than a decade – One of the Nation's Top Cardiac Surgical programs!
Under Dr. Cooper's leadership, the program has grown to perform more than 800 cardiac surgeries per year and attracts some of the country's most well-respected and talented surgeons.
In 2016, WellStar performed its first ventricular-assist device (VAD) procedure to insert a new cardiac pump for a patient with severe end-stage heart failure.
With so many 1st's and Top Rankings, You owe it to Yourself to find out more!
Functions under the direction of the Department Manager and Clinical Coordinator. The Cardiovascular OR Specialty Nurse is responsible for implementing the nursing process based on expanded knowledge and experience. The nurse is responsible for providing patient care that is age appropriate, and addresses the biological, emotional, developmental, psychosocial and educational needs of the patient and family/support system. The Cardiovascular OR Specialty Nurse is responsible for delivering patient care in complex, multiple problem, urgent, emergent and life saving situations. In addition, this nurse coordinates surgical suite activities, prioritizes and directs surgical team in emergent situations with ease. She participates and coordinates staff development and professional selfdevelopment. This nurse is a role model and team leader who assists others in performing their responsibilities of patient care and organization support and is self-directed. Functions in a full time position during peak surgery hours. Weekday, weekend and holiday call required. Some charge nurse responsibilities may be required.
Required Minimum Education:
Graduate of an accredited/approved school of nursing
Bachelors degree in nursing (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing preferred
National certification in area of specialty preferred
Required Minimum Experience:
Five years of recent Cardiovascular OR experience. Competent in functioning independently in multiple complex cardiac procedures and in lifesaving situations.
Sufficient experience in a cardiovascular specialty to function in the team leader role and to serve as a resource to peers.
Demonstrates excellent skills in circulating role.
Dual role of srub and circulating preferred.
Required Minimum Certification:
Current/active license as a registered nurse in the State of Georgia
Must have a current BLS card from the American Heart Association on the first day of employment in position.
Required Minimum Skills:
The Cardiovascular O.R. Specialty Nurse demonstrates a thorough knowledge of new trends and techniques in Cardiovascular surgery.
Ability to multi-task using critical thinking skills anticipates surgeon’s as well as surgical teams needs.
Capable of prioritizing appropriate patient care in emergency situations.
Current CPR certification and participates in annual safety and infection control programs.
Emergency call coverage is required for weekdays, weekends and holidays.
Attendance and punctuality must be commendable.
Must be able to effectively communicate and understand verbal and written English language.
Must be able to communicate effectively in a clear, courteous, professional and tactful manner especially in stressful situations.
Demonstrates excellent organizational skills.
Basic keyboarding skills required. Flexible in hours and work shifts due to need of continued patient care.
Must be available for call on weekdays, weekends and holidays.
WellStar Benefits include:
Concierge Services: Employees use the free concierge service to take care of day-to-day errands such as dry cleaning pick-up, oil changes, grocery shopping, assist in researching and arranging travel plans, and helps with planning family events.
Health Coverage: Competitive healthcare premiums and coverage for employees and dependents. Bariatric surgeries performed within the WellStar network are covered 100%. Employees have access to our on-site pharmacy for prescriptions at discounted rates and the use of payroll deduction.
Work-Life Balance Programs: WellStar’s commitment to your work-life balance is shown by offering flexible schedules, telecommuting, job sharing, and flex time. We offer on-site child care, backup care and elder assistance care.
Wellness Programs: Employees can stay active by using our on-site fitness center with discounted fitness classes. We provide a weekly farmers basket program that lets employees buy fresh local produce at an average price of $16.00 or less a basket.
Recognition Programs: Employees receive recognition through several WellStar programs; The Winners of WellStar (WOW) program lets employees recognize and reward their peers with awards and gifts.
Parental Benefits: Full-time employees receive 120 hours of paid maternity or paternity leave; benefit eligible part-time employees receive 60 hours for the birth or adoption of a child. Adoptive parents can receive $10,000 in adoption benefits per child, with a total lifetime benefit of $20,000.
Additional Benefits: Education and tuition assistance programs, employee/employer contribution pension plans, and on-site dining options for convenience.
WellStar Health System, the largest health system in Georgia, is known nationally for its innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare. Staying ahead of the curve in technology has enabled WellStar to be leaders in both the diagnosis and treatment of an extensive array of health conditions. Serving a diverse population, WellStar consistently looks at total patient ...wellness and works to ensure that all systems support that focus. WellStar is recognized nationally as an Employer of Choice and is featured on FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list and Work Mother Magazine’s Best Companies list.
Specialists and primary care providers work in a multi-disciplinary environment with 20,000 team members throughout our 11 hospitals, 225 medical office locations, outpatient centers, health parks, a pediatric center, nursing centers, hospice, homecare. By working through a patient-centered model of care, WellStar places enormous value on quality and safety with many accolades to support our work.
WellStar’s senior leadership, Board of Trustees, Authority, Regional and Foundation Boards evaluate our community’s emerging needs to equip our facilities with the best new technology. We know that healthy patients come from healthy neighborhoods, and finding ways to deliver better care in metro Atlanta is a big part of who we are. As a not-for-profit, WellStar continually reinvests into the health of its communities through new treatments, services and facilities.
Whether you need to find a physician online or through our 956-STAR Call Center, we can connect you with the South’s best doctors – right around the corner. And, to uphold our founding intentions of giving back to our community, the WellStar Foundation continues each year to fund initiatives ranging from new buildings to genetic testing services.
To deliver world-class healthcare.
To create and deliver high quality hospital, physician and other healthcare related services that improve the health and well-being of the individuals and communities we serve.