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Cardiac Intervention 

Main 7–Harrisburg Campus 
This 25-bed monitored unit has a patient population that includes pre and post-coronary and carotid interventional, myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, and ICD/ pacemaker implantation. The multidisciplinary team including the nurse, physician, case manager, and dietitian focus on quality patient outcomes and patient education.

Required Experience: Graduate or Registered Nurse with a BSN. Cardiac telemetry experience preferred

CardioThoracic Post-Op

Core 7–Harrisburg Campus
This 34-bed monitored unit focuses on patients requiring cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgeries and cardiac monitoring. This multidisciplinary team including the nurse, physician, case manager, and dietitian focus on postoperative care and patient education.
 
Required Experience: Graduate or Registered Nurse with a BSN (cardiac telemetry
experience preferred)

Cardiac Telemetry

Main 4–Harrisburg Campus
 
The Cardiac Telemetry Unit is a 34-bed monitored medical cardiac unit and the inpatient heart failure unit. This unit is currently working to receive Joint Commission accreditation for Heart Failure. A multidisciplinary approach is utilized to provide holistic care from admission through discharge.
 
Required Experience: Graduate or Registered Nurse with a BSN

Cardiac Telemetry Oncology (CTO)

2 N/S Community Campus
 
This 50-bed unit provides services to patients who are admitted with a variety of medical, surgical, and oncological diagnoses. The objectives of this unit are to provide care to patients with a primary cardiovascular diagnosis with actual or potential non-life threatening dysrhythmias that require monitoring. Finally, CTO offers end of life care to patients with a variety of terminal illnesses. 
 
Nurses on the unit provide professional, safe, therapeutic and holistic nursing care to each patient based upon the nursing process utilizing a multidisciplinary approach. 
 
Required Experience: Graduate or Registered Nurse (BSN) with a successful completion of the four-day telemetry course offered by PinnacleHealth  

Invasive Cardiology Department

Cardiac Processing Unit
Harrisburg Campus
The Cardiac Processing Unit cares for patient’s pre and post cardiac cath or
electrophysiology procedure. Nurses ensure the completion of pre-op work, IV lines, and medications. Post procedure, the nurses monitor and prepare patients for transfer back to a unit or for discharge.
 
Required Experience:
Registered Nurse (BSN) with prior telemetry experience
 
Cardiac Cath Lab
Harrisburg Campus
The Cardiac Cath Lab nurse provides all intraoperative care to the patient undergoing catheterization, aortic valvuloplasty, or insertion of ventricular assist devices. The nurse is educated to meet the needs of patients requiring complex emergent care in this procedural setting. All nurses are required to complete the process to become a Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist within 3 years of hire.
 
Required Experience: Registered Nurse (BSN) with prior critical care or telemetry experience
 
Electrophysiology Lab
Harrisburg Campus
The Electrophysiology Lab performs invasive and non-invasive testing of the electrical conduction of the heart and device implantation. The nurse performs all of the intraoperative care for the patient as well as providing assistance to the physician during the procedure.
 
Required Experience:
Registered Nurse (BSN) with prior Telemetry experience preferred