New Grad RN - Cardiovascular Surgical ICU

Cleveland Clinic Cleveland Clinic

9500 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
Job Description
Schedule/Shift Info: 3-12's per week
Day/Night Rotations - rotating every 2 or 4 weeks
EOW / EOH (every other weekend/holiday)

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Join the Cleveland Clinic team, where you will work alongside passionate caregivers and provide patient-first healthcare. Nurses in J64’s Cardiovascular Surgery Intensive Care Units are responsible for the care of some of the most critically ill cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgery patients in the country. We pride ourselves on 24 years ranked as the number one Cardiology and Heart Surgery hospital in the United States according to the U.S. News and World Report.

We highly value teamwork within our 12-bed unit, designed for immediate post-operative care of on and off pump coronary artery bypass surgery, valve repair or replacement, and aortic aneurysm surgeries. A Registered Nurse Resident will become a part of our family and experience one of the most inclusive, well-rounded, and prosperous training programs. You will work alongside seasoned nurses who are eager to educate and coach new graduates. What to expect during your residency program:
-A successful coach will be available 24/7.

-Weekly check-ins to ensure personal and professional goals are met.

-12 weeks of orientation.

-Personal assessments to determine areas for growth and opportunity.

The ideal candidate is someone who:
-Work well with others.

-Has excellent communication skills.

-Can adapt to change.

-Has an interest in growing leadership skills.

-Can critically think and problem solve for patients’ best interests.

The RN selected for this position will be eligible for tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance, and student loan repayment as a part of our many offerings to invest in your health, well-being, and future. There are ample opportunities to expand education for other cardiac, vascular, and thoracic surgeries, as well as medical management of cardiac patients. Nurses are able to participate autonomously within a complex interdisciplinary team to provide world class care to our patients. We also provide a series of classes to better prepare new graduate nurses for the ICU environment and cardiac surgical specific care. We highly encourage advanced educational opportunities such as IABP, VAD, ECMO, and ACLS certification, 12 lead EKG interpretation, CEU credits and free CCRN review courses.

Cleveland Clinic provides what matters most: career growth, delivering world-class care to our patients, continuous learning, exceptional benefits and working for an organization that offers many long-term career paths. Join us and experience a culture where opportunities to advance and the support to get there go hand-in-hand.


  • Participates in a residency core curriculum based on their individual learning needs.
  • Provides direct nursing care, alongside a coach, in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization.
  • Establishes and/or revises priorities for patient care activities based on the following: acuity of need, patient preference, and resource availability.
  • Initiates and/or maintains interventions to assure continuity of safe/effective care for patients.
  • Responds to data indicating risk to individual's health and initiates action to correct, reduce, or prevent the risk.
  • Seeks supervision, consultation, assistance when unable to perform safely and independently.
  • Complies with established hospital/department personnel policies.
  • Uses communication strategies in order to achieve desirable outcomes.
  • Documents in patient's medical record according to established guidelines.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Graduate from an accredited school of professional nursing.
  • BSN preferred


  • Current state licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association (AHA).

  • If in an ED, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) through American Heart Association (AHA) upon hire or within one year of beginning work in the Emergency Department.

  • Any registered nurse or advanced practice nurse must obtain a cancer specific certification or demonstrate ongoing qualifying education within the timeframe of the facilities accreditation cycle, if they work in  medical oncology, radiation oncology,  cancer center or cancer clinic and/or administer chemotherapy within an accredited Cleveland Clinic facility.

Complexity of Work:

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Work Experience:

  • New grad or less than one year RN work experience or if experience RN moving from non-inpatient to acute direct care clinical inpatient setting with less than one year current acute direct patient care RN experience.

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patient, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination.
  • Requires standing and walking for extended periods of time.
  • Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.
  • Requires working under stressful conditions and irregular hours.
  • Exposure to communicable diseases and/or body fluids.
  • Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required for procedures.
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