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Cardiac Nurse / .9FTE - 36hrs per week / 0700-1930 / Cardiac ICU / St Joseph Medical Center / Tacoma WA

Your time at work should be fulfilling.
Rewarding. Inspiring. That’s what you’ll find when you join one of our non-profit CHI facilities across the nation. You’ll find challenging, rewarding work every day alongside people who have as much compassion as you. Join us and together we’ll create healthier, stronger communities. Imagine your career at Catholic Health Initiatives!

Cardiac Nurse  
It takes a very skilled cardiac nurse to monitor patients with high acuity heart issues in the CVICU. They care for our patients who’ve experienced cardiac surgery, MI, heart failure, cardiac dysrhythmias, structural heart disease, hypothermia post-cardiac arrest, vascular surgery and ventricular assist devices for destination or bridge to transplant therapy. We’ve made sure each of our 24 private room beds are equipped with the capability of NIBP, SpO2, arterial, pulmonary artery, cardiac output, temperature and arrhythmia monitoring. If you are a passionate cardiac nurse ready to work for an organization who champions your skill set, it’s time to talk to St Joseph Medical Center!  

What you’ll do:
Provide continuous cardiac monitoring, arrhythmia recognition and intervention
Initiate multiple, complex cardiac related infusions at higher doses
Care for patients with invasive lines i.e.: arterial lines, pulmonary artery catheter, ventriculosomy/ICP
Monitor intubated/mechanically ventilated patients, acute post cardiac surgery patients, and acute trauma patients

Why you should choose us:
St Joseph Medical Center’s Cardiac Surgery program was honored as a prestigious three star program for CABG and Aortic Valve Replacement procedures by the Society for Thoracic Surgery. Only 33 out of 989 hospitals evaluated in the U.S. received this esteemed rating for both procedures. This unit has an experienced clinical manager and an experienced critical care educator to advance our nursing practice and education. Normal ratios for cardiac patients are 1:1 or 1:2 and 1:3 for progressive care. 

Job Requirements
We are looking for a responsible and compassionate Registered Nurse with exceptional clinical skills, a caring attitude, and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision

Additional requirements for this role include:

Current Registered Nurse (RN) license that allows you to practice in our state
Graduate of an accredited nursing program
Basic Life Support (BLS) required
Specialty certifications: CCRN/CMC,CSC,CHFN (preferred) 
Previous ICU, Advanced Heart Failure experience, Impella, VAD and ECMO experience (preferred)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) or attainment within six months of hire is required.


Join us at Catholic Health Initiatives, and become a part of our faith-based health system.

About Us


Chances are, you’re here because you’re looking for a career offering greater opportunity, challenge and fulfillment. We’re confident you’ll find all three at CHI. As one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, we offer a wealth of careers across more than 101 hospitals in 18 states. Our faith-based health system welcomes you to share in our mission of building healthier communities, whether as a surgeon in the operating room or an administrator in a conference room. When you work in a supportive environment with like-minded professionals, wonderful things happen. Learn More

Equal Opportunity Employment


Consistent with our Core Values, Catholic Health Initiatives employers are EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employers. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employement without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, protected veteran status, disabilitiy or any other legally protected characteristic. 

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