Cardiac Cath Lab Nurse Supervisor

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Job type Full-time, Part-time

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Cardiac Cath Lab Nurse Supervisor

The Cath Lab Supervisor is responsible for providing quality care and a positive interpersonal experience for the patient. The Cardiac Cath Lab Nurse supervisor is responsible for assisting the cardiologist in diagnostic cardiac catheterizations and interventional procedures on adult patients and providing quality nursing care, assessing and managing patient care in the cardiac catheterization lab, and occasionally in other designated areas within the hospital. Additionally, the Cardiac Cath Lab Nurse Supervisor will assist the cardiologists in all aspects of invasive cardiology (diagnostic and intervention, if applicable), including scrubbing, circulating, monitoring and recording hemodynamic parameters in accordance to policy and procedure. Employee shall also be responsible for the operation and reporting of results using blood glucose, oxygen saturation and activated clotting time devices in accordance with policy and procedure. Will supervise day to day operation including scheduling and patient flow.

Work Schedule

Flexible schedule to cover first shift and late days as cath lab and hospital needs demand. Occasional travel to other DLP Cardiac Partners sites as needs require.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Performs nursing assessments to gather data and identify the patient's needs for this episode of care.

2. Coordinates and communicates patient care needs for discharge planning.

3. Develop and implement an individualized plan of nursing care with the patient and family that will address the patient and family identified needs and concerns.

4. Collaborates with physicians and other health employees in coordinating the plan of care and facilitating patient outcomes.

5. Implements and evaluates the patients response to care through assessment and reassessment.

6. Provides care based on established standards of practice, policies and protocols.

7. Ensures that patients are admitted, transferred and discharged in a timely and efficient manner.

8. Demonstrates leadership by providing information as a resource nurse, mentor and coach.

9. Demonstrates critical thinking skills for problem solving and anticipating patient care needs.

10. Documents assessments, delivery of care and patients response to care in the medical record.

11. Provide information and facilitates patient/family teaching.

12. Participates in performance improvement initiatives to improve processes and outcomes.

13. May perform moderate or waived point of care testing per CLIA guidelines, based upon completion of initial training with appropriate documentation and on going annual competency assessment. The initial competency assessment should be done six months post training, and annually thereafter. For documentation of testing performed, see the Education/Training/Competency file for the individual employee.

14. Administers Moderate Sedation under direct supervision of a Physician after demonstrating written and tactile competence.

15. Demonstrates the ability to function in all aspects of diagnostic and interventional catheterization to include scrubbing, circulating, monitoring and recording of procedures.

16. Demostrate ability to use all peripheral devices to include IVUS, Flow Wire, Rotatblator, etc. as defined by position in lab.

17. Ability to operate radiology equipment at appropriate level based on needs and regulations.

18. Demonstrates accountability for ongoing learning needs, completion of annual education requirements and competencies.

19. Demonstrates the Standards of Performance for Ownership, Communication, Compassion and Teamwork.

20. Performs other duties as assigned.

21. Employee shall also be responsible for the operation and reporting of results using blood glucose, oxygen saturation and activated clotting time devices in accordance with policy and procedure.

22. Manages day-to-day financial aspects of lab expenses

23. Manages cath lab team members including:

a. Ensures punctuality of all team members and on-time availability of lab for physician stick-time

b. Delivers all performance and compensation reviews

c. Manages personnel issues such as morale, absenteeism and staff scheduling.

d. Hires and trains staff in all aspects of the lab Acts as the primary contact for care related physician feedback

Education: Graduate of an accredited nursing program.

Licensure/Certification: Appropriate state licensure as Registered Nurse. Current BLS certification required. State ACLS certification required within ninety (90) days of employment.

Professional Experience: Minimum 3 years cath lab experience required, with previous management experience preferred critical care experience working with hemodynamic waveforms and vaso-active medications is required. Ability to read and recognize EKGs and dysrhythmias required.

Essential Technical/Motor Skills: Ability to manipulate various types of electronic and clinical equipment, adjust and troubleshoot monitoring equipment, IV infusions, and computer equipment. Ability to operate specialty equipment related to area of expertise and to perform computer tasks at a user's level.

Interpersonal Skills: Must possess the ability to interact and to communicate in English, both orally and written, with all levels of staff, physicians, patients and families in an effective manner, based on the patients ability and willingness to learn. Must be sensitive to cultural and bilingual issues.

Essential Physical Requirements: Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Requires the following physical abilities to assist in the transfer of patients, movement of medical equipment, wheelchairs, crash carts, and stretchers. Must have the ability to vertically transfer patients from 23 to 36, horizontally transfer patients in bed, on stretcher, or on procedure table, and push/pull medical equipment requiring a force up to 40 lbs. a distance of up to 50 feet. Requires repetitive bending throughout shift to access medical equipment and supplies at varying levels of height.

Essential Cognitive Abilities: Must possess the ability to comprehend and to interpret complex clinical subject matter related to specialty. Ability to calculate in apothecary and metric systems for drug administration and to document clinical information. Ability

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