|Job type||Full-time, Part-time|
Registered Nurse - Cath LabSummary
The Cardiac Cath Lab Registered Nurse is responsible for assisting the cardiologist in diagnostic cardiac catheterizations on adult patients and providing quality nursing care, assessing and managing patient care in the cardiac catheterization lab. Additionally, the Cardiac Cath Lab Registered Nurse will assist the cardiologists in all aspects of invasive cardiology, including scrubbing, circulating, monitoring and recording hemodynamic parameters in accordance to policy and procedure.
Flexible schedule to cover all shifts and weekends, as lab needs demand.
Education: Graduate of an accredited nursing program.
Licensure/Certification: Appropriate state licensure as Registered Nurse. Current BLS certification required and ACLS certification required within six (6) months of employment. Certification of completion of basic EKG and dysrhythmia course.
Professional Experience: Minimum 2 years critical care experience and working with hemodynamic waveforms and vaso-active medications.
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 users 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 patient's 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. Majority of work done standing or walking in a confined space. Ability to lift/push/pull patients to transport and/or reposition.
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 to interpret rules/regulations/accrediting and licensing standards sufficiently for implementation. Must be proficient in speaking, reading and writing English.
Essential Sensory Requirements: Ability to respond to patient/family needs by interpreting verbal and non-verbal expressions. Ability to collect sensory data, analyze political dynamics and intervene appropriately. Ability to work in dimly lit space.
Exposure to Hazards: Requires exposure to communicable diseases and blood and potentially contaminated body fluids, biohazardous materials, and ionizing radiation. OSHA risk factor: Category 1. Potential risk of physical injury due to moving machinery and supplies.
Age-Specific Criteria: Possesses the knowledge and the skills necessary to provide care appropriate to any age-related needs of the patients served on his or her assigned unit. Possesses the knowledge of growth and development appropriate to the patient population served as well as the knowledge to perform treatments and interpret data specific to that patient group.
Travel: Daily for mobile cardiac cath labs and occasionally for fixed cardiac cath labs.