Job Description

Registered Nurse (RN) - Cardiac Services-Non Invasive
Job CategoryNursing
ScheduleFull time
Shift1 - Day Shift

The Cardiovascular RN provides nursing care by assessing the patient pre-procedure and assisting the Cardiologist in various diagnostic cardiac procedures.  Examples are: Trans-Esophageal Echocardiograms (TEEs), Cardioversions, Exercise Stress testing, Nuclear stress testing, Stress echoes, Dobutamine Stress tests and Tilt Table tests (Adults/Children) as well as applying Holter monitors and performing EKGs as needed.  The Cardiovascular RN will administer conscious sedation and other prescribed medication and pharmacological agents during and post cardiac testing (this includes the administration of Definity and Agitated Saline).  In addition, the Cardiovascular RN will perform some clerical work as needed.

Requires on call and rotating weekend coverage
Work Hours: 07-15:30, Monday- Friday
Weekend Requirements: Yes, Rotating call  7-15:00
Holiday Call: Yes
On-Call Requirements: Yes

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Provides direct patient care, evaluates outcomes, consults with other specialists as required and adjusts nursing care processes as indicated to ensure safe patient care.

Writes or obtains initial nursing histories, assesses patients' conditions and develops individual care plans; maintains patient documentation.

Receives and reviews preceding shift reports and floor nurse reports; makes complete rounds of all units, and notes patients' condition.

Notifies appropriate physician regarding any unusual or unexpected events or problems requiring direct physician consultation.

Works with other members of the interdisciplinary patient care team, implements and reinforces patient instructional needs with patient and family offering informational material and pointing out special areas of concern.

Evaluates outcomes of patient care, consults with other specialists as needed and adjusts nursing care processes as necessary to ensure optimal patient care.

Identifies and resolves workplace health and safety issues.

Provides appropriate, direct patient care utilizing appropriate aseptic techniques.

May manage IV lines, ensure that sterile techniques are adhered to, and oversee patient movement and positioning to ensure that the patient is handled in a medically safe manner.

May perform the administration of pharmacological vasodilator medications for the purpose of nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging; complies with examination competency as defined in the Imaging Services Practice Standards.

Complies with policies, procedures, regulations, and standards and takes corrective action when violations occur.

Orients, instructs, and educates assigned personnel.

Adheres to and supports team members in exhibiting TMCH values of integrity, community, compassion, and dedication. 

Adheres to TMC organizational and department-specific safety, confidentiality, values, policies and standards.

Performs related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION: Graduation from a qualified, nationally-accredited nursing program. (Some positions may require additional training related to specific skill area, such as EP, which requires instructional programs in intra-cardio echocardiogram and electrophysiology, which includes 30 ablation procedures.)

EXPERIENCE: None required. One year of nursing experience in an acute care setting preferred. Minimum of one (1) year experience involving the treatment of cardiac or critical care patients. Advanced skills with EKG interpretation and recognition of complex rhythms.?

LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: Current RN licensure permitting work in the State of Arizona and Current Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).   Advanced life support certification (ACLS) . PALS preferred

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  

  • Knowledge of direct patient care and critical care procedures and techniques, tools, and responses required to ensure optimal patient care.

  • Knowledge of exam indicators, contraindications and patient preparation.

  • Skill in communicating in a clear and concise manner with staff involved in critical care, and physicians to ensure the proper care of patients.

  • Skill in reading 12-lead EKG.

  • Skill demonstrated in assigned disciplines such as EP, directly involved in patient care.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to complete routine reports and correspondence.

  • Ability to listen and accurately interpret others’ communication or instructions to take appropriate action.

  • Ability to speak and communicate effectively.

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of instructions and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

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