Job Description

RN Special Procedures Cath Lab
Job CategoryNursing
ScheduleFull time
Shift1 - Day Shift

 Sign-on bonus offered with 2 years of experience!

The Cath Lab Suite at TMC consists of five catheterization rooms  and two Hybrid rooms, including a state-of-the-art Stereotaxis Electrophysiology Suite. The Cath Lab team works closely with the physicians to perform cardiac, neuro-interventional radiology, structural heart (TAVR, MitraClip, and Watchman) and electrophysiology studies. The cath lab team consists of RNs, Special Procedure Technologists (ARRT), and Registered Cardiac invasive Specialists/Registered Cardiac electrophysiology specialists (RCIS/RCES). This area is staffed Monday through Saturday with weekend and night call to cover inpatients and emergencies.

SUMMARY:

Coordinates patient care planning with other disciplines utilizing the principles of the nursing process and critical thinking skills in order to maintain patient safety and well-being. 

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.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION: Graduation from a qualified, nationally-accredited nursing program.

EXPERIENCE: One year of nursing experience in an acute care setting. Preferred experience in Cath Lab, ICU, ED, Post Critical Care or PACU. 

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

 

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