Covenant Health

Job Title
Cardiovascular Svcs RN I
ID
3169754
Facility
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
Department Name
HEART CATH LAB

Overview

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Cardiovascular Services Registered Nurse (RN), Heart Cath Lab

Full Time, 80 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift

Shift Differential Available, Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center

 

Position Summary: Provides nursing services to Cardiac Catheterization Lab patients in accordance with established nursing standards and practices; sets-up electrical and hemodynamic transducers and amplifiers; records and obtains hemodynamic, electrical and angiographic data; assesses patient during invasive cardiac procedures and delivers therapy as required. Coordinates patient care with other health care professionals.

Responsibilities

  • Prepares patient and equipment for catheterization procedures by preparing site of entry, draping patient, arranging sterilized instruments and catheters, and calibrating and setting-up pressure transducers and tubing.
  • Obtains and records hemodynamic, electrical, and angiographic data by operating hemodynamic and electrical amplifiers and digital and line fluoroscopic equipment.
  • Attends to patient needs during cardiac studies.
  • Develops and contributes to a plan of nursing care for the patient.
  • Administers intravenous and oral medications to patients.
  • Assists in the collection of arterial and venous blood samples and respiratory gases.
  • Precepts/trains new employees/students in the techniques of cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology.
  • Monitors patient’s vital signs during and after cardiovascular procedures.
  • Participates in life-saving measures such as defibrillation and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Completes nursing history if appropriate.
  • Assesses learning needs of patient and family, develops and initiates teaching plan.
  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary team members.
  • Resolves problems regarding less complex issues without oversight or supervision.
  • Responds appropriately and timely to patients, physicians and other customers needs.
  • Assists with identification of Department or Health system education needs and provides 2-3 hours of in-service education annually.
  • Participates on unit-based committee/serves as council representatives with 75% participation.
  • Functions as a role model to peers by cross-training to other departments, and serving as a resource person.
  • Completes department specific checklist and any additional requirements as needed.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.

Qualifications

Minimum Education: None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.

 

Minimum Experience: Minimum of three (3) years of professional nursing experience, including at least two (2) years of ICU/CCU experience in arrhythmia and hemodynamic monitoring of patients in an acute-care setting preferred; knowledge of electronic monitoring devices. Prefer at least one (1) year of previous experience in Cath Lab. May have up to three (3) years of professional experience in Cath Lab.

 

Licensure Requirement: Valid RN license with State of TN; CPR certification required. TN RN Licensure. 

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