Covenant Health

Job Title
Cardiovascular Svcs RN II
ID
3326398
Facility
Parkwest Medical Center
Department Name
HEART CATH LAB

Overview

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Cardiovascular Services RN -  Heart Cath Lab

PRN/OCC, Varied Shifts

 

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.
  • Clinical expertise and knowledge of unit are such that complex physician issues are resolved without oversight or supervision.
  • Responds appropriately and timely to patients, physicians and other customers needs.
  • Provides 6 credit hours of in-service per year.
  • Member of established active hospital or department committee or subcommittee with 75% participation in meetings.
  • 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.
  • Performs a variety of special projects and assignments relating to primary responsibility.
  • 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 six (6) years of professional nursing experience, including at least three (3) years of professional Cath Lab experience, plus at least two (2) years of ICU/CCU experience in arrhythmia and hemodynamic monitoring of patients in an acute-care setting; knowledge of electronic monitoring devices.

 

Licensure Requirement: 

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

 

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