Covenant Health

Job Title
Cath Lab RN I
ID
3582959
Facility
Parkwest Medical Center
Department Name
HEART CATH LAB

Overview

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Registered Nurse - Heart Cath Lab

PRN/OCC, Day Shift

 

Parkwest Overview:

Parkwest is West Knoxville’s premier medical facility and a top performing heart hospital. In addition to providing the area’s leading cardiac services, Parkwest has been nationally recognized for award-winning care throughout our facility. For 2020-21 Parkwest received recognition from U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Top 10” hospitals in Tennessee.

 

Heart Cath Lab:

The mission of the Heart Catheterization Laboratory is to provide a comprehensive quality of care approach for individuals requiring emergency and non-emergency cardiovascular procedures.

The Heart Catheterization Laboratory offers the services of diagnostic and interventional coronary procedures, diagnostic and interventional electrophysiology procedures, cardiac device implant procedures, and diagnostic and interventional peripheral vascular procedures. 

We perform procedures in 2 electrophysiology rooms, 3 heart cath labs, 1 peripheral vascular lab, and the hybrid operating room are all part of the Parkwest Heart Cath Lab. Staff members are expected to learn all roles within their scope of practice to allow for greater staffing flexibility and enhanced productivity.

Our expert cardiologists, electrophysiologists, cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons work very closely with highly trained RNs, RTs, and registered cardiovascular invasive specialists (RCIS) to deliver excellent patient care.

 

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 patients during invasive cardiac procedures; and delivers therapy as required. Coordinates patient care with other health care professionals.

 

Recruiter: Angelica Adams || aadams16@covhlth.com || 865-373-1106

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 and trains new employees and students in the techniques of cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology.
  • Monitors patient 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 and 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.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

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 one (1) year Cath Lab experience or advanced cardiac experience and two (2) plus years of RN experience.

 

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

 

 

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