Covenant Health

Job Title
CATH LAB RN I
ID
3840272
Facility
Cumberland Medical Center
Department Name
HEART CATH LAB

Overview

CUMBERLAND MEDICAL CENTER

Cardiovascular Services Registered Nurse, Heart Cath Lab

$7,500 Sign-on Bonus Available for Experienced RNs 

Full Time, 80 hours per pay period, Day Shift

 

Covenant Health is the region's top performing healthcare network. Each of our more than 10,000 employees, physicians, and volunteers are unified by one covenant: to put our patients first every day, to strive for excellence in everything we do, and to make Covenant Health the first and best choice in our region. Cumberland Medical Center is a 189-bed hospital in Crossville, Tennessee, with more than 650 employees and 175 active physicians. It offers a full range of specialty services, including cardiology, gastroenterology, surgery, orthopedics, maternity services, cancer care, and advanced wound care. Fully accredited by the Joint Commission, Cumberland Medical Center is an acute care hospital offering all private patient rooms as well as specialized services not usually found in the rural medical system. For seriously ill patients, advanced medical and surgical care is provided at CMC including telemetry monitored beds and an intensive care unit. Additionally, Cumberland Medical Center offers an outpatient imaging center, same day surgery unit, cardiac and pulmonary rehab programs, a sleep disorder center, breast center, cancer center, and hyperbaric medicine and wound center.

 

"Cumberland Medical Center offers a unique, family-oriented healthcare setting in a rural environment. We strive to deliver exceptional care to our patients, their loved ones, and each other. We look forward to welcoming team-focused people to grow their careers with us!"

-Chief Nursing Officer, Cumberland Medical Center

 

The Interventional Cardiac Cath Lab at Cumberland Medical Center offers round-the-clock STEMI (ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction) coverage, ensuring rapid and life-saving cardiac interventions. Our department is staffed with two dedicated diagnostic cardiologists and two highly skilled interventional cardiologists. We provide comprehensive care in a single integrated setting, combining a state-of-the-art Cath Lab procedure room with a spacious 4-bay Pre-Cath and Recovery room. Our team is committed to delivering timely and cutting-edge cardiovascular care to improve the lives of our patients.

 

 

 

Group Photo, Nurses & Doctors

 

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: Matt Clingon || mclingon@covhlth.com || 931-459-7253

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.

 

RN License 

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