Registered Nurse – Cardiac Cath Lab

Registered Nurse – Cardiac Cath Lab Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Registered Nurse – Cardiac Cath Lab to join our team.

Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate competence in the administration of blood products IAW MTF guidelines;
  • Educate and train new Cardiovascular Laboratory Nurses and Staff;
  • Participate in Discharge Planning as appropriate;
  • Maintains open communication lines, both intra-departmentally and interdepartmentally, to provide for total needs of the patient;
  • Coordinates patient care though a continuum and facilitates the achievement of optimal outcomes in relation to care, quality and cost effectiveness;
  • Carry out prescribed physician orders and document in patient medical record;
  • Provides proper care and evaluation of post procedural patients;
  • Assesses patients using the nursing process as a basis for professional practice;
  • Utilize appropriate nursing personnel to assist in delivery of care when indicated (e.g., paraprofessionals);
  • Circulates for Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory procedures;
  • Instruct patient/family regarding prescribed medications/therapies and invasive/diagnostic procedures that must be accomplished;
  • Obtain patient history, pertinent family history, and document in patient’s medical record;
  • Ability to react with alertness and skill in any emergency situation, (e.g., cardiac or respiratory arrest, hemorrhage, and shock);
  • Assess patient/family knowledge level, implement plan of instructions and record patient/family demonstrated level of understanding;
  • Assist in maintaining cardiac catheterization laboratory programs such as safety, infection control, supply, radiation safety, etc.

Requirements:

  • BSN Required;
  • Valid American Heart Association BLS Certification required upon hire; BLS certification must be valid for 90 days post start date;
  • Minimum of one year Hospital Registered Nurse experience required, pediatric cardiac catheterization preferred,
  • PALS certification required upon hire date.

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