Wilson Health
  • - Cardiac Cath Lab
  • Sidney, OH, USA
  • Full Time

Status: Full Time

Hours: 1st Shift - 36 hours a week/4 days, 9 hour shifts

On Call requirments:  On call 24/7 on weekends, holidays, and after hours. Required to be able to respond and be onsite within 30 minutes. 

 

Assists in cardiac catheterizations as well as vascular and other interventional procedures. Performs emergency procedures associated with catheterization procedure such as IABP and temporary pacer insertion. Follows established standards and practice. Provides prescribed medical treatment and personal care services to pre-operative, post-operative, ill, injured, convalescent, and disabled persons in the hospital setting.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Perform pertinent, accurate assessments and determines total nursing needs of assigned patients.

The Young-Middle Aged Adult Patient

The Geriatric Patient

Collaborate with the physician, family, team members, and other hospital departments in developing and implementing a comprehensive plan of care for each patient.

Interviews patient and/or significant other and completes initial assessments in a timely manner.

Develops, updates, and evaluates individualized age specific plan of care including goals, nursing actions, expected outcome, and evaluation.

Participate in the patient/family education process.  Evaluate and modify the plan of care based upon observable responses of the patient and attainment of patient goals.

Demonstrates Service Orientation through the actions of listening to and understanding the patient and their families, while anticipating patient needs and giving high priority to customer satisfaction.

Assure open and timely communication with patients, significant others, and health care team members to ensure the occurrence of effective therapeutic interventions.

Demonstrate clinical competency in the areas of pre-admission testing, pre-operative, intra-operative and postoperative care through the application of the Nursing Process while adhering to established standards of practice, policies, and procedures.

Demonstrate professionalism by developing and maintaining clinical competence, positive communication with health team members, and knowledge of current  cardiac/interventional trends and developments. Actively contributes to creating a work culture that values collaboration and teamwork.

Collaborate with health care team members to address quality and nursing practice issues.

Demonstrates responsibility and accountability in recognizing and identifying potential and actual patient problems, collecting accurate data and implementing plan of care.

Implements a plan of care based on assessment data as well as a sound knowledge base.

Initiates discharge planning to meet patient needs. This includes patient/family teaching.

Evaluates and modifies the plan of care based on observable responses by the patient and attainment of patient goals.

Recognizes signs and symptoms requiring intervention and initiates appropriate action.

UTILIZING THE NURSING PROCESS, MEETS THE PATIENTS' PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL NEEDS AND CARRIES OUT PRESCRIBED TREATMENTS.

Provides care to the patient pre-procedure, during and post procedure in the cardiac catheterization laboratory.

Assures accuracy of transcribed orders, including coordination of diagnostic test, lab work, etc.

Administers and documents medication in a safe and timely manner.

Performs treatments according to hospital policy and procedure and physician orders.

Assists physician with tests and procedures.

Adheres to established standards of practice and engages in activities or behaviors that characterize professionals.

Assures open and timely communication with the patient, their significant others, and team members to ensure the occurrence of effective therapeutic intervention.

Acts as a liaison between physician, patient, significant other and ancillary departments to ensure that important data are reported in a professional timely manner.

Identifies emotional needs of patient and provides needed support.

Demonstrates competence in the performance of skills relative to area of practice.

Demonstrates positive working relationships.

Has good organizational skills, and is able to perform multiple tasks simultaneously.

Possesses good problem solving skills, initiative, and judgment to make appropriate decisions in potentially life threatening patient situations.

Is able to work under sometimes-stressful conditions, which may occur in emergency situations or heavy workload situations.

Must be able to take charge during crisis situations, leading codes, troubleshooting equipment failure during critical periods.

Must be able to understand each exam so that they may explain to the patient the procedures as well as the possible complications.

Displays an understanding of procedures and equipment used throughout the department.

Must be able to monitor patient blood pressure, ECG, and Pulse Oximetry  and record electronically using sophisticated clinical equipment.

PERFORMS ADDITIONAL DUTIES AS ASSIGNED WITHIN SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provides functional work directions to other nursing personnel, such as licensed practical nurses, unit clerks, nursing assistants.

Guides radiology techs, unit clerks, ORA's and others in the provision of care for the patients.

Interrelates with volunteers in a positive manner.

Utilizes volunteers as resource individuals, according to policy.

ASSUMES RESPONSIBILITY FOR INSURING CONTINUED PROFESSIONAL GROWTH FOR IMPROVEMENT OF PATIENT CARE.  DEVELOPS AND MAINTAINS THE SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE TO CARE FOR THE SPECIFIC PATIENT POPULATION (S) OF HIS/HER ASSIGNED UNIT.

Attendance at mandatory in-service (i.e., CPR, all day in-service, unit meetings).

Maintains and ensures competency by completing unit specific competency requirements.

Promotes professional growth of co-workers (e.g., preceptor, teaching classes, updating knowledge).

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing.

Maintains certification in BLS and ACLS.

Previous Critical Care Experience

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Able to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operation and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Able to write routine reports and correspondence.  Able to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

Current license as R.N. in the state of Ohio.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, and smell.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

The employee will be required to wear protective lead apron and thyroid collar during all imaging procedures.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and risk of radiation.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but may be exposed to loud noise.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to risk of radiation.

EOE

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