Des Peres Hospital is currently seeking a Registered Nurse - RN CARDIAC CATH LAB PRN DAYS whose compassion, clinical expertise, and excellence are top priority. As an RN, you will conduct patient assessments and develop and implement nursing care plans to foster quality outcomes. You will have the opportunity to apply sound judgment, clinical expertise, and execute critical nursing interventions to all patient populations within the patient care setting.
Duties of the RN may include the following but not limited to:
Provides patient care using the nursing process before, during, and after procedures performed in the CCL/ Special Angiogram Lab. This includes providing hemostatsis post procedure.
Assesses patient's condition during a procedure using patient's signs and symptoms, immediately recognizing potentially dangerous and life threatening conditions and intervening appropriately.
Participates in CCL/ Special Angiogram QI program. Specifically by doing post procedure visits and next day visits on all inpatients. Calls referring institution on the following working day for a report on outpatient's condition.
Practices aseptic technique and is able to prepare and assist physician with all procedures done in the department.
Operates x-ray table during both special angiograms and cardiac caths, including rotating tube and positioning wedge, enabling the nurse to "pan" for the physician.
Operates Philips x-ray console, selecting proper tube and radiological selectors for patient size and view during cardiac cath and special angiograms.
Interprets EKG rhythms and hemodynamic wave forms and records appropriately, alerting physician when necessary.
Electrically calibrates and operates the physiological recorder. Is able to set up, level, and zero-balance the transducers, cables, and manifold system in conjunction with the physiological recorder.
Assists X-ray specialist in positioning patient and adjusting Philips x-ray console to apply ionizing radiation during special angiograms.
Loads outside media and copies media for transfer to another institution, logging appropriately in the film log book.
Maintains narcotics, crash cart, stock medications, and IV supplies through proper charging and routine checks.
Participates in patient and family teaching pre, during, and post procedure as needed according to department protocol.
Documents accurately, thoroughly and completely including but not limited to Witt procedure notes with notation in all fields as appropriate. Assures comprehensive documentation and utilization of charge sheets, pre and post procedure summary sheets, patient satisfaction surveys and teaching forms.
Safely and efficiently prepares, operates, and helps to maintain specialized equipment found in the department.
Acts as resource person to the hospital personnel concerning procedures performed and patient care required before and after procedures performed in the CCL/Special Angiogram Lab.
Candidates for the RN/ Registered Nurse should meet the following requirements:
Hold and maintain a current state license to practice as a Registered Nurse / RN.
o Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing
o BLS (Required)
o ACLS (required)
o PALS (Preferred)
Minimum 2-3 years experience CARDIAC CATH LAB
MUST BE ABLE TO COMMUTE TO HOSPITAL WITHIN 30 MINUTES FOR CALL
Ability to apply sound judgment with clinical skills to ensure optimal patient care
Accepts and supports changes in work assignments as related to department and patient needs.
Participates in all departmental and hospital wide educations offerings, mandatory for position along with an ongoing pursuit of Continuing Education Credits in clinical subjects, management, personal growth and development.
Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective quality outcomes