RN - Cardiac / Cardiac Procedure Unit (CPU) / Cath Lab (Days) (23180469)

Location: Iowa
Duration: Full Time
Job ID: 21775 (23180469)
Company: Adelphi Medical Staffing, LLC
Contact: Megel Troupe    Call: 97390133622
Practice Type:   Hospital
Job Posted: 11/19/21

RN - Cardiac / Cardiac Procedure Unit (CPU) / Cath Lab (Days) - 21775 (23180469)

• Ref #: 21775
• Profession: Registered Nurse
• Specialty: Cardiac Care
• Job Type: Full-time
• Location: Fort Dodge, IA
• J293Shift Schedule: 8-hours; 7:30 AM - 4:00 AM
• Shift Type: Days

• 1-year current clinic experience - Required
• Telemetry, Critical Care, and/or previous Cardiac Cath Lab experience preferred.
• BSN - Preferred
• Iowa license (Compact Allowed)

• Uses radiation protection devices and techniques in accordance with established Radiation Safety Standards.
• Demonstrates acceptable levels of exposure to radiation-emitting equipment, as evidenced by regular dosimetry reports and personal badges.
• Initiates procedure orders and administers medications needed prior to, during, and post-Cardiac Cath Lab procedures.
• Coordinates the effective management of emergencies arising from contrast media reactions, seizures, cardiac arrhythmias, and/or arrest and other medical conditions that occur in the Cardiac Cath Lab.
• Monitors controlled substances, medicated infusions, and other medications.
• Provides on-call emergency coverage on a rotational basis with other Cardiac Cath Lab staff assigned to the area.
• Evaluates patients’ and significant others’ educational needs, initiates and implements appropriate teaching protocols, or makes appropriate referrals.
• Has knowledge of aseptic techniques and Infection Control guidelines. Maintains sterile field and reports break-in technique.
• Assists physicians in all procedures done in the Cardiac Cath Lab.
• Exhibits the knowledge and skill to assist with all Cardiac Cath Lab procedures using instruments and supplies correctly.
• Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care appropriate to the young/middle/mature adult patient
• Participates in non-direct patient care activities including educational activities, standards development and review, performance improvement activities, department meetings and in-services, hospital/unit committees and other related activities.
• Demonstrates knowledge and desire of cost containment maintaining supply inventory at appropriate levels.
• Communicate with other members of the healthcare team to ensure continuity of care and coordination of services.
• Assists inpatient care: patient prepping, cardiac monitoring and recording, providing support.
• Functions as a scrub person and demonstrates knowledge in scrubbing, gowning, gloving, draping, handling of instruments and supplies, preparation of catheters and balloons, circulating person and person responsible for the patients’ hemodynamic response to procedures in the Cath Lab.