Primarily specializes in the care of patients undergoing invasive cardiac catheterization and/or invasive peripheral catheterization. Diagnostic and Interventional procedures performed within the department include coronary, electrophysiologic, and peripheral vascular. The Registered Nurse, functioning in a spirit of teamwork, is accountable for the delivery of patient care during the pre, intra and post procedural phases of cardiac catheterization.
Provides direct patient care before, during and after procedure.
Assists physician with adult catheterization procedures, percutaneous transluminal coronary interventions, myocardial biopsy, temporary pacemaker insertion, pericardiocentesis, Swan-Ganz insertion, intra-aortic balloon pump insertion and other associated procedures.
Records, monitors and assesses hemodynamic data collected during catheterizations.
Completes all patient records accurately and in a timely fashion.
Establishes and maintains rapport with patients throughout procedure.
Continuously monitors patient's physiologic and psychological status throughout procedure.
Initiates and maintains IV access.
Administers all ordered medications, intravenous drips and emergency medications before, during and after procedure.
Operates specialized equipment used in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory in a safe and efficient manner.
Responds appropriately to all emergency situations within the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory.
Initiates life support techniques in the event of a cardiac and respiratory arrest including CPR, drug administration, defibrillation, temporary pacemaker insertion, intra-aortic balloon pump insertion and airway management.
Assesses patient for complications related to medications or procedures and responds appropriately.
Discontinues arterial and venous access safely through use of manual compression or available compression devices.
Assists physician with use of invasive closure devices.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
Day Shift (Monday through Friday)
Rotation of on-call: 1 weeknight every 2 weeks and 1 weekend per 8 weeks
Graduate from Specialty Training Program-Nursing (Required)
Minimum of 2 years-Nursing (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body; Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania; Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification within 6 months - American Heart Association (AHA)
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We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
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