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    Summary

    The duty station for this position is located at the John Cochran division. However, it may be changed to one or multiple associated VA ST Louis locations within the metropolitan St. Louis, MO area based on the needs of the medical center. This position is in the bargaining unit.


    Work Schedule: This position has varying shifts and on call is required.
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

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    Responsibilities

    Work Schedule: This position has varying shifts and on call is required.
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Duties included the following:

    1. Prepares, monitors, and recovers patients prior to, and following, invasive Cardiac Cath/EP Lab procedures, including continuous ECG and hemodynamic monitoring, identification of cardiac arrhythmias, response to medications, titration of vasoactive IV medications, and hemodynamic assist devices such as intra-aortic balloon pumps and ventricular assist devices.

    2. Performs removal of intra-arterial and intra-venous sheaths, with monitoring of vital signs and attainment of hemostasis.

    3. Documents patient data during recovery phase.

    4. Administers medications, including ACLS medications and anticoagulants utilizing all safety precautions.

    5. Administers moderate sedation with appropriate patient monitoring, assessment, and documentation.

    6. Conducts quality control procedures on equipment.

    7. Follows strict adherence to sterile technique, infection control, and safety practices.

    8. Maintains knowledge of the functioning of a transvenous pacemaker, and new technological equipment added to the Cath/EP Lab.

    9. Transports patients pre and post procedure.

    10. Participates in maintaining a clean environment.

    11. Participates and functions independently with Cardiac Cath/EP projects and Quality Assurance.

    12. Participates in the ordering and maintenance of adequate inventory.

    13. Participates in the scheduling of Cath/EP Lab patients and consult management.

    14. Participates in policy and procedure formation, maintains current knowledge of The Joint Commission requirements, significantly contributes to annual proficiency data.

    15. Participates in assigned Hospital Committees and collegial teaching to staff outside of Cardiology.

    16. Supports and enhances organization's core values.

    17. Participates in case management of the Cath/EP Lab patient population, including patient teaching.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    00

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    0610 Nurse

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