A position exists for an experienced Critical Care RN to provide care to patients in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at the VA Long Beach Health Care System. The Cardiac Catheterization Lab RN functions as part of a team which provides care to patients undergoing a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic cardiac procedures which utilize advanced technologies. Duties include patient monitoring, education, moderate sedation administration, hemodynamic monitoring, prep and scrub assist.Learn more about this agency
The incumbent will work in partnership with radiation technologists, physicians, and CVTs in performing diagnostic, interventional and Electrophysiology procedures in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. The RN, in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team, is accountable to peers for the advancement of group practice in the lab. The RN will be responsible for Performance Improvement activities within the Cardiac Catheterization Lab. The RN provides advanced nursing assessment and care, hemodynamic monitoring, medication and moderate sedation administration under the direct supervision of the physician, ensures patient comfort and support, and provides patient/family education. These duties are performed pre, intra, and post-procedurally. The position reports to the Cardiology Nurse Manager. The RNs role will include, but is not limited to the following: - Function with a high degree of teamwork, utilize critical thinking, and demonstrate exceptional communication skills with all intra- and interdisciplinary partners. - Provide complex nursing care to meet the physical, emotional, spiritual and cultural needs of critically ill patients including those requiring mechanical ventilation. - Aseptically prepare patient and the surgical field, select required instruments, catheters, guide wires and ancillary equipment necessary for the prescribed procedure. Preps and drapes patient according to protocol; assist in maintaining sterile field, helping with catheter exchanges, injections, and balloon dilatation. - Provide venous access via initiation of an intravenous (IV) line - Prepare and administer medications (including those given for moderate sedation) as directed by the physician for all emergent and non-emergent procedures in the Cath and EP Labs and/or for transesophageal echo's (TEE) with appropriate patient monitoring, assessment, and documentation. - Assist in hemodynamic and ECG monitoring of the patient - Cares for patients requiring invasive equipment to include an intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), Impella, and/or temporary pacemaker - Conducts quality control procedures on equipment. - Follows strict adherence to sterile technique, infection control, and safety practices. - Maintains knowledge of the functioning of a transvenous pacemaker, and new technological equipment added to the Cath/EP Lab. - Transports patients pre and post procedure. - Participates in the ordering and maintenance of adequate inventory. - Participates in the scheduling of Cath/EP Lab patients and consult management. - Participates in policy and procedure formation, maintains current knowledge of The Joint Commission requirements, significantly contributes to annual proficiency data. - Participates in assigned Hospital Committees and collegial teaching to staff outside of Cardiology. - Supports and enhances organization's core values. - Participates and functions independently with Cardiac Cath/EP projects and Quality Assurance - Other duties as assigned
Work Schedule: 40 hours a week
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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