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UnityPoint Health RN Acute-Cardiac Cath Lab Prep & Recovery-Methodist in Des Moines, Iowa

The Cath Lab RN in conjunction with other team members provides direct specialized care to patients in the Cardiac Cath Lab Prep and Recovery. Specialized clinical functions include femoral and radial site management including sheath removal as well as nursing care during and after some non-invasive cardiac testing including transesaphogeal echo and cardioversion. Successfully functions as a Registered Nurse as defined in Iowa Nursing Regulations and Practice Act. Provides nursing care for patients and families and maintains a practice environment that reflects the ANA Code for Nurses, Philosophy of Nursing at Unity Point Health-Des Moines within the structure of the Professional Nurse Practice Model and in collaboration with other care givers. Successful performance contributes to a holistic approach to the delivery of services, quality patient/family care, and a high level of satisfaction from patients and families.

  • Provides and coordinates nursing care to patients utilizing the nursing process.

  • Completes documentation to assure an accurate record of patient’s care.

  • Utilizes critical thinking in making independent judgments, and maintains responsibility for the knowledge of conditions of assigned patients.

  • Collaborates with physicians and other professionals in planning and implementing care within hospital policy and legal limitations.

  • Assesses needs of patients and families, provides appropriate teaching to facilitate discharge planning, and makes the necessary referrals to community agencies to provide continuity of care.

  • Demonstrates professional development by keeping abreast of current nursing practice and healthcare trends.

Position requires on-call. Must be able to arrive within 30 minutes of call-in when on a call shift.

Must own a telecom device capable of receiving call-in pages

Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing or IA Board of Nursing approved nursing program. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is preferred.

Qualifications: Current active Iowa License to practice as a RN. Minimum of six months RN experience. Two years experience in critical care or telemetry.

Department of Labor Level III (Medium) Work. Candidates must successfully complete a post-offer, pre-employment strength and agility test at Medium Level of Work.

*PLEASE NOTE: All newly licensed RNs with less than six months of RN experience and who are interested in this department or any other Acute RN role within UnityPoint Health – Des Moines, are encouraged and required to participate in the RN Residency program. Newly licensed nurses must apply for the Registered Nurse Residency position.

For more information about the program and upcoming cohort dates, please go to https://www.unitypoint.org/desmoines/nurse-residency-program.aspx

Requisition ID: 2021-86701

Street: 1200 Pleasant St

Name: 3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Posting Minimum: USD $26.90/Hr.

Name: Cardiac Cath Lab- Meth

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.01

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: 10 hour day shifts, 7:00am-5:00pm, PRN as needed

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org

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