Catholic Health Initiatives RN Registered Nurse - Cath Lab - PRN (Days) in DES MOINES, Iowa

RN Registered Nurse - Cath Lab - PRN (Days)

Description

GENERALSUMMARY :

Provides individualized, high-quality nursing care to

patients of all ages. Uses a team

approach to delegate and coordinate patient care at admission, transfer, and

discharge. Independently delivers

nursing care using the Nurse Practice Act, Mercy Medical Center policies,

nursing standards, ethical principles, and professional judgment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :

  • Assesses, plans, and implements nursing care for patients of diverseages while ensuring patient comfort.

  • Practices safe patient handling techniques and is proficient withaseptic techniques.

  • Continues to evaluate assigned patients and provides ongoing treatment.

  • Anticipates, identifies, and responds to educational and emotionalneeds of patients and families.

  • Guides and directs healthcare personnel (i.e. Patient Care Technicians)in caring for patients.

  • Maintains knowledge of equipment set-up, maintenance, and use (i.e., IVpumps, monitoring equipment, and drainage devices). Utilizes safeguards such as IV pump druglibrary and monitor alarms whenever available to maximize patient safety.

  • Initiates emergency support measures (i.e., cardiopulmonaryresuscitation, protecting patient from injury).

  • Utilizes hospital informationsystem to process orders/data and retrieve patient information. Documents procedures in patient medicalrecord. Maintains knowledge ofdocumentation requirements needed for patients' records.

Cath Lab RN:

  • Cares for patients during Cardiac Cath Lab procedures whichinclude, but are not limited to, coronary angiography, PTCA, stents, pediatricand adult heart catheterizations, peripheral PTA, EPS, Ablation, PPM, ICD,Valvuloplasty, and laser procedures.

  • Maintains readiness of equipmentin procedure rooms. Acquires supplies needed for procedures and passes tophysician or assistant maintaining sterile technique. Assists in maintaininginventory control.

  • Transports patients to and fromprocedure rooms.

  • May apply manual pressure topuncture site to obtain hemostasis following procedure.

Cath LabRecovery RN:

  • Cares for patients recoveringfrom Cardiac Cath Lab procedures.

Qualifications

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ANDABILITIES REQUIRED :

  • Possession of a current or compact state license as a Registered Nurseissued/defined by the State of Iowa.

  • BSN preferred.

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as a bedside nurse OR completion of aCath Lab preceptorship required.

  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter – Child and/or DependentAdult Abuse training within three (3) months of hire.

  • Basic Life Support certified within six (6) weeks of hire. Acceptable credentialing bodies andcertifications include American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuerand American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.

  • Completion of AdvancedCardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) within 1 year of hire.

Job RN

Primary Location IOWA-DES MOINES-MERCY MEDICAL CENTER

Daily Schedule 7:00am - 5:30pm

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 0

Weekends Required None

Req ID: 2018-R0182500

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.