RN - Cardiac Cath Lab

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Healthcare - Nursing



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Scope of Service

Cardiac Invasive Services (CIS/Cath lab) is a 4-procedure room unit specifically designed to perform invasive diagnostic and therapeutic cardiac procedures, including structural heart procedures.

Procedures are performed on both inpatients and outpatients who have a cardiovascular condition requiring an invasive procedure. Cardiac Invasive Services regular hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. The unit is closed on weekends and holidays observed by The Queen’s Medical Center. As workload dictates, elective procedures can be performed until 7:00 pm Monday through Friday. All other times are reserved for urgent or emergency procedures and are done by the emergency or on-call team.

Cardiac catheterization services are provided to patients who range in age from teenagers to geriatrics.

Staffing

In addition to the physician performing the procedure room is staffed with 1 Registered Nurse, 1 Cardiovascular Technologist and 1 Radiological Special Procedures Technologist, and 1 Circulator (RN, CVT or RT).


Responsibilities

I. JOB SUMMARY/RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsible for coordinating clinical care of patient. Integrates all health care providers to ensure high quality patient/family outcomes, and establishes a consistent and accountable relationship with patient/family. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, initiation and development of the plan of care, patient/family education, utilization management and discharge planning.

II. TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS 
Essential functions- Continuous: lifting up to 1/2 lb., seeing, hearing, talking, grasping, fingering. Frequent to continuous: standing, walking, stooping, forward reaching, handling. Frequent: pushing and pulling up to 30 psi, lifting up to 10 lbs., sitting, bending. Occasional to frequent: squatting, twisting. Occasional: pushing and pulling up to 70 psi; lifting: horizontal lift/carry up to 75 lbs. with assistance, floor to waist up to 35 lbs., waist to shoulder up to 25 lbs., overhead level up to 15 lbs.; carrying up to 35 lbs, running, climbing, side bending, kneeling, crouching, overhead reaching. Operates various machines/tools/work aids.

III. TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
Inside work. Exposure to body fluids, blood products, and communicable diseases. Work environment may be highly stressful, fast paced and hectic. Assignment to inpatient adult psych areas and Family Treatment Center includes occasionally accompanying patients outdoors. Management of confused/disoriented and combative patients may involve tasks which may compromise physical safety.

IV. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
A. Education/Certification and Licensure:
1.Licensure: Registered Nurse, State of Hawaii
2.Diploma or Associate Degree in Nursing; Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing preferred.
3.Current BLS/HCP card in all areas; ACLS, NALS and/or PALS in designated areas.
4.Ability to read, write, speak and understand English effectively.


Additional Requirements

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE:

  • Current ACLS certification.
  • EXPERIENCE:

  • 12 months of ICU RN experience or 12 months of Cath Lab RN experience within last 5 years.
  • Must take call.


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