Cardiology-Cath Lab/IR Cardiology Nurse–Day shift with on call hours

Idaho Falls Community Hospital
Job Category: Registered Nurses
Department: Cath Lab
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Address: 2327 Coronado Street, Idaho Falls, ID, USA

Job Description

  • Level: Experienced
  • Remote Type: N/A
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Education Level: Registered Nurse
  • Salary Range: Undisclosed
  • Travel Percentage: Undisclosed
  • Job Shift: Undisclosed
  • Jon Category: Nurse

Description

Idaho Falls Community Hospital is looking for a Cath Lab/IR Cardiology Nurse to join our team!

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for assisting the cardiologist in diagnostic cardiac catheterizations and interventional procedures on patients and providing quality nursing care, assessing and managing patient care in the cardiac catheterization lab, and support interventional radiology as needed. In-addition, the Cardiac Cath Lab Nurse patient-care specialist in all aspects of the Cardiac Catheterization Closely monitoring the patient for improvement or complications, administering medications including conscious sedation and assisting the Interventionist are some of the tasks of this role. 

Have a passion for helping others? At Idaho Falls Community Hospital, so do we. Helping our community get better is our number one priority. We are committed to providing compassionate, emergency care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Idaho Falls Community Hospital is proud to be a certified trauma, stroke and STEMI center.

Our work environment is collaborative, purpose driven and celebrates the people who make our work possible. Our culture is unique and it is what makes people excited to come to work each day. If you are looking for a career where you can make a difference, we have a place for you on our team.

BENEFITS:

Taking care for our community starts with taking care of our own team. Idaho Falls Community Hospital is proud to offer its employees competitive and comprehensive benefit packages. Benefits include:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Paid Time Off (vacation, holidays and sick days) and Medical Paid Time Off
  • Retirement Plans (401K with up to 6% match)
  • Earned Quarterly Bonus Program
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Discount for medically necessary procedures performed at Idaho Falls Community Hospital and Mountain View Hospital
  • Life Insurance
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Schedules
  • Collaborative and Supportive Work Environment

Please note benefits are based on eligibility according to full-time, part-time or PRN status classification.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Cardiology/Cathetezrization Lab Nurse

  1. Performs nursing assessments to gather data and identify the patient’s needs for this period of care.
  2. Pre-procedure duties consist of checking clinically important aspects related to the patient entering into the cath lab.
  3. Assist physicians during catheterization procedures, angioplasties, pacemaker implantation and other cardiac procedures.
  4. Understanding of Special devices including Intraaortic balloon pumps, rotoblators, AngioJets, thrombus aspiration systems, cutting balloons, filterwires, etc.
  5. Demonstrate ability to use/assist all peripheral devices to include IVUS, Flow Wire, Rotatblator, and Mac-Lab system etc. as defined by position in lab.
  6. Collaborates with physicians and other health employees in coordinating the plan of care and facilitating patient outcomes.
  7. Provides care based on established standards of practice, policies and protocols.
  8. Ensures that patients are admitted, transferred and discharged in a timely and efficient manner.
  9. Demonstrates critical thinking skills for problem solving and anticipating patient care needs.
  10. Documents assessments, delivery of care and patients response to care in the medical record.
  11. Participates in performance improvement initiatives to improve processes and outcomes.
  12. Administers Moderate Sedation under direct supervision of a Physician after demonstrating written and demonstrates competence.
  13. Demonstrates the ability to function in all aspects of diagnostic and interventional catheterization to include scrubbing, circulating, monitoring and recording of procedures.
  14. Participates in after hour and on-call coverage.
  15. Assist as part of a team to provide support to Cath-lad and interventional radiology as needed.
  16. Understands policy and procedure for to emergent patient needs and codes.
  17. Performs other duties as assigned.
  18. Completes annual education requirements.
  19. Maintains regulatory requirements.
  20. Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.
  21. Reports to work on time and as scheduled, completes work within designated time.
  22. Wears identification while on duty, uses computerized punch time system correctly.
  23. Attends annual review and department in-services, as scheduled.
  24. Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
  25. Actively participates in performance and quality improvement activities.
  26. Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.
  27. Required to check emails and be responsible for its content twice a day.
  28. Stocks supplies used in the radiology setting on a weekly basis

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:     

Education/Certification:   Graduate of an accredited RN program. Current RN Licensure in the State of Idaho. Current BLS, ACLS, and PALS certification and renewals, as required. Complete the Basic Dysrhythmia class with a grade of 84% or higher if no prior telemetry experience.

Experience:  

Minimum of 2 years of cardiology catheterization lab experience is preferred.  Evaluation and programming of pacemakers and ICDs required.

Advanced Cardiac Rhythm Interpretation experience required.

Demonstrates the ability to function in all aspects of diagnostic and interventional catheterization to include scrubbing, circulating, monitoring and recording of procedures,12 lead EKG interpretation, cardiac medications, emergency management of cardiac patients, current clinical practice guidelines in cardiology, and secondary prevention.

Equipment/Technology:  Basic computer knowledge and skills, comprehensive knowledge of cardiac instrumentation, equipment, procedures, and the care required for many diverse patients.

Language/Communication:  Strong communication skills, must have the ability to effectively read, write, and speak English.  Ability to communicate with patient needs and instructions.

Mathematical Skills:  Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers. Able to calculate correct doses by applying necessary formulas as needed

Mental Capabilities:  Ability to problem solve, manage stress and handle emergent patient situations under stressful situations.

Interpersonal:  Ability to work well with patients, physicians and other members of the cath lab.  Ability to coordinate care between departments.

Performance:  Performance will be judged by annual evaluations, competencies, and maintenance of licensure and certifications. 

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