Cath Lab RN

The University of Kansas Health System
Job Category: Registered Nurses
Department: Cath Lab
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Address: 4000 Cambridge Street, Kansas City, KS, USA

Job Description

Position Summary / Career Interest:
 The Cardiac Cath Lab RN provides evidence based care in Cardiac Cath Labs; monitors electrical and hemodynamic parameters; assesses patient during procedures and delivers therapy; provides moderate sedation during procedure. Performs advanced diagnostic and invasive procedures in the Cardiac Cath Lab. Monitor, circulate, and assist Cardiologist as requested. Performs other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities:

  • Administers intravenous and oral medications to patients. 
  • Assists in the collection of arterial and venous blood samples and respiratory gases. 
  • Attends to patient needs during electrophysiology studies including monitor patient’s – vital signs. 
  • Circulates during procedure, as applicable.  – Develops and contributes to a plan of nursing for the patient’s care. 
  • Obtains and records hemodynamic, electrical, and angiographic data; operates hemodynamic and electrical amplifiers and digital and line fluoroscopic equipment, if applicable.
  • Participates in late staffing per established late staffing schedule. 
  • Participates in life-saving measures such as defibrillation and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. 
  • Participates in orienting new staff. 
  • Prepares patient and equipment for electrophysiology procedures; prepares site of entry, draping patient, arranging sterilized instruments and catheters, and calibrating and setting up pressure transducers and tubing, as applicable.
  • Prepares the Electrophysiology Lab procedures rooms by ensuring that adequate stock is available.    

*Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.

*Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and duties and may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required.

 

Required:

  • Associate’s degree in Nursing
  • RN in State of Kansas
  • ACLS Certification 
  • BLS Certification
  • Minimum of 2 years’ ICU experience or previous Cath Lab experience

Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s in Nursing
  • Registration as a Cardiovascular Technologist (RCVT); Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS); Cardiovascular Electrophysiology Specialist (RCES); or CCRN
  • Cath Lab (Cath Lab and/or EP Lab) experience
  • Minimum of 2 yeras of ICU/ED experience  

We are an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic information.

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