IR/ Cardiac Cath Lab Nurse $10,000 Sign-On Bonus
The RN functions within the full scope of licensure to implement the nursing process. The RN will assess patient and family needs, develop a plan of care based on assessment, direct implementation of the plans of care for a group of patients, collaborate with the care team, and evaluate effectiveness of the care plan. Duties will include administration of medications, performing prescribed treatments and managing medical equipment. The Cardiac Cath Nurse leads the patient care team, delegates, supervises, and participates in providing direct patient care to adult and geriatric patients undergoing cardiac and peripheral diagnostic and interventional procedures in the Cardiac Cath Lab.
- Assists, Collaborates and Communicates with physicians
- May assist physicians in performing cardiac procedures
- Orders diagnostic tests according to physician instructions
- Preparing, assessing and monitoring patients throughout the procedural timeframe. Participating in and coordinating care during the following procedures: Cardiac Catheterization, Right heart catheterization, IABP management, Pacemaker/Device Implantation, Cardioversions, TEE and Pericardiocentesis
- Verifies or obtains consents for procedures
- Monitors patient vital signs during all procedures (heart rhythm, oxygenation, blood pressure, level of consciousness and level of pain)
- Administer medication according to physician instructions before, during and after cardiac procedures
- Will access and manage pain of the patient pre, intra and post procedure
- Uses nursing standards and protocols for treatment in critical situations
- Documents patient information in the Electronic Health Record and Hemodynamic Monitoring system
- Works with Physicians and staff to organize, maintain and efficiently utilize supplies and equipment to minimize waste and provide all necessary instruments and equipment
- Assists with disposal of waste materials and dirty linen, in accordance with hospital policy
- May assist in the development and revision of policies and procedures to ensure continuous process improvement
- Assists in training and orienting new employees
- Demonstration of ongoing clinical competency as defined by the facility
- Ensures regulatory compliance and compliance with patient safety guidelines
- Assists to facilitate that physiological, psychosocial, safety, learning, spiritual, cultural, and self-care needs of patients and families are addressed
- Actively participates in supporting and meeting the hospital’s goals for patient satisfaction and national quality core measures
- Participates in and promotes engagement action plans
- Performs other duties as assigned
- Graduate of an accredited RN Program and currently licensed in the State of California
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) preferred
- Minimum two (2) years of Cath Lab experience in a high volume lab
- Evidence of completing a Critical Care Course is required OR completion of AACN ECCO within 9 months of hire
- Thorough knowledge of cardiovascular emergency protocols, equipment and management
- Current Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification for Healthcare Providers from the American Heart Association
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) for Healthcare Providers from the American Heart Association
- Completion of advanced EKG recognition and hemodynamics course
- Completion of Intra-aortic balloon pump certification within the first 6 months of hire
- Ability to work in stressful emergency situations
- Must demonstrate critical thinking skills
About Oroville Hospital: Oroville Hospital is a private non-profit corporation, located in Northern California. A 153 bed acute care facility, founded in 1962, it serves the citizens of Oroville and Butte County. Oroville Hospital employs over 2000 people, and prides itself on providing the highest quality medical care in a friendly and compassionate environment.
About Oroville Hospital Expansion: A five-story tower is currently in the works and completion can be expected in the near future. The new tower will connect Oroville Hospital’s existing facilities on the first and second floor, and will add an additional 159,000 square feet. With the additional square footage, the hospital will be able to license 58 more beds, bringing the total number of beds available to patients from 153 to 211. The tower will house ambulatory services, labor and delivery center, intensive care unit and medical surgical units.
About Butte County: Oroville, population of 19,843, is the county seat for Butte County in Northern California. Rice, fruit and nut crops, olives and citrus, as well as many other crops, give rise to farmers markets, wineries, and locally sourced cuisine. Festivals celebrating rich agricultural traditions, fish, wildlife, bird migrations and diverse cultures, occur throughout the year.
Quality of life: An outstanding feature of our region is the abundance of recreational activities including; boating and fishing on Lake Oroville, hiking in nearby parks, biking, with over 110 miles of bike trails and an active bicycling community, backpacking and skiing in the Sierras above Lake Tahoe, or touring in nearby Napa -Sonoma, San Francisco or Coastal Mendocino.