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RN - Cath Lab

Company: DCH Health Care Authority
Location: Tuscaloosa
Posted on: May 19, 2023

Job Description:

Coordinates total nursing care specific for patients undergoing invasive and non-invasive diagnostic and therapeutic cardiac procedures; participates in patient and family teaching and provides leadership by working cooperatively with other team members and disciplines in maintaining standards for professional nursing practice in the clinical setting.

  • Provides age-specific nursing care to the adult and geriatric patients to include but not limited to:
  • assessments of physiologic and psychological changes
  • pharmacology management
  • identification and management of safety needs
  • Assesses condition on each assigned patient pre, intra, and post diagnostic and therapeutic cardiac procedures to include but not limited to the normal systems review, physiological factors, and pain assessment/management.
  • Plans, directs, supervises and evaluates nursing care provided to patients according to problems identified.
  • Assists in performance improvement (PI) activities by serving on PI teams as warranted, assisting with PI measures and supporting and implementing changes necessary for improvement.
  • Assist in charging medical supplies, stocking rooms and completing appropriate paperwork per case.
  • Assist in preparation of patients for all procedures including setting up sterile trays; cross trains to scrub position and assist physician, when needed.
  • Administers medication, IV therapy, and performs treatments to all assigned patients, according to policy and procedure.
  • Plans and provides patient and/or significant other education as related to invasive and non-invasive diagnostic and/or therapeutic procedures based on physical, behavioral, psychological, developmental, and age-related factors, after identifying barriers to learning.
  • Follows safety practices and ensures safe, clean environment for the patients.
  • Is observant of symptoms and reactions of patients and takes appropriate action as changes occur.
  • Documents all patient care assessments, evaluations, activities and/or observations according to policies and procedures.
  • Assists with or institutes emergency measures for sudden adverse developments in patients such as cardiac arrest.
  • Attends in-service programs, required training/education and unit/departmental/service meetings.
  • Maintains performance, patient and employee satisfaction and financial standards as outlined in the performance evaluation.
  • Performs compliance requirements as outlined in the Employee Handbook
  • Must adhere to the DCH Behavioral Standards including creating positive relationships with patients/families, coworkers, colleagues and with self.
  • Requires use of electronic mail, time and attendance software, learning management software and intranet.
  • Must adhere to all DCH Health System policies and procedures.
  • All other duties as assigned.
  • Registered Nurse with current Alabama Licensure.
  • Two (2) years of Critical Care experience preferred. -
  • Takes 3-11, 11-7, weekend and holiday call. -
  • Must be able to respond within 20 minutes of a call-out.
  • Must be able to read, write legibly, speak, and comprehend English.Working ConditionsWork ContextPhysical:
  • Ability to tolerate prolonged periods of standing and walking. -
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
  • Is able to push stretcher/wheelchair with average adult patient. - Is able to do frequent stooping and on occasion crouching, crawling or kneeling. -
  • Ability to reach reasonable distances in any direction. -
  • Ability to run in emergency situations. -
  • Must be able to move fingers in a coordinated manner. -
  • Must have ability to feel and perceive temperature, texture, shape and size with fingertips.
  • Physical presence onsite is essential. -
  • Hearing and vision must be normal or corrected to within normal range. -
  • Able to perform the duties with or without reasonable accommodation.Environmental:
  • Includes exposure to human body fluids, disease, infection, lab chemicals and hazard material.
  • Requires wearing common protective or safety equipment.Medium Work Load:
  • This position requires contact with others including the patients, physicians, coworkers, team members and visitors.
  • There may be times when there is interaction with another person that may be angry or aggressive and help to solve the situation may require requesting assistance of a more qualified individual.
  • Communication may come in the form of electronic mail, face to face, telephone or letters/memos.
  • This individual may be responsible as a team member to answer the department telephone and work in groups or teams.

Keywords: DCH Health Care Authority, Tuscaloosa , RN - Cath Lab, Healthcare , Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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