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Cardiac Cath Registered Nurse 1

Company: Rush Oak Park Hospital
Location: Oak Park
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Department: Cardiac Catheterization LabWork Type: Full Time (Total FTE 1. 0)Shift: Shift 1Work Schedule: 8 HrSummary:The CCL/IR RN 1 is a competent beginning level nurse who has utilizes technical skills and is responsible for assessing the nursing needs and initiating appropriate intervention for patients in the Cardiac Cath Lab, Interventional Radiology, Cardiology, Computerized Tomography, Nuclear Cardiology and Imaging Departments according to Departmental, Nursing and Hospital policies and procedures. This position assists in conducting invasive cardiac and interventional procedures. Participates in all functions necessary to maintain high standards of care in all areas. The nurse is functioning as either a circulating staff or a monitoring staff for a variety of procedures within the Department. This position continues to rely on the experience, judgement and support of the other Cardiac Cath team members while developing practice-based knowledge. This person Exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures. Responsibilities:Job Responsibilities:Evidence Based Interventions. Participate in the collection of data unit-based quality initiatives, research and evidence-based activities. Utilizes system wide resources to support decision making and action. Recognizes patterns/groupings of problems in a specific patient population that requires investigation and initiates actions to address. Communicates current evidenced-based information with peers.Relationship and Caring Establishes a caring, therapeutic relationship with patients and families through effective communication, Acknowledgement of patient/family perceptions of health and illness and mutual goal setting for optimal outcomes. Collaborates consistently and effectively with other disciplines and services to meet the needs of patients and families. Has the ability to cope with and manage change as well as help others to the same.Critical Thinking Utilizes competent assessment skills and judgment necessary to implement medical plan of care, nursing intervention and procedures as necessary for the care of the patient. Demonstrate the ability to prioritize care for complex patients based on knowledge acquired from previous clinical experiences. Recognizes changes in patient status and consistently responds effectively. Assures that patients are safely transported to and from the departments.Technical Expertise Demonstrates consistent safe and effective use of medical devices in the delivery of patient care. Demonstrates accountability for implementing policies related to safe and effective administration of medications. Assesses patient safety needs consistently and implements appropriate strategies (fall precautions, infection control, and suicide risk patient identification) to minimize risk. Individualizes teaching plans based on a thorough assessment to meet the learning needs of patients and families, to ensure that the unique nature of the client is addressed.Leadership Ensures the equipment in the department is maintained in safe and proper working condition. Recommends supply procurement and equipment modifications Demonstrates the ability to provide information to staff and students on the unit. Graduate of an accredited Nursing program. Registered Professional Nurse Licensure by the state of Illinois required. Demonstrates beginning leadership skills related to patient care. Delegates effectively and consistently to optimize patient outcomes Demonstrates accountability for own professional practice, including progress toward achievement of annual goalsOther information:Required Job Qualifications: 1-3 years of experience Graduate of an accredited Nursing program. Current state of Illinois Registered Professional Nurse Licensure Baccalaureate degree in nursing (except current employees hired before July 2008). Non-baccalaureate RN s are not eligible for promotion. Specialized certification; Current CPR and ACLS; Must have one-year critical care experience. Individuals with significant job-related experience will be considered. Good understanding of cardiovascular anatomy and hemodynamics. Must have the ability to take call-on rotation after normal operating hours (including weekdays, weekends and Holidays), arrival time for STEMI in 30 min.)Preferred Job Qualifications: Previous experience in the Cath Lab/IR will consider OR/Endo/ICU experience.Ability to operate any of the following: Siemens Artis Zee Interventional equipment - limited Siemens Artis Q Interventional equipment - limited EPIC-Electronic medical record PACS/MERGE MAC LAB Hemodynamic recording equipment Medrad power injectors-all varieties Maquette IABP IVUS/FFR/Smart Map IVAC pumps Defibrillator Oxygen Pulse Oximetry Patient transport devices Phone system Paging system AVOXIMETER ACT Machine Avinger Light Box Imaging Console CSI BOVIE SonoSite US Temporary Pacemaker Generator EKOS Computers, printers, copiers, fax All other ancillary equipmentCompetencies/Skills: Analytical ability Communication skills are required in order to lead and teach. Ability to interact effectively with others in difficult situations and stressful situation. Ability to maintain confidential information. Ability to do priority management. Must have good organizational skills.Physical Demands/ Abilities: Work requires the ability to walk throughout the Hospital and Ancillary Buildings, and to be standing or walking most of the designated shift. Work requires lifting or carrying objects 35-40lbs. and lifting and positioning patients, some of whom may exceed 300 lbs. Work requires the intermittent ability to climb, lift, bend, twist, reach, pull, push or crawl to assemble procedural equipment and/or replenish supplies. Visual, Auditory, Hand dexterity, Speed, Coordination: Hand/eye, Eye/Foot, Hand/foot, and Mobility: Full body, and partial body mechanical ability is necessary for multitasking, and utilizing equipment during procedures. The ability to wear a lead apron 90% of the time during procedures. The average weight of a lead apron is 13 - 20 pounds. The ability to check documents for errors, use a keyboard to enter or retrieve data, and closely examine specimens, images or reports is required, and may require prolonged sitting Work conditions include performing procedures where carelessness could result in injury or illness and/or contact with potentially infectious materials and/or strong chemical agents.Disclaimer:The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.Physical Demands:Competencies: Disclaimer: The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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