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We are currently looking for a Registered Nurse - RN CATH LAB 80 HOURS whose compassion, clinical expertise, and excellence are top priority.
The Registered Nurse is responsible for the delivery of quality patient care through the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. The Registered Nurse functions within the limits of the Missouri Nurse Practice Act, Des Peres Hospital and Patient Care Services policies and practice guidelines, and performs in a comparable manner to peers with similar training, experience and circumstances.
Provides patient care using the nursing process before, during, and after procedures performed in the CCL/ Special Angiogram Lab. This includes providing hemostatsis post procedure.
Assesses patient's condition during a procedure using patient's signs and symptoms, immediately recognizing potentially dangerous and life threatening conditions and intervening appropriately.
Participates in CCL/ Special Angiogram QI program. Specifically by doing post procedure visits and next day visits on all inpatients. Calls referring institution on the following working day for a report on outpatient's condition.
Practices aseptic technique and is able to prepare and assist physician with all procedures done in the department.
Operates x-ray table during both special angiograms and cardiac caths, including rotating tube and positioning wedge, enabling the nurse to "pan" for the physician.
Operates Philips x-ray console, selecting proper tube and radiological selectors for patient size and view during cardiac cath and special angiograms.
Interprets EKG rhythms and hemodynamic wave forms and records appropriately, alerting physician when necessary.
Electrically calibrates and operates the physiological recorder. Is able to set up, level, and zero-balance the transducers, cables, and manifold system in conjunction with the physiological recorder.
Assists X-ray specialist in positioning patient and adjusting Philips x-ray console to apply ionizing radiation during special angiograms.
Loads outside media and copies media for transfer to another institution, logging appropriately in the film log book.
Maintains narcotics, crash cart, stock medications, and IV supplies through proper charging and routine checks.
Participates in patient and family teaching pre, during, and post procedure as needed according to department protocol.
Documents accurately, thoroughly and completely including but not limited to Witt procedure notes with notation in all fields as appropriate. Assures comprehensive documentation and utilization of charge sheets, pre and post procedure summary sheets, patient satisfaction surveys and teaching forms.
Safely and efficiently prepares, operates, and helps to maintain specialized equipment found in the department.
Acts as resource person to the hospital personnel concerning procedures performed and patient care required before and after procedures performed in the CCL/Special Angiogram Lab.
MUST BE ABLE TO COMMUTE TO HOSPITAL WITHIN 30 MINUTES FOR CALL
EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
Graduate of a school of nursing. BSN preferred
Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Missouri
Recent clinical Cath Lab experience REQUIRED.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Evaluative skills necessary for patient assessment.
Decision making skills required for treatment planning/implementation.
Clinical reasoning and judgment skills necessary for evaluation of nursing interventions and for safety of patients and self.
Excellent oral and written communication skills to interact with patients, visitors and staff.
Ability to recognize a need for and alter communication with patients with communication impairments.
Ability to manage time, organize daily schedule to meet productivity standards, and cope with professional stress
746-Des Peres Hospital - St. Louis, MO
10 Hour Day
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Tenet Healthcare - 17 months ago