RN, Cardiac Stress Lab - Southwood - (FT) ( Job Number: 141296 )
Kaiser Permanente - Jonesboro, GA

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The Cardiac Stress lab RN is a licensed, registered nurse who has completed training in the Cardiac Stress Lab. The Stress Lab RN utilizes a high level of knowledge of cardiac or chemical stress testing and effectively communicates issues with physicians. The RN will interpret data received prior to procedure and utilizes nursing judgment that is in line with safety protocols. The Cardiac Nurse must be self-directed and act independently and to intervene as appropriate to resolve issues. The Stress Lab RN is responsible for implementing the philosophy, objectives, standards of care, policies, and procedures of Cardiac Services under the supervision of the Cardiologist.

Essential Functions:
  • Direct assessments, evaluation and monitoring for all patients undergoing any cardiac stress testing in the Cardiac Diagnostic Stress Lab.
  • Collects patient history and physical review to include current medication records.
  • Conducting appropriate patient interviews.
  • Assuring informed consent and obtaining all necessary patient signatures.
  • IV insertions.
  • IV medication delivery.
  • Emergency administration of medications upon physician orders.
  • Cardiopulmonary monitoring and status assessments.
  • Daily monitoring of crash cart and or jump bag.
  • Reviews laboratory date for abnormal or unusual results prior to administration of any medication.
  • Assists physician in providing diagnostic services to patients in the Cardiac Stress Lab.
  • Intervenes in emergency situations.
  • Confers with the physician as needed based on medical status of the patient.
  • Documents patient information in the medical record.
  • Works closely with the medical, nursing, and ancillary staff of the institution to provide quality and safe care.
  • Other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications:
  • Current Georgia RN License.
  • Basic life support certification required (infection control and fire and safety courses) and ACLS certification is required.
  • Current Georgia RN License.
  • Three (3) years of RN clinical nursing experience.
  • Two years in cardiovascular care or Cardiac Stress Lab
  • Strong medical and/or surgical background
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Preferred Qualifications:
  • BS in Nursing preferred.
  • Customer service aptitude demonstrated through Customer Service Assessment.

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