Provides professional nursing care to patients in the Cardiac Cath/Special Procedures, Cardiovascular, and Imaging Departments
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Accurately access patient medical records
Input physician’s orders appropriately to patient’s records
Review documentation for ongoing patient care
Communicate patient record with ancillary hospital services
Maintains patient confidentiality as outlined by privacy and HIPAA guidelines.
Takes responsibility for patient’s welfare at all times while in care of the Cath lab/Special Procedures Dept
Reviews medical history and chart.
Reviews lab results, reports abnormal findings per protocol.
Determines patient’s condition and any adverse drug reaction problems.
Prepares necessary drugs and IV solutions for Cath/Special Procedures patient. Circulates during procedure as required and assists physicians with catheters, instruments and drug administration.
Demonstrates proficiency in the use of the Alaris IV Pump
Communicates current assessments of the patient’s condition to physicians and other health team members.
Provides an open line of communication between department and patient floors, auxiliary and support services.
Transports patients to and from Cath Lab/Special Procedure Department utilizing defined protocols including proper hand-off communication.
Maintains CPR cart/drug supplies/narcotic count daily.
Assures temporary pacemaker battery/laryngoscope batteries are charged monthly.
Assures drug cupboards are secured when department is unattended.
Analyzes dysrhythmias and other EKG changes.
Understands pressure waveforms.
Remains comfortable in all phases of the operation of the WITT Monitoring System.
Records procedure data accurately.
Manages time for maximum productivity,
Uses resources in a cost effective manner.
Provides nursing care in Radiology Department when not busy in Cath Lab
Demonstrates behaviors consistent with organizational mission and goals.
Follows all applicable hospital policies and procedures.
Participates in facility Quality Improvement/IOP Program
Follows policies and procedures for infection control and facility safety in accordance with regulatory guidelines.
Follows "Patients Rights Policy" at all times.
Demonstrates knowledge of information management as appropriate.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Associate's degree (A. A.)
from accredited school of nursing required. B.S.N. Degree preferred.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
St. Vincent Healthcare - 24 months ago