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Position : Cath Lab Nurse

BLS, ACLS are required.

Provide pre/intra/post procedure nursing care (assessment, monitoring, intervention and education) related to diagnostic and therapeutic adult cardiac catheterization procedures including (but not limited to) angioplasty, coronary stents, balloon valvuloplasty, Swan Ganz/right heart catheterization, structural heart, and pericardiocentesis.

Transport patient to/from pre-post recovery and/or inpatient unit.

Administer intravenous and oral medications to patients.

Manage patients under procedural sedation.

Operate physiologic recorder and printer to monitor electrocardiogram and hemodynamic data. Troubleshoot equipment issues and/or initiate repair.

Operate intra-aortic balloon. Troubleshoot equipment issues and/or initiate repair.

Operate Impella. Troubleshoot equipment issues and/or initiate repair

Actively monitor patient during adult cardiac catheterization procedures (vitals, etc.). Participate in life-saving measures such as defibrillation and cardiopulmonary resuscitation as needed.

Ensure adequate levels of all supplies are available in all procedural room(s).  Stock as needed.

Demonstrate competency in the following: angioplasty, coronary stents, balloon valvuloplasty, Swan Ganz/right heart cath, pericardiocentesis, intra-aortic balloon pumps, Impella, and recognition of cardiac rhythms.

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