Position : Cardiac Cath Lab Nurse
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.
Apply nursing theory to the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of patient responses to health, illness, and procedure.
Positively collaborate and coordinate the continuum of care within a multi-disciplinary team and across divisions/units.