Registered Nurse (RN)-Cardiac Catheterization -23060
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POST DATE 9/9/2016
END DATE 12/23/2016
West Virginia University Hospital
JOB DESCRIPTIONPOSITION DESCRIPTION
JOB TITLE & CODE:
Registered Nurse - Cardiac Catheterization Lab (23060)
Heart and Vascular Institute
Manager, Heart and Vascular Institute
Provide nursing care during procedures performed in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab. Works closely with the Interventional Cardiologist to administer conscious sedation while providing a safe environment for the patient.
The professional registered nurse has the authority, responsibility, and shift accountability for the delivery of nursing care through the use of the nursing process. The Registered Nurse accepts accountability, applies competent clinical knowledge skills, and uses independent nursing judgment for care provided by self and by health care providers to who care is delegated to achieve quality patient care outcomes.
The Registered Nurse must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care that is relevant to the patient(s) under their care, as well as apply principles of growth and development over the life span. The Registered Nurse also must possess the ability to assess and interpret patient data needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs.
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:
Current West Virginia licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse.
Obtain certification in Basic Life Support within 30 days of hire date.
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:
Bachelors of Science in Nursing Degree (BSN) preferred.
Associates of Science in Nursing Degree (ASN) or Diploma, Currently enrolled in a BSN program and BSN completed
within 5 years of hire preferred.
Obtain Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) within 6 months of hire.
Obtain Pediatric advanced life support (PALS) certification within 6 months of hire.
Two years of prior registered nursing experience.
CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The statements described here are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be constructed as an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities and duties. Other duties may be assigned.
Administers conscious sedation.
Utilizes basic knowledge of respiratory physiology to evaluate airway.
Accurately analyzes and interprets basic and advanced dysrhythmias.
Assures continuity of care is delivered through hand-off communication.
Works as a team member to provide safe, holistic care to the patient.
Performs moderate complexity blood tests
Provides direct patient care within a designated shift, based on the nursing process and within role/scope of practice.
Implements appropriate clinical decisions and demonstrates appropriate use of expert peers and/or management, as applicable.
In response to data indicating commonly occurring risks to patient health status, initiates actions to correct, reduce and/or prevent risk.
Provides coordinated and comprehensive patient care including assessment, expected outcomes, nursing interventions and evaluation within an interdisciplinary team approach.
Negotiates the patient care tasks with family/patient within safe practice guidelines. Appropriately delegates patient care tasks to assigned personnel; providing follow-up for completion and patient response.
Accepts accountability and uses independent nursing judgment for care provided by self and by health care providers to who care is delegated.
Uses standards of care and standards of practice to guide care delivery.
Bases decisions made/actions taken on relevant scientific principles, established standards of care and/or research findings. Seeks assistance/credible resource when unable to perform safely and independently.
Performs evaluation of patient response to tasks performed and delegated; including Patient Profile Assessment for safe patient handling and mobility.
Determines/revises priorities for direct/indirect patient care activities based on patient acuity and available resources; including Patient Profile Assessment for safe patient handling and mobility.
Uses established patient care support systems including documentation, communication, & information.
Engages in mentoring and networking activities to promote professional development.
Fosters the integration of staff and/or students into the health care team. Facilitates incorporation of the unit's mission, values, and vision.
Engages in exchange of information relevant to specific patient assignment.
Interacts with various members of the health care team to meet patient care needs.
Participates in Performance Improvement activities as appropriate.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work requires strength and/or stamina, lifting, moving, stooping, reaching, standing, walking, and carrying of materials and equipment weighing 40+lbs.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health recommends minimizing the need for employees to manually lift patients, and limit safe patient handling to 35 pounds. All transfers, lifts and re-positioning will be completed utilizing the lift equipment and/or other patient handling aids as indicated by the patient s profile and appropriate algorithms.
Ability to stand while wearing lead apron.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Working around biohazards.
Working closely with others.
Working protracted or irregular hours.
Working around infectious diseases.
Working with or near the deceased.
Working with hands in water.
Working around electrical hazards associated with patient care equipment.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Must possess interpersonal skills to positively and effectively communicate to the entire team.
Must accept accountability and uses independent nursing judgment for care of the patient.
Must be able to work as team member and contribute to the overall goal of patient care delivery
Date Reviewed/Revised: June 2016