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Renders patient care in the cardiac cath lab holding area utilizing cardiovascular and nursing education and experience in accordance with the Delaware Nursing Practice Act. Assists Cardiologist during TEE/CV procedures. Work requires the knowledge and skills necessary to provide direct patient care appropriate to full spectrum of patient population.
A minimum one year critical care experience preferred. One year experience in a cardiac cath laboratory preferred.Must complete Point of Care Testing training as part of Department Orientation. .
Demonstrate a complete working knowledge of all equipment within the department. Demonstrates and conveys theoretical knowledge and skills related to Invasive Cardiology nursing--understands the "why" concept as well as the "how" process. Assists physician with procedures performed in the cath lab holding area by preparing equipment and supplies, positioning patient, and giving medications in accordance with departmental policy. Reviews patient chart for appropriate information such as indicators which may indicate risk to the patient, maintains the holding area and assists in transporting patients. Demonstrates knowledge of caring for patients undergoing Moderate Sedation. Demonstrates knowledge of access site management Maintains controlled drug inventory according to prescribed controlled drug policy. Assures that the crash cart and drug box are accurately supplied and dated. Recognizes emergency situations and can initiate code procedures or administer first aid or CPR as needed. Prepare and administer medications. Assists in maintaining inventory and ordering supplies. Actively participates in product evaluation to determine best and most cost effective product. Notifies coordinator when supplies are low.
* RN - Registered Nurse
* BLS - Basic Life Saving certification
* ACLS - Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Competencies and skills:
* Experience In Hospital Or Acute Care Setting
* Clear Communication Skills Both Written And Verbal
* Able To Keep Confidential Information Regarding Patients, Team Members
* Able To Withstand Crisis Situations
* Has Skills To Provides Customer Service To Patients, Team Members And Visitors
* Knowledge And Experience With Electronic Health Records
* RN Diploma/RN Graduate Program
Location: Hospital-Main Campus
Work Status: Part Time >32