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RN Cath Lab

Company: Northern Arizona Healthcare
Location: Flagstaff
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

The RN Cath Lab, under the supervision of the Director and/or Clinical Coordinator, conducts initial and on-going assessments, develops the patient plan of care through the use of Clinical Pathways, directs and delivers patient care, patient and family education, identifies and corrects variances from the patient's Clinical Pathway, and completes discharge planning. S/he will care for adults and geriatric patient groups.

Responsibilities

Education

  • Maintains expertise in cardiac and other monitoring equipment.

Data Integrity * Documents assessments, interventions and patient responses.

  • Performs audits of documentation to ensure consistency and that standards are met.

Patient Care * Communicates and documents patient/family learning needs.

  • Completes a thorough physical assessment at time of admission.
  • Prioritizes and problem solves to meet changes in patient status/condition.
  • Manages medications, IV's, and blood products.
  • Utilizes pain scale in pain assessment.
  • Documents restraints.
  • Provides psychological and social support for patient/families.
  • Participates in discharge planning and patient education.
  • Monitors the medical condition of patient(s) and reports changes.

Operations * Demonstrates ability to update patient status in the EMR (admission to cath lab, post procedure, or when care and practice via the nursing process indicates a change).

  • Completes Inter-Disciplinary profile.
  • Initiates and updates the clinical pathway.
  • Demonstrates knowledge in the use of department medical equipment.
  • Documents nursing interventions, patient's response to interventions and any changes in patient condition electronic record.
  • Communicates and documents patient/family learning needs.
  • Demonstrates the ability to interpret and communicate basic laboratory and diagnostic data and communicates results to provider.

Compliance/Safety * Responsible for reporting any safety-related incident in a timely fashion through the Midas/RDE tool; attends all safety-related training programs; performs work in a safe manner; monitors work environment for possible safety issues and ensures others are also performing work in a safe manner.

  • Stays current and complies with state and federal regulations/statutes and company policies that impact the employee's area of responsibility.
  • If required for the position, ensures all certifications and/or licenses are up-to-date and valid prior to expiration dates.
  • Completes all company mandatory modules and required job-specific training in the specified time frame.
  • Maintains responsibilities for the patient during transfer from cath lab to the nursing unit and provides a report to RN accessing patient.

Qualifications

Education

  • Associate Degree in Nursing- Required*New hire RNs and those hired on or after 7/1/2016:Must enroll in a BSN program within one year of hire and complete within 5 years of hire.

Certification & Licensures

  • Current, unrestricted RN license in the State of Arizona- Required
  • BLS (American Heart Association)- Required
  • ACLS- Required

Experience

Critical Care experience or Cath Lab experience- Required

Keywords: Northern Arizona Healthcare, Flagstaff , RN Cath Lab, Other , Flagstaff, Arizona

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