Cardiac Cath Lab Registered Nurse, (RN, Cath Lab)
Company: A-Team Solutions
Posted on: February 25, 2021
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Nurse- Cardiac Cath LabPlace of Performance:Atlanta, GAA-Team
Solutions is seeking (2) two Registered Nurses for full time
positions, for the Cardiac Cath Lab for the VA in Atlanta, GA. This
position is for day shift 7:30am-4pm
- QUALIFICATIONS** Have and maintain current certification in
Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) by the American Heart Association
and certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
* Graduated from a nationally accredited school of nursing.
*Minimum of 3 years experience in Cardiac Catheterization
laboratory, or Critical Care unit, or Emergency Room, or Step-down
Cardiology unit, or a combination of these units.
* Must have experience using pharmacological agents in patient
treatment and Cardiology testing, the desired effects, side
effects, and complications of their use as well as the accurate
administration of the pharmacologic agent, including dosage
* Must have experience with the basic requirements for proper
documentation of patient care including medications given, nursing
procedures, acknowledgement of teaching, and follow up care.
* Must be able to stand while wearing up to 25 pounds of PPE for up
to 4 hours.
*The RN must have worked a minimum of 12 months within the last 24
months, full time (> 20hrs per week), in the Cardiac
Catheterization Lab, Cardiovascular ICU, or Cardiac ICU.
*The RN must be knowledgeable of general anatomy and physiology;
cardiopulmonary system structures and functions; basic
pharmacology; patient care theory, procedures, and techniques;
medical terminology; aseptic techniques; medical ethics;
resuscitation techniques; maintaining and operating cardiopulmonary
laboratory diagnostic and therapeutic equipment; medications, and
medical computer systems.TYPE OF WORK. The duties include but are
not limited to the following:
Knowledge of interpersonal relationships and the ability to
maintain composure and react appropriately while relating to
patients, families, physicians, coworkers and ancillary staff; and,
maintain positive rapport with all individuals involved in patient
Knowledge of a wide range of cardiac and vascular disorders and
conditions as appropriate and seen in potentially critically ill
patients (e.g., Acute Myocardial events, Chest pain, decrease in
circulation to various areas of the body, and respiratory distress
due to poor perfusion).
Knowledge of professional care theories, principles, practices, and
procedures to perform nursing assignments of critically ill
patients. Demonstrates knowledge specific to the Cardiology
Clinic/Catheterization Laboratory population to include all ages
from young adult to geriatrics.
Assess patients' conditions for potential or life-threatening
crises. Distinguish between normal and abnormal physical findings
(from physical assessment and vital sign assessment). Plan
appropriate nursing care. Notify physician if needed and carry out
appropriate interventions as ordered.
Coordinates patient care though a continuum and facilitates the
achievement of optimal outcomes in relation to care, quality and
Ability to react with alertness and skill in any emergency
situation, (e.g., cardiac or respiratory arrest, hemorrhage, and
Ensures compliance with standards of care and practice in
accordance with all established policies, procedures, and
guidelines used in the medical treatment facility, provides care
within ethical and legal boundaries.
Assess patient/family knowledge level, implement plan of
instructions and record patient/family demonstrated level of
Provides professional nursing care to patients undergoing Cardiac
Catheterization Laboratory and diagnostic cardiac testing
Prepares and maintains Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory for all
Establishes and utilizes a checklist to monitor the physical plan
of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and equipment for
conformity to all national standards for ensuring safety for the
patient and all personnel.
Assembles the type and quantity of material and special equipment
needed for daily procedures and possible emergencies.
Circulates for Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory procedures.
Effectively communicates and collaborates with a diverse group of
people for the purpose of informing the healthcare team of
plans/actions, for teaching/education to benefit the patient/family
and organization. Effectively uses appropriate communication format
in addressing professional issues.
Obtain patient history, pertinent family history, and document in
patient's medical record. Utilize appropriate nursing personnel to
assist in delivery of care when indicated (e.g.,
Transcribe or verify transcription of physician orders.
Carry out prescribed physician orders and document in patient
Communicate pertinent patient data to physician as appropriate.
Assesses patients using the nursing process as a basis for
Demonstrates proper preparation of patients for treatments and
procedures, to include interventions.
Provides proper care and evaluation of post procedural
Possess knowledge of a variety of pharmacological agents used in
treatment of patients, the desired effects, side effects,
complications and usual dosage of their use as well as the accurate
administration of the pharmacologic agent, including dosage
calculations as required.
Administer prescribed medications to include multiple medication
drips and intravenous push drugs (e.g., sedatives, narcotics,
vasoactive medications, neuromuscular blockades, antidysrythmics,
antihypertensives, thrombolytics, and emergency drugs).
Administration consideration based on protocols, policy and
recommendations by medical references.
Assess and document patient response to medications administered
and intervene if desired response is not achieved.
Instruct patient/family regarding prescribed medications/therapies
and invasive/diagnostic procedures that must be accomplished.
Maintains open communication lines, both intra-departmentally and
interdepartmentally, to provide for total needs of the patient.
Conducts preoperative and postoperative visits. Discusses Cardiac
Catheterization and diagnostic cardiac testing procedures with
patients and informs them of what to expect during procedures.
Consults with the physician performing the procedure and
establishes priorities of care for each patient. Coordinates with
other hospital units, which include recovery room, intensive care,
and nursing units, on patients' progress and any special equipment
or supplies that will be needed for the patient post procedure.
Properly apply cardiac monitor leads and 12 lead EKG machine,
analyze rhythm strips and notify Physician of any abnormal results
(e.g., dysrhythmias for patient situation). Be able to interpret
cardiac rhythms and their implications, intervene on emergent
Skilled in setting up, operating and monitoring specialized medical
equipment such as IV infusion pumps, cardiac monitoring devices,
EKG units, oxygen analyzers, nebulizers, Ventilators, pacemakers,
intra-aortic balloon pumps and other unit specific equipment.
Care for patients with a variety of hemodynamic monitors to include
pressure lines/transducers, Swan-Ganz catheters, central venous
lines/sheaths and arterial lines. Obtain hemodynamic parameters and
interpret results. Notify physician of any parameters outside of
Participate in Discharge Planning as appropriate.
Must be knowledgeable of laboratory test values.1. Performing
pre-procedure patient preparation and assessments, post-cardiac
catheterization recovery and assessment and patient discharge
procedures and teaching.
2. Supporting 24/7 Cath Lab operations through participation in
on-call shifts and coverage. On-call schedule and requirements will
be at the discretion of the Cath Lab Director and/or Element
3. Support administrative roles in lab to include but not limited
a) Assist in preparing patient charts prior and post procedure
b) Assisting with the coordination of patient's through the
continuum of care and facilitates the achievement of optimal
outcomes in relation to clinical care, quality and cost
c) Educate and train new Cardiovascular Laboratory Nurses and
d) Assist in maintaining cardiac catheterization laboratory
programs such as safety, infection control, supply, radiation
safety, etcA-Team Solutions is an Equal Opportunity EmployerJob
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