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RN- Cardiac Cath Lab

Company: Christus Health
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: April 15, 2019

Job Description:

Description
POSITION SUMMARY:



Position supports the department's patient care mission and staff flexibility goal through maximization of cross-training effectiveness. The individual in this position is qualified to fulfill high quality nursing care, hemodynamic monitoring, scrub assistant, emergency on-call, holding post- procedure area, and patient transporter. Fulfills this responsibility in the provision of assigned direct and indirect quality patient care in accordance with the mission of CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital. It is expected that the associate shall support the CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini strategic plan and the goals and direction of their Performance improvement Plan



CORE COMPETENCIES



Customer Focus -- Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

Communicates Effectively -- Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

Decision Quality -- Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.

Collaborates -- Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

Nimble Learning -- Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder.

Demonstrates Self-Awareness -- Using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses.

Goals -- Completes quarterly goals

Delivering the Mission -- Performs duties as defined in this job description and demonstrates mastery of role.





MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:



Assessment of the patient/admission of the patient to the Cath Lab/addressing patients' needs:
Introduces self/calls patient by name/makes patient comfortable with surroundings; uses AIDET
Completes and documents initial physical assessment in a timely manner; includes all major body systems
Ensures spiritual assessment/care; includes actual/expressed needs
Verifies lab results/allergies; communicates/documents findings
Addresses patient needs; administers medication based on individual patient needs
Incorporates cultural and ethnic factors into assessment/care
Observes for and communicates changes in the patient's condition to the physician; documents within the patient record
Performs reassessments at required intervals or as appropriate to the patient's needs
Communicates frequently with the patient's family; keeps family informed of the patient's condition

Responsible for functioning in other Cath Lab roles: charge person, hemodynamic monitoring, patient transport, emergency on call, etc.:
Assumes charge duties when called upon in a manner consistent with departmental goals
Respects the hospital's resources by performing duties in an efficient and accurate manner
Restocks and prepares room for procedures in a proactive manner
Opens sterile packs; prepares instrument table and drapes patient while maintaining sterile technique
Appropriately removes femoral/arterial venous sheaths; applies pressure to prevent hemorrhage/hematoma; checks pulses/removes R bands
Monitors /operates equipment to gather physiologic and hemodynamic patient information
Responds to patient transport needs in a safe, timely manner; always checks arm bands
Accepts the responsibility for stand-by call procedures and responds within 30 minutes

Compliant with and supportive of hospital/departmental policies and procedures:
Maintains a professional attitude and performs duties acting as a true team player
Plays an integral part in infection control by adhering to protocols for equipment and room cleanliness/disinfection
Adheres to hospital/departmental safety/PPE guidelines and abides by protocol for radiation badge compliance and wearing of protective lead
Ensures accuracy in patient records/patient charges

Acts as an educator prior to, during and after procedure; teaches and answers patient/family/student questions; provides reassurance and addresses concerns:
Educates patient/family members; answers questions regarding all aspects of cardiac procedure(s) being performed and reiterates post-operative limitations
Assists in teaching/explaining various nursing functions to individuals (i.e. student nurses, externs)






Requirements
A. Education/Skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. English required, bilingual (English/Spanish; English/French) preferred

B. Experience
Minimum of one-year experience in CCU/ICU or Cardiac Nursing preferred. Previous Cath Lab experience highly desired.



C. Licenses, Registrations or Certifications
Current Louisiana RN License.
Current BLS Card.
Current ACLS Card

Keywords: Christus Health, Alexandria , RN- Cardiac Cath Lab, Healthcare , Alexandria, Louisiana

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