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Registered Nurse (RN) - Cardiac Cath Lab

Company: South City Hospital
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionWe are South City Hospital. Our primary function is to offer continuous nursing, medical, and other health and social services on a 24-hour basis, under physician directed care and RN supervision.We focus on providing care for patients who are not in the acute phase of illness or requiring services in a hospital and who require primary, restorative, or skilled nursing services on an inpatient or custodial care basis. Our goal is to help our patients reach a degree of self-care in essential daily living.We service a multitude of patients and their families across our vast network, while remaining committed to the professional development of our staff, the functional improvement of our patients, and the cultivation of strong partnerships within our communities. WHAT WE OFFER

  • Essential/stable and growing company with many opportunities for training and advancement within the medical field that all employees and team members (including Full-Time and Part-Time) can benefit from.
  • Hourly pay is negotiable based on experience. We offer competitive market pay and opportunities for bonus depending on great work performance (bonuses only apply for Full Time).
  • Comprehensive Employee Benefits: Full-Time employees are eligible for various plans for medical, dental, and vision insurance. The Registered Nurse - Cardiac Cath Lab is responsible for the delivery of quality patient care through the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. The RN functions within the limits of the Missouri Nurse Practice Act, South City Hospital and Patient Care Services policies and practice guidelines, and performs in a comparable manner to peers with similar training, experience and circumstances.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Assesses patient's condition during a procedure, immediately recognizing potentially dangerous and life threatening conditions and intervening appropriately.
    • Assess vascular system, level of consciousness, level of anxiety, knowledge base and psychosocial status.
    • Takes nursing histories from patients and/or significant others to determine patient's needs, reflect the physiological condition of the patient, reflect the psychosocial needs of the patient.
    • Identifies recurrent patient, problems, symptoms and behavioral changes in relation to standards of care and individual needs.
    • Communicates with the physician continuously and as needed about patient condition.
    • Monitors, positions and assists patient during procedure.
    • Reviews patient's admission database, most recent nursing assessment done prior to arrival, interim summary of lab values, medications and current orders.
    • Preps patient for procedure and ensures table is set for procedures.
    • Starts IVs when needed.
    • Obtains medications from the Pharmacy and administers medications in the Cath/Angio Suite and elsewhere as needed.
    • Collects blood samples.
    • Assists in Cardiac Output procedure and ACTs.
    • Monitors vital signs, removes arterial/venous sheaths, applies femoral pressure, gives post-procedural instructions/teachings.
    • Gives report to floor nursing staff.
    • Transports patients to and from the Cath Lab.
    • Participates in patient and family teaching pre, during, and post procedure
    • Records all pressures monitored during lab procedures. Interprets all pressures utilizing the physiological recording system.
    • Documents accurately, thoroughly and completely including but not limited to procedure notes with notation in all fields as appropriate.
    • Assures comprehensive documentation and utilization of charge sheets, pre and post procedure summary sheets.
    • Maintains patient film record, procedure identification file, sends films out to other institutions, files patient reports, purges reports and films as necessary to storage.
    • Develops the patient care plan in collaboration with other members of the health team, patient and/or significant others. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
      • Graduate of accredited school of nursing
      • Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Missouri
      • Recent Cath Lab experience
      • Completion of CPR
      • Evaluative skills necessary for patient assessment.
      • Decision making skills required for treatment planning/implementation.
      • Clinical reasoning and judgment skills necessary for evaluation of nursing interventions and for safety of patients and self.
      • Excellent oral and written communication skills to interact with patients, visitors and staff. Ability to recognize need for and alter communication with patients with communication impairments.
      • Ability to manage time, organize daily schedule to meet productivity standards, and cope with professional stress.

Keywords: South City Hospital, St. Louis , Registered Nurse (RN) - Cardiac Cath Lab, Healthcare , Saint Louis, Missouri

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