Catholic Health Initiatives RN, Cath Lab in LONDON, Kentucky

RN, Cath Lab

Description

Job Summary:

The Registered Nurse in the Cardiac Cath Lab is responsible for all aspects of care related to adult inpatients or outpatients undergoing procedures in the Cardiac Cath Lab. Applies knowledge of growth and development to perform detailed assignments/interventions. Provides consistent care based on the changing physical and psychosocial needs, unique to the patient.

Essential Duties:

  • Demonstrates the ability to accurately assess patient status in accordance with unit standards; ability to prioritize interventions with appropriate patient needs.

  • Identifies subtle changes in patient's status which require immediate action.

  • Accepts responsibility for initial interventions in emergency situations.

  • Evaluates patient's response to interventions.

  • Evaluates patient's response to interventions provided by other health care team members.

  • Demonstrates effective verbal communication skills in reporting necessary information upon transfers.

  • Accurately communicates and documents patient information to physician/other health care professionals in a timely manner.

  • Demonstrates ability to prioritize interventions with appropriate patient needs.

  • Delegate activities to be performed by ancillary nursing staff, according to skill level and patient needs.

  • Accepts responsibility and accountability for the quality and quantity of patient care given and procedure quality.

  • Recognizes operational problems in area and ensures director is notified.

  • Demonstrates high degree of skill and knowledge related to radiography procedures incorporating radiation safety practices as appropriate.

  • Completes daily QC tasks as assigned.

  • Performs related duties as required.

Qualifications

Education:

  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing required.

  • Effective May 1, 2014, all new-hire Associate Degree Registered Nurses (new graduate and experienced) are required to start an approved BSN program within two years of hire and complete an approved BSN program within five years of hire.

Experience:

  • Prior experience in a critical care setting is preferred.

License/Certification:

  • Current state RN license required.

  • BLS certification required.

  • ACLS is preferred, but can be obtained during oreintation.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.

  • Adheres to and exhibits our core values: Reverence: Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us. Integrity: Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness. Compassion: Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community. Excellence: Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.

  • Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times.

  • Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines.

  • Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members.

  • Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community.

Job Nursing - RN

Primary Location KENTUCKY-LONDON-SAINT JOSEPH LONDON

Daily Schedule 1

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Every Other

Req ID: 2017-R0116501