Catholic Health Initiatives *Staff RN - Cath Lab Lufkin (Full-time days) in LUFKIN, Texas

*Staff RN - Cath Lab Lufkin (Full-time days)

Description

Position Summary:

Responsible for the delivery of excellence in patient care through assessing and formulating a nursing diagnosis and establishing goals, planning and implementing interventions, and evaluating patient care outcomes. He/she is responsible for participating in and maintaining quality, achieving cost effectiveness, and ensuring positive guest relations. Requires basic critical patient care and assessment as well as the development of technical proficiency, which all RN's are expected to assume at the termination of their orientation period.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Quality – completes work with accuracy and thoroughness.

  • Productivity – efficiently utilizes time in accomplishing work.

  • Customer Focus – lives organizational and departmental service standards.

  • Reliability – completes tasks assigned; follows up as needed.

  • Availability – meets attendance standards; is punctual; works when needed.

  • Decision Making – displays sound judgment; works with minimal supervision.

  • Initiative – seeks out productive duties in absence of guidance; is a self-starter.

  • Adheres to Policy – follows CHI ST. Luke’s Memorial Hospital rules, policies, procedures and guidelines.

  • Interpersonal Relationships – cooperates, communicates and works well with others. Professionalism – represents CHI ST. Luke’s Memorial Hospital positively in actions and appearance.

  • Initiates nursing interventions and physician orders, recording all patient data and interventions accurately.

  • Proficient at starting IVs and administering medications; understands dosage calculations, drug interactions, implications, precautions, and complications for all medications administered.

  • Assists the physician during diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to promote optimal patient outcomes.

  • Monitors level of supplies and drugs in the department to ensure availability for procedures.

  • Understands sterile technique and handles sterile items appropriately.

  • Proficient at defibrillation, cardioversion, and emergency medication administration.

  • Based on age-specific and patient-specific needs,displays good patientassessment skills and notifies physician or team as patient condition warrants.

  • Exhibits strong knowledge base of cardiovascular diseases. Able to interpret lab values and correlate with diagnosis to determine potential implications and complications.

  • Ability to interpret hemodynamics and correlate with diagnosis to determine potential implications and complications.

  • Manages follow-up care for patient and communicates follow-up care plan to patient and patient’s family members.

  • Maintains patient confidentiality and complies with ethical, professional, and legal standards inherent in patient care and professional conduct.

  • Communicates in an accurate, courteous, and professional manner. Greets everyone with a smile and positive attitude.

  • Collaborates with other healthcare professionals.

  • Admits, discharges, and transports patients as required.

  • Serves as a resource for others nurses and clinical staff. Serves as a mentor for other nurses.

  • Participates in continuing education and achieving/maintaining certification.

  • Participates in data collection to improve patient care.

  • Monitors performance by developing and participating in quality management activities.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

Education Level

  • Associate’s Degree in Nursing or Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing

Licensure/Certification

  • Texas Registered Nurse License

  • BLS required upon hire

  • ACLS required within 6 months of hire

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Displays good patient assessment skills and notifies physician as patient condition warrants.

  • Provides emotional support to patients.

  • Provides patient teaching based on the patient teaching plan.

Experience

  • Does not require prior experience

Job RN

Primary Location TEXAS-LUFKIN-MEMORIAL HLTH SYS LUFKIN

Daily Schedule Days

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 72

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 1800000545

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.