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RN- Cath Lab FT .9 (7am-5:30pm)

Company: Mercy Medical Center
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: November 10, 2019

Job Description:


Position Type: Regular
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 72
Primary Location: IA > DES MOINES > IOWA HEART HOSPITAL



GENERAL
SUMMARY:

Provides individualized, high-quality nursing care to
patients of all ages.-- Uses a team
approach to delegate and coordinate patient care at admission, transfer, and
discharge.-- Independently delivers
nursing care using the Nurse Practice Act, Mercy Medical Center policies,
nursing standards, ethical principles, and professional judgment.--







ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

--------------
Assesses, plans, and implements nursing care for patients of diverse
ages while ensuring patient comfort.

--------------
Practices safe patient handling techniques and is proficient with
aseptic techniques.

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Continues to evaluate assigned patients and provides ongoing treatment.


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Anticipates, identifies, and responds to educational and emotional
needs of patients and families.

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Guides and directs healthcare personnel (i.e. Patient Care Technicians)
in caring for patients.

--------------
Maintains knowledge of equipment set-up, maintenance, and use (i.e., IV
pumps, monitoring equipment, and drainage devices).-- Utilizes safeguards such as IV pump drug
library and monitor alarms whenever available to maximize patient safety.

--------------
Initiates emergency support measures (i.e., cardiopulmonary
resuscitation, protecting patient from injury).

-------------- Utilizes hospital information
system to process orders/data and retrieve patient information. --Documents procedures in patient medical
record.-- Maintains knowledge of
documentation requirements needed for patients' records.

--

Cath Lab RN:

-------------- Cares for patients during Cardiac Cath Lab procedures which
include, but are not limited to, coronary angiography, PTCA, stents, pediatric
and adult heart catheterizations, peripheral PTA, EPS, Ablation, PPM, ICD,
Valvuloplasty, and laser procedures.

-------------- Maintains readiness of equipment
in procedure rooms. Acquires supplies needed for procedures and passes to
physician or assistant maintaining sterile technique. Assists in maintaining
inventory control.

-------------- Transports patients to and from
procedure rooms.

-------------- May apply manual pressure to
puncture site to obtain hemostasis following procedure.

--

Cath Lab
Recovery RN:

-------------- Cares for patients recovering
from Cardiac Cath Lab procedures.

--

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS:

-------------- Serves in a charge/leadership role based on skill and
unit needs.-- When assigned charge, makes
patient assignments; triages patients; and problem solves with staff,
physicians, patients, families, and ancillary departments.

-------------- Assists in quality control.

-------------- Takes assigned call as defined in unit specific policy
manual.

-------------- Assists with patient care duties/tasks (i.e., emptying
drainage devices, ambulating, and hygiene).

-------------- Assists with clerical duties (i.e., maintenance of
chart, patient record, and answering phones and call lights).

-------------- Provides orientation/education for staff, students,
and other hospital and community organizations as requested.

--

DISCLOSURE STATEMENT:

The
above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe
the essential functions of the job as identified but should not be considered a
detailed description of all work requirements that may be needed to perform the
duties of this position.-- Must have
ability to maintain skills and perform tasks required for the position as
outlined in the list of department competencies.












MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND
ABILITIES REQUIRED:
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Possession of a current or compact state license as a Registered Nurse
issued/defined by the State of Iowa.--
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BSN preferred.
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Minimum of 2 years of experience as a bedside nurse OR completion of a
Cath Lab preceptorship required.
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Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter - Child and/or Dependent
Adult Abuse training within three (3) months of hire.
--------------
Basic Life Support certified within six (6) weeks of hire.-- Acceptable credentialing bodies and
certifications include American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
and American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.













-------------- Completion of Advanced
Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) within 1 year of hire.


















Additional Information


































































  • Requisition ID: 2019-R0253404

























































































































































  • Schedule: Full-time




























































































































































































































































  • Market: Mercy Medical Center


























































































































































Keywords: Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines , RN- Cath Lab FT .9 (7am-5:30pm), Healthcare , Des Moines, Iowa

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