Apply Now RN, Registered Nurse - Cardio Cath Lab Job in Lake Charles
The Cardiac Cath Lab Nurse is able to assess, manage and provide safe care to the patient undergoing procedures in the Cardiac Cath. The RN monitors each patient for arrhythmias and complications and performs initial assessment of the Cath Lab patient and ongoing assessments throughout the procedure. They are also responsible for administering and monitoring medications for moderate sedation in accordance to facility policies. The RN should be able to recognize signs and symptoms of potential complications and impending deterioration.
Other duties include: documenting process according to hospital policy and procedure, assists physician with procedures, prepares each patient by setting up and prepping prior to the procedure, manages cardiac cath insertion sites including sheath monitoring pre and post sheath removal, removes sheaths and holds pressure to cath sites, assures necessary consents are completed and patient identification is confirmed, takes call for emergency procedures according to departmental/hospital guidelines, demonstrates a working knowledge of all monitoring equipment in the Cath lab, and is responsible for hemodynamic monitoring during procedures.
·Graduate of an RN program
·Excellent written and verbal communication skills;Knowledge of scope and role of the Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Technician and Unit Clerk.
·Valid Registered Nurse license within the state of Louisiana
·American Heart Association Basic Life Support