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Beth Israel Lahey Health Registered Nurse-Cath Lab 36 Hours in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Job Type: Regular

Time Type: Full time

Work Shift: Day (United States of America)

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

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Job Type:

Regular

Scheduled Hours:

36

Work Shift:

Day (United States of America)

REGISTERED NURSE

Job Description:

Cath Lab / EP Lab Department Job Summary

The Invasive Cardiology Department at Mount Auburn Hospital is comprised of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab (Cath Lab) and the Electrophysiology Lab (EP Lab). The department offers comprehensive diagnostic and interventional procedures to our patients. The clinical staff is comprised of a mixture of registered nurses, cardiovascular technologists, and radiologic technologists. The department is comprised of two Cath Labs, one EP Lab, and a six bed holding room for pre- and post-procedure care. Additionally, Cath/EP Lab staff work collaboratively with the cardiac surgery team in the hybrid CVOR to care for patients undergoing TAVR procedure.

Primary Responsibilities:

Provides competent compassionate nursing care based on scientific principles and the use of the nursing process Provides direct nursing care for patients undergoing invasive and non-invasive procedures in the Department(s)

Provides direct nursing care for patients undergoing procedures in the Cath Lab, Cath Lab Holding Area, Electrophysiology Lab, and CVOR (Cardiovascular Operating Room)

Evaluates patient prior to procedure; monitors vital signs, assesses patient, and documents accordingly during procedure; recognizes changes in patient status and reports to physician; initiates nursing interventions according under the direction of the attending physician.

Acquires/maintains competency in the administration and monitoring of conscious sedation under the direction of the Cardiologist, Hospital policy, and State regulations without error.

Acquires/maintains competency in radiation safety principles

Acquires/maintains competency in all diagnostic and interventional cardiology procedures performed at Mount Auburn Hospital

Acquires/maintains competency in specialized Interventional Cardiology equipment, intravenous (IV) infusion pumps, bedside cardiac monitors, oxygen administration/airway equipment as needed for patient care

Collaborates with cardiologists regarding individualized patient assessments and plan of care

Ability to adapt to a fast-paced environment

Good interpersonal and communication skills

Acquires/maintains competency in use of the electronic medical record

Collaborates with various departments to ensure continuity of care: Emergency Department, SICU/MICU, CVOR, Perfusion, Echo Lab, Anesthesia, PACU, etc. Performs all other duties as assigned

Cath Lab Holding Area Primary Responsibilities:

Provides nursing care to patients both pre- and post-procedure for Cath Lab and EP Lab

Provides nursing care to patients during cardioversions and TEE/cardioversions

Provides nursing care to electrophysiology patients during tilt table test

Cath Lab Primary Responsibilities:

Performs advanced nursing duties as needed for the care of Cath Lab patients Acquires/maintains competency in all diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization procedures done at Mount Auburn Hospital.

Acquires/maintains competency in hemodynamic interpretation

Acquires/maintains competency in various procedure room roles as needed for the department (circulating nurse or sedation nurse)

Available to be on-call on a rotating basis as assigned by the department needs.

On-call response time is 30 minutes or less.

Acquires/maintains competency in resuscitation teamwork

Acquires/maintains competency in the care of mechanical circulatory support patients (IABP, Impella, and ECMO)

EP (Electrophysiology) Primary Responsibilities:

Performs advanced nursing duties as needed for the care of EP Lab patients

Acquires/maintains competency in all diagnostic and interventional EP procedures done at Mount Auburn Hospital.

Acquires/maintains competency in cardiac pacing, defibrillation, mapping, and ablating for EP procedures

Acquires/maintains competency in various procedure room roles as needed for the department (circulating nurse, sedation nurse, and/or scrub nurse)

Applies principles for maintaining electrically safe environment for the patient and the healthcare team

Differentiates the origin and route of conduction of tachycardia-related and bradycardia-related arrhythmias based on interpretation of intracardiac and surface leads

Acquires/maintains competency in the set-up and operation of the ablation generator system

CVOR (Cardiovascular Operating Room) Primary Responsibilities:

Performs advanced nursing duties as needed for the care of TAVR patients in the CVOR Collaborates with CVOR and Perfusion staff for continuity of care

FLSA Status:

Non-Exempt

As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more (https://www.bilh.org/newsroom/bilh-to-require-covid-19-influenza-vaccines-for-all-clinicians-staff-by-oct-31) about this requirement.

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