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Jordan Hospital Per Diem RN- Cath Lab in Plymouth, Massachusetts

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Assess physical, mental, and psychosocial status of patient using age-appropriate knowledge.

  • Plans, evaluates and supervises care of all patients assigned.

  • Participates in working towards and fulfilling the charge nurse roll.

  • Works collaboratively with other disciplines in care of patients.

  • Competent to be the primary RN in the various cardiovascular tests/procedures done within the department.

  • Participates in formal and informal educational programs to improve technical skills.

  • Responsible for continued learning and application to practice.

  • Synthesizes patient care information to formulate appropriate nursing diagnosis.

  • Responsible to provide patient and family education.

  • Work practice reflects philosophy purpose and policies of the hospital and department.

  • Explain procedure to patient (and family, if appropriate).

  • Prepare patient for test.

  • Participates in pre, intra and post procedural monitoring (VS, EKG's, hemodynamics).

  • Reinforces instructions given by M.D.

  • Competent to administer moderate sedation.

  • Identifies possible medication reactions and responds appropriately.

  • Assures that equipment and supplies are available as needed.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Current Massachusetts RN License

  • AHA ACLS and BLS Certified

  • Experience in Procedural Sedation

  • Two years recent Interventional Cath Lab experience required

  • Knowledge and operation of Cath Lab Hemodynamic Monitoring equipment

  • Cardiovascular procedural experience including diagnostic and interventional cardiac and peripheral procedures, device related electrophysiology procedures, transesophageal echocardiograms, cardioversions and nuclear stress testing

  • Excellent communication skills; ability to critically think and work in a fast paced clinically challenging and dynamic setting; ability work in a team; collobrative

Strongly Preferred Requirements:

  • BSN or working towards

  • Critical Care experience; Cardiovascular RN Certification, CCRN Certification

  • Evidence of strong preceptor and mentoring abilities

As with all job assignments, staff may be floated to areas where they are needed.

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