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Registered Nurse Cardiovascular Interventional Cath Lab FT Days

Req #: 17003124
Location: DeLand, FL
Job Category: Nursing
Organization: Florida Hospital DeLand

Work Hours/Shifts
Full-time / Days 

Why Florida Hospital DeLand:

With dynamic leadership, room for personal and professional growth and a positive team environment, Florida Hospital DeLand is an ideal choice for those looking to enhance their career. Here are a few reasons why our employees choose us:

       Quality Care: Our hospital has a Leapfrog A rating

       Our Employees Matter: We have ranked in the 88th percentile nationally for employee engagement by Gallup and were named as one of the Top 100 Companies for Working Families by the Orlando Sentinel

       Great Benefits: Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement savings plans, and more

       Community Initiatives: We offer many opportunities for our staff to make a difference in the community

       Clinical Advancement: Our nursing staff have many opportunities to grow, including:

o   ANCC’s Pathways to Excellence

o   Nurse Residency Program

o   Clinical Ladders

o   Nursing Leadership Development

Florida Hospital DeLand 2015 Fast Facts

       Number of outpatient visits: 108,664

       Number of inpatients: 8,688

       Number of employees: 938

       Number of licensed beds: 156

You will be responsible for:
  • Assists the radiologist, cardiologist, or attending physician performing sterile procedures (i.e., prep and draping patient, scrubbing, circulating, monitoring, sheath pull during invasive procedures). Adheres to approve standards of sterile/aseptic technique utilizing equipment and supplies in a safe and prudent manner.
  • Performs medication reconciliation for all outpatients by reviewing home medications with patient prior to the administration of sedatives.
  • Monitors, recognizes and communicates the electrocardiographic and hemodynamic changes to the physician and appropriate staff members throughout the procedure and pre and post care.
  • Administers medications ordered by the Physician, monitoring and documenting in accordance with Nursing and Hospital policies.
  • May perform/assist with general noninvasive cardiology procedures; stress tests, EKG’s, tilt table exams, holter scanning, etc.
  • Responsible for taking call on a rotating basis, responding to hospital for emergent call back within 30 minutes.
  • Performs emergency procedures (i.e., ACLS protocol, defibrillation, etc.) as appropriate – under the direction supervision of a physician.
  • Collects, evaluates and assists in PI program, demonstrating progress towards benchmark.
  • May assist with Phase I cardiac education for inpatients referred to Cardiopulmonary Wellness Services as assigned.
  • May assist in Phase II and Phase III  Cardiopulmonary Wellness, including initial evaluation and concurrent sessions as assigned.
  • Performs and documents accurate initial assessment per unit standard which may include: initial observation, obtaining and interpreting information in terms of the patient’s needs, safety, discharge planning, psych/social/cultural, family needs, multi-system physical assessment, patient/family level of knowledge and readiness to learn about disease process and care requirements. Reports appropriate information in a timely manner to responsible physician and/or supervisor as appropriate.
  • Observes and monitors patient lab work for trends and reports abnormal lab tests to the appropriate physician and obtains appropriate interventions.
  • Demonstrates critical-thinking skills in the delivery of patient care including assessment, analyzing basic and advanced cardiac rhythms and medication delivery in an independent manner, providing safe and competent care.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and ability in the preparation of patients for tests, procedures and surgeries ordered.
  • Plans for and maintains a clean, orderly, and safe environment for the patient
  • Assists with cleaning of rooms, restocking and updating supplies.
  • Demonstrates ability to operate, problem-solve and improvise common equipment malfunctions including the Angiojet, IABP, Femstop, IVUS, and AVOX.
  • Demonstrates ability to learn and practice new techniques and equipment utilization by attending training sessions and familiarizing self with new procedure revisions as they occur.
  • Demonstrates and practices proper protection measures to insure radiation safety to self, fellow employees, visitors and physicians.
  • Always demonstrates an awareness of radiation safety procedures for self and others by wearing protective equipment as required.
  • Accompanies patient to his/her room and / or discharge, and gives report to the receiving nurse.
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of drugs commonly used in the Interventional Coronary and IR lab.
  • Admits, transfers and discharges patients in a professional and competent manner including preparation of documents and communication with internal and external providers.
  • Provides procedural sedation in a professional, competent and safe manner to all radiological and cardiac patients.
  • Accepts reassignment to a level of care deemed competent in a professional and cooperative manner.
  • Serves as a clinical preceptor and resource for less experienced Cardiovascular staff members.

    What you will need:

  • Graduate of a school of Nursing
  • A minimum of two years hospital experience in preferably Critical Care or Emergency Department with a minimum of one year experience/training in a Level II Cardiac Cath Lab (Specifically PCI) is required for a total of more than three years of experience OR two years  experience in a Level II Cardiac Cath Lab (Specifically PCI).
  • ACLS and BLS certification required
  • 12 Lead EKG certification required
  • Current State of Florida RN license

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.
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