Registered Nurse Cardiovascular Interventional Cath Lab FT 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
- 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