PRN Cath Lab RN in Roaring Spring, PA at Nason Medical Center

Date Posted: 7/24/2022

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Job Description

Nason Medical Center

Conemaugh Nason Medical Center is seeking a PRN Registered Nurse for our Cardiac Catherization Lab.   The Cath Lab RN performs all duties as a member of the Cath Lab team for adult and geriatric patients. Assumes responsibility for patient management: including, but not limited to, assessment, patient teaching, documentation, medication administration, and collaboration with physicians. Fulfills the role of circulator and performs the role of the procedure monitor/documentation. Willing to cross train to perform role of scrub assistant. Participates in continuous quality improvement to assure optimal patient outcomes.

Conemaugh Nason Medical Center is a 45-bed hospital that serves rural and suburban populations in Roaring Spring, Altoona, and parts of Blair, Bedford, and Huntingdon counties.  Caring for the community since 1900, Conemaugh Nason Medical Center prides itself on providing safe, high quality, compassionate care.  With a state-of-the art cardiac catheterization lab, Conemaugh Nason offers a range of inpatient and outpatient cardiac services close to home when every minute matters. The hospital provides 24/7 emergency care as an accredited chest pain center, and offers comprehensive outpatient, imaging, diagnostic, and specialty services. As a LifePoint Health National Quality Leader, Conemaugh Nason is leading the way among peers by delivering the highest quality of care for patients.

Conemaugh Nason is also a member of the Conemaugh Health System, a Duke LifePoint Healthcare system. Conemaugh Health System serves more than a half-million patients each year through the Nason Physician Group, Conemaugh Physician Group and Medical Staff, a network of four hospitals, specialty clinics and patient-focused programs.

Job Requirements

Essential Functions:

Makes decisions and judgments in preventing, analyzing, and resolving patient care concerns.

Reports patient status, refers problems when necessary and anticipates situations that prevent/minimize adverse outcomes

Maintains competency in patient sedation assessment and management.

Maintains competency in Pain Assessment and management of pain.

Maintains confidentiality of all patients, hospital, and employee-related information.

Participates in Performance Improvement based activities and hospital based as directed.

Demonstrates ability to adapt to various age specific patient populations.

Unit Specific Clinical - Cardiac Catheterization Lab

Understands and applies principles of aseptic technique.

Provides patient assessment, education, intervention, documentation and management of patients while in the Cath Lab.

Acts as a resource for the technicians, secretaries, and other staff.

Assumes responsibility as team leader as assigned to assist with patient management, coordination of patient flow, delegation of duties.

Assumes responsibility for patient care management and is the team leader during emergency call in cases.

Performs the role of circulator or monitor during the cath procedure.

Cross train to scrub assistant.

Provides input in the development of policies, procedures, quality control and marketing of the Cath Lab.

Demonstrates ability to operate and maintain all equipment in accord with instructions, policies and procedures. Notifies the Cath Lab Manager and/or Charge RN of any problems with the equipment.

Oversees the restocking of rooms to assure readiness for emergent cases.

Responsible for cleaning Cath Lab, equipment and holding area between procedures according to infection control policy and procedures.

Assumes responsibility, authority and accountability for clinical practice.

Follows safety procedures and guidelines. Reports unsafe conditions.

Maintains safe handling of hazardous and infectious materials in accordance with Hospital policy.

Enters complete and accurate data into the established database.

Uses all Cath Lab computer system for work related activities. Safeguards all computer information and maintains confidentiality. Proves ability to navigate all computer programs.

Adheres to time scheduling exhibiting flexibility. Assumes on call responsibility, with required response time of 30 (thirty) minutes or less.

Assists in OPSU and ICU/CCU area as directed.

Assists with the performance of all lab procedures, including, and not limited to, cardiac pacemakers, TEE, and cardioversion procedures and recoveries.

Demonstrates clinical competence in basic cardiac physiology/pathology, 12 lead EKG interpretation; physiologic monitoring (intra cardiac pressure waveform knowledge), pacemaker operations (implantable and external) and other radiographic equipment related to cardiac care.

Management of critically ill patients during transfer to other health care facilities.

Education

Assists in the orientation and continuing education of new staff, other staff members, and students.

Attend unit specific educational programs.

Promotes cardiac education programs in the community.

Assume responsibility for maintaining own educational requirements, attends required education, clinical excellence competency etc., including age specific education.

Quality Assurance

Participates in ongoing Performance Improvement projects both within the department and within the system as appropriate.

Demonstrates competence in performing all quality controls within the department.

Job Requirements:

Education

Graduate of a RN program required.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred.

Required Licenses
Current Registered Nurse’s license in the state of Pennsylvania

Work Experience

Two years nursing experience in acute cardiac care

Two years nursing experience in Cath Lab preferred

Required Skills

BLS Certification

ACLS Certification or willing to obtain within 6 months of hire

Physically demanding, high stress environment

Basic computer skills

Ability to work independently

Strong communication skills

Satisfactory completion of orientation program and probationary period

Competitive wage, 401K, PTO, onsite occupational health and pharmacy. 


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