Cardiac Cath Lab RN

Danville, PA

Posted: 06/20/2019 Employment Type: Travel Specialty : Nursing Professionals Job Number: 6459 Skills: Cath Lab

Travel Nurse: Cardiac Cath Lab RN
Registered Nurse-Cardiac

Responsibilities:
  • Provides direct patient care before, during and after procedure.
  • Assists the physician with adult and pediatric cardiac catheterizations including but not limited to the following procedures and techniques: myocardial biopsy, transluminal coronary angioplasty and stenting, rotational atherectomy, temporary pacemaker insertion, pericardiocentesis, Swan-Ganz catheter insertion, cardiac assist device insertion, percutaneous valvuloplasty, percutaneous valve implantation, ASD/PFO closure, peripheral vascular diagnostic/interventional procedures.
  • Practice of sterile technique preparing for procedure including scrubbing, applying surgical gown, gloving, draping and setup of instrument table.
  • Records, monitors and assesses hemodynamic data collected during catheterizations.
  • Completes all patient records accurately and in a timely fashion.
  • Establishes and maintains rapport with patients throughout procedure.
  • Continuously monitors patient' s physiologic and psychological status throughout procedure (i.e. vital signs, cardiac rhythm, pain/discomfort, anxiety, etc.) and responds appropriately.
  • Initiates and maintains IV access.
  • Administers all ordered medications, intravenous drips and emergency medications before, during and after procedure.
  • Operates specialized equipment used in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory (CCL) in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Responds appropriately to all emergency situations within the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory.
  • Initiates life support techniques in the event of a cardiac/respiratory arrest including CPR, drug administration, defibrillation, temporary pacemaker insertion, intra-aortic balloon pump insertion and airway management.
  • Assesses patient for complications related to medications or procedures and responds appropriately.
  • Discontinues arterial and/or venous access safely through use of manual compression or available compression devices.
  • Assists physician with use of invasive closure devices.
  • Gives/receives phone/verbal report on all patients.
  • Transports patients as necessary.
  • Restocks and prepares catheterization laboratory between procedures.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned.

Qualifications:
  • Current Registered Nurse (RN) License for the state in which the nurse practices
  • Pennsylvania RN License
  • Minimum 2 years of current cardiac experience
  • BLS/ACLS
  • On Call required

$2123/week gross pay

Please contact Samantha at 917-546-7211
Refer a friend bonus $1000
At Tact Medical Staffing we believe in building supportive personal relationships with our candidates to match them with the healthcare client that best meets their professional and personal lifestyle choices. Benefits include a personalized recruiter who is available 24/7, competitive pay packages, an advantageous referral program, and national health insurance coverage.

Samantha Batt

 Avid hiker, backpacker, kayaker and generally outdoorsy. I love helping people, understanding their passion, and connecting them to what they love doing.

I am a Travel Nurse Recruiter, and every day I get the opportunity to connect amazing nurses to incredible assignments!

 

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