Palmetto Health RN-Cardiac Cath Lab in Columbia, South Carolina
Prisma Health Heart Hospital is South Carolina's only freestanding hospital dedicated solely to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. If you or a loved one are having cardiac issues, know that our leading cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons are all dedicated to the patients for whom we care. Our expertise and unmatched quality measures have helped achieve a national patient satisfaction rating of 99 percent. We offer a full array of inpatient and outpatient services and diagnostics including EKG, stress testing, and imaging; and have the best nurse-to-patient ratio in the Midlands. We are proud to have been named "Best Hospital for Heart Health" 2014-2017 in The State's annual Best contest and recognized as a high performing hospital for heart failure by U.S. News & World Report for 2017-18.
The Cath Lab/EP Registered Nurse is a licensed, qualified individual with substantial specialized knowledge, judgment, and nursing skill. This job has the responsibility of providing direct and indirect nursing care to assigned patients. Role responsibilities include, but are not limited to circulating, scrub-assist hemodynamic recording, operation of specialized equipment, and medicating and recovering patients. Works under the direct and indirect supervision of the Nurse Manager or designee but is independent in the application of nursing knowledge and skills. Manages clinical situations for which he/she is responsible.
All team members are responsible for bringing life to our Purpose Statement – Inspire health. Serve with compassion. Be the difference – through every action and every interaction at work.
Assessment: Collects patient data and completes required forms with appropriate responses according to unit standards; identifies patient's problems/needs and sets priorities; identifies problems requiring further referral and/or follow-up; interprets and records latest diagnostic results; performs nursing assessment using critical thinking skills.
Planning Care: Develops a plan of care based on nursing process and which incorporates the plans of other disciplines and continuing care needs; includes the patient/family in developing or revising the plan of care; makes referrals to multidisciplinary support services.
Implementing/Managing Care: Care provided conforms to accepted practice standards; provides treatments/procedures and other care as prescribed and according to patient care standards; demonstrates understanding of age-related characteristics and needs of patients served; explains nursing procedures; provides discharge teaching; identifies emergency situations and independently initiates advanced therapy; acts as an advocate and coordinator of patient care with other health care personnel and evaluates patient care measures instituted; understands and demonstrates respect for patient rights and utilizes established mechanisms for management of ethical issues in patient care.
Evaluation: Records patient care delivered as planned and any variation, with appropriate rationale; makes and records observations related to impending or associated problems; implements nursing measures related to impending or associated problems.
Leadership: Using nursing process, delegates nursing care to appropriate personnel; integrates cost effective measures into nursing practice; recognizes unit problems and takes responsibility for documenting same; demonstrates active participation in QI processes; complies with hospital expectations to meet staffing demands based on patient care needs; complies with policies addressing safe working conditions; monitors unsafe working conditions; recognizes inappropriate and/or ineffective patient care management, resolves issue/problem and completes written reports; fulfills call for unit as assigned and adjusts staffing for census (volume) and acuity.
Documents Cath Lab and EP procedures in advanced Hemodynamic system.
Demonstrates clinical expertise in creating and maintaining a sterile field.
Plans, provides, and operates specialized equipment and supplies for procedures such Electrophysiology studies, RF ablations, and implantable devices.
Provides 24-hour coverage for any emergent cardiac procedure with a 30 minute window for STEMI response.
Demonstrates flexibility to perform other functions within the Cath Lab and hybrid OR.
Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing program and approved by the South Carolina State Board of Nursing required. Bachelor's degree in Nursing preferred. Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement.
Experience: 2 years of RN experience required. Critical care experience preferred.
Number and Type of Team Members Supervised: Licensed and non-licensed personnel.
Licensure, Registry, or Certification: RN currently licensed in South Carolina. *Current BLS (Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers) and ACLS required prior to start date directly through the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, or the military. (To register: Blended Learning or In Person BLS through the American Red Cross; or Classroom or Skills Session BLS and ACLS through the American Heart Association. Certification must include an in-person skills session.) *
Special Training: Must be trained to perform patient care activities or procedures, administer sedation and cardiac IV medications and treatments as prescribed a physician. Must function as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing patient care during pre-, intra-, and post-Cath Lab/EP procedures.