Oct 16, 2020

RN Cath Lab (15K Sign On Bonus)

  • Providence St. Joseph Health
  • Anchorage, AK, USA

Job Description


Providence is offering an exciting opportunity for Cath Lab Registered Nurses to be employed by the largest Cath Lab in Alaska!

Providence Alaska Medical Center located in Anchorage invites you to grow your nursing career in a fast-paced Cath/IR & EP Lab with state of the art equipment and world class Physicians. 6 Labs and 1 Hybrid OR, with over 400 cases per month, you will get exposure to a variety of percutaneous procedures and be given the opportunity to learn multiple modalities. When you’re not busy in the Lab, you can step outside to be surrounded by the beautiful landscape of Alaska and engage in one of the many outdoor activities unique to this region. Join a collaborative team with an unwavering commitment to putting patient care first, and a management team that makes it all possible with their unwavering commitment to you.

This is a full-time, day shift position for our Cath Lab at Providence Alaska Medical Center. We are offering a $15,000 sign-on bonus and a relocation package to applicable candidates.

In this position, you’ll:

  • Assist physicians in performing and completing therapeutic cardiovascular procedures using a variety of specialized equipment, monitors, devices and supplies.
  • Assist with pre, intra and post procedure monitoring per hospital protocol.
  • Be knowledgeable in cardiac, vascular and pediatric procedural practice as well as emergency techniques/protocol.
  • Be responsible for the assessment, treatment and care of patients in populations and ages as assigned.
  • Prepares sterile procedure trays/set-ups while adhering to sterile techniques in all procedures.
  • Intraoperative duties include scrubbing, circulating or monitoring the case, the administration of appropriate oral and intravenous medications and ensuring good patient communication for comfort/status assessment.
  • Responsible for a variety of post-operative duties.
  • Able to assist in troubleshooting and minor equipment repair in cath labs.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Nursing degree/diploma required upon hire
  • All Registered Nurses without a Bachelor's of Nursing (BSN) degree or higher must obtain a BSN within 3 years of hire. RNs with 20 years of RN experience will not be required to obtain a BSN
  • Unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license in state(s) of hire, and wherever care is delivered. If RN holds a multistate license through the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), the RN must adhere to the requirements of licensure in the new state(s) of hire
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for Healthcare Providers upon hire
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification within 180 days of hire
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification within 180 days of hire for Interventional Radiology, Cardiovascular Interventional Lab (Electrophysiology Lab RNs do not need a PALS)
  • 12 months acute care experience working with the patient population similar to department of hire or completion of the specialty residency at the Alaska Medical Center

About the Cath Lab

The caregivers (employees) in the award-winning cath lab at Providence Alaska Medical Center (PAMC) serve a wide range of patient populations and conditions -- from newborns to geriatrics; from stable outpatients to critical care patients. Services include diagnostic and interventions in cardiac, peripheral and neurovascular. There is a separate electrophysiology (EP) team, but the cath lab staff often helps the EP team to set-up, scrub or circulate. Cath lab caregivers come from a variety of educational backgrounds including radiology technology, nursing, cardiovascular technology and other allied health professionals (many are Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialists certified). However, the lab is not divided by these certifications or licensures; caregivers perform similar tasks and have the option of rotating through scrub, circulate and monitor. There is always something new in the cath lab at PAMC that requires a breadth of knowledge and flexibility regarding patient needs, equipment, techniques and the evolving medical culture. The successful caregiver in the cath lab will be able to multitask, think on their feet and adapt quickly.

About Providence Alaska Medical Center

Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation’s best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.

As the state’s largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!

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Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Medical/Surgical Nursing

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 235929