Cardiac Cath Services - (Per Diem, Day Shift) -
Our mission is to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our core values are compassion, integrity, excellence, teamwork and wholeness.
The Staff Registered Nurse (RN) works as a team member performing simple and complex diagnostic, therapeutic, and interventional invasive cardiovascular and angiographic procedures. Applies discretion and independent judgment to the provision of age-specific and developmentally appropriate quality patient care and seeks assistance as necessary. Participates in the development of standards of care, patient and family education and staff education to address the needs of this specialized patient population. Applies theoretical concepts to clinical practice and continually expands cardiovascular and interventional knowledge base and clinical skills. Meets qualifications, licensure and certifications, and competencies as defined in the unit and departmental-specific Plan for Providing Care. Participates in educational activities, departmental committees, approved research projects and other health-related projects as assigned. Provides direction and guidance in the proper use, care and control of material resources; appraises quality and effectiveness of material and equipment and communicates to responsible individuals. Utilizes interpersonal skills to maximize excellence in customer service, safe patient care, and professionalism. Contributes to a work environment of caring and coop0eration among a culturally diverse workforce and patient population. Performs other duties as needed.
Associate's Degree in Nursing from an accredited school required. Recent appropriate nursing practice (within past four years) or completion of approved refresher course. Minimum two years experience working in a Cath or Angio Lab performing Diagnostic and Interventional simple and complex procedures required. Active California Registered Nurse (RN) license required. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certifications from the American Heart Association required.
Possess physical and emotional stamina. Customer service abilities including effective listening skills. Demonstrate an understanding of the department specialty process. Demonstrate the ability to read and interpret data and document appropriately. Able to read; write legibly; speak in English (and Spanish preferred) with professional quality; use computer and software programs necessary to the position (i.e. Microsoft Windows, Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint, internet, timekeeping, e-mail); troubleshoot and calibrate patient care equipment (i.e. Intravenous (IV) pumps, Electrocardiogram (ECG) monitors, vital sign machines, bed and gurney operation, and the like). Able to relate and communicate positively, effectively, and professionally with others; be assertive and consistent in following and enforcing policies; work calmly and respond courteously when under pressure; lead, supervise, teach, and collaborate; accept direction. Able to distinguish colors and smells as necessary for patient care; hear sufficiently for general conversation in person and on the telephone; identify and distinguish various sounds associated with the work place and patient care; see adequately to read computer screens, medical records, and written documents necessary to position; discern temperature variances through touch.