Job Summary: To perform duties of circulating, scrub, and monitoring of invasive cardiology procedures within approved scope of practice. Demonstrates an understanding of all invasive procedures, the equipment and supplies for each procedure, and indications for performing each procedure. Clean and restock lab as needed.
Education: Graduate of an accredited school or college of nursing. BSN preferred, or required within five (5) years of hire date. Current RN Teammates transferring to another RN position in the same department will not be required to complete BSN within five (5) years of transfer date. Current RN Teammates transferring to another RN position in the different department will be required to complete BSN within five (5) years of transfer date. Experience: Two years of high acuity critical care or one year of Cath Lab experience.
Licensure/Certification: New grad RNs with a BON temporary work authorization must obtain Registered Nurse license within 90 days of hire. All other RNs must be currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of South Carolina or holds a current compact/multi-state license as a Registered Nurse in a recognized NCSBN Compact State and is not a permanent resident of SC. Must have a current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider Card. A
Primary Source Verification: LLR State, nursing_license_lookup.htm Knowledge/Skills: Must have a thorough understanding of Hemodynamic and ECG waveforms as well as cardiac outputs. Must have the ability to perform shunt calculations, aortic and mitral valve areas, and other diagnostic maneuvers while performing right and left heart studies. Must know all Catheter shapes and sizes and indications for each. Have the ability to prioritize orders and tasks given during invasive procedures. Have an understanding of disease processes, assessment skills, universal precautions, radiation safety concepts, and effective interpersonal communication skills. Give Medication per Physician orders. Have thorough knowledge of x-ray systems and their use. Knowledge of the professional nursing theory and practice to give and evaluate patient care. Knowledge of organizational policies and procedures to administer patient care. Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment. Skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods and techniques of professional nursing to provide on-going patient care. Skill in identifying problems and recommending solutions. Skill in preparing and maintaining records and writing reports. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, hospital, medical staff and the public. Ability to analyze situations and apply critical thinking. Ability to communicate clearly. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
Other: Must maintain strict confidentiality of work related information.