OUR CARDIAC CATH LAB IS EXPANDING! JOIN THE TEAM!
Conway Medical Center is a 210 bed healthcare system with many outpatient centers and medical staff offices throughout the swiftly growing region. We are located minutes from Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand region of the Atlantic Ocean. Some of the coastal communities we serve are Conway, Aynor, Loris, Carolina Forest, Socastee, Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet, and Surfside Beach. We are a not-for profit medical center that has been serving our communities for nearly 100 years. What began as a single small hospital in downtown Conway has grown into a progressive, rapidly expanding organization in one of the country’s fastest growing metropolitan areas. Everything we do revolves around caring for people. Caring for patients and their families and caring for each other as part of our CMC family. Make no mistake we are serious about our mission and have the resources and staff to do it well, but we also know each other and treat each other well. Conway Medical Center's 2,000 team members follow one simple but powerful mission to improve the overall health of our communities by being a leader in health care. As the regions only Duke Health Affiliate in Heart, Conway Medical Center’s Cardiac Catheterization Lab continues to grow providing lifesaving care to our communities. Our services include Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI), diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization, balloon angioplasty, stent placement, pacemaker and intra-cardiac defibrillator services.
The Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist - Registered Nurse (CIS-RN) will provide care of the patients in the CCL Department and will be responsible for performing duties such as but not limited to; start or check IV’s, administer medications, monitor vital signs, suction patients and help patients with their personal needs. The CIS-RN will also be responsible for daily functions of the CCL which include clerical/scheduling, and technical duties. The CIS-RN will assist the Cardiologist in performing all procedures in the CCL. The CIS-RN will need to possess pacing and defibrillating knowledge and critical care decision-making skills. The CIS-RN will plan, provide, supervise and document professional nursing care utilizing the nursing process for patients in accordance with physician orders and established policies and procedures. The CIS-RN will use professional nursing judgment to individualize the plan of care based on assessment of the patient's baseline needs and response to care, delegate tasks and supervise the activities of other licensed and unlicensed care providers, and assist other nursing personnel in the delivery of nursing care and act as team leader for patients in the CCL. The CIS-RN performs functions as noted above in assigned position within the CCL, but CIS-RN is ready and willing to assist co-workers with ANY nursing support function and across any case load including other units that may not be the normal primary work assignment.
All organizational staff, including this position, are specifically required as a condition of continued employment to make advance preparations for their families and pets in the event of weather emergencies such as Hurricanes and flooding threats. Any staff member can be determined as essential staff required to report to the facility during these events. In many cases this means reporting and sleeping at the facility before, during and after a weather emergency. By signing this job description, the staff member accepts this responsibility of readiness to report to work during any designated emergency staffing situation. CMC staff members operate as one team meeting the healthcare needs of our communities, thus this position will on occasion complete other duties as assigned beyond those designated in this primary job description which may include “float” coverage at an alternate facility, department or assignment.
- Associates’ degree (ASN) in Nursing required.
- Bachelors’ degree (BSN) in Nursing preferred.
- Graduate of an accredited Cardiovascular Technologist Program
- Minimum one (1) year experience in Critical Care required.
- Minimum one (1) year experience in Cardiac Catheterization Lab required.
- Minimum one (1) year experience in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention required.
- Current South Carolina (or compact state) licensure as RN (SCLLR) in good standing required.
- Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.
- Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification must be obtained within six (6) months of employment.
- Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialists (RCIS) through Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) required.
- On call rotation required and must respond within 30 minutes.
- Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with co-workers, nursing colleagues, physicians, and department heads required.
- Exemplary core customer service skills strongly required.
- Knowledge of nursing theory and practice required.
- Strong organizational/time management skills required.
- Strong PC skills required.
- Strong verbal communication skills required.
- Ability to exercise independent judgement in emergency situations required.
- Occasional exposure to difficult patients.
- Stress level high due to multiple demands frequently occurring simultaneously.
- Frequent exposure to bio-hazardous materials.
- Potential exposure to blood-borne and airborne pathogens.
- Prolonged standing and walking required.
- Wears lead apron for prolonged periods of time.
Medium - While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) required to stand, sit, and walk; occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) to use hands, fingers; and frequently to talk or hear. The employee must exert 20 to 35 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 15 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Ability to hear to process instructions and safety code and alarms required. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and will be assessed by post offer Employee Health fit-for-duty review.