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Registered Nurse (RN) - Cath Lab

Company: 1591-Northwest Health La Porte
Location: Hammond
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

The Cath Lab RN provides direct and indirect patient care in a therapeutic manner focusing on a multidisciplinary approach. Assumes responsibility and accountability for individual nursing practice and determines the appropriate delegation of tasks consistent with the nurse's obligation to provide optimum patient care.

Education: 

  • Associate Degree in Nursing required. Bachelors Degree preferred 

Licensure: 

  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Indiana
  • BLS required
  • ACLS certification within first six months
  • Basic ECG interpretation course completed or successfully tested out within 3 months of hire

Experience: 

1-3 years of experience in Cardiac Care OR 2 years of ER, Cath Lab, IMCU, ICU or CVICU hospital experience preferred. 

Specific nurse duties and responsibilities can include:

  • Assess the patient in a systematic, organized manner
  • Collecting and prioritizing data relative to immediate condition and anticipated needs
  • Formulates a nursing plan of care for each patient based on nursing diagnoses/patient problems derived from patient assessments.
  • Plan care which includes goals and prioritizes nursing approaches or measures derived from the nursing diagnosis
  • Implement strategies to provide the patient with health promotion, maintenance, and restoration
  • Evaluate with the patient the status of goal achievement as a basis for reassessment, re-ordering priorities, new goal setting, and revision of the plan of nursing care
  • Seek educational resources and create learning experiences to enhance and maintain current knowledge and skills for his or her continuing competence in nursing practice, and individual professional growth.
  • Delegates nursing care activities to members of the nursing team based on patient care needs and competencies of available nursing staff as necessary.
  • Communicate information appropriately with Medical Staff and other members of the health care team to promote continuity of care and attainment of patient expected outcomes.
  • Acting as a patient advocate
  • Adapts teaching to the educational level and cognition state of each patient to promote maximum understanding.
  • Communicates effectively with the Charge Nurse, Manager, and Director to ensure that problems or opportunities to improve unit activities are addressed.
  • Consistently provides outstanding service to all patients, physicians, fellow employees, and guests as appropriate to the position.
  • Actively participates in department committees and group meetings with a focus on providing input to improve the quality of services.
  • Consistently demonstrates behavior that reflects that working as a team is more important than self-interest.
  • Protects confidentiality of patients/co-workers, respecting their dignity, privacy, and differences

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Experience

Preferred
  • 1-3 years of experience in Cardiac Care OR 2 years of ER, Cath Lab, IMCU, ICU or CVICU hospital experience

Education

Required
  • Associates or better in Nursing or related field

Licenses & Certifications

Preferred
  • L-IN-RN License
  • C-AHA ACLS
  • C-AHA BLS Basic Cardiac

Keywords: 1591-Northwest Health La Porte, Hammond , Registered Nurse (RN) - Cath Lab, Other , Hammond, Indiana

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