Cardiac Cath Lab RN

Job Description

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Job Description

9837815 - Cardiac Cath Lab RN - Bryan, TX - 13 Weeks Contract

Sigma Healthcare Team is looking for an experienced Cardiac Cath Lab RN for our client's hospital in Bryan.

Shift : 8:00hr - AM

Responsibilities:
  • Assist physicians with patient assessments.
  • Prepare patients for catheterization, angioplasty, pacemaker implantation and cardiac procedures.
  • Preparation of patients can include taking the patient's vital signs, oxygen levels and heart rhythm before the physician examines the patient.
  • Ensure the patient's chart and records are updated.
  • Start intravenous lines while preparing patients for a catheterization or cardiac procedure.
  • Ease the patient's fear and answer questions regarding the cardiac procedure.
  • Obtain patient consent for cardiac procedures.
  • Assist physicians during catheterization procedures, angioplasties, pacemaker implantation and other cardiac procedures.
  • Monitor the patient's vital signs during the procedure.
  • Patients may be awake during the procedure, which requires the cardiac cath lab nurse to help keep them calm and reassured.
  • Administer medication according to the physician's instructions before, during and after cardiac procedures.
  • In addition to scheduled procedures in the cardiac cath lab, registered nurses must assist during emergencies and perform lifesaving procedures.
  • Monitor patients during their recovery in the cardiac cath lab.
  • Monitor the patient's vital signs, administering medications and updating the patient's chart.
  • Watch for signs of infection or side effects from the procedure.
  • Administer treatment if patients experience excessive bleeding, fever or other side effects from the cardiac procedure.
  • Provide instructions and education to patients and their families before discharge from the cardiac cath lab. Education and instruction can include information on medications, nutrition and care of a surgical site.
Requirements:
  • BSN from an accredited nursing school
  • 2 years of current Cardiac Catheterization experience in a hospital setting.
  • Hands on EP experience required
  • Current RN licensure
  • Current BLS and ACLS certifications
   
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