Registered Nurse - Cardiac Cath Lab - Part Time/Days in Lancaster, CA at Antelope Valley Hospital

Date Posted: 7/27/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Part-Time
  • Location:
    Lancaster, CA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    7/27/2020

Job Description

Job Objective:

Under the administrative direction of the Cardiac Services Manager, the Registered Nurse is responsible for the nursing care of patients, guided by policies and procedures of the hospital. The Registered Nurse will provide a leadership role based on unit practice.

Duties and Responsibilities:

A. Circulate

  1. Prepares patients for procedures, including explanation of procedure.
  2. Assess charts for completeness
  3. Assessment of patient during procedure
  4. Monitors and administers medications
  5. Prepares/verifies procedures reports for completeness
  6. Post procedural  patient and family teaching

 B. Scrubs

  1.  Operates technical equipment in area, safely, efficiently and accurately
  2. Assist physician during procedures
  3. Transports patient to and from cardiac cath lab
  4. Give report to RN receiving patients from cath lab

 B. Monitoring

  1. Operates cardiac catheterization hemodynamic recording system
  2. Monitors patient during diagnostic and interventional procedures

Non-Essential Duties:

  • Billing
  • Tracks departmental and physician statistics
  • Sends films and reports to physicians as needed
  • Schedules procedures
  • Answers telephones

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of Nursing Process
  • Knowledgeable regarding current nursing practices and procedures
  • Knowledgeable of Patient Rights
  • Knowledge of 12 Lead EKG interpretations
  • Knowledge of vascular anatomy
  • Knowledge of contrast media and the appropriate usage
  • Knowledge of supplies used for various invasive diagnostic and interventional procedures
  • Knowledge of Aseptic technique
  • Knowledge of hospital computer systems

    Skills

  • Understanding of radiographic views used in coronary, visceral, peripheral, and cerebral angiography
  • Skills to provide emergency management of patients

    Abilities

  • Ability to set up table for procedure
  • Ability to perform procedural sedation
  • Ability to assist physician during procedure
  • Ability to function under pressure and meet time parameters
  • Ability to operate technical equipment

AVH Values: All AVH employees will effectively demonstrate these values:

  • Patients Come First – We listen actively and communicate with our patients and families, placing safety as a top priority.
  • Accountability & Ownership – We fully complete tasks are transparent, effectively communicate, and recognize that what we do reflects on us.
  • Teamwork – We build trusting relationships, promote a sense of community, and are respectful of everyone.  Success is about the whole team.
  • Integrity & Honesty – We tell the truth at all times, speak up when something is wrong, and do the right thing when no one is looking.
  • Excellence – We take pride in our work, are goal-oriented, and on a never-ending quest for top tier quality.
  • Initiative & Innovation – Our can-do attitudes, creativity, and resourcefulness empower us to improve the patient’s experience, solve our own problems, make timely decisions, and look for opportunities to add value.
  • Tenderness & Compassion – We have genuine empathy, show kindness, and encourage and advocate for each other.

Education and Experience:

Education

  • ASN or diploma from Certified Nursing program
  • RCIS preferred

    Experience

  • Critical Care/ER experience preferred.
  • Dysrhythmia course
  • Recent Cath Lab experience preferred.

Required Licensure and/or Certifications:

  • BLS and ACLS
  • Registered Nursing License

AVH Conduct/Compliance Expectations:

  • Ability to adhere with AVH Absenteeism and Tardiness Policy 
  • Ability to adhere with AVH Leaves of Absence Policy
  • Ability to adhere with AVH Paid Time Off (PTO) Policy
  • Ability to adhere with AVH Recording of Hours Worked Policy
  • Ability to adhere to the department dress code
  • Ability to organize work and establish priorities
  • Ability to expand on own initiative in performance of duties
  • Skill and ability to follow the telephone etiquette/standards
  • Conforms to AVH Standards of Excellence
  • Ability to function effectively under pressure and meet time parameters
  • Ability to communicate effectively while maintaining good working relationships with co-workers, managers and other hospital staff
  • Ability to adhere to the normal standards of courtesy and conduct as defined under the rules of hospitality at AVH
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of patient, hospital and department information
  • Ability to adhere to safety rules and regulations
  • Safely and effectively uses all equipment necessary to carry out duties
  • Ability to interpret and function under hospital and department policies and procedures
  • Conforms with required and appropriate Joint Commission requirements
  • Conforms with and supports hospital quality assurance and improvement guidelines
  • Ability to participate effectively in department and hospital staff education
  • Display a willingness to work as a team player
  • Ability to give and support the highest level of patient/customer satisfaction at all times
  • Supports and adheres to the values and mission statement established by the AVH Board of Directors
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Compliance & Integrity Program and its established policies.
  • Ability to follow the Code of Conduct

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in a normal hospital setting; primarily in a lab setting
  • Looking for an opportunity to work in healthcare the way you always dreamed you could? At Antelope Valley Hospital, our employees are at the heart of what we do best – delivering high quality, patient-centered healthcare.

    Antelope Valley Hospital, a 420 bed acute care facility, located just 60 miles north of Los Angeles, the Antelope Valley is one of Southern California’s fastest growing communities. We are a Level II Trauma Center and Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Accredited. Serving the community for over 50 years, our non-profit hospital has grown to be the preeminent healthcare facility for our district’s nearly 1.2 million residents. 

    An Equal Opportunity Employer.

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