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No weekends- Registered Nurse-Cardiac Cath Lab

Traverse City, MI

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Posted on November 14, 2018

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About No weekends- Registered Nurse-Cardiac Cath Lab

SPECIFIC DUTIES

Supports the Mission, Vision and Values of Munson Healthcare

Embraces and supports the Performance Improvement philosophy of Munson Healthcare.

Promotes personal and patient safety.

Uses effective customer service/interpersonal skills at all times.

Interviews patients, measures vital signs, such as pulse rate, temperature, blood pressure, weight, and height, and records information on patients’ charts.

Performs telephone triage as appropriate to their knowledge base.

Assists the physicians in the triage of prescription refills under approved protocol.

Operates electrocardiograph (EKG) event recorders, obtains electrocardiograms and operates other equipment to administer routine diagnostic test or calls medical facility or department to schedule patients for tests.

Performs patient related tasks such as patient assessment, chart documentation, and patient follow up as directed by the physician.

Provides patient education as directed by the physician.

SUMMARY

Provides health care services to patients under direction and responsibility of a Physician.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Graduate of an accredited RN program with current Michigan license

Experience working in acute care cardiology; critical care experience preferred

CCRN Certification is required within a reasonable time frame for completion.

BLS certification required

ACLS certification preferred

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Supports the Mission, Vision and Values of Munson Healthcare

Embraces and supports the Performance Improvement philosophy of Munson Healthcare.

Promotes personal and patient safety.

Uses effective customer service/interpersonal skills at all times.

Works with THV cardiologists in the cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology labs, recovery areas and Noninvasive Cardiology

Explains procedures and treatments to patients to gain cooperation, understanding, and allay apprehension

Assists with medical procedures appropriate for a critical care nurse under the direction of the THV physicians

Maintains awareness of comfort and safety needs of patients

Observes patients, records significant conditions and reactions, and notifies the physician of patients’ condition and reaction to drugs, treatments, and significant incidents

Responds to life saving situations based upon nursing standards, policies, procedures, and protocol

Initiates patient and family education plans according to the individualized needs of the patient, as prescribed by the physician and/or hospital policy including patient and family instruction

Collaboration with THV clinic staff to coordinate follow-up primary care, specialty consultations and testing

Performs pre procedural laboratory and document review and patient teaching for TEE, cardioversions, caths, pacemakers, etc.

Facilitate flow of patients through the cardiac catheterization or electrophysiology lab

Act as a liaison for THV staff, hospital staff, patients, families, and physicians in the inpatient and outpatient arena

Discharge planning and patient instruction for outpatient post procedure care and follow up

Complete required procedural paperwork as directed by the physicians including pre and postoperative orders and discharge instructions and medication lists

Assist with facilitating discharges on the cardiac and in-patient units

Provides support to Cardiologists and APP’s in the acute care setting

Other duties may be assigned

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations

Ability to write business correspondence, reports and procedure manuals

Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public

Provide instructional presentations to THV and Hospital staff

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists

Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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.

Employee must be able to meet the physical demands of standing, walking, and climbing stairs during the course of an 8-10 hour day

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Employees work in a well lighted, clean and smoke-free environment

Work may be subject to frequent interruptions

Employees must be able to work in a fast paced and occasional stressful environment

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