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Registered Nurse - (RN) Cardiac Cath Lab

Tomball, TX, United States

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Description

SHIFT: No Weekends

SCHEDULE: Full-time

HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball Regional Medical Center – Tomball, Texas

Registered Nurse - Cardiac Cath Lab

Since 1976, HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC) has provided quality healthcare to the communities we serve including emergency care, labor and delivery, a level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), general surgery, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, acute inpatient rehabilitation, sports medicine, physical therapy, orthopedics, outpatient testing, wound care and many others. Our 150-acre campus and 358 bed hospital also features designated specialty centers: the Heart Center, HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball Regional Medical Center Wound and Hyperbaric Center, and Texas Sports Medicine Center.

HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball Regional Medical Center is currently looking for a Registered Nurse Cardiac Cath Lab FT Days w/call

Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care for assigned patients.
  • Responsible for meeting the Standards of Practice for the Cardiac Cath        Lab and managing all assigned personnel, supplies, and equipment.
  • Participates in activities to plan, measure, assess, and improve the quality           of patient care.
  • Responsible for the care of the patient pre, intra, & post procedure.
  • Ensures all information required for surgical and Cath Lab patients are           available and ready on the medical records and documentation is                 completed.
  • Administers medications in a timely manner according to drug protocols        per physicians order.
  • Ensures final preparation of the patient is complete, including retrieving        necessary lab work from Meditech.
  • Maintains par levels and order supplies for Cath Labs.
  • Pulls sheath(s) and holds pressure post-procedure as necessary.
  • Performs decentralized testing, according to protocol, as needed.
  • Assembles paperwork packets for CCL as needed.
  • Maintains adequate supply of forms for CCL.
  • Floats to the Holding Room for relief as needed after proper orientation.
  • Competently operates monitoring system and pertinent equipment for all     procedures performed in the CCL.
  • Completes QC on equipment in CCL & Holding Room.
  • Checks outdates of drugs in Holding Room.
  • Is knowledgeable about emergency drugs & is able to function in a Code     Blue situation.
  • Is able to function in a call-out situation by circulating and running the physiologic monitor.
  • Is able to provide critical care to patients managed in the Cath Lab and         Holding Area.
  • Assists physician with all procedures performed in the Cath Lab.
  • Monitors and titrates special drugs (i.e. Cordarone, Adenosine, Neosynephrine, etc.).
  • Performs decentralized testing, according to protocol.
  • Assumes the responsibility of charging the department as needed.

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • ICU or Cath Lab experience preferred.
  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing.
  • Educational requirements appropriate for meeting age-specific needs of patients assigned to the Cardiac Cath Lab.
  • Nutrition, ie., alteration in nutrition, less than body requirement.
  • Hazards of immobility, ie., impaired physical mobility
  • Impaired verbal communication or special communication needs
  • Grieving process
  • Alteration in elimination
  • Self-care deficit
  • Sleep pattern disturbance
  • Impairment of skin integrity
  • Activity intolerance

Special Qualifications:

  • Current Texas licensure with State Board of Nurse Examiners.
  • Current BCLS certification from the American Heart Association required.
  • Demonstrated current clinical competence, as outlined in the appropriate orientation checklist.
  • Learning modules with score of 80% or better or remediation.
  • Maintains current clinical competence including, but not limited to, the annual skills checklist.
  • Challenges EKG test, or takes EKG course and Code Blue course at first available class.
  • ACLS certification within 6 months of employment.
  • Able to deal with stressful situations and to stand for long periods of time wearing a lead apron.
  • NIHSS certification within 6 months of hire, unless currently certified then needs to be maintained.


 

Facility: Tomball Regional Medical Center
Job ID: 26910-101625
Category: Nursing - Professional
Contract: Full-time
Shift: No Weekends
Job Class: Regular

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