Registered Nurse (RN) – Cardiac Cath Lab

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Spartanburg Regional Medical Center
Published
April 7, 2021
Location
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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Registered Nurse (RN) - Cardiac Cath Lab

  • Spartanburg, SC
  • Spartanburg Medical Center
  • Cardiac Cath Lab
  • Full-Time - Days (weekends as needed) - 7am to 5:30pm M-F weekends, holidays as needed
  • Nursing
  • Job Grade B
  • Req #: 39127

Summary

Position Summary

 

Under general supervision, the Registered Nurse demonstrates thorough knowledge of therapeutic patient care, patient advocacy, clinical pathways/care maps, team dynamics, hospital systems, and serves as a resource for the registered nurse and support staff.  Collaborates with leadership in developing and implementing the Spartanburg Medical Center culture, Vision, Mission and goals.

It is the premise of the Professional Practice Program that each of the key responsibilities builds on the preceding requirements.

 

Unit Description

 

We perform several minimally invasive interventional cardiology procedures in our cardiac catheterization lab.

 

Cardiac catheterization lab procedures include:

  • Diagnostic testing to determine if you have a heart condition, such as a blockage.
  • Interventional procedures to treat heart conditions. These include:
    • Atherectomy
    • Coronary angioplasty
    • Chronic total occlusion (CTO) treatment
    • Impella intra-aorta balloon pump therapy
    • Intravascular imaging
    • Nitric oxide studies, which are used to help the medical team determine the best treatment for your condition.
    • Stents

 

In this role, the RN will be given extensive training due to the level of expertise required. Census ranges between 6 to 36 cases a day, average is about 11. Individuals who enjoy working in a team-oriented environment with strong communication skills will do well in this exciting and challenging role.

 

Minimum Requirements

 

Education

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.

 

License/Registration/Certifications

  • Current R.N. licensure in the state of South Carolina
  • BLS, ACLS, PALS/ENPC

 

Experience

  • Minimum of two years of RN experience required.

 

 

Preferred Requirements

 

Preferred Education

  • BSN

 

Preferred Experience

  • Preferred experience includes a background in one or more of the following: Cath lab, cardiac, telemetry, critical care, operating room, interventional radiology, ER, med/surg.

 

Core Job Responsibilities

 

  • Collaborates with patients, families, and other members of the health care team to determine patient priorities and treatments
  • Initiates and facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration to enhance outcome
  • Seeks necessary assistance in completing nursing interventions to assure positive patient outcomes
  • Participates in hourly rounding and bedside shift report
  • Responsible for demonstrating competency for all new equipment and procedures.
  • Provides clinical guidance to students and ancillary staff
  • Successfully completes hospital and unit-based orientation programs
  • Formulates a plan for professional growth
  • Ensures compliance with all clinical expectations regarding regulatory requirements
  • Identifies appropriate standards of care, and/or collaborative clinical pathways to guide the plan of care
  • Complies with established policies and procedures
  • Identifies the need to develop or revise policies and procedures pertaining to specialized patient populations and/or unit and hospital-based practices
  • Serves on unit-based committees
  • Prioritizes nursing interventions for an assigned group of patients
  • Assesses assigned patients’ medical history, admitting diagnosis and physician’s orders, obtaining nursing history, performing physical assessment, evaluating diagnostic data, and interviewing patient and family to determine patient needs
  • Demonstrates knowledge of professional nursing practice and theory.
  • Assures continuity of care through effective decision making resulting in quality patient care
  • Documents all aspects of patient care by following established charting procedure to show the patient’s progress or any change in the patient’s condition

Other Duties as assignedAdditional Information

Spartanburg Regional is an integrated healthcare system that provides care from birth to hospice. As a a partner with the community for 90 years, we have earned a reputation for technological excellence. With more than 5,600 employees, Spartanburg Regional prides itself in being one of the most recognized healthcare facilities in Upstate South Carolina. A long list of accolades and accomplishments keep our employees proud. We believe the pride and quality in our organization is the result of a focused effort of our staff and resources.

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