RN Steward Traveler (13 weeks)- Cardiac Cath Lab (5/8s variable
JOB TITLE: RN Steward Traveler (13 weeks) Cardiac Cath Lab
- Low Cost parking
- Up to 20% employee discount-Gift shop, onsite Café and Cafeteria
RN III- CARDIAC CATH LAB
Assist the Cardiologist with diagnostic and interventional procedures utilizing skills of sterile technique and monitoring of physiological parameters. Provides 24-hour coverage for emergency procedures as dictated by the on-call schedule. Demonstrates a working knowledge of all equipment used during procedures and documents all pertinent patient data accordingly. Demonstrates friendliness, helpfulness, and concern with patients and visitors. Provides service to physicians in a helpful and timely manner. Maintains a cooperative relationship with co-workers and other hospital employees according to the values of St Joseph Medical Center.
SCOPE OF CARE:
Cardiology Services provides non-invasive diagnostic testing and invasive diagnostic and interventional procedures to diagnose and treat patient’s with known or suspected coronary artery disease, unstable angina, valvular disease, dysrhythmia, congestive heart failure, ST/nonST elevation MI, and peripheral vascular disease.
HOURS OF OPERATIONS:
The Cardiology Department hours are from 7:00am-5:00pm. Invasive Cardiology is available 24/7 with on-call coverage.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Work Experience:3 to 5 years Medical/Surgical Nursing to include 2 to 3 years of Critical Care Nursing (CCU preferred).
License/Registration/Certification: Current RN License issued by Texas State Board of Nurses.
Education & Training: BSN or Associate Degree in Nursing.
Skills: Cardiovascular nursing experience with knowledge of cardiovascular anatomy and physiology, cardiac arrhythmia interpretation and diagnostic EKG changes.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Supports and maintains the Mission, Core Values and expected customer service behaviors of St. Joseph Medical Center.
Follows the St. Joseph Medical Center Guidelines related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), designed to prevent or detect unauthorized disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI).
Promotes a culture of safety for patients and Associates through proper identification, proper reporting, documentation and prevention of medical errors in a non-punitive environment.
Keeps current regarding developments in surgical equipment, trends and techniques, through in-service programs.
Assists the RN in prioritizing implementation of physician orders according to patient need physician requests, and interdepartmental procedures.
Scrubs for cases according to established sterile procedures; sterile gown and gloves, and assists surgeons as needed. Prepares for scheduled operative procedure by arranging sterile set up of instrument table with supplies, instruments and sutures required for specific procedures according to surgeons’ preference.
Assists during procedures, handles flexible scopes, acts to anticipate and respond to
Physicians' needs during course of procedure.
Passes instrument, sponges, sutures and other sterile supplies and equipment to surgeons and assistants during procedures, holds retraction devices and acts to anticipate and respond to surgeons’ needs during course of surgery.
Counts sponges, needles and instruments according to established policy and assists with sterile dressing of operative site following procedure. Responsible for cleaning of operating room/ endo suite according to established procedures following each case by removing drapes, replacing hamper and trash bags, disposing of used supplies, cleaning and returning equipment to appropriate storage areas, and so forth.
Cleans procedure room following each case by disposing of used supplies, cleaning and returning equipment to appropriate storage areas. Cleans and stores equipment
including flexible scopes.
Receives surgical specimens, places same in preservative solutions and notifies circulating nurse of type of specimen.
Performs related clerical and service duties such as answering telephones, relaying messages, scheduling cases, transporting patients to and from surgery, requisitioning supplies and so forth.
Participates as assigned in operating room services on call schedule and arrives on site within 45
minutes. Assists in orienting and training new associates.
Supportive of the compliance program set forth by SJMC and demonstrated by:
- Upholds the Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance.
- Adheres to and helps to enforce all compliance policies relevant to his/her area.
- Assures timely compliance education as requested by the Compliance Officer and/or through corporate initiatives.
- Sets an example to all staff in their daily activities.
Bi or Multilingual.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER MINORITIES / WOMEN / VETERANS / DISABLED