Cardiac Catheterization Lab Nurse - (Cath Lab RN)

Company:
NurseChoice
Job Type:
Contract
Posted Date:
Apr. 17th 2018
Location(s):
  • Presque Isle, ME

Job Description

Job Description & Requirements
Cardiac Catheterization Lab Nurse - (Cath Lab RN)
StartDate: ASAP Available Shifts: 12 D Pay Rate: $43.00 - 43.00

The Cardiovascular Lab Registered Nurse performs as an integral part of a multidisciplinary team providing care to patients during their experience through the Cardiovascular Lab setting and/or locations supporting procedures traditionally preformed within the Cardiovascular Lab. Provides age specific care to patients ranging from young adult to geriatric aged patients. Registered Nurses interact with patients in the outpatient and inpatient hospital settings. Per protocols, independently screen patients for various Cardiovascular and Peripheral Vascular diagnostic or interventional procedures, as well as, pain therapy procedures. Provide pre, intra and post procedure assessment and education for patients undergoing these procedures. Addresses the psychosocial, physical and general aspects of care related to the procedure environment. Collaborate with referring and procedural physicians to insure all protocol and educational needs of the patient are met prior to procedures. Provides mild sedation and administers medications per protocols, ACLS guidelines and physician orders during procedures. Monitors for and responds to changes in, level of consciousness, ECG, respiratory, and hemodynamics. Immediate recovery of patients post procedure in the Cardiovascular Lab post procedure area until discharge and/or departmental transfer criteria are met. Completes hand off of post procedural patients to appropriate receiving nursing unit. Reports post procedure assessments, care and discharge plans for the patient for the discharging nursing unit. Functions as a resource to nursing units and personnel, providing direction and guidance in solving patient and Cardiovascular Lab issues. Cardiovascular Lab Registered Nurses function as a patient advocate and act as a liaison between referring physician, patient, family, and procedural physician to ensure a smooth transition throughout their entire Cardiovascular Lab experience.

Required Qualifications
BLS, ACLS
1-2 years in CV lab or radiology sprcial procedures
1-2 years critical care experience
strong background in cardiovascular anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology

Preferred Qualifications
ME or compact license in hand
previous travel experience

Facility Location
Presque Isle is the largest town in Maine’s northernmost county and the starting point for the world’s largest scale model of the solar system. The Double Eagle II in 1978, a hot air balloon took off from Presque Ile and landed roughly 137 hours later in Misery, France, making it the first hot air balloon to cross the Atlantic. Maine is famous for its restaurants and outdoor sports such as snowmobiles, fishing, hunting and mountain biking.

Job Benefits
NurseChoice isn't your ordinary travel nurse recruitment agency. An AMN Healthcare company, NurseChoice is the national leader in connecting registered nurses with quick-start, short-term travel assignments (typically four to eight weeks in duration), including EMR and critical staffing assignments, while also offering some of the travel nursing industry's best benefits and highest pay rates. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer.  We encourage minority and female applicants to apply.


About the Company
NurseChoice isn't your ordinary travel nurse recruitment agency. An AMN Healthcare company, NurseChoice is the national leader in connecting registered nurses with quick-start, short-term travel assignments (typically four to eight weeks in duration), including EMR and critical staffing assignments, while also offering some of the travel nursing industry's best benefits and highest pay rates. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer.  We encourage minority and female applicants to apply.


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