RN Special Procedures Cath Lab
Company: Tucson Medical Center
Posted on: May 14, 2022
$15,000 sign-on bonus with 2 years of experience!
The Cath Lab Suite at TMC consists of five catheterization rooms
and two Hybrid rooms, including a state-of-the-art Stereotaxis
Electrophysiology Suite. The Cath Lab team works closely with the
physicians to perform cardiac, neuro-interventional radiology,
structural heart (TAVR, MitraClip, and Watchman) and
electrophysiology studies. The cath lab team consists of RNs,
Special Procedure Technologists (ARRT), and Registered Cardiac
invasive Specialists/Registered Cardiac electrophysiology
specialists (RCIS/RCES). This area is staffed Monday through
Saturday with weekend and night call to cover inpatients and
Coordinates patient care planning with other disciplines utilizing
the principles of the nursing process and critical thinking skills
in order to maintain patient safety and well-being.
Provides direct patient care, evaluates outcomes, consults with
other specialists as required and adjusts nursing care processes as
indicated to ensure safe patient care.
Writes or obtains initial nursing histories, assesses patients'
conditions and develops individual care plans; maintains patient
Receives and reviews preceding shift reports and floor nurse
reports; makes complete rounds of all units, and notes patients'
Notifies appropriate physician regarding any unusual or unexpected
events or problems requiring direct physician consultation.
Works with other members of the interdisciplinary patient care
team, implements and reinforces patient instructional needs with
patient and family offering informational material and pointing out
special areas of concern.
Evaluates outcomes of patient care, consults with other specialists
as needed and adjusts nursing care processes as necessary to ensure
optimal patient care.
Identifies and resolves workplace health and safety issues.
Provides appropriate, direct patient care utilizing appropriate
May manage IV lines, ensure that sterile techniques are adhered to,
and oversee patient movement and positioning to ensure that the
patient is handled in a medically safe manner.
May perform the administration of pharmacological vasodilator
medications for the purpose of nuclear myocardial perfusion
imaging; complies with examination competency as defined in the
Imaging Services Practice Standards.
Complies with policies, procedures, regulations, and standards and
takes corrective action when violations occur.
Orients, instructs, and educates assigned personnel.
EDUCATION: Graduation from a qualified, nationally-accredited
EXPERIENCE: One year of nursing experience in an acute care
setting. Preferred experience in Cath Lab, ICU, ED, Post Critical
Care or PACU.
LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: Current RN licensure permitting work in
the State of Arizona and Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
required. Some departments such as OR, Ambulatory Surgery,
Pediatrics/PICU, PACU, and GI Lab will require advanced life
support certification (ACLS and PALS).
Keywords: Tucson Medical Center, Tucson , RN Special Procedures Cath Lab, Other , Tucson, Arizona
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