University of Utah Health Care

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Procedural Nurse - Cardiac Cath Lab

Procedural Nurse - Cardiac Cath Lab

Requisition Number 
26511
Reg/Temp 
Regular
Employment Type 
Full-Time
Shift 
Day
Work Schedule 
Monday - Friday, 0730-1800, Rotating Call
Location Name 
University of Utah Hospital
Patient Care? 
Yes
City 
SALT LAKE CITY
State 
UT
Department 
UUH ANC 14A CARDIAC CATH LAB
Category 
Cardiology

More information about this job

Overview

As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position has the responsibility of providing nursing services to Cath Lab/EP patients; setting-up electrical and hemodynamic transducers and amplifiers; recording and obtaining hemodynamic, electrical and angiographic data; and assessing patients during the procedures and delivered therapy.

This position may be required to access and administer medications within their scope of practice and according to State Law.

Responsibilities

  • Prepares patient and equipment for catheterization procedures by preparing site of entry, draping patient, arranging sterilized instruments and catheters, and calibrating and setting-up pressure transducers and tubing.
  • Obtains and records hemodynamic, electrical, and angiographic data by operating hemodynamic and electrical amplifiers and digital and line fluoroscopic equipment.
  • Attends to patient needs during studies.
  • Develops and contributes to a plan of nursing for the patient’s care.
  • Administers intravenous and oral medications to patients.
  • Assists in the collection of arterial and venous blood samples and respiratory gases.
  • Monitors patient’s vital signs.
  • Participates in life-saving measures such as defibrillation and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Restocks supplies when time allows.
  • Is available on a rotational call schedule for procedures after normal hours.
  • May perform circulating functions during procedure.
  • May perform scrub role for surgical implantation of pacemakers, internal cardiac defibrillators, and cardiac ablation procedures.
  • May be responsible for running the stimulator, electrophysiology recording systems, ultrasound, fluoroscopy and other devices relevant to electrophysiology procedures.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Demonstrated potential ability to perform the essential functions as outlined above.
  • Ability to provide care to the population served.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient’s status and provide care as described in the department’s policies and procedures manual.
  • Knowledge of electronic monitoring devices.
  • Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to function calmly and competently in high stress situations.
  • Ability to deal with hazards involved in assessing and providing care to patients.

Qualifications

Qualifications

Required

  • Two years of previous nursing experience.

Licenses Required

  • ACLS card or obtain one within six months of hire.
  • Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Utah, or obtain one within 30 days of hire under the interstate compact.
  • Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred)

Preferred

  • **Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree preferred**
  • Two years of ICU/CCU experience in arrhythmia and hemodynamic monitoring of patients in an acute-care setting.
  • ACLS card.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intensive work that may exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects, such as medical equipment, or patients while providing medical care. Workers in this position may be exposed to infectious diseases and may be required to function around prisoners or behavioral health patients.

Physical Requirements

Carrying, Color Determination, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Walking