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Registered Nurse - Cardiac Catheterization Lab - Houston, Texas - Cardiac Cath Lab

Company: Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
Location: Houston
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:

Registered Nurse - Cardiac Catheterization Lab - Houston, Texas

VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package:

Duties/responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • The Cardiac Catheterization RN Nurse is to demonstrate proficiency in practice based on conscious and deliberate planning.
  • The Cardiac Catheterization RN is self-directed in goal setting for managing complex patient situations and provides care for the Veteran in the Electrophysiology or Cardiac Catheterization Suite.
  • The RN provides direct patient care to the patients undergoing diagnostic, interventional, coronary, peripheral, and electrophysiology studies
  • The RN communicates with the physician on an ongoing basis concerning the patient's condition and administration of conscious sedation medication for the procedure.
  • The RN consistently assists with the maintenance and inventory of equipment.
  • The RN assures that all equipment and supplies are in a complete state of readiness for the desired procedure.
  • The Cardiac Catheterization RN ensures that hospital policies and protocols are complied with for all procedures.
  • The RN hemodynamically monitors, positions and assists patients during procedures. Cardiac Catheterization RN's are to be proficient in hemodynamic monitoring and electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation
  • Applies the nursing process to systems or processes at the unit/team/work group level to improve care. Demonstrates leadership by involving others in improving care.
  • Provides a full range of nursing care (planning, delivery, coordinating, accountability) to patients with complex care needs utilizing the nursing process based on the ANA Standards of Nursing Practice, VHA Directives, and local policies.
  • Initiates and implements interdisciplinary plan of care based on assessments, to include a spiritual assessment.
  • Accurately documents in the medical record patient findings, assessments, and care provided.
  • Utilizes advanced clinical knowledge in assessing, planning, implementing, documenting, evaluating, and executing care for designated groups of patients across the continuum of care: Recognizing the age related cognitive, physical, emotional, and chronological maturation needs of the adult and geriatric patient.
  • Maintains role-specific competency checklist complete and is rated competent in all measured areas.
  • Manages nursing care of patients and effectively functions as the charge nurse, team leader, or in other leadership role that guides and directs others who provide patient care, in a loving-caring manner.
  • Uses a team approach to identify, analyze, and resolve patient care problems that result in improved patient outcomes.


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    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives:

    EDRP Authorized

    Permanent Change of Station (PCS)

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