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RN - Invasive Cardiac Services

Company: SSM Health
Location: Madison
Posted on: November 11, 2018

Job Description:

DescriptionRole Purpose:

The Invasive Cardiac Services RN functions as an agent of the patient while providing the full scope of nursing care. Analyzes information, monitors patients, and takes actions to facilitate wellness and healing. Role is professional, specialized, and connected to an episode of nursing care. Demonstrates leadership and clinical expertise through participation in nursing shared governance, continual learning, and advancing department goals.

Responsibilities:





    • Provides nursing care and pre-, intra-, and post procedure assessment, monitoring, intervention, and education in one of the following assigned units:


      • 1. Cardiac Cath Lab: Assists with basic and complex diagnostic and interventional procedures including right and left heart catheterizations, coronary angiography, percutaneous coronary interventions (balloon angioplasty, stent placement), intra-aortic balloon pump insertions, temporary pacemakers, peripheral interventions, EVAR, PFO closure devices. Function in monitor, scrub, circulator, and nursing roles. Administers conscious sedation.
      • 2. Hybrid Suite: Assists with complex diagnostic and interventional procedures including coronary angiography, percutaneous coronary interventions (balloon angioplasty, stent placement), intra-aortic balloon pump insertions, temporary pacemakers, peripheral interventions, EVAR, TEVAR, TAVR, and peripheral interventions/surgical procedures. Function in monitor, scrub, circulator, and nursing roles
      • 3. Cardiac Procedure Unit: Assists with basic and complex diagnostic and interventional procedures including cardioversions, Head-up Tilt Table testing, pharmacologic stress tests, transesophageal echocardiograms. Administers conscious sedation. Admits direct admissions and holds post Cath Lab and EP Lab patients as needed.




        • Applies nursing knowledge and utilizes evidence based practice in demonstration of Healthcare Knowledge and Skills: (1) Systematic and continual collection and analysis of patient Information. (2) Collaborates with patient/family, physicians, and other healthcare team members to prioritize patients needs and goals; intervenes as necessary. (3) Evaluates, compares, and interprets ambiguous and changing patient data. (4) Uses cardiac and nursing knowledge of physiology to perform independent assessments, analyze information, monitor, detect, and anticipates early and subtle health status changes.
        • Applies nursing knowledge and utilizes evidence based practice in demonstration of Patient Observation and Monitoring: (1) Applies nursing judgment to determine level of care needed. (2) Monitors trends and records patient response to disease, illness, and treatment. (3) Contributes to patient plan of care in collaboration with physicians and healthcare team members.
        • Applies nursing knowledge and utilizes evidence based practice in demonstration of Intervention/Nursing action to implement plan of care: (1) Applies specialized expertise to solve problems, generate ideas, plan care, and create new processes. (2) Maintains purposeful therapeutic presence with patients based on nursing judgment. (3) Provides care based on patient complexity and nursing judgment. (4) Uses patients perspective to support informed decision-making. (5) Determine data to be collected to evaluate outcome of care; evaluates, compares, and interprets ambiguous and changing patient data.
        • Demonstrates competence in the roles required of: (1) Scrub role, sterile technique, x-ray, or (2) Monitor role, ECG, Hemodynamics, or (3) Circulate, supports roles during procedures, or (4) Nursing, Conscious Sedation.

          Minimum Qualifications:

          • ADN, BSN/BAN, or Diploma in Nursing.
          • Wisconsin RN License.
          • Basic Life Support (BLS).
          • Advanced Cardiac Life Support ( ACLS) within six months of hire date.
          • Knowledge of cardiac anatomy and physiology, basic arrhythmia interpretation, diagnostic procedures, hemodynamic principles, and emergency procedures.
          • Demonstrate critical thinking skills, problem-solve quickly and independently.
          • Technical aptitude, sound judgment, and accurate assessment abilities.
          • An advanced understanding of cardiac rhythm identification and cardiac disease processes necessary.

            Preferred Qualifications:

            • Previous healthcare experience.
            • Specialty certification in cardiac, critical care nursing, or RCIS
            • Two years recent Cardiovascular nursing experience.
            • in intensive/intermediate cardiac care or cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology experience.

              Join our team for an online chat! There is no formal agenda, just jump online from your computer, smartphone or tablet to share your experiences, ask questions and learn about opportunities. It's as simple as texting with a friend. Click here to register today!QualificationsMinimum Qualifications:

              • ADN, BSN/BAN, or Diploma in Nursing.
              • Wisconsin RN License.
              • Basic Life Support (BLS).
              • Advanced Cardiac Life Support ( ACLS) within six months of hire date.
              • Knowledge of cardiac anatomy and physiology, basic arrhythmia interpretation, diagnostic procedures, hemodynamic principles, and emergency procedures.
              • Demonstrate critical thinking skills, problem-solve quickly and independently.
              • Technical aptitude, sound judgment, and accurate assessment abilities.
              • An advanced understanding of cardiac rhythm identification and cardiac disease processes necessary.

                Preferred Qualifications:

                • Previous healthcare experience.
                • Specialty certification in cardiac, critical care nursing, or RCIS
                • Two years recent Cardiovascular nursing experience.
                • in intensive/intermediate cardiac care or cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology experience.



                  St. Mary's Hospital Madison

                  St. Mary's is a 440-bed tertiary referral hospital offering inpatient and outpatient treatment and diagnostic services in primary care and nearly all specialties. Medical/surgical areas of special focus include the Family Birth Center, pediatrics, Neuroscience Center, geriatrics, orthopedics, emergency services and more. St. Mary's is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine's three-year family practice residency program. Since 1912, St. Mary's has provided service to much of south-central Wisconsin including Dane County and 17 other nearby counties. In the growing city of Sun Prairie, northeast of Madison, St. Mary's Emergency Clinic provides services to more than 30,000 residents.

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