Cath Lab Nurse RN

Mid Michigan Health Midland, MI
Position Information

Exempt: No

Day Shift: CASUAL; Hours per schedule

Weekend & Holiday Rotation: Per schedule

Pay Grade: 14

Position Summary

This position functions within the job description of the Registered Nurse at MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland and also possesses the knowledge to assess, implement and monitor the patient care for Invasive Imaging patients scheduled for a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures scheduled on the unit. Performs miscellaneous duties as required.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL:

Responsibilities:

(30%) Regularly assesses patient's/client's needs and provides skilled nursing services as prescribed by the physician authorized plan of care, and accepted standards of nursing practice. -Communicates effectively with patients, families, and physicians to assure that appropriate care is provided.

(30%) Provides direct patient care, including medication administration, treatments, call lights, assisting with transfers, responding to alarms, etc. Provides sedation monitoring in accordance with hospital policy and documents appropriately.

(20%) Possesses a thorough knowledge of pre, intra and post procedure routine. Evaluates effectiveness of treatment plan and makes suggestions or participates in updating/revising the treatment plan in collaboration with other team members, utilizing current information to improve patient care.

(10%) Processes physician/provider orders and performs physician ordered care accurately, completely and in a timely manner.

(10%) Follows up regarding medication changes and order clarifications.

Qualifications

Education:

Essential:

* Associates Degree

* Nursing

Education equivalent experience:

Essential:

* Knowledge of the nursing techniques normally acquired through the completion of an Associate's Degree in Nursing culminating in licensure in the State of Michigan.

Credentials:

Essential:

* Registered Nurse

* Basic Life Support

Nonessential:

* Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Credential equivalent experience:

Essential:

* Knowledge of the nursing techniques normally acquired through the completion of an Associate's Degree in Nursing culminating in licensure in the State of Michigan.

* BLS is required.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Demonstrates the ability to interpret information and reports pertinent data to the physician, including pertinent clinical information.

Assess learning needs considering readiness, ability, preferences, and cultural / spiritual variables

Provide education to meet the individual needs and ability to learn

Participates in care conferences as assigned.

Develops and maintains good working rapport with interdisciplinary personnel to meet the needs of each resident

Coordinates care provided by LPNs and certified nurse's aide

Demonstrates the ability to organize and prioritize the needs of groups of patients or an individual patient.

Demonstrates a general ability to manage assignments and perform routine duties on the unit.

Instructs other team members when appropriate, explaining goals and rationale for individualized care.

Implements clinical and technical aspects of care in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Demonstrates understanding of clinical pathways and utilizes appropriately.

Remains calm and efficient when working in stressful situations.

Documents in an accurate, clear, and concise way and includes pertinent clinical data.

Shares information and reports significant changes and/or abnormal findings to appropriate team members.

Participates in regulatory surveys.

Participates in the performance improvement activities.

Assists with orientation and ongoing competencies.

Provides a safe and secure environment for patient care.

Attend and participate in professional association activities and programs to assure being current on regulations, guidelines, and professional standards.

Remains current on new developments by reading professional journals, and attending seminars.

Demonstrates understanding of role in emergency preparedness procedures

Assesses both the physical and psychological needs of patients through completion of the nursing history and admission process. Initiates physician orders, completes appropriate consent forms and coordinates pre-procedural care with other hospital departments. Documents in accordance with hospital policy.

Possesses a thorough knowledge of pre, intra and post procedure routine. Initiates a teaching plan appropriate to the procedure and the patient's level of understanding. Possesses a thorough knowledge of physician preference and routine. Communicates effectively with patients, families, and physicians to assure that appropriate care is provided.

Transfers patients, stocks supplies, and performs basic office functions.

Demonstrates an understanding of all medications administered for care of the patient. Provides sedation monitoring in accordance with hospital policy and documents appropriately.

Evaluates patient progress toward discharge and, if necessary, initiates additional interventions. Provides written discharge instructions with a complete knowledge of physician preference and discharge routine.

Maintains a therapeutic relationship with the patient, family and other health care providers to assure that patient care goals have been accomplished. Completes appropriate documentation.

MidMichigan Health is a technology driven organization and employees need to demonstrate competency in Microsoft® Windows. An employee may be required to participate in further learning opportunities offered by MidMichigan Health.

Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND SKILLS

Knowledge of the nursing techniques normally acquired through the completion of an Associate's Degree in Nursing culminating in licensure in the State of Michigan.

BLS is required.

Interpersonal skills needed to communicate successfully with individuals and groups and interact with people at all levels to communicate ideas and concepts in a clear and understandable manner.

Provides for the age specific needs of the population served in accordance with unit standards, policies and procedures as evidenced by observation, documentation and peer feedback for the following age groups.

Adolescent - 13 to 17 years

Adult - 18 to 64 years

Later Adult - 65 years and older

Medical/surgical nursing experience and a basic knowledge of procedural nursing.

Mandatory Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training must be completed annually according to the Exposure Control Plan.

PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND SKILLS

Current ACLS certification preferred.

Physical/Mental Requirements and Working Conditions

Exposure to stressful situations, including those involving public contact, as well as, trauma, grief and death.

Able to wear personal protective equipment that includes latex materials or appropriate substitute if required for your position.

Is able to move freely about the unit and hospital.

Overall vision is necessary; including reading, depth perception, close-up work and must have a peripheral field of vision.

Hearing and speech on the phone as well as in person are necessary.

Must be able to communicate verbally in person, on the phone and in writing.

Frequently required to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time.

Some exposure to blood borne pathogens and other potentially infectious material.

Ability to handle multiple tasks, get along with others, work independently, regular and predictable attendance and ability to stay awake.

Must follow MidMichigan Health bloodborne pathogen and TB testing as required.