RN-Electrophysiology

UnityPoint Health St. Lukes

Requisition ID
2021-91297
Category
Nursing
Location
US-IA-Cedar Rapids
Address
1026 A Ave NE
Affiliate
1010 UnityPoint Health CR St Lukes Hospital
City
Cedar Rapids
Department
Electrophysiology
State
IA
FTE
0.9
FLSA
Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Day shift; 9 hour days, 4 days a week. 700 to 1630
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits

Overview

Description of Position:

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As a member of the interdisciplinary Electrophysiology Lab team, contributes professional Registered Nurse (RN) knowledge and skills in the provision and management of care to patients undergoing invasive cardiac procedures.  The RN will function in collaboration with the RT staff and under the direction of physicians.  The RN is able to perform the role of primary circulator, scrub tech, and monitor.  The RN maintains a practice environment that reflects the ANA Code for Nurses, Philosophy of Nursing at UnityPoint Health with in the structure of the Professional Nurse Practice Model and in collaboration with other care givers.

Responsibilities

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

 

% of Time

(annually)

Clinical Excellence/Patient Care

·         Assesses the needs of patients and families undergoing invasive cardiac procedures, providing appropriate teaching and making the necessary referrals to provide continuity of care.

·         Assists the physician with the development of an individual plan of care using a collaborative approach with the patient/family and health care team.

·         Promptly completes documentation to assure an accurate legal record of patient’s care.

·         Delivers high quality care while demonstrating knowledge and clinical skills of the specialty required in the Cath Lab in accordance with established policies, procedures and standards of care under the direct supervision of the physician.

·         Utilizes holistic approach (considering biopsychosocial, spiritual, educational, safety, and related criteria) appropriate to the age of the patients and families served in the assigned service area.

·         Utilizes critical thinking in making judgments, and maintains responsibility and accountability for the knowledge of conditions of the patient.

·         Demonstrates and maintains proficiency in the manual skills and techniques required in the administration of cardiac and emergency medications used in the Electrophysiology Lab including, but not limited to the following:

o    Administration and management of conscious sedation / reversal agents; minimal to moderate levels

o    Administration and management of anticoagulation and antiplatelet medications / infusions

o    Administration of cardiac medications / infusions such as vasopressors and nitrates.

o    Administration of blood products

·         Demonstrates and maintains proficiency in the manual skills and techniques required to operate specialized equipment in the Electrophysiology Lab including, but not limited to the following:

o    Point of care testing:  blood glucose, activated clotting times (ACT), oxygen analysis

o    Ablation equipment: EP recording and mapping systems

o    Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) equipment: programmers

o    Advanced hemodynamic monitoring systems

·         Demonstrates and maintains proficiency in the manual skills and techniques required to prepare and maintain sterile fields and to maintain a clean procedure environment. 

·         Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of radiation safety and practice including, but not limited to the following:

o    Use of advanced imaging systems used in the Electrophysiology Lab setting

o    Use of radiation protection devices and exposure levels for both the associate and patient.

50%

Development & Patient Education

·         Continues professional development and involvement in professional activities that enhance RN practice by sharing knowledge through networking and research.

·         Assess and chooses teaching strategies appropriate to the patient’s and their families’ age specific needs, culture, gender, readiness to learn and level of comprehension.

·         Consults appropriate resources within the hospital to provide specialized education.

·         Demonstrates knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential or actual concerns immediately.

 

40%

Basic UPH Performance Criteria         

·         Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

·         Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

·         Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

·         Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, JCAHO, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

·         Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

·         Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse.  Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff.  Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.

 

10%

Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that required of the employee.  Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

 

Qualifications

 

Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.

Education:

 

 

 

 

Graduate of accredited nursing program

BSN degree

Experience:

 

 

 

 

One (1) year of demonstrated clinical efficiency in critical care, telemetry, and/or cardiovascular care. 

One (1) year of clinical Electrophysiology Lab or Cath Lab experience.

License(s)/Certification(s):

 

 

 

 

Current licensure in good standing to practice as a Registered Nurse in Iowa.

 

Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.

 

Must possess and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or obtain certification within 3 months from hire date. 

 

Must possess and maintain hospital CORE (Chain of Response in an Emergency) certification with 6 months from hire date.

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

 

 

 

 

 

Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.

Multicultural sensitivity.

Microsoft Office – basic computer skills.

Customer/patient focused.

Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions.

 

 

Other:

 

 

 

 

 

Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

Work may occasionally require travel to other UPH facilities.  May drive a UPH vehicle, rental or own vehicle.

 

 

Job ID: 74916

Posted 24 days ago

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