PLEASE BE ADVISED that these positions are covered by the collective bargaining agreement between Cook County and the National Nurses Organizing Committee. Pursuant to the collective bargaining agreement, Cook County will exhaust internal eligible applicants prior to considering external applicants. Cook County is assembling a list of qualified candidates for this position that will be considered should the position not be filled with internal eligible applicants.
LOCATION: Cath Lab - Stroger Hospital
SHIFT: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The Electrophysiology Nurse functions independently as a member of the Cardiac Catherization and Electrophysiology Laboratory care team that includes registered nurses, cardiovascular technologists, advanced practice providers, cardiology fellows and attending cardiologists. This individual is responsible for helping to develop and implement systems to assure the smooth and efficient flow of patients for procedures in the Electrophysiology (EP) and Cardiac Catherization (Cath) Laboratories. Duties include but are not limited to the patient assessment, administration of medications, moderate sedation, hemodynamic monitoring, circulating and scrubbing during EP and Cath procedures and other procedures scheduled in the invasive procedure laboratories. This position also assists in pre- and post-procedure patient assessment and care as well as patient and family teaching. This individual is able to demonstrate clinical expertise in working with EP and Cardiac Cath patients during invasive diagnostic, interventional, electrophysiology and device implantation procedures. This position requires the individual to be flexible in their work schedule.
Current license as a Registered Professional Nurse in the State of Illinois.
Two (2) years of recent nursing experience in a Cardiovascular ICU, Critical Care ICU or Emergency Department OR One (1) year of recent nursing experience in Cardiovascular Laboratory and/or Electrophysiology Laboratory
Prior critical care experience with an emphasis on Cardiology
Prior experience using moderate or deep sedation
Current experience and knowledge related to hemodynamic monitoring and titration of vasoactive medication infusions
Current experience and knowledge of radiological safety, techniques and x-ray equipment, analyzing and recording equipment and other equipment utilized in EP and Cardiac Cath procedures
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification obtained through the American Heart Association or ability to obtain within two (2) weeks of starting. (If already obtained must provide proof at time of interview)
Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification obtained through the American Heart Association or ability to obtain within two (2) weeks of starting. (If already obtained must provide proof at time of interview)
Bilingual in English/Spanish and/or English/Polish
One (1) year of Electrophysiology Laboratory nursing experience
Previous nursing experience with an emphasis on cardiovascular patient care
Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
Basic Term Life Insurance
Pension Plan and Deferred Compensation Program
Employee Assistance Program
Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
100% Tuition Reimbursement for nursing-related programs
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must :
Meet the minimum qualifications for the position .
Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question,
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The Cook County Health’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCH is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCH is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, ...collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.
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