The Registered Nurse assesses plans, organizes, performs, and evaluates nursing activities to meet the needs of patients. Provides clinical support to patients including, but not limited to pre and post catheterization, electrophysiology procedure, transesophageal echocardiogram, cardiology observation, hospital transfers, and antiarrhythmic medication administration.
Completes assessments as established by scope of practice and unit standards. Addresses physical, psychological, social, cultural, and spiritual needs of patient and family throughout the continuum of care. Documents all assessment and care provided in electronic medical record. Formulates coordinates, and provides care as established in unit standards including patient and family education, family needs, and discharge planning throughout hospitalization with members of interdisciplinary team. Provides direct patient care including treatments, medications and diagnostic studies according to policy and procedure. Prepares patients for procedures, which includes but is not limited to, initial patient assessment, procedure site prep, insertion of intravenous lines, and patient education. Provide post-procedural care, which includes but is not limited to, patient assessment, monitoring of vital signs and procedural site, patient education, and ensuring that discharge criteria has been met and communicated to advanced practitioner and physician. Makes assignments in collaboration with other team members. Directs and alters assignments in response to changes in patient situations. Delegates on the basis of skill, expertise, and time availability of the team member, acuity, and needs of the patient. Problem solves, troubleshoots, and takes corrective measures in care and handling of equipment. Provides input to the manager for performance appraisal in area of goal development and peer performance. Assumes responsibility for identifying processes or systems that could potentially lead to errors and adverse events. Precepts new staff as required. Performs appropriate billing for services rendered or equipment used as related to Cardiac Recovery Suite. Provides support to clinical trials and research projects. Monitors conscious sedation patients until recovery is complete. Assists in the development of educational programs and procedures. Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
Graduate from Specialty Training Program-Nursing (Required)
Minimum of 2 years-Nursing (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Basic Life Support Certification - American Heart Association (AHA); Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania
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