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Job Description

Job Title: Registered Nurse - Cardiac Cath Lab
Job ID: 934801098
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: dayshifts , 8/10/12 hour shifts with call
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Altoona
Department: Cardiac Cath Lab
Location: , Altoona PA

Description

Registered Nurse

Cardiac Cath Lab

.9 full time (36 hours/week), dayshifts (8, 10, 12 hour shifts) with on call

Union position:  SEIU

Posted:  07/13/2020

 

UPMC Altoona is hiring a Registered Nurse with critical care experience to help support the Cardiac Cath Lab!


As a member of this team, you will provide direct and indirect care to patients utilizing the nursing process, provide leadership for the nursing team, and contribute to the education of a variety of members of the staff and students.

Responsibilities:

  • Implementation:  a. Utilizes nursing care protocols and standards. b. Carries out and documents procedures according to Hospital Policy. c. Performs technical skills safely and accurately, and demonstrates a working knowledge of equipment. d. Transcribes and implements physicians' orders appropriately. e. Demonstrates knowledge of the physiological basis for the nursing care delivery. f. Demonstrates knowledge of medication and IV therapy administration according to policy. g. Initiates and coordinates health teaching for patients and families/significant other based on individual needs.
  • Engages the medical staff and other professionals in discussion of patient care problems resulting in mutually developed plans of care.
  • Utilizes Bed Management System, Alpha, CPOE, and all other computer systems appropriately,
  • Assessment:  a. Assesses patient and family needs and documents this information appropriately in the computer or on appropriate form. b. Reassesses patient every eight hours, and, as necessary.
  • Planning:  a. Includes the patient and family/significant other in the formulation of the plan of care. b. Prioritizes patient's needs appropriately. c. Plans, conducts, and documents patient care conferences. d. Maintains a current plan of care for each assigned patient. e. Utilizes appropriate community agencies and other health care professionals in planning care.
  • Evaluation:  a.Revises plan of care, as necessary based on daily evaluation of patient. b.Evaluates patient's outcome based on previously defined goals. c.Evaluates and documents the patient's response to care, teaching, and treatment.
  • Adheres to universal precautions.  Identifies potential problems and initiates appropriate measures.  Identifies environmental factors which deter effective patient care, initiates action, and contributes ideas towards resolution.
  • Complies with established occupational exposure policies.
  • Completes annual competency validation activities.
  • Maintains proficiency and competency in point of care testing as defined in the evaluation criteria established by the laboratory.
  • Demonstrates professionalism in providing patient care.
  • Serves as a consultant to other members of the health-care team.

 

Qualifications

Education and Formal Training Required:

  • Must hold a current license to practice nursing in the State of Pennsylvania; must satisfactorily complete the Nursing Department's orientation program and probationary period.
  • Must complete NIHSS education prior to end of orientation period, if required.
  • For all positions in Critical Care: CCRN is required within two years of hire date.
  • ACLS preferred, BLS required. PALS for specific units.
  • Experience Required for Cardiology-Cardiac Cath Lab: Education and Formal Training Required: Must be a graduate of an accredited School of Nursing. Must hold valid registration as a nurse in the State of Pennsylvania. Must be a graduate of Critical Care Course. Must have worked a minimum of 3000 hours of Critical Care within the last five years

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
    CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran


    GN level candidate starting rate - $26.31 (BSN $27.56)
    Experienced RN starting rate - starting rate commensurate with experience (BSN differential: $1.25)

    When you are ready to take your career to the next level, UPMC Altoona has a RN Career Ladder, which allows you to enhance your practice and receive additional compensation! Ask your recruiter for details!

     

    Salary Range: $0 / hour

    Union Position: Yes

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