Company: Methodist Hospitals Inc.
Posted on: January 22, 2023
Under direction to perform work delivering direct nursing care to a
variety of patients receiving diagnostic and interventional
procedures in both the catheterization and electrophysiology
laboratory environment. This care involves pre-procedural,
intra-procedural and post-procedural responsibilities. Assesses,
plans, implements and evaluates patient care within the department
including patient/family/significant other education.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES(*Essential Functions)
Assesses the physical and psychosocial needs of patients.
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care
appropriate to the age of the patient. Utilizes the nursing process
to provide direct patient care in collaboration with all health
care disciplines. Provides a nursing history of the patient, which
includes a review of systems. Documents information within EPIC to
provide a comprehensive nursing record in accordance with current
policy and procedure. Implements medical management of patient care
based upon physician orders. Demonstrates clinical and technical
competence in administration of medication following current policy
and procedure. Demonstrates clinical and technical competence in
emergency resuscitation of patients. Demonstrates proficiency in
using various types of EP/Cath Lab specialty equipment including
but not limited too; Carto, physiological monitoring system,
pacemakers, defibrillators, IVUS, ICE, pressure wire, contrast
injector and any other new technology introduced as an adjunct for
enhancing patient care in the EP and Cardiac Cath Lab. Verifies
readiness of all emergency and monitoring equipment per policy.
Demonstrates clinical and technical competence in performance of
EP/ Cardiac Cath Lab related treatments and procedures including
but not limited too: Tilt, Cardioversion, L & RHC, PCI, valve
studies, diagnostic oximetry studies, peripheral angiography &
interventions, pacemaker / AICD implants, electrophysiology studies
and ablations. Prepares and calibrates transducers, oximeters and
other equipment as required.
JOB SPECIFICATIONS(Minimum Requirements)
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
* Working knowledge of; hemodynamic pressure
recording/interpretation, sterile technique, EP/Cath and special
procedures equipment and supplies, computer skills adequate to
document nursing notes electronically.
* Specific knowledge of radiofrequency ablation devices, CARTO
cardiac 3D mapping, Cardio-lab EP monitoring system, cardiac
stimulator, remote assessment of implanted device function.
* Communicates clearly verbally and in writing
* Demonstrates flexibility in meeting unanticipated demands and
* Demonstrates ablility to perform nursing duties in a crisis and
guide ancillary team members.
* Capable of functioning independently pertaining to patient care
and equipment functions.
* Ability to participate in planning and arranging work as a team
* Demonstrates good interpersonal skills using tact and diplomacy
in interacting with staff, clients, and the public.
* Associates Nursing Required
* Two (2) years of work experience as a Registered Nurse in an EP
Lab, Cath Lab, or closely related field is preferred.
* 2 Healthcare/Medical - Cath Lab Required
* Certified Advance Cardiac Life
* Certified Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation
* Licensed Registered Nurse
STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR Meets the Standards of Behavior as outlined
in Personnel Policy and Procedure #1, Employee Relations Code.
CONFIDENTIALITY/HIPAA/CORPORATE COMPLIANCE Demonstrates knowledge
of procedures for protecting and maintaining security,
confidentiality and integrity of employee, patient, family,
organizational and other medical information. Understands and
supports the commitment of Methodist Hospitals in adhering to
federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations governing
ethical business practices for healthcare providers. DISCLAIMER -
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature
and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.
The statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive
list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.
Keywords: Methodist Hospitals Inc., Gary , RN-electrophysiology Lab, Healthcare , Merrillville, Indiana
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