Nurse Cath IR
Company: CHI Franciscan St. Anthony
Location: Gig Harbor
Posted on: September 15, 2021
2020, united in a fierce commitment to deliver the highest quality
care and exceptional patient experience, Virginia Mason and CHI
Franciscan Health came together as natural partners to build a new
health system centered around the patient: Virginia Mason
Franciscan Health. Our combined system builds upon the scale and
expertise of our nearly 300 sites of care, including 11 hospitals
and nearly 5,000 physicians and providers. Together, we are
empowered to make an even greater impact on the health and
well-being of our communities.
Franciscan and Virginia Mason are now united to build the future of
patient-centered care across the Pacific Northwest. That means a
seamlessly connected system offering quality care close to home.
From basic health needs to the most complex, highly specialized
care, our patients can count on us to meet their needs with
convenient access to the region’s most prestigious experts and
innovative treatments and technologies.
job is responsible for providing cath lab nursing care of adult
patient populations undergoing cardiac procedures in the cath lab
to include inpatient, outpatient and emergent.
is performed under standards of safety and care that provide
instruction/guidance for taking care of issues and patient needs in
the absence of a physician. Requires the use of judgment and
critical thinking skills in making decisions regarding patient care
(within the scope of practice), including knowledge and integration
of available standards, resources and data, and in the efficient
utilization of staff/resources. Work involves continuous contact
with physicians, patients, patient families, community agencies,
patient care staff and management. An incumbent is accountable for
the quality of care provided to patients, and has the authority to
direct care, provide education, seek resources at the
unit/department level, and delegate appropriate tasks.
care for patients undergoing a cardiac procedure including
prep/admission, education of both patient and their family and post
and maintains sedation and analgesia by order of the physician.
Assesses, diagnoses, and intervenes in the event of
and assesses the patient receiving the sedation and analgesia
throughout diagnostic and therapeutic cardiac
on-call coverage for cath lab at designated hospital and responds
within 30 minutes of call.
to the department’s and hospital’s policies and procedures,
including safety, risk management and regulatory standards. Keeps
abreast of trends, developments and regulatory requirements
impacting matters within designated scope of
oversees and documents the administration of medications (e.g.,
topically, orally, intramuscularly, subcutaneously and
intravenously) as ordered by the healthcare practitioner and in
accordance with hospital policy.
patient to include physical, psychosocial, cultural,
behavioral/emotional, developmental and spiritual needs. Gathers
data relevant for patient care. Implements appropriate patient
interventions and evaluates outcomes. Plans care appropriately
based on needs identified during initial and on-going assessments.
Provides holistic, comprehensive, and professional nursing care to
patient within the scope of practice. Implements appropriate
patient interventions and evaluates outcomes. Prepares patient for
discharge and assists with coordinating post discharge
competent professional practice and engages in opportunities for
professional growth. Demonstrates self accountability to meet
stated deadlines for all mandatory requirements.
care delivered and patient status utilizing the nursing process in
accordance with FHS standards of care, for example, changes in
patient condition, patient responses to intervention and
reassessments of pertinent findings. Receives and assures
appropriateness, accuracy, timeliness and execution of physician
opportunities for, and participates in, performance/quality
improvement activities to improve clinical outcomes, healthcare
delivery systems and address patient safety/satisfaction and cost
critical thinking into daily practice as demonstrated by quality of
care provided, transfer of knowledge, follow through and patient
outcomes. Leads, coordinates, and communicates the ongoing delivery
of patient care services provided by members of assigned patient
care teams(s); considers patient acuity and the competencies of
care team members in delegating and assigning work and in adjusting
assignments as necessary; assesses and monitors team performance to
ensure the quality of care provided is consistent with the FHS
standards and regulatory requirements. Coordinates nursing care and
advocates for patient needs so that all appropriate disciplines are
informed of and participating in the plan of care.
patient for examination/procedure. Routinely explains delays.
Assesses, monitors, and intervenes as indicated during and post
examination or procedure.
health care education and guidance to patient and/or families.
Educates regarding results, findings and diagnoses to patient
and/or patient’s family within scope of practice.
from an accredited school of nursing, BSN preferred
year of related work experience in an acute care setting is
assigned to the Procedure area - previous cardiac cath Lab
experience or a minimum of two years experience within the past
three years in an acute care setting, i.e., ICU, PCU, PACU
Balloon Pump experience preferred.
completion of department orientation.
licensure as a Registered Nurse issued by the Washington State
Board of Nursing.
American Heart Association Healthcare BLS Certification
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification or within six
months of hire
(Certification in Adult Critical Care) RN preferred
competency must be attained within four months, training is
Keywords: CHI Franciscan St. Anthony, Seattle , Nurse Cath IR, Other , Gig Harbor, Washington
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