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Cardiac Catheterization RN- full time day shift - Plainsboro NJ
  • Job ID: 103725
  • Job Category: Nursing
  • Specialty Area: Cardiology/Cardiovascular
  • Primary Shift: Day
  • Work Schedule: full time day
  • Penn Medicine Entity: Penn Medicine at Princeton Health
  • Location: Plainsboro, NJ
  • Address: 1 Plainsboro Road
  • Education Required: Per Position Description
  • Experience Required: Per Position Description
  • Employment Type: Full-Time Regular

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Position Description:
Registered Nurses are responsible for establishing a therapeutic relationship and an individualized plan of care with the patient for the Peri-operative period and for communicating that plan of care to his/her collaborative partners. Registered Nurses are accountable for planning, delivering, coordinating, evaluating, and modifying the patient’s care for that defined period of time. The Registered Nurses will effectively transition the plan of care with attention to continuity across shifts and settings. The Registered Nurse will assure communication between patients, families and all members of the health care team. The Registered Nurse delegates and functions in accordance with the NJ Board of Nursing Statutes and Regulations.

The Cardiac Catherization Registered Nurse is responsible for:
• Scrub and circulate in diagnostic cardiac catheterizations as well as percutaneous coronary interventions
• Able to administer moderate sedation during the procedure
• Monitor patients' sedation levels during and after the procedure
• Prepare patients for procedures
• Administer medications pre, inta and post procedure
• Familiar and administering IV emergency medications and drips
• Assist in the diagnosis of heart disease of the heart muscle, valves, or coronary arteries
• Perform patient examinations pre and post-catheterization
• Perform procedures like implantation of temporary pacemakers, balloon angioplasty, and stent placement
• Monitor and document vital signs including arterial lines and pressures
• Educate patients on medications, healthy lifestyle, and how to care for the surgical site before discharging them
• Utilize the EMR and maintain meticulous documentation of procedures

Competent to use:
Intra-aortic balloon pump
Philips XPER hemodynamic monitoring system

Minimum Requirements:
• Education
• Graduate of an accredited school of nursing; BSN preferred

Related Work Experience
• Must have minimum of 2 years in a cardiac catheterization lab performing diagnostic and interventional procedures
Ability to scrub and circulate in a cardiac catheterization lab performing diagnostic and interventional procedures
• Two years Critical Care, PACU or E.D. experience - preferred

• Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS)
• Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
• Critical Care Registered Nursing credentials (CCRN) preferred
• Must have minimum of 2 years in a cardiac catheterization lab performing diagnostic and interventional procedures
• Ability to scrub and circulate in a cardiac catheterization lab performing diagnostic and interventional procedures
• Knowledge of cardiovascular anatomy, physiology, hemodynamic, and rhythm interpretation

Additional Information:
Day shift with call commitment

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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