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Munson Medical Center RN Cath Lab - Recovery Room in Traverse City, Michigan

SUMMARY

Provides health care services to patients under direction and responsibility of a Physician.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Graduate of an accredited RN program with current Michigan license

  • Experience working in acute care cardiology; critical care experience preferred

  • BLS and ACLS certification required

ORGANIZATION

  • Accountable to the unit manager or designee of the assigned patient care unit; ultimately accountable for the practice of nursing to the Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services.

  • Provides direction to and supervision of LPNs, Techs, Clerks, Nursing Assistants, and/or other categories as needed.

  • Works collaboratively and effectively with all members of the Patient Care Team

POPULATIONS SERVED COMPETENCIES, INCLUDING AGE OF PATIENTS SERVED

Cares for patients in the age category(s) checked below:

X__Young adult (18 yr-25 yrs)

X__Adult (26 yrs-54 yrs)

X__ Sr. Adult (55 yrs-64 yrs)

X__Geriatric (65 yrs & above)

SPECIFIC DUTIES

  • Supports the Mission, Vision and Values of Munson Healthcare.

    • Embraces and supports the Performance Improvement philosophy of Munson Healthcare.
    • Promotes personal and patient safety.
    • Uses effective customer service/interpersonal skills at all times.
    • Works with THV cardiologists in the cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology labs, recovery areas Explains procedures and treatments to patients to gain cooperation, understanding, and allay apprehension.
    • Assists with medical procedures appropriate for a Registered nurse under the direction of the THV physicians
    • Maintains awareness of comfort and safety needs of patients
    • Responds to life saving situations based upon nursing standards, policies, procedures, and protocol
    • Initiates patient and family education plans according to the individualized needs of the patient, as prescribed by the physician and/or hospital policy including patient and family instruction
    • Collaboration with THV clinic staff to coordinate follow-up primary care, specialty consultations and testing
    • Performs pre procedural laboratory and document review and patient teaching for TEE, cardioversions, caths, pacemakers, etc.
    • Facilitate flow of patients through the cardiac catheterization or electrophysiology lab
    • Act as a liaison for THV staff, hospital staff, patients, families, and physicians in the inpatient and outpatient arena
    • Discharge planning and patient instruction for outpatient post procedure care and follow up
    • Complete required procedural paperwork as directed by the physicians including pre and postoperative orders and discharge instructions and medication lists
    • Assist with facilitating discharges on the cardiac and in-patient units
    • Provides support to Cardiologists and Nurse Practitioners in the acute care setting
    • Other duties may be assigned
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