Summary: Assists the Cardiologist with cardiac catheterization, Swan Ganz, pacemaker, TEE/CV, IABP, Percutaneous Coronary Interventional procedures and other minor procedures requiring moderate sedation administration. Operates and maintains associated equipment within the cardiac catheterization laboratory. Renders patient care, utilizing past radiological, cardiovascular and nursing education and experience in accordance with the Delaware Nursing Practice Act. Work requires the knowledge and skills necessary to provide direct patient care appropriate to full spectrum of patient population.
Other information: A minimum one year critical care experience preferred. One year experience in a cardiac cath laboratory preferred.Must complete Point of Care Testing training as part of Department Orientation. .
Responsibilities: Demonstrate a complete working knowledge of all equipment within the department. Maintains a knowledge of sterile supplies and techniques utilized for procedures in the area of responsibilities. Assists physician with scrub duties utilizing sterile technique to prevent cross-contamination, set-up trays and prepare and position patient. Assists physician in circulator role by positioning the patient to obtain digital films and by giving medications / contrast (if tech/RN certified) under MD supervision in accordance with departmental policy. Assists physician in the recorder/monitor role documenting the case, balancing calibration and operating physiologic recorder and calculates and reports patient information from data gathered in the cardiac cath lab. Reviews patient chart for appropriate information such as indicators which may indicate risk to the patient, maintains the holding area and assists in transporting patients. Provides radiation protection to patient, staff and self according to prescribed safety standards. Maintains controlled drug inventory according to prescribed controlled drug policy. Assures that the crash cart and drug box are accurately supplied and dated. Recognizes emergency situations and can initiate code procedures or administer first aid or CPR as needed. Prepare and administer contrast media or medications under supervision of the Cardiologist. Assists in maintaining inventory and ordering supplies. Actively participates in product evaluation to determine best and most cost effective product. Notifies coordinator when supplies are low. Maintains daily work log and participates in the follow-up on patients. Rotates in an on-call status. Actively participates in performance improvement process to include evaluating, reporting and follow-up recommendations.
Credentials: Essential: * RN - Registered Nurse * BLS - Basic Life Saving certification * ACLS - Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Competencies and skills: Essential: * Experience In Hospital Or Acute Care Setting * Clear Communication Skills Both Written And Verbal * Able To Keep Confidential Information Regarding Patients, Team Members * Able To Withstand Crisis Situations * Has Skills To Provides Customer Service To Patients, Team Members And Visitors * Knowledge And Experience With Electronic Health Records
Education: Essential: * RN Diploma/RN Graduate Program
Beebe Healthcare serves the Sussex County community with a medical center located in beautiful, historic Lewes, Delaware, and convenient outpatient locations throughout the county. Founded in 1916 by two physician brothers, Drs. James Beebe and Richard C. Beebe, the medical center in Lewes is a 210-licensed-bed, not-for-profit seaside community hospital. Beebe's specialized service lines include cardiac and vascular, surgical services, oncology, women's health, and orthopaedic services. Beebe offers an array of inpatient, outpatient, emergency, and diagnostic services.
Beebe's five satellite campuses offer imaging, physical rehabilitation, and lab services, as well as walk-in care centers. In addition, Beebe offers Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine and Diabetes Management & Medical Nutrition Therapy.
With a mission to serve the community, Beebe also offers many free screenings and outreach programs through its Population Health Department; and advanced medical care for those who are recuperating at home through Beebe Home Care Services.
Beebe is also training the next generation of nurses through the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing, located behind the Medical Cente...r in Lewes.
Beebe's Medical Staff has grown tremendously since the early 1990s. Employed physicians through Beebe Medical Group and our affiliated physicians on Beebe's Medical Staff now serve patients from Milford to Millville in specialties including cardiac surgery, dermatology, endocrinology, family practice, gastroenterology, general surgery, internal medicine, pediatric neurology, and surgical oncology.
Beebe is proud to offer quality care, close to home for the residents and visitors of Sussex County.