General Summary of Position Responsibility:
This position coordinates and delivers nursing care to patients in and related to the Cardiac Catheterization, Electrophysiology, and Interventional Radiology procedural suites. Major responsibilities include patient preparation, assessment, intervention, and documentation for a wide variety of procedures, airway and sedation management, medication administration, obtaining vascular access, as well as setup and operation of hemodynamic, electrophysiological, and radiological equipment. In addition, this position requires the ability to translate a strong working knowledge of anatomy, physiology, cardiac arrhythmias, and advanced pediatric life support to hands-on patient care.
Essential Job Functions:
- Performs nursing assessments utilizing a variety of assessment methods and/or area-specific tools.
- Develops or individualizes existing plans of care and develops goals relative to family needs. Evaluates and documents changes to the plan.
- Develops or individualizes teaching plans/protocols to meet patient and family learning needs. Identifies patient preferences and needs including motivation to learn. Evaluates and documents changes to the plan.
- Performs nursing care according to procedures/protocols. Anticipates impending emergent situations and intervenes effectively.
- Communicates with the family and members of the multidisciplinary team to identify health care needs. Communicates changes in patient status. Utilizes appropriate resources for referral or consultations.
- Keeps up to date in nursing practice by utilizing current nursing and healthcare literature for information and problem solving.
- Incorporates current hospital and departmental quality initiatives into daily activities.
- Adheres to communication, service excellence and professional image standards that support the hospital mission and philosophy.
- Works cooperatively as a team member to foster achievement of unit/hospital goals.
- Identifies learning needs and seeks resources to advance nursing practice and achieve professional goals.
- Performs job functions adhering to service principles with customer service focus of innovation, service excellence and teamwork to provide the highest quality care and service to our patients, families, co-workers and others.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Requires a minimum of one year prior nursing experience in a critical care, interventional radiology, or cardiac catheterization lab setting. Pediatric critical care experience is preferred.
- Bachelor’s degree in nursing (or higher) required.
- Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois required.
- Basic Life Support Certification and Pediatric Advanced Life Support required.
- Ability to communicate effectively with patients, families, and all members of the multidisciplinary care team.
- Additional certifications may be required by the department.