Ambulatory Care Staff Nurse is assigned to the Cardiac Cath/EP lab. The RN - Staff Nurse will be a member of the interventional cardiac team and perform a wide range of technical skills that are utilized during cardiac catheterizations, pacemaker and AICD implantation, and electrophysiology studies. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to provides quality nursing care through application of the nursing process and established guidelines of nursing practice. The nurse will assist in the care of patient undergoing electro-physiology, diagnostic cardiac catheterization, insertion of pacemakers, AICDs, insertion of intra-aortic balloon, and will provide primary support for angioplasty/stent for acute coronary syndrome patients. Candidate will specialize in the care of patients undergoing diagnostic and interventional cardiovascular procedures in the Cardiac Lab environment. Incumbent will be well versed on cardiac anatomy, disease processes, cardio-active pharmacology, EKG interpretation, monitoring practices and sheath removal. The successful candidate will be required to participate in continuing education activities, achieve and maintain certification within the specialty area and to be prepared comply with the VHA policies and performance standards, The Joint Commission Standards and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System standards of practice and policies. He/she must have the physical and mental capability to satisfactorily perform assigned duties while wearing protective lead aprons. This position will require standing and walking for extended periods of time as well as hearing and vision corrected to the near normal range. This position requires a call rotation, this is mandatory. Staff must be able to return to the medical center within thirty-minutes of call alert. Work Schedule: Day Shift with call rotation, 6:30am - 5:00pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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