Professional Response Agency is Cath Lab Nurse to place in a 13-week travel contract in Fullerton, CA!
SALARY: $3,680.00 WEEKLY!
Hourly (taxable): $42.22
OT (taxable): $54.89
Weekly Per Diem: $1,697.00
A Cath Lab Nurse, or Cardiac Catheterization Lab Nurse, plays a crucial role in assisting with diagnostic and interventional procedures related to the heart and blood vessels. Here's a general job description for a Cath Lab Nurse:
Job Title: Cath Lab Nurse
A Cath Lab Nurse is responsible for caring for patients undergoing various cardiac and vascular procedures in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab. This includes diagnostic procedures such as angiography and interventional procedures like angioplasty and stent placement.
Patient Assessment: Perform thorough patient assessments to determine their condition, needs, and readiness for procedures. This includes reviewing medical histories and current medications.
Preparation: Prepare patients for cardiac catheterization procedures, including obtaining informed consent, explaining the procedure, and ensuring they are comfortable.
Monitor Patients: Continuously monitor patients during procedures, assessing vital signs, ECGs, and providing emotional support.
Medication Administration: Administer medications as prescribed by the physician, which may include sedatives, analgesics, and anti-arrhythmics.
Assist in Procedures: Assist cardiologists and other healthcare professionals during diagnostic and interventional procedures. This includes handling catheters, guidewires, and monitoring equipment.
Patient Education: Educate patients and their families about the procedures, post-procedure care, and lifestyle changes necessary for managing cardiac conditions.
Post-Procedure Care: Care for patients after procedures, monitoring for complications, managing access site care, and assessing for bleeding or hematoma formation.
Documentation: Maintain detailed and accurate patient records, including pre-procedure and post-procedure assessments, medications administered, and any complications.
Emergency Response: Be prepared to respond to emergencies, such as cardiac arrest or allergic reactions, and initiate appropriate interventions.
Safety Compliance: Adhere to safety protocols and infection control measures to ensure the well-being of patients and staff.
Qualifications and Requirements:
Registered Nurse (RN) with a valid state license.
BLS (Basic Life Support) and ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) certifications.
Critical care or telemetry nursing experience is often required.
Strong knowledge of cardiac anatomy, pathophysiology, and medications.
Excellent communication skills, both with patients and the healthcare team.
Ability to work in a fast-paced and high-stress environment.
Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
Willingness to stay current with advancements in cardiac care and technology.
Cath Lab Nurses play a vital role in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac conditions. They work as part of a multidisciplinary team to ensure the safety and well-being of patients during cardiac catheterization procedures. This job description may vary slightly depending on the specific hospital or healthcare facility.
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