REQUIRED EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:
RN with critical care and/or Cath/EP experience, intermediate care experience or two years of clinical RN experience.
Must possess and maintain a current license or valid permit to practice in Texas.
Cardiovascular certification such as CVRN II or higher, CCRN, RCIS, RCES preferred, however, once hired certification is required upon completion of training.
Possesses knowledge and skill to meet standards for competent professional nursing practice as specified in the Texas Nurse Practice Act.
Experienced, knowledgeable and skilled in Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory (Cardiac Cath Lab) and Electrophysiology Laboratory (EP Lab) procedures and equipment.
Independently assists in cardiac catheterization as well as electrophysiology, vascular and interventional procedures.
Competently performs emergency procedures associated with catheterization procedure.
Follows established standards and practices under the direction of a credentialed invasive cardiologist and electrophysiologist.
Competently functions as a member of the interdisciplinary team.
Practice is characterized by predominantly interdependent decision-making.
Practice is problem focused and patient centered in the manner care is provided and able to manage unexpected or emergency situations.
Serves as a resource for Cath Lab - Nurse Clinician I or II.
Can manage commonly seen contingency situations that arise in the department.
Provides patient care through nursing practices based upon the American Nurses Association Standards of Practice, Nursing Process and UTMB's three domains for competency and advancement: Professional Practice, and Professional Performance.
Values specialty unit, nursing, and institutional strategic initiatives and health system goals.