UofL Health

Registered Nurse, Angioplasty Recovery, UofL Health-Jewish Hospital, 7p-7a, Full Time

Job Locations US-KY-Louisville
Job ID
2021-18225
Category
Nurses
Department
PTCA Recovery H-L 5-JH [504502]
Job Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

The Clinical Nurse is a competent registered nurse in this institution and will deliver nursing care to patients of varying age groups by utilizing the nursing process and nursing practice standards.  The Clinical Nurses use Nursing Practice Competencies to intervene to achieve safe, optimal patient and family centered care health outcomes; Leadership Competencies to coordinate patient care and communicate with the Care Team; Professional Profile Competencies to develop professionally as a life-long learner, and Practice Outcomes Competencies to evaluate care based on evidence, the ULH quality model, and patient safety goals.

 

The Clinical Nurse demonstrates competency caring for complex patients and participates on the Care Team to improve the quality of care in the clinical area.

Responsibilities

Delivers outstanding service to our internal and external customer by advocating for customers preferences; maximizing communication and partnering with peers and customers; acting to obtain feedback, problem solving and change; demonstrating zest through integrity, punctuality, appearance, and style.

The following are Essential Functions for this Role:

  • Performs Stress Test Protocols as indicated by Physicians Orders.
  • IV Insertion
  • Understands absolute and relative contraindications to stress testing and screens patients for appropriate indications and contraindications prior to all exams.
  • Administers and Interprets various types of treadmill and pharmaceutical testing.
  • Understand absolute and relative indications for terminating stress test.
  • Understands risk assessment and prognosis in patients with symptoms, prior history of CAD, ECG abnormalities, severe comorbidities or candidates for revascularization and notifying supervising physicians appropriately.
  • Exhibits knowledge of patient preparation and application of electrodes.
  • Records baseline and recurrent ECG’s, Blood Pressure and Patient symptoms throughout the exam and during recovery period.
  • Understand the role of reversal agents for adverse events as directed by the supervising Cardiologist.
  • Assists with echocardiogram bubble studies.
  • Ability to perform EKG’s and accurate interpretation of the EKG results.
  • Knowledgeable on Dysrhythmias.
  • Clinical Chart preparation, Complete Health Assessment. Review Medications and Allergies. Update patient history and reviews systems.
  • Administration of medications as prescribed by physician.
  • Performs Telephone Triage.
  • Works as a resuscitative team member in emergency situations, including administration of IV medications.
  • Assists Inpatient Cardiology team with follow-up appointments and discharge planning.
  • Performs follow-up calls for discharged patients.

Additional Duties as Assigned.

Qualifications

 

EDUCATION:

 

BSN preferred. A minimum of an Associate Degree in Nursing from an accredited nursing program is required.  A Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from an accredited nursing program is preferred.

 

Effective May 1, 2014, all new-hire Associate Degree Registered Nurses (new graduate and experienced) are required to start an approved BSN program within two years of hire and complete an approved BSN program within five years of hire. 

 

EXPERIENCE:

 

 A minimum of two years of patient care experience.

 

Cardiology Experience Preferred.

 

 

 

LICENSE & CERTIFICATIONS:

 

Required:

Unrestricted KY RN license required.

Current AHA certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Required.

 

Preferred:

RN-BC

National Clinical Nurse Specialty Certification (e.g. CCNS, ACCNS-AG, ACNS-BC, etc.)

 

 

 

 

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