UofL Health

Registered Nurse, Electro-Physiology Lab, UofL Health-Jewish Hospital, First, Full Time

Job Locations US-KY-Louisville
Job ID
2021-23131
Category
Nurses
Department
Electro-Phys Lab-JH [504917]
Job Type
Regular Full-Time

Responsibilities


Demonstrates accurate utilization of the new CERNER platform (E.H.R.) as evidenced by less than 3 omissions of mandatory charting requirements within a 12 month period.

Regularly check email for corporate and department communications.

Displays knowledge and complies with the National Patient Safety Goals.
Implements an age-appropriate plan of care in conjunction with the health care team per Scope of Service.

Attends all UofL Health required educational programs as well as all Learn Modules

1. Demonstrates knowledge of drug therapy and documents according to best practice.
a. Administers medications and IV fluids with 100% accuracy as demonstrated by a lack of
physician, patient or peer complaint.
b. Uses IV book to reference unfamiliar drugs before administering so that side effects and
complications are prevented or reduced as demonstrated by a lack of physician, patient or
peer complaint.
c. Checks patency of IV site(s) so that drugs and fluids are successfully infused as demonstrated
by a lack of physician, patient, or peer complaint.
d. Completes nursing chart forms completely with accurate and pertinent information to record
patient’s condition and progress as demonstrated by the appropriate documentation.
e. Checks narcotics according to policy and documents wastage 100% of the time as
demonstrated by the narcotics records.

2. Supervises nursing care of the patient in the EP laboratory.
a. Assists in the general preparation of the patient before procedure including assuring that the
nursing data base is on the chart as demonstrated by the nursing data base and the lack of
physician or peer complaint.
b. Continually anticipates patient’s needs, observes and assesses patient closely for chest pain,
E.K.G. changes and complications so that problems can be treated early as demonstrated by
a lack of physician, peer, or patient complaints.
c. Exercises good judgment in making decisions, notifying physician and in implementing patient
care as demonstrated by a lack of physician or peer complaint.
d. Supervises nursing care of the patient post cardiovascular laboratory procedure.
e. Supervises care of the patient post procedure including close observation of catheter entry
site, assessment of vital signs, pulses, and post cath instructions to facilitate patient’s
compliance and healing of site as demonstrated by a lack of occurrence reports or
physician, nursing unit, or peer complaints.
f. Acts as a liaison with patient’s family, communicates with families during or after procedure
as necessary and provides emotional support as demonstrated by a lack of family, patient,
physician, or peer complaints.
g. Provides nursing care of patient post catheterization/P.T.C.A. when hospital bed in not
available; transports patient to hospital bed and gives report providing continuity of care as
demonstrated by the smooth work flow in the lab and the lack of patient, physician, nursing
unit, or peer complaints.

3. Demonstrates knowledge of EP procedures and equipment.
a. Scrubs to assist the Cardiologist during procedures as needed as demonstrated by a lack of
physician or peer complaint.
b. Operates the injector accurately, with speed and without assistance 100% of the time as
demonstrated by a lack of occurrence reports or physician or peer complaint.
c. Operates the imaging equipment accurately and rapidly to assist the Cardiologist to visualize
cardiac anatomy as demonstrated by a lack of physician or peer complaints.
d. Is familiar with 90% of the different catheter, wires and balloons used in procedures as
demonstrated by a lack of physician or peer complaints.
e. Completes the log book accurately and completely 100% of the time as demonstrated by the
completed log book and lack of physician or peer complaint

4. Contributes to the productivity and cost effectiveness of the department operation.
a. Maintains stock supplies of medications, IV fluids and tubing and charges for items used in
patient care 95% of the time as demonstrated by appropriate stock levels and lack of lost
charges.
b. Maintains professional demeanor during procedures so that patient care is the number one
concern as demonstrated by a lack of physician, patient, or peer complaints.
c. Performs duties in an organized and efficient work flow and a lack of physician or peer
complaints.
d. Demonstrates flexibility in work schedule and duties so that the work is completed in a
smooth and expeditious manner as demonstrated by a lack of physician or peer complaints.
e. Responsible for participation in the mandatory call schedule. Completion of schedule, and
scheduled cases prior to the end of the work-day as required by the Cardiovascular Laboratory
Supervisor or his/her designee. Demonstrated by a smooth running call system and lack of
physician or peer complaint.
f. Performs other duties as assigned

5. Assists in delivering high quality health care services in a professional, compassionate, and courteous manner while respecting the dignity and individuality of each person who comes in contact with the organization by following the Standards of Performance.
a. Maintains patient privacy and confidentiality at all times according to established procedures.
b. Follows the Standard of Performance,
c. Communicates effectively and courteously answering assigned telephone lines within three
rings identifying self at all times.
d. Assists visitors and patients in giving directions and information.
e. Communicates effectively and courteously with all visitors, physicians, patients and
employees.
f. Introduces self and position to patient, families and visitors at all times.
g. Assesses environment for safety hazards which could harm patients, visitors, or other hospital
employees, and report hazards to appropriate supervisors.
h. Collaborates with either departments and outside agencies to meet the identified needs of the
patients and the organization.
i. Responsible for RT/RN/CVT student and JH new employee instruction as it relates to JH
policies and procedures and Cath Lab orientation processes.

• Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

 

Education / Accreditation / Licensure (required & preferred):

 

·         Graduate of state approved school of nursing
 

Experience (required and preferred):

 

·         Two years of Cardiovascular Laboratory experience or two years of critical care experience, preferable I.C.U..

 

 

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