Job Facility: UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center
Employment Type: Supplemental/Per Diem
What You Will Do:
Under limited supervision, the RN Cardiac Cath Recovery Room is responsible for the assessment and monitoring of patients after undergoing cardiac catheterization/intervention, electrophysiology studies, device implantations, moderate sedation and other designated procedures performed in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. Additional duties include preparation prior to the procedure as well as after the procedure, sheath pulling, groin management, patient education and discharging patients. During work hours supporting the STEMI Team when needed. Clinicians are members of the cardiac cath care team and have accountability to function as a team in order to accomplish patient outcomes as identified by established protocols and guidelines. The patient care clinician is a professional care giver who assumes responsibility and accountability for care given to patients undergoing cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology studies, device implantations, moderate sedation or other designated procedures performed in the cardiac catheterization laboratory, while the patient remains in the cardiac cath lab patient recovery area. The clinician, working as a member of the health care team, provides care according to established standards. Patients served include adults and adult geriatrics.
What You Need to Be Successful:
Graduation from an accredited nursing education program approved by the Board of Nursing or found by the Board to be substantially equivalent to the programs in Maryland. Currently licensed as an RN in the state of Maryland. Two (2) or more years of recent coronary care or intensive care experience is required. Moderate Sedation Administration experience preferred. Must show desire to take on responsibility. BLS and ACLS required prior to providing direct patient care.