Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 6:15 AM
Job DescriptionJob Objective:Under the direction of the Manager of Cardiac Services, Registered Professional Nurse is responsible for the nursing care of patients in the Cardiovascular Laboratory guided by policies and procedures of the hospital.Essential Duties: Demonstrates uses of nursing process and knowledge of nursing standards of care in accordance with hospital policies and procedures Provides accurate assessment of patient’s history, baseline laboratory data, physiological condition, level of consciousness, and patient’s perception of procedure and allergies Plans nursing care for each patient integrating nursing assessment data and knowledge of invasive procedure Implements physician ordered therapeutic modalities and nursing interventions in accordance with hospital policies and procedures in providing patient care, including but not limited to the following: Medication administration Intravenous therapy Blood withdrawal and administration Emergency care Evaluates and documents intraprocedural care and outcomes of nursing interventions Functions as scrub nurse or circulating nurse during diagnostic and interventional procedures Demonstrates knowledge of invasive diagnostic and interventional procedures Demonstrates aseptic technique Injects contrast media under the supervision of a physician Assists physician with the placement of catheters, wires, and balloon catheters during procedures under the supervision of physician Administers medications arterially and intracoronary under the supervision of a physician including, but not limited to, the following: Nitroglycerin Tissue Plasminogen Activate Heparin Knowledgeable regarding current nursing practices and procedures. Demonstrates the ability to interpret rules and regulations Demonstrates knowledge and use of written resources and forms. Demonstrates knowledge of legal documents pertinent to unit including the following: CA--Consent Manual Incident Reports Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care Patient’s Rights, Confidentiality Witnessing legal documents Patient’s access to chart Administration of blood, directed donor Bloodborne pathogen regulations Use of restraints Photography No CPR Refusal of treatment Demonstrates knowledge of educational resources for patient/family teaching Demonstrates knowledge regarding special needs and behaviors of age specific groups Participates in age specific educational and training programs Demonstrates proficiency in required age specific competenciesNon-Essential Duties: Schedules procedures Transports patients to and from Cardiovascular Laboratory Sends films and reports to physicians as needed Answers the telephoneSkills and Abilities: Knowledge of nursing process and standards of care in accordance with hospital policies and procedures Demonstrates knowledge of invasive diagnostic and interventional procedures. Demonstrates aseptic technique Ability to adhere with AVH Absenteeism and Tardiness Policy Ability to adhere with AVH Leaves of Absence Policy Ability to adhere with AVH Paid Time Off (PTO) Policy Ability to adhere with AVH Recording of Hours Worked Policy Ability to adhere to the department dress code Ability to organize work and establish priorities Ability to expand on own initiative in performance of duties Knowledge, understanding and adherence of the telephone etiquette standards Conforms to AVH Standards of Excellence Ability to function effectively under pressure and meet time parameters Ability to communicate effectively while maintaining good working relationships with co-workers, managers and other hospital staff Ability to adhere to the normal standards of courtesy and conduct as defined under the rules of hospitality at AVH Ability to maintain the confidentiality of patient, hospital and department information Ability to adhere to safety rules and regulations Safely and effectively uses all equipment necessary to carry out duties Ability to interpret and function under hospital and department policies and procedures Conforms with required and appropriate JCAHO requirements Conforms with and supports hospital quality assurance and improvement guidelines Ability to participate effectively in department and hospital staff education Display a willingness to work as a team player Ability to give and support the highest level of patient/customer satisfaction at all times Supports and adheres to the values and mission statement established by the AVH Board of Directors Ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Corporate Compliance rules and regulations, complies with duty to report behavior standard, demonstrates understanding of purpose for Corporate Compliance hotline, and importance of seeking guidance from a supervisor when in doubt regarding a possible Corporate Compliance issueRequired Licensure and/or Certifications: Current California Registered Nursing License Current CPR certification Current ACLS certificationWorking Conditions: Confined area, cool temperatures, dim lighting, radiation exposure, chemical handling, call required, stressful conditions A detailed description of the physical requirements of this job is maintained in the Employee Health Department.Company DescriptionAntelope Valley Hospital is a 420 bed, full service, not for profit, health care facility serving the residents of the Antelope Valley, a high desert area located one freeway hour northeast of Los Angeles. It is a district facility, which serves the community by providing a complex of medical services.
• Location: Lancaster, Palmdale
• Post ID: 137902408 palmdale