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Registered Nurse (Cardiac Cath Lab) at The Nemours Foundation in Orlando, Florida

Posted in Health Care 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own. 

Nemours is seeking a Registered Nurse (Cardiac Cath Lab) FULL-TIME, 7A-3:30P with call to join our Nemours Children's Hospital team in Orlando, Florida.​

Located in Orlando, Fla., Nemours Children’s Hospital is the newest addition to the Nemours integrated healthcare system. Our 100-bed pediatric hospital also features the area’s only 24-hour Emergency Department designed just for kids as well as outpatient pediatric clinics including several specialties previously unavailable in the region. A hospital designed by families for families, Nemours Children’s Hospital blends the healing power of nature with the latest in healthcare innovation to deliver world-class care to the children of Central Florida and beyond. In keeping with our goal of bringing Nemours care into the communities we serve, we also provide specialty outpatient care in several clinics located throughout the region.

The Cardiac Catheterization Registered Nurse operates sophisticated equipment and provides patient care during Catheterization procedures.  Assists  the physicians in performing diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization, diagnostic and therapeutic electrophysiology studies and interpreting hemodynamic waveforms and electrocardiographic tracings.  Assist cardiologists in device implantation procedures and surgeons in completion of surgical procedures in the cath lab.  Assists in the operation and maintenance of fluoroscopic, digital image recording and electrophysiologic equipment.  Assists in the development of policies and procedures.  Retreives narcotic keys from Pixis and performs narcotic count. Collects data for quality control programs.  Assists with inventory controls and maintenance of computer reports. Patient care is individualized to the age/developmental, psycho-social-cultural patient need

Job Duties

  • Operates hemodynamic/physiologic recording, digital cineangiographic and electrophysiologic equipment.

  • Performs and interprets hemodynamic waveforms.  Operates complex physiologic recording computer system including routine programs for diagnostic procedures and special measurement programs for interventional procedures.  Maintains storage and retrieval systems for all records.

  • Maintains proper performance of physiologic recording equipment and biplane digital angiographic equipment.  Recognizes and trouble shoots problems with equipment.

  • Prepares surgical trays, instruments, contrast media, room and patient for scheduled procedures. Assists the physician during diagnostic and interventional procedures, EP studies, pacemaker implantation and related procedures in the CICU and OR

  • With the approval of the Medical Director, Chief of Cardiology and Administrator, develops policies and procedures for quality control of physiologic recording processes, digital recording processes and record storage and retrieval systems.   Monitors quality control indicators.

  •  Provides age and developmental appropriate care to infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. 

  • Maintains clinical competency in all aspects of cardiac catheterization and provides direct patient care as needed.

  • Provides safe and appropriate nursing care.

  •  Recognizes and identifies own learning needs and responsibility for continual development.  Strives to increase knowledge through independent study. 

  • Assesses own strengths and weaknesses, identifies goals for professional growth and strives to meet these goals.

  • Participates in quality improvement activities to enhance patient care.

  • Provides age and developmental appropriate care to infants, children and adults.

  • Retrieves narcotic keys from Pixis and performs narcotic count

Job Requirements

  • BSN required**

  • Minimum of one year Hospital Registered Nurse experience required, pediatric cardiac catheterization preferred,

  • Valid American Heart Association BLS Certification required upon hire; BLS certification must be valid for 90 days post start date.

  • PALS certification required upon hire date

**If you are a current Nemours employee applying : ASN required; If RN does not have a bachelor's or higher graduate degree in nursing, the RN is required to make steady progress to achieving a BSN or graduate degree in nursing (Progress is defined as enrolled in an accredited BSN program or graduate degree in nursing program and completing courses each year)

Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.