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Registered Nurse (RN) Cardiac Catheterization

Company: Geisinger
Location: Danville
Posted on: July 10, 2024

Job Description:

Job Title: Registered Nurse (RN) Cardiac Catheterization
Location: Danville, Pennsylvania
Job Category: RN - Registered Nurse, Nursing and Nursing Support
Schedule: Days
Work Type: Full time
Department: GMC Invasive Cardiac Laboratory Division
Date Posted: 11/10/2023
Job ID: R-54327
Job SummaryCome Join our Heart Institute Team!

Geisinger Medical Center (GMC) is the country's first hospital to receive The Joint Commission/American Heart Association (AHA) Comprehensive Heart Attack Center Certification. GMC has set the national standard for care coordination among hospital leadership, interventional cardiology, cardiac surgery, heart failure, advanced practice, nursing, life support, emergency medicine, emergency medical services (EMS), care management, pharmacy and cardiac rehab teams.
Job DutiesPrimarily specializes in the care of patients undergoing invasive cardiac catheterization and/or invasive peripheral catheterization. Diagnostic and Interventional procedures performed within the department include coronary, electrophysiologic, and peripheral vascular. The Registered Nurse, functioning in a spirit of teamwork, is accountable for the delivery of patient care during the pre, intra and post procedural phases of cardiac catheterization.

  • Provides direct patient care before, during and after procedure.
  • Assists physician with adult catheterization procedures, percutaneous transluminal coronary interventions, myocardial biopsy, temporary pacemaker insertion, pericardiocentesis, Swan-Ganz insertion, intra-aortic balloon pump insertion and other associated procedures.
  • Records, monitors and assesses hemodynamic data collected during catheterizations.
  • Completes all patient records accurately and in a timely fashion.
  • Establishes and maintains rapport with patients throughout procedure.
  • Continuously monitors patient's physiologic and psychological status throughout procedure.
  • Initiates and maintains IV access.
  • Administers all ordered medications, intravenous drips and emergency medications before, during and after procedure.
  • Operates specialized equipment used in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Responds appropriately to all emergency situations within the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory.
  • Initiates life support techniques in the event of a cardiac and respiratory arrest including CPR, drug administration, defibrillation, temporary pacemaker insertion, intra-aortic balloon pump insertion and airway management.
  • Assesses patient for complications related to medications or procedures and responds appropriately.
  • Discontinues arterial and venous access safely through use of manual compression or available compression devices.
  • Assists physician with use of invasive closure devices.Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
    Position Details*** Joining Incentive for Qualified Candidates - Apply today to learn more*** Work Schedule/DetailsHours: 8 hours; M-F with varying start times, 7-330, 730-4p, 8-430, 830-5pOn-Call: Rotation of on call (at least 1-2 nights per week and 1 weekend every 4 weeks). **MUST BE ABLE TO BE AT THE HOSPTIAL WITHIN 30 MINUTES OF THE CALL.Experience: 2 years RN experience is required**********************************************************************************************At Geisinger, the caring that we provide to our patients and members also extends to you and your family. Our competitive compensation and benefits package helps you and your loved ones stay healthy, meet your financial goals and thrive professionally and personally.
    • Comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance that starts day one of employment
    • Three medical plan choices, including options to save with a flexible spending account (FSA) and -health savings account (HSA)
    • Company paid Life Insurance, Short-term disability, and Long-term disability
    • Competitive 401(k) plan that includes automatic Geisinger contributions starting day one of employment
    • PTO plan that allows you to earn more time fast -
    • MyHealth Rewards wellness program to improve your health and earn incentives
    • Family-friendly support to include adoption assistance, paid parental leave, paid military leave and a free care.com membership with discounted backup care for your loved ones.
    • We strive to create an environment where our patients, health plan members and employees can be their most authentic selves. Join one of our many Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). ERGs provide opportunities for all Geisinger employees to build internal and external networks and further develop professionally. ERGs are formed around common identities but are open to all employeeTo learn more about our benefit offerings, please visit:
      EducationGraduate from Specialty Training Program-Nursing (Required)
      ExperienceMinimum of 2 years-Nursing (Required)
      Certification(s) and License(s)Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification within 6 months - American Heart Association (AHA); Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body; Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania
      Our Purpose & ValuesOUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Keywords: Geisinger, Harrisburg , Registered Nurse (RN) Cardiac Catheterization, Healthcare , Danville, Pennsylvania

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