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Cardiovascular RN FT 40hr var. shift (BMH)
Under general supervision, functions as scrub nurse, circulator
and/or recorder in diagnostic cases, and as a circulator or
recorder in intervention cases in the Cardiac Catheterization
Laboratory. Is responsible for cost effective and efficient
delivery of nursing services and the provision of safe patient
care. Employees providing direct patient care must demonstrate
competencies specific to the population served.
Licensed Registered Nurse in good standing for the State of
Michigan with 1 year of experience required.
As of December 29, 2013, any nurse hired by Bronson who does not
hold a BSN (or higher nursing degree) will be given six years from
date of hire date to obtain. If, after six years, the nurse has not
met this requirement, employment will be terminated.
2 years clinical experience in adult cardiac critical care
and/or CVL training preferred
BLS/ACLS certification required within 1 year of hire date.
- Basic PC computer skills to operate the database and office
programs used in the department; can be acquired after hire
- Regularly works with patients where social sensitivity and the
ability to communicate effectively are definitely required
- Must be able to work and communicate with all managers,
employees, physicians, and customers with which Cardiovascular
Services Department does business
- Must be able to work well within a small work group which
includes: communicating effectively with team members, assertively
handling conflict, diplomatically resolving issues, participating
- Must treat everyone in a professional manner
Work which produces high levels of mental/visual fatigue, e.g.,
interactive and repetitive or small detailed work requiring
alertness and concentration for sustained periods of time, the
operation of and full attention to a personal computer or CRT
between 40 and 70 percent of the time. Involves regularly lifting
of bulky or moderately heavy weights (i.e., up to 50 pounds), and
occasionally assisting with heavier tasks or expending the
equivalent effort in pushing, pulling, or otherwise handling
material, equipment, and other objects.
- Assesses, monitors, and provides appropriate professional
nursing care to patients throughout their stay in CVSL.
- Documents abnormalities in physical assessment, as well as
recommended interventions and patient response; obtains and notes
physician orders; and, maintains appropriate nursing and patient
- Responsible for assisting the physician with invasive
cardiology procedures, such as heart catheterizations, intra-aortic
balloon pump insertion, pacemaker and ICD insertion, etc. Functions
as scrub nurse, circulator and/or recorder in diagnostic cases, and
as a circulator or recorder in intervention cases. Typically the
duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
o setting up sterile table according to procedure
o prepping and draping patient appropriately and using proper
sterile techniques during procedures
o preparing and proficiently operating all equipment (including
radiographic) used in the procedure and all related monitoring and
o assisting and anticipating the needs of the physician in the
performance of procedures
o communicating significant data to physicians and other members
of the team as each case proceeds
o administering all medications when required
- Manages images for review by the physician and for the
- Completely and accurately documents and charges procedures;
enters and records pertinent laboratory values, pressure waveforms
and ECGs physical assessments and other pertinent information into
logs and the computer and processes related paperwork.
- Orders and maintains appropriate levels of medications as well
as other routine supplies used in the Lab.
- Maintains instruments and equipment in a clean and functional
condition. Performs minor repairs, calibrations, and adjustments on
equipment. Brings to the attention of supervisor the need for
special service or maintenance.
- Keeps current in professional knowledge of diagnostic and
interventional cardiovascular technologies.
- Additional on call requirements above and beyond regular
- Weekends and Holidays also required
Scheduled Weekly Hours
3702 Cardiovascular Cath Lab (BMH)
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