Apr 09, 2020

Cath Lab Nurse - Cardiology

  • Phoenix Children's Hospital
  • Phoenix, AZ, USA

Job Description

Posting Note: Under the general supervision of the Cath Lab Medical Director, the Cath Lab Nurse assumes the responsibility and accountability for Cardiology patients requiring catheterization and supports care coordination in accordance with the standards of professional nursing practice. The position performs in the professional role as described by the American Nurses Association (ANA), engaging in activities related to ethics, education, evidence-based practice and research, quality improvement, leadership, collaboration, professional practice evaluation, resources utilization, environmental health and patient advocacy as appropriate to clinical nursing practice. Serve as contact point, patient advocate, and informational resource of patient’s care team, family caregiver, payers, and community resources Incumbent will be responsible for the following: • Cultivate and support primary care and specialty provider co-management with timely communication, inquiry, follow-up, and integration of information into the care plan regarding scheduling, transitions in care, referrals, and follow up care • Attend patient care conferences, identify patients intended for procedures and ensure timely scheduling and coordination of their care • Interface with ICU and inpatient teams to facilitate referrals to the cath lab • Ensure effective tracking of cath lab procedure scheduling and fulfillment, treatment protocols, and adherence to follow up appointments. • Two years’ experience in ambulatory/acute care, critical care or cath lab nursing preferred This position will work in collaboration with the healthcare team, patient and family to promote patient health through delivery of professional nursing care appropriate to patients age and condition as documented in the nursing and medical plans of care in accordance with evidence-based nursing and patient care practice standards and hospital goals, values and regulatory standards. PCH Values Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team Excellence in clinical care, service and communication Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way. Position Duties Completes nursing assessment of patient conditions consistent with age and condition, including physical, psychological, social, developmental, and educational factors, to determine initial level of compliance with treatment plan per policy and unit guidelines. Performs ongoing patient and family assessments and identifies variations from diagnoses. Continually evaluates patient responses to care, teaching, and discharge plans. Documents patient progress in appropriate charts and shares observations and assessment outcomes with healthcare team and families to ensure timely communication and understanding of patient health status, progress, and ongoing needs. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing required activities within established parameters to ensure compliance with all applicable medication, storage and documentation standards, regulations, and requirements. Provides orientation to the unit, hospital systems, and processes to patients and family members to ensure familiarity with unit’s policies and requirements. Supervises patient care activities of assigned team members and delegates activities appropriate to knowledge, skill, and competency. Provides timely feedback and review of care delivery to ensure maintenance of patient safety, infection control procedures, therapeutic environment, and team members’ performance level, maintaining confidentiality as appropriate. Works collaboratively with patient care team and family members to establish and implement plan of care to ensure coordination of activities and ongoing communication of patient health status. Participates in patient care rounds and patient care conferences as appropriate. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.