Position Type: Regular
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 80
Primary Location: WA > FEDERAL WAY > ST FRANCIS
CHI Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding careers with
competitive salaries and benefits. We are a family of hospitals,
health care services, and medical providers delivering
compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We
are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest
not-for-profit health care systems in the country.
Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our
patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual
support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part
approach - physical, emotional, and spiritual - is essential to
healing the whole person. Come join our team!
This job is responsible for providing cath lab nursing care of
adult patient populations undergoing cardiac procedures in the cath
lab to include inpatient, outpatient and emergent.
Work is performed under standards of safety and care that provide
instruction/guidance for taking care of issues and patient needs in
the absence of a physician. Requires the use of judgment and
critical thinking skills in making decisions regarding patient care
(within the scope of practice), including knowledge and integration
of available standards, resources and data, and in the efficient
utilization of staff/resources. Work involves continuous contact
with physicians, patients, patient families, community agencies,
patient care staff and management. An incumbent is accountable for
the quality of care provided to patients, and has the authority to
direct care, provide education, seek resources at the
unit/department level, and delegate appropriate tasks.
Provides care for patients undergoing a cardiac procedure including
prep/admission, education of both patient and their family and post
Administers and maintains sedation and analgesia by order of the
physician. Assesses, diagnoses, and intervenes in the event of
complications. Monitors and assesses the patient receiving the
sedation and analgesia throughout diagnostic and therapeutic
Provides on-call coverage for cath lab at designated hospital and
responds within 30 minutes of call.
Adheres to the department's and hospital's policies and procedures,
including safety, risk management and regulatory standards. Keeps
abreast of trends, developments and regulatory requirements
impacting matters within designated scope of responsibility.
Administers, oversees and documents the administration of
medications (e.g., topically, orally, intramuscularly,
subcutaneously and intravenously) as ordered by the healthcare
practitioner and in accordance with hospital policy.
Assesses patient to include physical, psychosocial, cultural,
behavioral/emotional, developmental and spiritual needs. Gathers
data relevant for patient care. Implements appropriate patient
interventions and evaluates outcomes. Plans care appropriately
based on needs identified during initial and on-going assessments.
Provides holistic, comprehensive, and professional nursing care to
patient within the scope of practice. Implements appropriate
patient interventions and evaluates outcomes. Prepares patient for
discharge and assists with coordinating post discharge needs.
Cultural Sensitivity and Competence: Demonstrates proper use of
available communication tools/materials for effective communication
and understands how the culture(s) of patient populations can
affect communication, collaboration and the provision of care,
treatment and services. Patient Populations Served: Demonstrates
knowledge and proper skills associated with the department's
defined specific populations served.
Demonstrates competent professional practice and engages in
opportunities for professional growth. Demonstrates self
accountability to meet stated deadlines for all mandatory
Documents care delivered and patient status utilizing the nursing
process in accordance with FHS standards of care, for example,
changes in patient condition, patient responses to intervention and
reassessments of pertinent findings. Receives and assures
appropriateness, accuracy, timeliness and execution of physician
Identifies opportunities for, and participates in,
performance/quality improvement activities to improve clinical
outcomes, healthcare delivery systems and address patient
safety/satisfaction and cost containment.
Incorporates critical thinking into daily practice as demonstrated
by quality of care provided, transfer of knowledge, follow through
and patient outcomes. Leads, coordinates, and communicates the
ongoing delivery of patient care services provided by members of
assigned patient care teams(s); considers patient acuity and the
competencies of care team members in delegating and assigning work
and in adjusting assignments as necessary; assesses and monitors
team performance to ensure the quality of care provided is
consistent with the FHS standards and regulatory requirements.
Coordinates nursing care and advocates for patient needs so that
all appropriate disciplines are informed of and participating in
the plan of care.
Prepares patient for examination/procedure. Routinely explains
delays. Assesses, monitors, and intervenes as indicated during and
post examination or procedure.
Provides health care education and guidance to patient and/or
families. Educates regarding results, findings and diagnoses to
patient and/or patient's family within scope of practice.
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing, BSN
One year of related work experience in an acute care setting is
If assigned to the Procedure area - previous cardiac cath Lab
experience or a minimum of two years experience within the past
three years in an acute care setting, i.e., ICU, PCU, PACU
Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump experience preferred.
Successful completion of department orientation.
Current licensure as a Registered Nurse issued by the Washington
State Board of Nursing.
Current Healthcare BLS Certification
Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification or
within six months of hire
CCRN (Certification in Adult Critical Care) RN preferred
IV competency must be attained within four months, training is
* Requisition ID: 2019-R
* Schedule: Full-time
* Shift: Day Job
* Market: CHI-Franciscan St. Francis Hospital