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Registered Nurse (Cardiac Cath Lab) - Plainsboro, NJ - Full Time (Day Shift)

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Job ID: 186212
Category: Nursing
Work Type: FT
Location: Plainsboro, NJ, United States
Work Schedule: Day Shift

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Description

Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

Why Join Our Team?

Penn Medicine Princeton Health (PMPH) is seeking a full time Registered Nurse (RN) to work the day shift within the Cardiac Cath Lab. The Cath Lab at PMPH has been in operation since 1998. Currently, the Cardiac Cath Lab resides within the Main OR. The Cardiac Cath Lab performs close to 400 procedures annually and is projected to increase to 600. The Cardiac Cath Lab is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment to perform minimally invasive procedures ensuring optimal visuals during procedure and patient monitoring. The RN in the Cardiac Cath Lab assists the cardiologists during the entire catheterization process. They care for the patient before and after the procedure. The RN is a specially trained nurse that provides the assistance and functions in different roles during cardiac catheterizations.


Key Roles and Responsibilities:

The Cardiac Cath Registered Nurse is responsible for
• Scrub and circulate in diagnostic cardiac catheterizations as well as percutaneous coronary interventions
• Able to administer moderate sedation during the procedure
• Monitor patients' sedation levels during and after the procedure
• Prepare patients for procedures
• Administer medications pre, inta and post procedure
• Familiar and administering IV emergency medications and drips
• Assist in the diagnosis of heart disease of the heart muscle, valves, or coronary arteries
• Perform patient examinations pre and post-catheterization
• Perform procedures like implantation of temporary pacemakers, balloon angioplasty, and stent placement
• Monitor and document vital signs including arterial lines and pressures
• Educate patients on medications, healthy lifestyle, and how to care for the surgical site before discharging them
• Utilize the EMR and maintain meticulous documentation of procedures

 

ON CALL REQUIREMENT MINIMAL

  • Must be within 30 minutes of hospital.


Competent to use:

  • Intra-aortic balloon pump
  • Philips XPER hemodynamic monitoring system
  • IVUS
  • FFR/IFR


Benefits You’ll Receive at PMPH/Penn Medicine:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, RX coverage plan options that best fit your personal & family needs
  • Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts (FSA/HAS) to save pre-tax dollars
  • 403b Retirement Savings: Our employer contribution begins on Day 1 of your employment
  • Generous Paid Time Off benefits that give you the work-life balance today’s world needs
  • Prepaid tuition assistanceis available to benefit-eligible employees for approved courses of study after completing six months of employment.


What We Require for this Role:

Education

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing; BSN preferred

Related Work Experience

  • Preferred to have 2 years in a cardiac catheterization lab performing diagnostic and interventional procedures
  • Ability to scrub and circulate in a cardiac catheterization lab performing diagnostic and interventional procedures
  • Ability to scrub and circulate in a cardiac catheterization lab performing diagnostic and interventional procedures
  • Knowledge of cardiovascular anatomy, physiology, hemodynamic, and rhythm interpretation


LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT

  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Critical Care Registered Nursing credentials (CCRN) preferred
We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

Live Your Life's Work

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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