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

Job ID: 133513
Category: Nursing
Work Type: FT
Location: Plainsboro, NJ, United States
Date Posted: Jun 1, 2022
Work Schedule: Day Shift

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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?

Penn Medicine Princeton Health is seeking a full time 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 300 procedures annually and is projected to increase to 400. The Cardiac Cath Lab is equipped with start 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.

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


Competent to use:
Intra-aortic balloon pump
Philips XPER hemodynamic monitoring system

Minimum Requirements

• Graduate of an accredited school of nursing; BSN preferred

Related Work Experience

• Must have minimum of 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
• Two years Critical Care, PACU or E.D. experience – preferred

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

• 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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