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RN: Per Diem: Cath Lab

Company: Albany Medical Center
Location: Fort Johnson
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Department/Unit:Adult Cardiac Cath LabWork Shift:Staffing Options Program (United States of America)The Clinical Nurse assesses, coordinates, plans, directs, implements and manages the needs of assigned patients throughout the episode of care with a focus on progress toward discharge, including during transitions within the acute care stay. The Clinical Nurse is responsible for the delivery and coordination of patient care provided by the caregiving team. S/he assures that competent, compassionate patient care is uniformly provided to customers including referring facilities, hospital staff and patients in the inpatient, ambulatory, and community settings.Per Diem: $43.50The Cardiac Catheterization laboratory (Cath Lab) consists of three (3) laboratories and a fourteen (14) bay holding area. One (1) Cath Lab is equipped with high tech ultrasound and state-of-the-art Imaging and Anesthesia equipment where complex structural heart cases are performed. The Cardiac Catheterization laboratory also performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for the adult and pediatric patients under the supervision of our Medical Director. The staff consists of a blend of personnel including RPN, Medical Imaging Technicians and Certified Vascular Technicians.Some of the disease types commonly treated are:----------------------- Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease----------------------- Vascular Disease----------------------- Peripheral Vascular Disease----------------------- Congenital Heart DiseaseAlbany Medical Center Cardiac Catheterization laboratory also has a robust Structural Heart Program where, on a weekly basis, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedures and treating Left Atrial Appendage with catheter-based devices are performed in both in the Cath Lab and the Operating Room.Essential Duties & Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Implements physician orders, administers medications, starts IVs, performs treatments, procedures and special tests, and document treatment as required by company policy and local/state/federal rules and regulations.
  • Orders, interprets, and evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and assess patients' conditions.
  • Assesses and evaluates patient needs for, and responses to, care rendered.
  • Applies sound nursing judgment in patient care management decisions.
  • Provides primary and emergency care for occupational and non-occupational injuries and illnesses.
  • Administers over-the-counter and prescription medications as ordered.
  • Collaborates with the nursing team to create a Plan of Care for all patients.
  • Directs and guides ancillary personnel and maintain standards of professional nursing.Minimum Qualifications:
    • Graduate of a professional academic nursing program in which a Diploma, Associate Degree or Baccalaureate Degree is conferred.
    • Must hold current NYS Registered Nurse license
    • Obtains and maintains certification in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
    • Minimum of 1-3 years of clinical RN experience is required
    • Minimum of 1 year of Telemetry or ICU experience is required
    • Ability to improve job performance through continuing education.
    • Possesses knowledge of quality concepts, principles, and problem-solving tools and techniques and demonstrates ability to apply in support of departmental and patient care quality improvement.Albany Med is the premier health care system in Northeastern New York. It is the region's only academic health sciences center, comprised of Albany Medical Center Hospital, Albany Medical College, the Albany Med Physician's Group, and affiliate hospitals Saratoga Hospital and Columbia Memorial Health.Anchored in the beautiful and historic City of Albany, New York, Albany Med is the regional safety net hospital. It is the region's only Level I trauma center for more than three million people in 25 counties and is home to the region's only level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and the region's only pediatric emergency department and children's hospital. Albany Med employs the largest group of world-class specialists and subspecialists in northeastern New York.Albany Med's mission is to provide unparalleled adult and pediatric patient care, high-quality medical education, and biomedical research that results in medical innovations.Thank you for your interest in Albany Medical Center!---Albany Medical is an equal opportunity employer.This role may require access to information considered sensitive to Albany Medical Center, its patients, affiliates, and partners, including but not limited to HIPAA Protected Health Information and other information regulated by Federal and New York State statutes. Workforce members are expected to ensure that:Access to information is based on a "need to know" and is the minimum necessary to properly perform assigned duties. Use or disclosure shall not exceed the minimum amount of information needed to accomplish an intended purpose. Reasonable efforts, consistent with Albany Med Center policies and standards, shall be made to ensure that information is adequately protected from unauthorized access and modification.

Keywords: Albany Medical Center, Schenectady , RN: Per Diem: Cath Lab, Healthcare , Fort Johnson, New York

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