RN - York Hospital - Cardiac Diagnostic Lab

York, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 56045

Position Summary:

Full-time; Days

Call required

Must live within 30 minutes of hospital


General Summary:
Under general supervision, performs a variety of professional nursing, technical and administrative duties as they relate to the cardiac catheterization lab. Perform scrub, circulate and hemodynamic monitoring duties with cardiac catheterizations using clinical knowledge, technical skills, and professional judgment in accordance with professional and departmental standards and protocols. Provides care, assessment prior, during and post-procedural instruction to patients. Prepares and maintains all pertinent information related to procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1 Assists Cardiologist in performance of diagnostic invasive procedures. Maintains operational knowledge of Cath Lab equipment according to manufactures specifications.
2 Assist and performs diagnostic invasive procedures in the Cardiac Cath Lab. Provides care for patients prior, during and after procedures. Scrubs and assists Cardiologist as requested. Responds to patient distress situations and assists with equipment quality control and inventory management. Prepares sterile trays, instruments, supplies and equipment necessary for procedures, and maintains sterile field. Provides all appropriate services to safely and efficiently complete patients procedures. Maintains knowledge of cardiac concepts and clinical practices.
3 Possesses the knowledge & skills level of basic and complex invasive procedures which may include: Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI), stents, IABP placement and operation and peripheral interventions. Responsible for patient safety in the CCL and must be able to recognize cardiac arrhythmias and respond according to emergency protocols, operate external cardiac pacemaker and defibrillator. Intervenes with appropriate therapy in the event of cardiac emergencies.
4 Maintains, troubleshoots and operates fluoroscopy equipment to ensure operability and safety. Calibrates equipment and performs routine preventive maintenance procedures.
5 Properly handles and processes PACS images to include storage and transfer. Follows radiation safety policies as outlined by the NRC and York Hospitals Radiation Safety Committee.
6 Monitors and records patients' hemodynamic status during procedures. Administers medications during procedures under the direction of a physician.
7 Assumes off premise call responsibilities as required to assure complete call coverage.
8 Performs various tests of multiple blood samples obtained through catheterization or other means, from specific areas within the patient's heart or lung to determine the concentration of gases in order to aid in the physician's diagnosis and treatment.
9 Acts as patient educator. Explains procedure and answers questions prior to the procedure.
10 Immobilizes patients as necessary and practices radiation safety procedures.
11 Selects and operates equipment as needed to perform required exams.
12 Prepares written documentation as required by the profession and the department, such as evaluation results, individualized treatment plans, progress reports, and other such reports.

Department Description:

WellSpan York Hospital’s cardiac catheterization lab is comprised of two dedicated cath lab suites, one peripheral vascular suite and one hybrid OR suite. The procedures performed include but are not limited to the following: diagnostic cardiac catheterization, interventional coronary angioplasty and stenting including complex PCI and CTO procedures, IABP insertion, temporary pacemaker insertion, diagnostic and interventional peripheral procedures including carotid, extremity and renal stenting. We also have a comprehensive structural heart program including TAVR, mitral clip, valvuloplasty, ASD /PFO closure, left atrial appendage closure and alcohol septal ablation procedures. The department sees approximately 400 patients per month. We also regularly host physician training for over 200 providers worldwide. Operating hours are Monday through Friday 0500 - 1630. The department provides on call care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Off hours, weekends and holiday cases are covered by an on call team.
Required Skills

RN license in Pennsylvania

BSN preferred


Strong EKG rhythm recognition

Required Experience

At least 2 years of current experience as a RN in a preferred area such as cardiac, OR, procedural area.

Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 140 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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