Cardiac Electrophysiology Nurse

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  • DULUTH, MN
  • 01 Electrophysiology Department
  • Part-time - D/E - 8 hours
  • Nursing
  • FTE: 0.8
  • Req #: 22332
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Summary

  • JOB SUMMARY
    • The Cardiac Electrophysiology Nurse is responsible for assessing and monitoring heart failure, coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease and cardiac arrhythmia patients by assisting the Electrophysiology Physician during procedures. These procedures include but are not limited to arrhythmia ablations, implant devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators. EP lab RNs also assist with pre-procedure work up, clinical support, conscious sedation support, telephone triage and coordination of services; necessary patient, family, and staff education; as well as assisting with inventory and quality control for the department.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
    • Education: See Licensure/Certification/Registration requirements.
    • Experience: Minimum two (2) years critical care experience or six (6) months current EP lab experience or related procedural experience.
    • Licensure/Registration/Certification: Current license in Minnesota to practice as Registered Nurse. ACLS certification. BLS Certification with a designation of either BLS Provider or Healthcare Provider from either the American Heart Association or American Red Cross or Military Training Network.
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
    • Education: Bachelor's Degree from accredited school of nursing.
    • Experience: Interventional radiology or electrophysiology procedural experience.
    • Licensure/Registration/Certification: Specialty certifications such as IBHRE, RCES, PCCN, CCRN.
  • KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
    • Maintains competency in critical care nursing. Able to function well in high stress situations. Ability to accept call responsibilities required for the department. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned areas. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the area/department policies and procedures.
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    • READING - Advanced: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquires or complaints.
    • WRITING - Intermediate: Ability to write routine reports, correspondence, or procedures.
    • SPEAKING - Intermediate: Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group situations or before groups of customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
    • MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Intermediate Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals and to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw or interpret bar graphs to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
    • REASONING ABILITY - Intermediate Skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
    • AGE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES: Skilled at assessment and knowledgeable of growth and development. Provides appropriate care respective to the ages of the patients served per clinical environment.
  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENT
    • PHYSICAL DEMANDS
      • Ability to lift fifty (50) pounds. Wear protective lead apron, gloves, glasses, and other shields for varying lengths of time; to lift, move and transfer patients, records and equipment. Close vision and color vision.
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      • Stand - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
      • Walk - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
      • Sit - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 – 5.5 hours)
      • Use hands to finger, handle, or feel - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
      • Reach with hands and arms - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
      • Stoop, squat, kneel, or crouch - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
      • Bending-repetitive forward - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
      • Talk or hear - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
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      LIFTING REQUIREMENTS
      • Up to 10 pounds - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
      • Up to 25 pounds - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
      • Up to 35 pounds - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 – 5.5 hours)
      • Up to 50 pounds - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
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      WORK ENVIRONMENT
      • Typical Noise Level - Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)
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    • WORKING CONDITIONS
      • Continuously exposed to electrical and radiant energy hazards
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