The Cath Lab Nurse provides critical nursing care to the cardiac patient while assisting the Cardiac Interventionist in performing diagnostic and interventional procedures. He or she closely monitors the patient for complications, administers medications including moderate sedation, documents the procedure, and also circulates/scrubs  during the procedures. Cath lab nurses also play an important role in communication and patient education both pre and post operatively. 

EP nurse's are  able to demonstrate clinical expertise in working with electrophysiology patients during invasive diagnostic and interventional electrophysiology, and device implantation procedures such as pacemakers and ablations.

CCL/EP RN Duties and Responsibilities include, not limited to:

  • Administer patient medications

  • Update patient charting and document on the procedure

  • Assist in interventional procedures

  • Monitor for signs and symptoms of infections or side effects of the procedure

  • Monitor and document patient vital signs

  • Monitor patient sedation levels during and after the procedure

  • Be prepared for emergency situations

  • Examination of the patient pre and post-catheterization

  • Circulate and scrub during cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology procedures

  • Assist in diagnostic procedures

  • Ensure consent paperwork is accurately completed

  • Prepare patients for procedures

  • Provide instruction to patients and families before discharge regarding medication, lifestyle, activities and care of the surgical site

Minimum Requirements: 

  • 8+ months recent working experience as a RN in the Cardiac Cath or EP Lab

  • Current BLS, ACLS

  • Current TB Screen

  • Active/Unencumbered State RN license

  • Valid Photo Identification/Driver's License

  • Successful completion of a Background Check and Medely's screening process

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