Coordinates total nursing care specific for patients undergoing invasive and non-invasive diagnostic and therapeutic cardiac procedures; participates in patient and family teaching ; and provides leadership by working cooperatively with other team members and disciplines in maintaining standards for professional nursing practice in the clinical setting.
1. Provides age-specific nursing care to the adult and geriatric patients to include but not limited to:
a. assessments of physiologic and psychological changes
b. pharmacology management
c. identification and management of safety needs
Registered Nurse with current Alabama Licensure. Two (2) years of Critical Care experience preferred. Takes 3-11, 11-7, weekend and holiday call. Must be able to respond within 20 minutes of a call-out.
Must be able to read, write legibly, speak, and comprehend English.
Ability to tolerate prolonged periods of standing and walking. Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds. Is able to push stretcher/wheelchair with average adult patient. Is able to do frequent stooping and on occasion crouching, crawling or kneeling. Ability to reach reasonable distances in any direction. Ability to run in emergency situations. Must be able to move fingers in a coordinated manner. Must have ability to feel and perceive temperature, texture, shape and size with fingertips.
Includes exposure to human body fluids, disease, infection, lab chemicals and hazard material.
Requires wearing common protective or safety equipment.
Medium work load.
This position requires contact with others including the patients, physicians, coworkers, team members and visitors. There may be times when there is interaction with another person that may be angry or aggressive and help to solve the situation may require requesting assistance of a more qualified individual. Communication may come in the form of electronic mail, face to face, telephone or letters/memos. This individual may be responsible as a team member to answer the department telephone and work in groups or teams.
Physical presence onsite is essential. Hearing and vision must be normal or corrected to within normal range. Able to perform the duties with or without reasonable accommodation.