Temecula Valley Hospital brings advanced technology, innovative programs, patient-centered and family sensitive care to area residents. The hospital features 140 private patient rooms; emergency care featuring ER Reserve; advanced cardiac and stroke care; orthopedics; general and surgical specialties. TVH is nationally recognized for Patient Safety by The Leapfrog Group, with a 2017 Top Hospital Award and 4 consecutive "A" Grades for Patient Safety. In addition, the hospital has received many awards including; The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Certification for Hip and Knee Replacement and a 4 Star Medicare Hospital Compare Rating. We are proud to be a recipient of the Inland Empire's Top Workplaces in 2017. Temecula Valley Hospital has been designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® Cardiac Care Facility for comprehensive heart and vascular treatments-including Cardiac Medical Intervention, Cardiac Rhythm Programs and Cardiac Surgery.
Registered Nurse - Cardiac Cath
Reporting to the Director of Cardiac Services or designated supervisors and charge nurses, responsibilities include initial assessment, reporting abnormal findings or values to the physician and collaborating with the anesthesiologist and specialist. Will be responsible for identifying the need for further assessment based on the patient's clinical presentation/diagnosis and tolerance of diagnostic testing/scheduled procedure.
Essential Job Duties:
The Cardiac Cath RN is responsible for pre-screening patient lab work, mobility, allergies and medication history prior to invasive diagnostic testing/procedures. The RN is responsible for appropriately notifying physician if schedule invasive test or procedure is impacted by assessment. Performs interventions identified specific to the patient's individual needs to ensure safe, successful invasive diagnostic testing/ procedure. Documents nursing intervention and patient teaching, responsible for plan of discharge or transfer.
Use of current equipment Ability to communicate effectively and to foster teamwork among fellow staff members Ability to exhibit excellent written and verbal skills Attention to detail, high level of accuracy Ability to maintain confidentiality and function effectively under high volumes of patients Ability to exercise independent judgment on a regular basis Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions Knowledge of all interventional radiology procedures