Cardiographics Nurse, Registry - 00304767
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Maywood, IL 60141
Loyola Medicine, treating the whole person with compassion-to \“also treat the human spirit.\” The Cardiographics Department seeks an experienced Registered Nurse, responsible for providing excellent patient care within the scope of his/her practice, focusing on Cardiology diagnostics. Patient care includes assessment, planning and implementing a plan of care and evaluating patients’ progress towards expected outcomes.
Hours are varied, Monday through Friday, day-shift, no holidays, no on-call.
In this role, the Cardiographics Registered Nurse, Using critical care and unit specific expertise, delivers age-appropriate, quality nursing care to patients before, during and after non-invasive cardiac testing. Care is provided in accordance with the guidelines and standards set forth by the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, the American Society of Echocardiography, Loyola University Medical Center and the Cardiographics Laboratory. Practices within the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation Nurse Practice Act. After receiving specific, documented training, monitors patients before, during and after transesophageal echocardiography during which procedural sedation may be given. May also monitor patients before, during and after stress testing, working under the supervision of a Cardiologist or Cardiology Fellow.
- Maintains the Cardiographic Laboratory’s physical environment and resources to promote efficient high quality, cost effective performance. a. Maintains an aesthetically pleasing patient care and work environment arranging for light/heavy cleaning as needed. b. Adheres to the principles of safety and infection control to assure the integrity of the lab. c. Participates in the evaluation of new equipment and the clinical application of new techniques. d. Demonstrates an understanding of the operation of all lab equipment, troubleshoots downed systems and initiates service calls when necessary. e. Utilizes med/surg/linen supplies judiciously, restocking only when necessary, to control inventory efficiently and economically. f. Maintains adequate levels of all Cardiographics Lab pharmacy floor stock. g. Keeps daily procedure log, to maintain accurate and complete statistics. h. Enters facility charges daily.
- Using his/her scientific knowledge base, determines and provides for the needs of the patient during their short stay in the Cardiographics Laboratory. a. Obtains the patient’s medical history to gather data pertinent to the pending exam. Communicates significant information to members of the team involved in the exam. b. Identifies nursing diagnosis, based on assessment then formulates nursing interventions. c. Verifies the appropriateness of the procedure, contacting the referring physician for clarification Documents changes in orders appropriately. d. Assists physicians in performing advanced, unit specific cardiac diagnostic examinations in accordance with current professional guidelines, protocols and standards. Notes that the complexity of the procedure or the condition of the patient may alter the test’s duration or outcome. e. Ensures that significant abnormal preliminary findings are communicated to referring physicians through the Cardiology Attending or Fellow, to promote rapid diagnosis and treatment. f. Completes all the documentation and data entry necessary to provide the interpreting physician with the information needed to formulate a diagnosis. g. Plans for appropriate patient follow up after testing is completed.
- Promotes a service-oriented environment to be responsive to the concerns and needs of patients, family and visitors. a. Facilitates the scheduling of patients for the Stress and TEE Labs by working closely with referring physicians, attending cardiologists, fellows and technologists to coordinate availability. b. Greets patients/family warmly and as quickly as possible, using their names and establishing eye contact. c. Ensures privacy for patients during procedures and consultations, to promote customer satisfaction. d. Demonstrates empathy and provides emotional support to patients/family when needed. e. Responds to patient/family inquiries, concerns or complaints following through with the issues until resolution is achieved. f. Escorts whenever possible or directs patients, family, etc. to other diagnostic or service areas.
- Uses appropriate verbal and non-verbal communication skills in all encounters, to promote collaborative work relationships and promote effective quality patient care. a. Promotes effective intra/interdepartmental work relationships through the use of clear and open dialogue. b. Consults with physicians and other members of the health care team to assure efficient delivery of care. c. Prepares written documentation and gives concise verbal reports to facilitate the patient’s diagnosis and treatment and meet regulatory requirements. d. Contributes to department meetings by presenting ideas for consideration and acknowledging the input of others. e. Follows HIPAA regulations, maintaining strict confidentiality of patient, employee and department information.
MAGIS & Service Excellence Accountabilities
- Responsible for consistently demonstrating our MAGIS values of Care, Concern, Respect and Cooperation through teamwork and effective communication in an effort to prevent and solve problems and to achieve quality outcomes, patient safety, customer satisfaction and a safe environment.
- Responsible for developing and maintaining an environment of service excellence as outlined in the Service Excellence standards.
- Bachelor’s Degree
- 1-3 years of previous job-related experience
Specify Degree(s): Associates Degree or Diploma in Nursing
- 3-5 years of previous job-related experience
- Basic Life Support (CPR) through the American Heart Association ONLY
- Nursing – Current Registered Nurse license State of Illinois
- ACLS (Advanced Cardio Life Support Certified) through the American Heart Association ONLY
- Nursing – Specialty certification in clinical or functional area of nursing granted by a national nursing organization.
Other: In addition to basic RN requirements, the Specialty RN must have specialized skill and knowledge obtained through a defined educational program or curriculum, certified by a national recognized agency (when appropriate), or achieved through an extended mentorship and orientation program after hire.
- Basic Keyboarding Skills
Other: Ability to become proficient in EPIC with on-the-job training.
- Ability to analyze and interpret data
- Ability to communicate verbally
- Ability to compile complex reports and develop presentations
- Ability to deal calmly and courteously with people
- Ability to deal with stressful situations
- Ability to finish tasks in a timely manner
- Ability to follow oral and written instructions and established procedures
- Ability to function independently and manage own time and work tasks
- Ability to maintain accuracy and consistency
- Ability to maintain confidentiality
- Ability to negotiate, persuade and establish direction
- Ability to plan, coordinate and develop multiple projects
- Ability to work as an effective team member
Other: Ability to articulate the scope of practice and appropriate delegation of nursing tasks per the Illinois State Nurse Practice Act.
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