Mary Greeley Medical Center Registered Nurse in Ames, Iowa
Under general direction, protects, promotes, and optimizes health and abilities. Prevents illness and injury. Alleviates suffering through the diagnosis and treatment. Advocates for patients and their families. Ensures all actions taken in carrying out responsibilities support patient centered care.
Unit Specific Position Responsibilities
Administers moderate and deep sedation medications and monitors patient according to clinical guideline.
Functions in circulator role, caring for patients and assisting physician during procedure.
Functions in scrub role, setting up sterile field and assisting physician with procedure.
Functions in monitor role, assesses ECG, obtain and record waveforms and pressures.
Prepares sterile tray for procedure and ensures aseptic technique and safety practices are followed.
Discontinues venous and arterial lines, ongoing monitoring of access site and achieves hemostasis.
Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience
Required Qualifications (Including any licensure, certification, education):
Licensed as a Registered Nurse and authorized by the State of Iowa to practice nursing or eligible to take licensing exam within four months of hire.
Graduation from a school of nursing or in final semester of nursing school.
Achievement of Baccalaureate degree in nursing within 6 years of hire if hired after January 1, 2014.
Basic Life Support (BLS) training, or within 90 days of hire and must maintain throughout employment.
Mandatory Reporter training or within 90 days of hire and must maintain throughout employment.
If hired prior to graduation and licensure, must graduate and become authorized by the State of Iowa to practice nursing within four months of hire.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) training, or within 6 months of hire and must maintain throughout employment.
Completion of Basic EKG class or within 1 year of hire
De-escalation training prior to performing direct patient care or within 90 days of hire
Baccalaureate degree in nursing.
Professional certification in nursing specialty.
Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
Proficient in communication skills.
Ability to pursue and foster a sense of team and partnership across all disciplines.
Ability to communicate effectively, in English, with diverse population groups.
Ability to be self-directed, flexible, and able to adapt to change.
Ability to communicate effectively in a professional and tactful manner with physicians, staff, patients and/or their representatives.
Ability to read and understand chart documentation.
Ability to demonstrate basic computer skills.
Ability to read, write and understand the English language.
A minimum of 2 years experience in critical care nursing.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
Previous experience in cardiac cathlab