<strong>Leading the industry with competitive wages and benefits, we continue to add to our team individuals who are dedicated, motivated, highly skilled, and willing to bring their hearts to share with those we serve.</strong><br /><br />"Staff education in our Cath Lab at Methodist is extremely important to us and we take the time to invest in you."<br />- Roxanne Wicklund, RN, MSN, Director, Heart &amp; Vascular Institute<br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em><strong><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cTeuP4t0c0&amp;feature=youtu.be" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Watch the full experience here.</a></strong></em></span>

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Methodist Hospitals

<strong><em>Leading the Way to Better Health</em></strong><br /><br /><strong>Methodist is a not-for-profit, community-based healthcare system that is governed by a 20 member board of directors. Stewards of our mission, we reinvest in our cities and towns through charitable giving, community education programs, support services, screenings, and by ensuring quality care to our most vulnerable and underserved citizens. We strive to be a part of our community as a strong advocate for its continued physical, emotional and economic well-being. Our primary service areas are Lake and Porter Counties. We encourage you to check out our open career positions and join our world-class team today!</strong> https://www.methodisthospitals.org/

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Competitive + Bonus Potential

Overview: <strong>POSITION</strong><br />Delivers direct nursing care to a variety of patients receiving diagnostic, interventional, cardiology and radiology procedures in the catheterization laboratory environment. This care involves pre-procedural, intra-procedural and post-procedural responsibilities. Assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates all patient care within the department including patient, family and significant other education.<br /><br /><strong>BENEFITS</strong><br />We offer competitive compensation packages and benefits. Our benefits package includes medical, dental and vision insurance coverage. We also provide tuition reimbursement, life insurance and 401k. Time away from the hospital is awarded through our Paid Time Off (PTO) benefit plan.
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Assesses and documents the physical and psychosocial needs of patients.</li> <li>Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient.</li> <li>Utilizes the nursing process to provide direct patient care in collaboration with all health care disciplines.</li> <li>Demonstrates clinical and technical competence in performing Cardiac Cath Lab and Radiology related treatments and procedures including, but not limited to, neuro-radiology procedures, left and right heart catheterization, coronary interventions, valve studies, diagnostic oximetry studies, peripheral angiography, peripheral interventions, pacemaker / AICD implants, electrophysiology studies, and ablations.</li> <li>Prepares and calibrates transducers, oximeters and other equipment as required.</li> <li>Demonstrates proficiency in using various types of cath lab specialty equipment; hemodynamic nursing documentation and physiological monitoring system, pacemakers, defibrillators, IVUS, pressure wire, contrast injector, and any other new technology introduced as an adjunct for enhancing patient care in the Cardiac Cath Lab and Recovery area.</li> <li>Verifies readiness of all emergency and monitoring equipment per policy.</li> <li>Implements medical management of patient care based upon physician orders.</li> <li>Demonstrates clinical and technical competence in the administration of medication following current policy and procedure.</li> <li>Demonstrates clinical and technical competence in emergency resuscitation of patients.</li> <li>Initiates appropriate emergency procedures and administers life-supporting drugs/treatments as indicated and under the supervision of a Physician/Radiologist.</li> <li>Maintains proficiency in the administration of adult IV sedation, and if PAL's trained may administer sedation for young adults.</li> <li>Injects contrast media, radiopharmaceuticals and other medications under the direction of a Radiologist or other physician as required.</li> <li>Provides a nursing history of the patient, which includes a review of systems.</li> <li>Documents information on the appropriate nursing record in accordance with current policy and procedure.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <strong>KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Working knowledge of hemodynamic pressure recording/interpretation, sterile technique, cardiac catheterization and special procedures equipment and supplies,computer skills adequate to document nursing notes electronically.</li> <li>Excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing.</li> <li>Demonstrates flexibility in meeting unanticipated demands and priorities.</li> <li>Demonstrates good interpersonal skills using tact and diplomacy in interacting with staff, clients, and the public.</li> <li>Ability to perform in crises.</li> <li>Capable of functioning independently pertaining to patient care and equipment functions.</li> <li>Ability to participate in planning and arranging work as a team member. PAL's certification preferred.</li> </ul> <strong>EDUCATION</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Associates Nursing Required</li> <li>Bachelors Nursing Preferred</li> <li>Five (5) years of responsible work experience as a Registered Nurse in a cardiac related experience on telemetry nursing unit or a two (2) years of responsible work experience as a Registered Nurse in a Critical Care or Emergency Department, or a closely related field.</li> <li>2 years Healthcare/Medical - Critical Care Medicine Required</li> <li>2 years Healthcare/Medical - Emergency Services/Trauma Required</li> <li>5 years Healthcare/Medical - Telemetry Required</li> <li>Licensed Registered Nurse</li> <li>Certified Advance Cardiac Life</li> <li>Certified Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation</li> </ul> <strong>STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR</strong><br />Meets the Standards of Behavior as outlined in Personnel Policy and Procedure #1, Employee Relations Code.