Registered Nurse, Cardiac Cath Lab *UP TO EMPLOYMENT INCENTIVE DOE*
Employment Type: Full-Time
The RN functions within the full scope of licensure to implement the nursing process. The RN will assess patient and family needs, develop a plan of care based on assessment, direct implementation of the plans of care for a group of patients, collaborate with the charge nurse and care team, and evaluate effectiveness of the care plan. Duties will include administration of medications, performing prescribed treatments, managing medical equipment, assisting with patient ADL (activities of daily living) including lifting, turning, and mobilizing patients.The RN assures that physiological, psychosocial, safety, learning, rehabilitative, spiritual, cultural, and self-care needs of patients and families are addressed.The RN actively participates in supporting and meeting the hospital's goals for patient satisfaction and national quality core measures.The RN is evaluated based on the Benner model of clinical competence. This model recognizes the process of professional development, which moves from beginning understanding and application of nursing principles to expert practice acquired through experience and formal training. Five primary domains define nursing care at MMC: Nursing Process, Clinical Knowledge and Decision Making, Nurse Patient Relationship, Collaboration, and Leadership. It is recognized that RNs develop skills and abilities as they synthesize knowledge while moving through defined stages of learning. The evaluation is based on how the individual meets defined standards.Serving the greater Stanislaus County with 423 acute care beds, Memorial Medical Center MMC provides a full continuum of care, including:* 24-hour emergency care* inpatient and outpatient surgery* specialty services in obstetrics, pediatrics, nuclear medicine, dialysis therapy, diagnostic imaging, intensive care, sleep disorders and physical therapy* a Level II Trauma CenterMemorial Medical Center is an accredited Chest Pain Center and STEMI (heart attack) Receiving Center.MMC is part of Sutter Health, one of the nation's top five large health systems thanks to its integrated network of physician, employee and volunteer pioneers-more than 60,000 people strong. Rooted in Sutter Health's not-for-profit mission, these team members partner to deliver exceptional care that feels personal. From physician offices to hospitals to outpatient care centers and home services, they proudly support and learn from the more than 3 million people in their care-nearly 1 percent of the U.S. population, in one of the most diverse and innovative regions in the world.Education, Licensure, and Certification Qualifications:* Associates Degree in Nursing (ASN) required, Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) preferred.* Current and valid licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of California OR must obtain prior to commencement of employment.* Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required upon hire.* Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certificate or must obtain within 90-days of employment* Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certificate or Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course (ENPC) certificate or must obtain within 90-days of employment.* Sixty-four (64) current education hours in critical care theory including Cardiac, ECG monitoring and arrhythmia interpretation, Hemodynamics, Respiratory and Ventilation, Vasoactive Medications, Endocrine, and Renal, combined with a preceptorship or a minimum of twelve (12) months recent ICU RN experience may be substituted for preceptorship and education hours can be obtained within twelve (12) months of hire.* One (1) year recent experience in a Cath Lab with an acuity level similar to this facility (additional years of experience in a Cath lab setting of lower acuity will be considered) or One (1) year Critical Care/Emergency Department experience or Two (2) years recent Telemetry experience with current enrollment in a critical care course with successful completion within twelve (12) months of hire or three (3) years recent Nursing experience with current enrollment in a critical care course with successful completion within twelve (12) months of hire.* Ability to work in stressful emergency situations.Experience Qualifications:* One year recent experience (within the past five years) working as a Registered Nurse in an acute care facility highly preferred.* OR -* Successful completion of MMC's Clinical Nurse Resident (CNR) program OR completion of a new graduate RN program within the last two years is required.* Experience working in a similar unit with comparable patient acuity preferred.* Current Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) certificate.* Association with American Cardiology Nurses Association, Association of Radiological and Imaging Nurses (ARIN) or other related professional organization.Skills and Knowledge Qualifications:* Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of nursing process in addressing physical, psychosocial, and psychological needs of patients.* Ability to demonstrate basic knowledge of unit specific age criteria for patient population.* Must demonstrate critical thinking skills.* Timely completion of unit specific orientation and competencies.* Ability to navigate and perform required electronic documentation for the job using a windows based system.* Ability to read, write, hear and verbally communicate in English to the degree required to perform the job.