The competent RN has mastered basic technical and organizational nursing skills. He or she is skilled in evaluating patient responses and uses past experiences in providing care. Patients and families are viewed holistically, there is a focus on outcomes, and care is delivered using a systematic approach. The competent RN is able to make decisions guided by limited experience, as well as policies, procedures, guidelines and standards. He or she consults with other members of the healthcare team when necessary. At the competent level, the RN can comfortably care for patients in his or her clinical area.
Cardiac Cath Lab
The Heart Center has 3 Cardiac Catheterization Labs and a Hybrid Suite. We have 29 beds in prep/recovery. We provide services to both outpatients and inpatients. In the Cardiac Catheterization Lab we do Cardiac Diagnostic angiograms, Cardiac Interventions (PTCA, Stent, Atherectomy, Thrombectomies, Impella), Peripheral Diagnostic angiograms, Peripheral Interventions (PTA, Carotid Stents, Renal Stents, any other peripheral vascular stents, Atherectomy, Thrombectomies), and Implants (BIV, AICD, Pacer, Loop recorders). We also have an Electrophysiology Program performing diagnostic and cardiac ablations. We currently have a very successful STEMI door-to-balloon program. We will be starting our TAVR program in 2014. Currently we have an active research team with patients be enrolled into these studies. The prep/recovery 19 bed area completes the prepping and recovering of patients from all the procedures above. Also performed are Tilt Table Testing and cardioversions.
Arizona or compact state RN License; BCLS; Advanced Life Support Certification(s) as appropriate & required for assigned department.
(1) year of experience in the unit. Computer proficiency (must be able to pass computer proficiency assessment). Experience Preferred: Refer to unit specific job requirements. Experience with EPIC Electronic Health Record or similar electronic record systems.
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