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Echocardiology Lab-Clinical Nurse

Company: Medstar Research Institute
Location: Washington
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

About MedStar Georgetown#s Cardiovascular#Non-Invasive Echo Lab The Clinical Nurse prepares monitors patients during non-invasive cardiac procedures such as Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography, Transesophageal Echocardiography, Exercise and Nuclear Stress testing, etc. for adult patients. Job Summary Functions as an experienced nursing practitioner providing direct and indirect patient care utilizing the nursing process in assisting with non-invasive cardiovascular procedures in the Echocardiography Lab areas.# These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and Georgetown University Hospital#s philosophy, policies, procedures and standards. Minimum Qualifications CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO AN APPROPRIATE COMBINATION OF EDUCATION/TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE. # Education/Training Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing. BSN degree preferred. # Experience Three years experience inclusive of a minimum of one year ICU or CCU experience preferred with two years experience in a general medical or surgical unit; cardiology experience preferred. # License/Certification/Registration Current D.C. licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse.# Current certification in BCLS required, ACLS required. # Knowledge, Skills # Abilities Must have current knowledge and techniques of ICU nursing care including conscious sedation, cardiac monitoring, starting IV#s, and patient teaching.# Must be able to learn principles/procedures associated with assisting in hemodynamic monitoring, identification of ischemic changes during procedures and use of radiographic equipment. Must be able to act quickly, independently and remain calm in stressful and emergency situations. Primary Duties and Responsibilities Provides direct patient care, incorporating the nursing process (assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation), prior to, during and after all clinical procedures; participates in the ongoing evaluation of quality assurance. Evaluates and interprets clinical information from diagnostic equipment for non-invasive cardiac procedures such as Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography, Transesophageal Echocardiography, Exercise and Nuclear Stress testing, etc. for adult patients. Administers conscious sedation and routine medications during non-invasive cardiac procedures and delivers appropriate drug and therapeutic interventions during emergency situations. Maintains standards which ensure a safe, therapeutic environment for echocardiography patients and personnel. Participates in the orientation, training, and in-service education of all personnel/students assigned to the department and pursues professional growth through ongoing continuing education. Participates in research protocols for the evaluation of investigational devices/procedures/drug therapy through patient observation and data collection during Echocardiography procedures. Assists with the inventory, ordering and stocking of supplies and equipment for the Echocardiography Department, as assigned. Performs other duties and responsibilities that are appropriate to the position and area.# The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and is not to be considered as all inclusive.

  • Job Summary
  • Functions as an experienced nursing practitioner providing direct and indirect patient care utilizing the nursing process in assisting with non-invasive cardiovascular procedures in the Echocardiography Lab areas. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures and standards.

  • Minimum Qualifications
  • CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO AN APPROPRIATE COMBINATION OF EDUCATION/TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE.

  • Education/Training
  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing. BSN degree preferred.

  • Experience
  • Three years experience inclusive of a minimum of one year ICU or CCU experience preferred with two years experience in a general medical or surgical unit; cardiology experience preferred.

  • License/Certification/Registration
  • Current D.C. licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse. Current certification in BCLS required, ACLS required.

  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Must have current knowledge and techniques of ICU nursing care including conscious sedation, cardiac monitoring, starting IV's, and patient teaching. Must be able to learn principles/procedures associated with assisting in hemodynamic monitoring, identification of ischemic changes during procedures and use of radiographic equipment. Must be able to act quickly, independently and remain calm in stressful and emergency situations.

  • Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provides direct patient care, incorporating the nursing process (assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation), prior to, during and after all clinical procedures; participates in the ongoing evaluation of quality assurance.

  • Evaluates and interprets clinical information from diagnostic equipment for non-invasive cardiac procedures such as Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography, Transesophageal Echocardiography, Exercise and Nuclear Stress testing, etc. for adult patients.

  • Administers conscious sedation and routine medications during non-invasive cardiac procedures and delivers appropriate drug and therapeutic interventions during emergency situations.

  • Maintains standards which ensure a safe, therapeutic environment for echocardiography patients and personnel.

  • Participates in the orientation, training, and in-service education of all personnel/students assigned to the department and pursues professional growth through ongoing continuing education.

  • Participates in research protocols for the evaluation of investigational devices/procedures/drug therapy through patient observation and data collection during Echocardiography procedures.

  • Assists with the inventory, ordering and stocking of supplies and equipment for the Echocardiography Department, as assigned.

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities that are appropriate to the position and area. The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and is not to be considered as all inclusive.

Keywords: Medstar Research Institute, Washington DC , Echocardiology Lab-Clinical Nurse, Other , Washington, DC

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