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Cardiac catherization Nurse - Cardiac Cath Lab

Company: Cook County Sheriff
Location: Chicago
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Cardiac catherization NurseMinimum Qualifications

* Licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse in the State of Illinois
* Two (2) years of recent nursing experience in a Adult Critical Care Unit, or Emergency Department OR One (1) year of recent nursing experience in Cardiovascular Laboratory, Interventional Radiology, and/or Electrophysiology Laboratory
* Prior critical care experience with an emphasis on cardiology
* Prior experience using moderate or deep sedation
* Current experience and knowledge related to hemodynamic monitoring and titration of vasoactive medication infusions
* Current experience and knowledge of radiological safety, techniques and X-ray equipment and other analysis and recording equipment utilized in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
* Must be able to respond to emergent calls in Cardiac Catheterization or Electrophysiology and arriving to the cath lab suite within 30 minutes of an activation for cardiac emergencies
* Current Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification obtained through the American Heart Association
* Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification obtained through the American Heart Association

Preferred Qualifications

* One (1) year Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory nursing experience
* Previous Nursing experience with an emphasis on cardiovascular patient care
* Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse (CAPA)
* Certification in Critical Care Nursing (CCRN)
* Bilingual

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics

* Knowledge of using medical/surgical equipment
* Knowledge and understanding the analysis, recording, and other equipment utilized in various procedures performed in the lab
* Knowledge of cardiovascular medications, pressors and anti-arrhythmic agents including dosing, side effects, and drug interactions. Able to identify and manage adverse events or unanticipated outcomes using critical thinking skills
* Knowledge of the current requirements of accrediting and regulatory agencies
* Demonstrates working knowledge of the current requirements of accrediting and regulatory agencies
* Demonstrates knowledge of cardiovascular and anti-arrhythmic medications including dosing, side effects, and drug interactions Demonstrates knowledge in the current use of all forms and reports required in the day-to-day operation of the unit
* Knowledge of and rationale for the safe use of equipment
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary to communicate with all levels of staff and a patient population composed of diverse cultures and age groups
* Emergency response skills
* Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for professional practice, growth, and development
* Demonstrates ability to self-direct and to organize and prioritize various tasks as necessary
* Demonstrates a basic understanding of radiological safety and X-ray equipment
* Demonstrates technical skills, trouble shooting skills, and expert knowledge of catheters and equipment used during EP and Cardiac procedures
* Demonstrates an in-depth knowledge and skill of the moderate sedation
* Accurate mathematical skills to calculate medications levels using weight, age, etc.
* Ability to self-direct
* Ability to apply the nursing process and utilize technical skills for patient care delivery
* Ability to make decisions under pressure
* Ability to see clearly, with or without visual correction
* Ability to hear clearly
* Ability to distinguish regular/high pitched sounds; discriminate source of sound
* Ability to demonstrate rapid physical/mental coordination
* Ability to use both legs, hands, and fingers
* Ability to stand and ambulate for extended period of time
* Ability to organize varied workload
* Demonstrates attention to detail, accuracy and precision
* Demonstrates an ability to effectively utilize the nursing process as a basis for delivery of patient care
* Demonstrates responsibility for professional growth and development in maintaining competency in nursing practice


* Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
* Basic Term Life Insurance
* Pension Plan and Deferred Compensation Program
* Employee Assistance Program
* Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
* 100% Tuition Reimbursement for nursing-related programs

For further information on our excellent benefits package, please click on the following link:



When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service

To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must:

* Meet the minimum qualifications for the position .
* Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question, "Are you a Military Veteran?"
* Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing. Please note: If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11). Discharge papers must list and Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable


A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver's License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing.

If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference



Please note all offers of Employment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory professional & employment references, healthcare and criminal background checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a physical and pre-employment drug screen.

CCHHS is strictly prohibited from conditioning, basing or knowingly prejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring upon or because of any political reason or factor.

Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada muse be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belongings to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.


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