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Job Title RN - Cardiac Catheterization Location Danville, Pennsylvania Job Category RN - Registered Nurse Schedule Days Work Type Full time Department Date posted 02/17/2021 Job ID R-07510

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Benefits

  • Health and Wellness Programs

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Professional Development

  • Maternity and Paternity Leave

  • Collaboration

  • Awards and Recognition

Responsibilities

Job Summary

Are you a RN looking to join our team of Healthcare Heroes? Through professional growth, quality improvement, and interdisciplinary collaboration, we’ve built an innovative culture that allows nurses to grow their skillsets, develop their practice, and leverage their years of experience to build a rewarding, lasting career with impact. Our Geisinger nurses make a difference in the lives of the people they see every day- our friends, neighbors, and family members. Join our Geisinger Family as a Cardiac Catherization RN at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.

Job Duties

This position requires 2 years of acute care RN experience preferably in an ICU or ED. On the job training is provided. ​

This role is eligible for a joining incentive*

Primarily specializes in the care of patients undergoing invasive cardiac catheterization and/or invasive peripheral catheterization. Diagnostic and Interventional procedures performed within the department include coronary, electrophysiologic, and peripheral vascular.

The Registered Nurse, functioning in a spirit of teamwork, is accountable for the delivery of patient care during the pre, intra and post procedural phases of cardiac catheterization.

  • Provides direct patient care before, during and after procedure.
  • Assists physician with adult catheterization procedures, percutaneous transluminal coronary interventions, myocardial biopsy, temporary pacemaker insertion, pericardiocentesis, Swan-Ganz insertion, intra-aortic balloon pump insertion and other associated procedures.
  • Records, monitors and assesses hemodynamic data collected during catheterizations.
  • Completes all patient records accurately and in a timely fashion.
  • Establishes and maintains rapport with patients throughout procedure.
  • Continuously monitors patient's physiologic and psychological status throughout procedure.
  • Initiates and maintains IV access.
  • Administers all ordered medications, intravenous drips and emergency medications before, during and after procedure.
  • Operates specialized equipment used in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Responds appropriately to all emergency situations within the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory.
  • Initiates life support techniques in the event of a cardiac and respiratory arrest including CPR, drug administration, defibrillation, temporary pacemaker insertion, intra-aortic balloon pump insertion and airway management.
  • Assesses patient for complications related to medications or procedures and responds appropriately.
  • Discontinues arterial and venous access safely through use of manual compression or available compression devices.
  • Assists physician with use of invasive closure devices.


Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.

Position Details

Work Schedule:

  • Day Shift (Monday through Friday)
  • ON- CALL is required (at minimum: rotation of 1 night a week and 1 weekend a month)
  • When on-call you must be able to be at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville within 30 minutes of the call.

We’re proud to offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Medical, prescription drug, vision and dental coverage
  • Family Support (Fertility and Adoption Support)
  • Employer contribution to your retirement plan
  • Tuition assistance (part time and full time roles only)
  • Generous paid time off packages that allows you to take the time you need to travel, rest, and care for and reconnect with friends and family.
  • Professional opportunities for growth and advancement 
  • Support and mentorship from a full range of dedicated and experienced nursing leaders
  • Community Involvement through our Employee Resources Groups 

This role is eligible for a joining incentive. This will be reviewed during the interview process.

Education

Graduate from Specialty Training Program-Nursing (Required)

Experience

Minimum of 2 years-Relevant experience* (Required), Minimum of 2 years-Nursing (Required)

Certification(s) and License(s)

Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification within 6 months - American Heart Association (AHA); Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body; Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania

Our Purpose & Values

Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities.

KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves.

EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence.

LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow.

INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.

SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family.

We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality.

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.

About Geisinger

Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1 million people it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes nine hospital campuses, a 550,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,600 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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