The University of Kansas Hospital - Cardiology Careers

Cardiology Nurse Job

Facility: The University of Kansas Hospital - Main Campus

Department: CV CLINIC

Schedule: Part Time

Shift: Days

Hours: 8

Find yourself among the best. At The University of Kansas Hospital, nurses deliver world-class patient care in an environment where opinions are respected, professionalism is rewarded and teamwork is valued. Nurses come here to practice at the leading edge of their profession, to be an integral part of medical breakthroughs, and to handle complex cases that community hospitals rarely if ever see. In addition to being the best place to work, the hospital offers very competitive wages and an outstanding benefit package.

We currently have an opening for a part -time Cardiology Nurse

This position entails working mainly for the Echocardiography Department, with occasional rotations through the Nuclear Medicine Department. As a Procedural Nurse you will assist with:

Stress Echo Procedures (Treadmill, Bike Ergometry, and Dobutamine studies)

Nuclear Stress Testing (Regadenoson, Treadmill, and Dobutamine studies)

Frequent IV starts with Point of Care and ISTAT testing

Bubble studies

Administration of ultrasound imaging agents

Administration of Amyl Nitrate

Management of patients for Cardiac CTAs

Tilt Table Testing

Management of patients undergoing Moderate Sedation for Transesophageal Echocardiograms

Management of patients undergoing Deep Sedation for Transesophageal Echocardiograms and Cardioversions.

You will work closely with members of the Ultrasound and Nuclear teams, Anesthesia team, and a great group of Cardiologists. This position is a great avenue to maintain your nursing skills and support your critical thinking skills while working 4 days a week with an occasional Saturday.

The Cardiology Nurse provides professional nursing care through assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation for the comfort and well-being of patients. S/he carries out a plan of care specific to unit competencies for the target patient population. The Cardiology Nurse coordinates care deliver through collaboration with all health care team providers to ensure safe, effective and quality patient care.

Additional Responsibilities:

Critically evaluate emergency situations and initiate appropriate intervention; collaborates with physician for recommendations to address patient's problems or questions.

Facilitates efficient patient workflow in clinic setting. Maintain physicians' patient list and answer consult page; collaborate with other rounding nurses, and ARNP's in triage of new admissions, consults and discharges.

Assess and evaluate patients for discharge planning; work with care coordinator to facilitate home assessment, home care, medications, education, nutrition and follow-up.

Follows policies/procedures regarding Amiodarone and Coumadin management and follow-up. Educates patient/family on new medication therapy.

Reviews all labs, x-ray reports; enter data in the electronic medical record (EMR), report results and physician recommendations to patient as needed.

Administer emergency drugs and use defibrillator following ACLS protocols.

Perform venipunctures and EKG's when necessary.

Arrange for follow-up appointments through central scheduling and CV follow-up form.

Communicate with appropriate outpatient cardiology staff for outpatient management.

Support initiatives to meet appropriate length of stay and disease management outcomes; facilitate timely discharge of patients.

Requirements:

High School Diploma or equivalent required

Associates Degree in Nursing Required

Bachelor's Degree in Nursing preferred

Minimum of two years of RN experience; will substitute BSN for experience

Current active nursing license in Kansas and Missouri

Must have an American Heart Association basic life support (BLS) and ACLS active certification.

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