Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for Registered Nurse, Cardiac Cath Lab at The Bank Hospital
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assists in all aspects of invasive and non-invasive cardiac procedures. Assesses procedure room for equipment functioning and readiness and assists with the maintenance of equipment and inventory.
Ensures adequate supplies for individual cases and ensures the procedure room is adequately prepared for procedures, assists physicians during procedure, and provides monitoring, and direct patient care to patients. Responsible for performing clerical duties as assigned
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
- Preparing and cleaning of procedure rooms before and between cases and after terminal care.
- Assists in positioning, prepping and draping of patients.
- Responsible for admitting, recovering and discharging of patients from the Cardiac Cath Provides follow-up.
- Provide direct patient care, evaluate outcomes, consult with other healthcare team members as required and adjust nursing care processes as indicated to ensure optimal patient care.
- perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy
- Utilize appropriate pain management techniques.
- Assess cardiorespiratory systems for changes in neonate to geriatric patients and treat appropriately.
- Carry out medical and surgical asepsis during all procedures.
- Carry out established techniques for safe administration of medications, contrast and parenteral fluids as per facility policies and procedures.
- Knowledge of anesthetic drugs, actions and side effects.
- Knowledge of location, care and operation of all Cardiac Cath Lab equipment.
- Ensure pre-op checklist is complete before patient is taken into procedure room.
- Assists the scrub with gowning.
- Monitoring the patient at all times;
- Documents patient data during procedures (heart rate, blood pressure, respirations, all pressures, O2 saturation, EKG). Maintains procedure records.
- Start IVs; monitors IV fluids and patency of IVs.
- Establishes and maintains effective communication and good working relationships with co-workers for the patient’s benefit.
- Proficient in interpreting ECG and hemodynamic pressure tracings.
- Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
- Prepares the Cath lab timeously with all anticipated supplies and equipment for each individual procedure.
- Checks all equipment/ instruments needed prior to each procedure to ensure proper functioning.
- Current registration as RN with The Nursing and Midwife Council of Ghana
- Current BLS certification.
- Current ACLS certification and advantage.
- Minimum of one (1) year work experience in a Cardiac Cath Lab.
- Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
- Basic computer knowledge.
How To Apply
Interested applicants should:
CLOSING DATE: ONGOING