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Cardiovascular Pulmonary Procedure Laboratory Registered Nurse, RN
Category: Nursing, Critical Care
Job Requisition: 19185
Department: Nursing Assistant - Various Departments
Facility: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Geographic Region: Washington, DC
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: 7am-5:30pm, Monday-Friday, 4 10-Hour Shifts; No Weekend, Night, Holiday or Call Requirements
Hours per Week: See Job Summary
Location: Washington, DC
General Summary of Position:
Cardiovascular Pulmonary Laboratory nurses are responsible for assessment and care of patients undergoing invasive procedures or receiving moderate sedation in the Cardiovascular Pulmonary Department. Cardiovascular Pulmonary nurses work collaboratively with all members of the interdisciplinary team and offer innovative diagnostic tests and life-saving treatments for a diverse patient population.

  • Four 10-hour shifts
  • 7am-5:30pm, Monday through Friday
  • This department is closed on the holidays; no weekends, no call

About MedStar Georgetown’s Cardiovascular Pulmonary Laboratory:
The Cardiovascular Pulmonary Department at MedStar Georgetown is a procedural department with 3 pre-procedural bays and 4 state-of-the-art procedural rooms. The Cardiovascular Pulmonary Lab nurse will assist expert members of the interdisciplinary team in performing advanced therapeutic procedures, such as diagnostic heart caths, electrophysiology studies, device implants: pacemakers and AICDs (single, dual and biventricular), peripheral vascular arteriogram and angioplasty/stenting, cutting-edge bronchoscopy procedures from cryo spray of tumors to fiducial placement for CyberKnife, and bone marrow collection. Cardiovascular Pulmonary Lab nurses will work closely with patients to perform medical intake in preparation for procedures and assist during the procedures by administering IV moderate sedation, monitoring of patients' safety and comfort, intra-op electronic documentation, and specimen collection.

  • EDUCATION AND/OR TRAINING REQUIRED: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Bachelor’s degree in Nursing preferred.
  • LICENSURE AND/OR CERTIFICATION: Current D.C. license as a Registered Professional Nurse upon hire. BLS and ACLS required.
  • EXPERIENCE: Minimum of two years of hospital-based, critical care nursing experience (ICU, ED, PACU). IMC nurses may be considered for this position.
  • SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES: Must have current knowledge and techniques of nursing care, including moderate sedation, cardiac monitoring, starting IVs, and patient teaching. Must be able to learn principles/procedures associated with assisting in hemodynamic monitoring, cardiac angiography and identification of ischemic changes during procedures and use of radiographic equipment. Must demonstrate adaptability and flexibility and be able to act quickly and 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.
  • Administers routine medications during invasive and non-invasive cardiovascular procedures, and delivers appropriate drug and therapeutic interventions during emergency situations.
  • Maintains standards that ensure a safe, therapeutic environment for cardiac cath lab patients and personnel.
About MedStar Health

MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.

MedStar Health is an Equal Opportunity (EO) Employer and assures equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We hire people to work in different locations, and we comply with the federal, state and local laws governing each of those locations.

A qualified individual with a disability will be considered for employment on the same basis as non- disabled applicants if he/she can perform the essential functions of the job sought, with or without a reasonable accommodation, and without imposing a direct threat to the health or safety of others or him/herself.

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