Cath lab Nurse in Oak Park, IL at Pipeline Health

Date Posted: 1/7/2023

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    Oak Park, IL
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

***$10,000 sign on bonus for Full-time, experienced RNs! ***

$8,000 sign-on bonus for new grads!


Effectively delivers patient care through the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation, and evaluation.


1. Registered Nurse with current Illinois license, BSN preferred

2. CPR certification

3. Current ACLS required and CCRN preferred

4. Two years experience in Cardiac Cath Lab

5. One year of critical care experience

6. Demonstrated organization and time management skills and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks

7. Excellent interpersonal skills, customer service delivery skills

8. Excellent experience leading and facilitating a wide variety of diverse patient groups required

9. Ability to assess needs, identify problems, explore alternatives and implement solutions.

10. Demonstrated ability to work independently and make decisions in accordance with hospital policy and governmental regulations.

11. Knowledge of basic computer operations and use of word processing software

12. Ability to use audio/visual equipment, telephone and other clinical equipment for patient teaching.


Exercised: Oversees orientation of new nurses to any procedures, equipment and medication. May serve as a preceptor for new nurses and technologist

Received: Reports to the Supervisor, Cardiac Cath Lab.


May serve as resource to Cardiologist, Cardiac services or department in sponsored programs of instruction and training of others health care professionals, students and physicians on behalf of West Suburban Medical Center. Through documentation and verbal communication, essential information is shared with other healthcare team members.

Interacts daily with patients, families, physicians, and unit and hospital personnel. Adjusts patient interaction and/or treatment to match each patient’s age-specific developmental, educational, or other related needs. Whenever possible, the family or those significant to the family are considered as part of the assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation efforts.

JOB DUTIES (* denotes “essential function”)

1. Demonstrates the WSMC Service Pride Values of Respect, Honesty, Participation, and Unity, which are key in providing quality service to patients and customers. *

2. Assesses treatment and care for specific patient populations and plans age appropriate care. Utilizes hands on physical assessment skills interview techniques to formulate a clinical data base; analyzes collected information derived from patients and other sources to identify age-appropriate patient problems and needs. Reassesses on

an ongoing basis and documents finding or changes in condition in the progress notes. Assess Severity of finding and obtains physician intervention as warranted. *

3. Independently implements plans of care utilizing professional nursing skills and collaborates with and instructs patients, members of families / significant other and care team. Demonstrates ability to function in emergency situations. *

4. Uses the nursing process to formulate appropriate question for measuring outcomes. Evaluates responses to therapeutic intervention. Makes judgments based on the data collected. *

5. Documents selective data on appropriate forms and enters designated information into computer. Actively participates in the Quality Assurance and Improvement process.*

6. Supports department of nursing and hospital policy and procedures.

7. Performs scrub and circulating duties.*

8. Operates hemodynamics recording equipment, position equipment, and tables in the Cath Lab suite. *

9. Complies with Cardiac Cath Lab department policy and procedures. Complies with the standards, and guide –lines established by JCAHO. *

10. Demonstrates responsibility for own professional practice and growth by ensuring clinical knowledge base and skills are maintained and enhanced.

11. Organizes on a continuum due to changing status of patients and environment.

12. Maintains environment and equipment in an appropriate manner. Support Cardiac Cath team. Resolve problems. Support customer service. *


Physical Environment / Hazard: Work is performed primary in the Cath Lab. Must possess sufficient dexterity to use equipment, perform technical task and render patient care on a daily basis. Walk or stand most of the shift. Must have sufficient knowledge of basic body mechanics and physical strength to safely move patients and/or equipment so as to prevent injury to self or other. Constant interruptions and changing priorities may produce stress. Constant exposure to diagnostic and undiagnostic communicable diseases and diagnostic radiation occurs. Possibility for needle sticks.

OSHA Category I: Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue.

TB Exposure: There is an occupational risk for exposure to TB and the incumbent is required to take Particulate Respirator Fit testing.


This document describes the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described.

All employees are required to familiarize themselves and continually comply with all federal and state healthcare laws, regulations and rules (including Medicare and Medicaid billing requirements which are applicable to the employee’s job duties). Any employee who becomes aware of possible noncompliance with applicable laws is required to promptly report such possible noncompliance to his or her immediate manager or the compliance Resource Line. No adverse action or any form of retaliation shall be taken by the Hospital against any employee because of that person’s good faith report of possible noncompliance.