As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA
This position has the responsibility of providing nursing services to Cath Lab/EP, Interventional Radiology, or Endoscopy patients; setting-up electrical and hemodynamic transducers and amplifiers; recording and obtaining hemodynamic, electrical and angiographic data; and assessing patients during the procedures and delivered therapy.
2 dedicated Electrophysiology Labs plus a 14 bed Cardiac Prep and Recovery Unit
Our Cardiac Electrophysiology Lab is a center of excellence and cardiac treatment referral center. We provide adult cardiac care and state of the art catheter based diagnostic and interventional therapies for cardiac rhythm management in a unit with two dedicated Electrophysiology Labs and a 14-bed Cardiac Prep and Recovery Unit. We provide the most advanced cardiac treatment options to the community.
As an academic facility, we work closely with staff and physician teams along the learning continuum. Our mission incorporates a strong commitment to a teaching environment. We offer a comprehensive training program for new staff and continuing education for Electrophysiology Lab team that embodies the principles and philosophies of our academic medical center.
We have a dedicated leadership team that supports and encourages clinical career advancement through collaboration with the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology.
This position may be required to access and administer medications within their scope of practice and according to State Law.
Prepares patient and equipment for catheterization procedures by preparing site of entry, draping patient, arranging sterilized instruments and catheters, and calibrating and setting-up pressure transducers and tubing.
Obtains and records hemodynamic, electrical, and angiographic data by operating hemodynamic and electrical amplifiers and digital and line fluoroscopic equipment.
Attends to patient needs during studies.
Develops and contributes to a plan of nursing for the patient’s care.
Administers intravenous and oral medications to patients.
Assists in the collection of arterial and venous blood samples and respiratory gases.
Monitors patient’s vital signs.
Participates in life-saving measures such as defibrillation and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Restocks supplies when time allows.
Is available on a rotational call schedule for procedures after normal hours.
May perform circulating functions during procedure.
May perform scrub role for surgical implantation of pacemakers, internal cardiac defibrillators, and cardiac ablation procedures.
May be responsible for running the stimulator, electrophysiology recording systems, ultrasound, fluoroscopy and other devices relevant to electrophysiology procedures.
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities
Demonstrated potential ability to perform the essential functions as outlined above.
Ability to provide care to the population served.
Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient’s status and provide care as described in the department’s policies and procedures manual.
Knowledge of electronic monitoring devices.
Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills.
Demonstrated leadership skills.
Demonstrated ability to function calmly and competently in high stress situations.
Ability to deal with hazards involved in assessing and providing care to patients.
Two years of previous nursing experience.
ACLS card or obtain one within six months of hire.
Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Utah, or obtain one within 90 days of hire under the interstate compact if switching residency to State of Utah. Must maintain current Interstate Compact (multi-state) license if residency is not being changed to Utah.
Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.
- Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.