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RN-Rapid Response/ 36hrs/wk/ Midnights/ West Bloomfield

GENERAL SUMMARY:
Will act as the hospital resource to the Cardiac Catheterization lab and Intensive Care units and general practice units. Goals of this position include cross training to the cardiac catheterization lab and the Medical Intensive Care unit to be proficient in caring for patients undergoing emergent cardiac catheterization and post catheterization care in the MICU. The RN will be responsible to assist and operate equipment in the Cardiac Catheterization lab which may include from start to finish of the catheterization and to transition the patient?s care to the MICU. Care of emergent cardiac catheterization patients will be the number one priority. Job duties when not caring for cardiac catheterization patients will include responding to Rapid Response call and Code Blue calls.
When available, will also assist in transport of critical care patients from the ED to the ICUs or GPUs to ICUs, as well as accompanying ICU patients off the unit to tests/procedures.
Other responsibilities include but are not limited to: assisting with difficult IV starts/blood draws, assisting with admissions in all IPD areas, and assisting with ICU bedside procedures. Reports to the House Manager.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assisting with emergent cardiac catheterization on the off shift, weekends and holidays.
Responding to the ED when an emergent cardiac catheterization patient is identified and preparing the patient for cath lab; will remain with the patient and provide primary nursing care for the patient in the ED, throughout the cath lab procedure, and until report is given and the patient is handed off to the RN in the accepting ICU.
Removal of femoral artery sheaths after cardiac procedures.
When there are no cardiac catheterization patients, responsibilities will include: Responding to Code Blues and Rapid Response.
Providing support/resources, when needed, for the MICU RN caring for post-cardiac cath patients.
Transportation of ED patients to the ICUs or GPUs to ICUs Transport of ICU patients to tests/procedures Assist with moderate sedation of bedside procedures of the ICU patient Support unexpected emergent care Perform difficult blood draws/IV starts Assist with admissions, as deemed appropriate in all IPD areas Assist with lengthy (>30min) bedside procedures.
Complete hospital rounds to assess needs Assist GPU RNs with limited exposure medical needs (CAPD, Woundvacs, etc)
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing with current State of Michigan License is required.
Minimum of 2 years ICU experience is required. Interventional Cardiac Catheterization experience preferred.
CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURES REQUIRED:
Current BLS and ACLS certification is required.
Must meet or exceed core customer service responsibilities, standards and behaviors as outlined in the HFHS? Customer Service Policy and summarized below:
Communication
Ownership
Understanding
Motivation
Sensitivity
Excellence
Teamwork
Respect

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