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Registered Nurse Invasive Interventional MHB

Location: Buffalo, NY, United States

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Job Description

Facility: Mercy Hospital of Buffalo

Shift: Shift 3

Status: Full Time FTE: 0.960000

Bargaining Unit: CWA Local 1133

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: No

Work Schedule: Nights

Hours:

Summary:
The RN for the Mercy Interventional Unit will be a registered professional nurse responsible for managing and coordinating care for patients undergoing examinations/procedures in the Invasive/Interventional Labs. The RN for the Mercy Interventional Unit will develop and participate in patient and family teaching and provide leadership by working cooperatively with nursing and other patient team personnel in maintaining standards for professional nursing practice in the clinical setting.

Responsibilities:

Education & Experience
  • Graduate from an accredited Registered Professional Nursing Program, BSN preferred
  • Current registration as registered nurse in New York State
  • Current BLS validation
  • Current ACLS validation
  • One (1) year critical care experience or One ( 1) year RN experience in Interventional/diagnostic catheterization lab or electrophysiology lab.
  • New hires will complete and maintain the National Institute of Health Stroke Scale Certification (NIHSS) within 12 months from date of hire with recertification every two (2) years.
  • Current employees will complete and maintain the National Institute of Health Stroke Scale Certification (NIHSS) within 12 months from 4/1/17 with recertification every two (2) years.

If no applicants have critical care experience, the applicants meeting the following criteria will be considered next:
  • Graduate from an accredited Registered Professional Nursing Program, BSN preferred
  • Current registration as registered nurse in New York State
  • Current BLS validation
  • Current ACLS validation
  • Completion of critical care course within 1 year and Cardiac Rhythm exam (if not already completed)
  • Three (3) year telemetry experience
  • New hires will complete and maintain the National Institute of Health Stroke Scale Certification (NIHSS) within 12 months from date of hire with recertification every two (2) years.
  • Current employees will complete and maintain the National Institute of Health Stroke Scale Certification (NIHSS) within 12 months from 4/1/17 with recertification every two (2) years.

Knowledge, Skill and Ability
  • Participates in educational conferences and upgrades and maintains professional knowledge and skills related to the area of responsibility, maintains confidentiality, understands legal aspects of the job function
  • Adheres to hospital policies and procedures.
  • Role involves a variety of problems to be solved under general guidelines, and calls for a variety of decisions, some of which are complex and must be referred to a resource person.
  • Assists in directing a small group of employees performing similar or related tasks of semi-skilled nature.
  • Instructs employees.
  • Has an obligation to conserve supplies, equipment and time in a cost-effective environment.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • Good mental and physical health- able to lift patients and stand/walk most of the day including stooping.
  • General understanding of radiation protection and radiation safety principles.
  • Works independently, recognizes priorities and initiates appropriate response to changing work environments. F
  • Finger and hand dexterity with visual, aural and olfactory acuity to recognize changes in the patient's condition.
  • Demonstrates genuine sensitivity and approach to meeting patient needs.
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