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Loma Linda University Health Clinical Nurse-CVL Specialty in Loma Linda, California

University Hospital: Cardiovascular Lab - (Full-Time, Day Shift) -

Our mission is to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our core values are compassion, integrity, excellence, teamwork and wholeness.

The Clinical Nurse-CVL Specialty functions effectively in an academic medical center with level one trauma designation, ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) receiving center designation and comprehensive stroke center accreditation. Demonstrates advanced knowledge in cardiovascular nursing and functions in a fast-paced cardiovascular lab. Follows the nursing process to perform simple and complex diagnostic and therapeutic invasive cardiovascular procedures for all ages of patients with cardiac dysfunction. Scrubs, circulates, and/or assists physicians, and proctors CVL staff, as designated, in performing simple and complex diagnostic, interventional, electrophysiology procedures including, but not limited to, cardiac biopsies, right and left heart catheterizations, percutaneous cardiac interventional procedures. Applies discretion and independent judgment to the provision of age-specific and developmentally appropriate quality care for stable and unstable patients. Collaborates in the development of standards of care, patient, family and staff education to address the needs of this specialized patient population. Serves as a role model in patient care delivery methods and consistently demonstrates an advanced level of clinical practice, communication, and documentation. Facilitates the empowerment of the nursing profession and embraces new knowledge, innovations and improvements in practice to enhance the patient experience and clinical outcomes. May be required to participate in on-call rotation based on department business needs. Performs other duties as needed.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) required. Minimum one year experience in critical care, emergency department, cardiovascular lab, or interventional radiology required. Minimum three years experience in cardiology nursing preferred. Active California Registered Nurse (RN) license required. American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification required. Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification required by end of introductory period. Other certifications as outlined in the department Plan for Providing Care.

Able to work in confined spaces. Demonstrates proficient competencies in critical care nursing and cardiovascular lab procedures. Skillfully adapts a variety of clinical settings. Ability to apply theoretical concepts to clinical practice and continually expands knowledge base and clinical skills with a focus in critical care and cardiovascular lab procedures. Basic knowledge of healthcare regulations and accreditation required. Exhibit professional behavior at all times. Able to: speak, read and write legibly in English (and Spanish preferred) with professional quality; use computer, printer, and software programs necessary to the position, e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, electronic medical record, electronic event reporting program; troubleshoot and calibrate patient care equipment; perform technical patient care activities; relate and communicate positively, effectively, and professionally with others; be assertive and consistent in following and/or enforcing policies; work calmly and respond courteously when under pressure; lead, supervise, teach, and collaborate; accept direction; think critically; work independently with minimal supervision; perform basic math and statistical functions; manage multiple assignments effectively; organize and prioritize workload; work well under pressure; problem solve; recall information with accuracy; pay close attention to detail; distinguish colors and smells as necessary for patient care; hear sufficiently for general conversation in person and on the telephone; identify and distinguish various sounds associated with the work place; see adequately to read computer screens, medical records, and written documents necessary to position; discern temperature variances through touch.

Additional Information

  • Organization: Loma Linda Univ Medical Center
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Hours Description: 1.0
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