Lexington, KY, USA
This position will serve as the Nurse Clinical (Registered Nurse) in the Catheterization Laboratory unit at UK Chandler Hospital and provide comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic procedural care for adult patients with coronary artery disease, pulmonary hypertension, valvular heart disease, atrial septal defects and peripheral vascular disease. The Catheterization Laboratory unit provides a minimally invasive choice for patients when treatment is necessary. As a part of this unit, the RN serves as an important component of the cardiac care team. This team is responsible for providing quality patient care and intense monitoring during the catheterization procedure.
The primary responsibilities for this position consist of providing total, comprehensive, continuous and patient centered care which includes: assessing, documenting, planning, implementing, teaching, developing, and evaluating a comprehensive nursing plan of care; delivering direct patient care; ensuring patient satisfaction; training and delegating duties for Nursing Care Technicians (Nursing Assistant); and adhering to University policies and procedures as well as federal, state and local regulations.
Furthermore, this environment supports collaborative efforts among the nursing staff and the team of physicians to increase communication and enhance expected patient outcomes. This includes utilization of the nursing process in conjunction with a comprehensive patient-centered plan of care, ensuring patient satisfaction.