This is a full time Registered Nurse, position assigned to Conjunctive Heart Failure (CHF) Clinic, Specialty Care located at the Ernest Chiders Outpatient Clinic in Tulsa, OK. The unit provides care for patients requiring continuous monitoring of the heart's electrical activity. Patient conditions include post cardiac catheterizations, pacemaker insertions and monitoring, congestive heart failure, as well as cardiac disease and other medical illnesses requiring continuous cardiac monitoring. The major duties of the position are, but not limited to: Assesses and manages patients with chest tubes Administers moderate sedation according to established protocol., including procedural sedation and monitoring a patient during the procedure Assesses and provides care during and following Central/PICC Line insertion consistent with established care bundle Titrates prescribed vasoactive drugs (e.g. nitroglycerin) according to protocol or prescribed orders Assists with cardioversion procedures Assists with TEE procedures Recognizes and initiates timely intervention for potential stroke according to established protocol Inserts. manages and manages Epidural catheters consistent with established procedure Assesses, monitors and manages patients requiring renal therapeutic intervention; e.g. hemodialysis, stents and urostomies Recognizes subtle signs and symptoms of cardiopulmonary emergencies Initiates standard interventions to stabilize a patient awaiting transfer to ICU/SDU Provides care for patients following cardiac catheterization Manages patients with complex wounds with fistulas, drains, and vacuum-assisted closure devices Administers alternative nutrition therapies, including tube feedings and Total Peripheral Nutrition Follows established guidelines for cleaning of Reusable Medial Equipment Administers Blood Transfusions according to established procedure Provides assessment and care for patients with Pacemaker (Permanent/Transvenous) Administers oral intravenous and intrathecal medications Provides direction to other nursing and technical personnel while in the Charge Nurse role. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
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