Using critical care and unit specific expertise, delivers age-appropriate, quality nursing care to patients before, during and after non-invasive cardiac testing. Care is provided in accordance with the guidelines and standards set forth by the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, the American Society of Echocardiography, Loyola University Medical Center and the Cardiographics Laboratory. Practices within the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation Nurse Practice Act. After receiving specific, documented training, monitors patients before, during and after transesophageal echocardiography during which procedural sedation may be given. May also monitor patients before, during and after stress testing, working under the supervision of a Cardiologist or Cardiology Fellow. Recognizes and consistently applies knowledge of Loyola's 14 Magnet Forces.

Position Requirements: Minimum Education: Required: Associates Degree

Specify Degree(s): Nursing

Residency: N/A

Minimum Experience: Required: 3-5 years of previous job-related experience

Details: Critical Care or Cardiac Care experience required.

Licensure/Certifications: Required:

Basic Life Support (CPR); Nursing - Current Registered Nurse license State of Illinois

Preferred: ACLS (Advanced Cardio Life Support Certified)

Nursing - Specialty certification in clinical or functional area of nursing granted by a national nursing


Other: In addition to basic RN requirements, the Specialty RN must have specialized skill and knowledge

obtained through a defined educational program or curriculum, certified by a national recognized agency

(when appropriate), or achieved through an extended mentorship and orientation program after hire.

Position Responsibilities: Patient Care & Assessment - Clarifies and implements physician, physician assistant and/or advance practice nurse orders by administering medications and performing treatments and testing as prescribed by the physician, and documents accordingly (Magnet Force #12). Plan of Care - Obtains information from patient and/or family to develop an appropriate patient educational plan. Communication - Performs required documentation and communicates in a competent and effective manner to meet patient and/or family needs and regulatory requirements. Discharge Planning - Reviews and evaluates discharge plans with the multidisciplinary teams, the patient, and family to promote timely and appropriate discharge (Magnet Force #'s 5, 10,11,13). Quality Improvement: Utilizes time and resources effectively to promote quality and cost outcomes (Magnet Force #'s 1,7). Professional Development Activities - Demonstrates accountability for professional growth and job performance by seeking opportunities to enhance job skills and knowledge (Magnet Force #'s 4,14).


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