Staff RN - Pacemaker

  • Torrance Memorial Medical Center
  • Torrance, CA, USA
  • Feb 03, 2021
Nursing

Job Description

The Staff RN - Pacemaker uses the nursing process to deliver nursing care to pacemaker/ICD patient care population. The Staff RN - Pacemaker interrogates implanted defibrillators, pacemakers and loop recorders, takes phone calls from device patients, manages remote checks, and collaborates with MDs, RNs and device representatives daily. Nursing care is based on the interpretation and execution of the medical and nursing plan of treatment utilizing established procedures standards and protocols of individuals within the assigned work shift. Core Competencies Adheres to infection prevention guidelines Adheres to policies, procedures, and standards of practice to deliver safe and optimal care Assesses patient history, physiological, and psychosocial status Communicates with the patient, family, medical staff and others during the continuum of care Complies with Joint Commission’s national patient safety goals Complies with organizational quality dashboard/benchmarking goals Interprets common variables affecting patient care and follows reporting process Maintains regulatory compliance consistent with quality standards and ethical obligations of the profession Participates in activities in alignment with the Magnet Model Participates in organizational activities Participates in Peer Review Participates in professional development activities Performs as a preceptor in an active and engaged manner Provides age-specific individualized care that supports protection from harm and complies with patient safety centered interventions/bundles Provides patient and family education throughout the care of patient Uses critical thinking to formulate and carry out a care plan according to patient needs Utilizes resources in an economical manner Utilizes safe administration of medications Utilizes Safe Patient Handling Department Specific Competencies Interrogates implanted defibrillators, pacemakers and loop recorders, takes phone calls from device patients, manages remote checks, and collaborates with MDs, RNs and device representatives daily. Performs office pacemaker and ICD procedures under physician supervision. Meet with pacemaker representatives to maintain current knowledge of devices and procedures. Attend educational seminars on pacemaker and ICDs to keep current on changing technology. Works with physicians to establish protocol for office pacemaker testing and ICD testing. Provides pacemaker and ICD education to nursing staff and patients. Supervises exercise treadmill testing according to appropriate protocol. Education Degree Program College Diploma Nursing Additional Information Experience Number of Years Experience Type of Experience 1 Interrogation of cardiac pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators and loop recorders. Additional Information N/A License / Certification Requirements Registered Nurse License BCLS or ACLS Certification from the American Heart Association