Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Nurse

We are hiring for a Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Nurse in east Los Angeles, CA. This position is full-time, Monday – Friday, 8-hour DAY shift, and offers great benefits and very competitive pay! PLUS A SIGN-ON BONUS!


Stemi Experience Required

General requirements:

  • Assists physicians in monitoring, collecting, and processes radiological and physiological data during cardiovascular and interventional radiology procedures.
  • Monitors patients hemodynamically per department protocols and initiates appropriate interventions when indicated.
  • Assesses patients before, during, and post-procedure, and documents accordingly. Prepares and educates patients and families prior to discharge.
  • Administers medication as prescribed.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to assist physicians monitoring, collecting, and processing physiologic data during cardiovascular and interventional radiology, l procedures.
  • Delivers all medications, before, during, and post-procedure, as prescribed by physician, documenting all medications delivered per hospital policy, and indicating any adverse reactions.
  • Operates physiologic monitoring system understanding cardiac rhythms and hemodynamics.
  • Assists the physician during the procedure by circulating with knowledge of guidewires, catheters, angioplasty, stent placement, coils and other devices during the procedure.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and clinical expertise in performing cardiovascular and interventional radiology related tests, procedures, and treatments prescribed by a physician.
  • Performs emergency duties, including CPR, assisting with temporary pacemaker placement, and insertion of aortic balloon pump.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of age specific care, including but not limited to, identifying the need for additional safety measures, physiological normal values/readings; and assessing skin integrity, behavior, motor skills and/or activities that place patients at risk as well as communicates effectively in a clear, concise, understandable manner. Applicable for the populations checked: Infant ( ) Pediatric ( ) Adult (X ) Geriatric (X )
  • Completes and keeps accurate documentation of the patient’s medical records. Maintains accurate reports, records, and statistics.
  • Connects EKG, pulse oximeter, and non-invasive blood pressure monitors to patient. Shaves, clips and preps puncture site, assists with patient transport to/from cath lab, and sets-up procedure tray.
  • Performs pre-procedure assessment of patient when appropriate, reporting any abnormalities or concerns to physician.
  • Educating patient regarding procedure and any discharge instructions.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to patient’s comfort and privacy needs (confidentiality). Acts as patient advocate.

Minimum Work Experience and Qualifications:

  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience in a Cardiac Catherization Lab / Interventional Radiology lab.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Must be able to work in a union environment.

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration or Designation:

  • Current Los Angeles County Fire Card required (within 30 days of employment).
  • Current California Registered Nurse License
  • BLS card
  • ACLS card

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