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RN - Ambulatory Interventional - Cardiac Cath Lab Job

Virginia Mason Medical Center Type Full time Posted 1/29/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 4/18/2014
WA - Washington (All) - Seattle Referral - n/a -    

RN - Ambulatory Interventional - Cardiac Cath Lab - (140109)

Department: Cardiac Cath Lab
Shift: Days
FTE: 40 hours per week
Location: WA-Seattle


With numerous awards and distinctions, including our recognition as Top Hospital of the Decade by The Leapfrog Group, Virginia Mason has transformed health care through our innovations in patient safety and our ability to provide patients in our community with easier access to our high-quality care. Consisting of a 336-bed hospital in Seattle, WA, and an extensive network of primary and specialty care clinics throughout the Puget Sound region, joining Virginia Mason is an exceptional opportunity to partner with nationally recognized physicians and peers, and an organization recognized as the benchmark for health care.

As amember of our team, you will contribute to the strength of our Team Medicine approach to collaborative medicine. You will also help to further our commitment to continuous improvement through our Virginia Mason Production System, and our philosophy of empowering you to facilitate real change in the delivery of care. Join us, and find out how many ways Virginia Mason offers you the chance to focus on what really matters...your patients.


As the Cath Lab Nurse you will be responsible for circulating as an RN in the Cath Lab including patient preparation, recovery and line removal, as well as scrubbing diagnostic procedures. You will demonstrate critical thinking skills and recognized nursing techniques in the planning and provision of quality patient care. You will also administer medications, monitor patient vital signs, and continue patient care and assessment during the patient's time in the cath lab. As a Cath Lab nurse you will need to ensure accurate documentation and coordinate patient teaching and post procedure assessment. You should also demonstrate excellent communication, organizational and time management skills.


The Heart Institute at Virginia Mason is known for its excellence in cardiac care and draws patients from referring physicians throughout the Northwest and Alaska. The cardiovascular team collaborates extensively on patient care and employs a number of innovative techniques to help patients fight heart disease and improve quality of life.


Virginia Mason has two cardiac catheterization labs as part of its Cardiovascular Imaging and Intervention Center. This facility utilizes state-of-the-art technology to provide the latest in adult cardiac diagnostic and interventional services and is able to accommodate annual procedure volume of approximately 3,000 cases. Virginia Mason patient outcomes from angioplasty, stent placement and atherectomy are significantly better than the national average. In addition, Virginia Mason has far fewer in-lab complications from these procedures when compared nationally.


This is a Monday - Friday work schedule with on-call responsibilities. 


  • A current and valid Washington State Registered Nurse License is required for this position.
  • CPR certification is required every two years or as specified by the work.
  • Other certifications may be required for specialty areas. 
  • Prefer recent cardiac cath lab RN experience; will consider recent procedural RN experience.
  • Other certifications may be required for specialty areas.
  • BSN strongly preferred.

Virginia Mason offers much more than competitive compensation and benefits. With continuing education opportunities and the added potential of relocation assistance, you will find our commitment to your well-being is both rewarding and refreshing.

There is also the lifestyle benefit that comes with finding yourself in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. Surrounded by the vibrancy and sophistication of one of the country's most livable cities, finding the perfect urban or outdoor pursuit will instinctively and pleasurably become second nature.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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