RN - Inpatient - Electrophysiology - (141912)Qualifications
FTE: 40 hours per week
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.
Electrophysiology (EP) Lab. The focus of the Electrophysiology Lab is the diagnosis and treatment of problems with the "electrical" system of the heart. Based on results from studies performed in the EP Lab, appropriate treatment options for various rhythm disturbances (arrhythmias) can be offered. These options may consist of, or be a combination of, medications, pacemaker/defibrillator implantations, electrical shock and application of heat (cautery) to the heart tissue.
Virginia Mason's electrophysiology program is the most active in the region, performing over 1,500 procedures annually. The EP team offers a multitude of testing and treatment capabilities, including: Radiofrequency catheter ablation; Cardioversion; Tilt-table test; Pacemaker insertion; Implantable cardiac defibrillator implantation (ICD); Atrial-ventricular node ablation; Insertable loop recorder; Non-invasive program stimulation. Virginia Mason electrophysiologists are national leaders in ablation procedures for treatment of arrhythmias and in the use of cardiac resynchronization therapy to treat congestive heart failure.
As an EP Lab Registered Nurse you will be responsible for circulating as an RN in the EP Lab including patient preparation and recovery. 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 EP lab. As an EP 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. RN will also scrub for cardiac device surgeries (ICDs and Pacemakers).
- 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.
- Electrophysiology experience is preferred.
- Prefer work experience to include caring for cardiac patients with heart disease, arrhythmias and those requiring pacemekers or ICDs, either in an ICU or Telemetry setting.
- Possess and demonstrate a high degree of technical knowledge and aptitude of cardiovascular anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, and arrhythmia interpretation, physiologic monitoring in the adult and geriatric populations.
- ACLS certification is required every two years or as specified by the work.
- BSN is 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 most livable cities in the country, finding the perfect urban or outdoor pursuit will instinctively and pleasurably become second nature.
We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.