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RN (Cath Lab)-60005

Company: Tuality Healthcare
Location: Hillsboro
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


The Registered Nurse for Cath Lab ensures the delivery of quality nursing care for cardiovascular patients undergoing a wide variety of angiographic procedures. This is done in accordance with age-related, individual needs, physician's orders, hospital policy, and standards of care and nursing practice. Assess the needs of patients, plans nursing care to meet those needs, and ensures that the plan of care is carried out and documented according to the principles defined in the nursing process. Shares with the rotation of prep and recovery of patients in and among Perioperative departments. Participates and shares with call rotation, while adhering to variable shift scheduling.


Performed majority of the time

  • Administers medications/IV fluids as ordered by the physician and following OHSU Hillsboro Medical Center policy and procedure.
  • Takes after hours call according to department policy.
  • Maintains and handles sterile equipment under surgical conditions.
  • Administer medications as ordered by physician, including those that may lead to moderate sedation following moderate sedation policy and monitoring procedures.
  • Monitors patient during a wide variety of invasive angiographic procedures including but not limited to heart catheterizations, digital vascular imaging, coronary angioplasty, peripheral and renal angioplasties, pacemakers, neurovascular arteriograms, and various interventional radiology procedures.
  • Operates, controls quality and routinely maintains physiologic monitoring system, pressure transducers, co-oximeter, thermodilution, defibrillator, IABP and emergency equipment on a daily basis.
  • Performs calculations and measurements using data obtained from heart catheterizations. This includes cardiac outputs, pressure measurements, and resistance and valve areas.
  • Learns and performs scrub roll to assist physician during intra-vascular and pacemaker procedures.
  • Assess patients according to organization's standards prior to invasive procedures with or without sedation.
  • Maintains adequate levels of stock in the Cath. Lab, reports any variances to manager.
  • Utilizes Intra-vascular ultrasound under the direction of the physician.
  • Assists with Intra-aortic balloon pump insertion and monitoring.
  • Assists with temporary pacemaker insertion, setup, and monitoring.
  • Retrieve and locate present and prior studies done in the Cath Lab.
  • Monitors patient for intended effects and side effects of medication administered.
  • Provides care to adult and geriatric patients based on principles of growth and development and life stages.

Performed occasionally but critical to successful performance of the job:

  • Develops and seeks continuous improvement in communication and conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to problem solve/collaborate in a team environment.

Decision making and budget responsibilities (e.g. impact limited to the employee, entire unit or organization-wide):

  • Impact limited to the employee and wellbeing of the patient.
  • No budget responsibility.





  • Bachelor or Master of Science in Nursing. Current RN employees as of 1/27/2020 will be grandfathered back to the previous education requirement at their time of original hire.


  • N/A



  • Experience with hemodynamic monitoring, EKG interpretation, IV start skills, intra-aortic balloon pump, defibrillator, trans-cutaneous and temporary pacing.
  • Minimum one (1) year of Cardiac Catherization Lab or Interventional Radiology experience or Minimum 2 years Intensive Care Unit experience (this requirement does not apply to incumbents hired prior to 12/07/2020)


  • N/A

Licenses, Certifications and/or Registrations:


  • Current licensure as registered nurse by the Oregon State Board of Nursing.
  • American Heart Association BLS.
  • American Heart Association Healthcare Provider ACLS Certification.



Job Related Skills, Abilities and Behaviors:


  • Demonstrates skill in the nursing care of adult and geriatric patients.
  • Recognizes abnormal clinical findings and addresses them appropriately.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of critical assessment skills.
  • Ability to learn. Perform, and maintain competence in moderate sedation.
  • Ability and willingness to learn, perform, and maintain intra-procedure scrub skills for all cardiac, peripheral, and interventional radiology procedures, along with operation of various equipment specifically utilized in the cath lab.
  • Excellent customer service skills with both internal and external customers.
  • Uses effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Practices effective interpersonal skills.
  • Functions well as part of a team.
  • Demonstrates professional appearance and behaviors.
  • Utilizes equipment in the lab safely and effectively for delivering patient care and accumulating data for completion of procedure.
  • Uses safe body mechanics for moving stretchers, positioning patients and other tasks performed.
  • Follows procedures for use of personal protective equipment, infection control, and disposal of hazardous waste and sharps.
  • Maintains a safe environment for patients, visitors, and self; reports potential safety hazards.
  • Complies with all HIPAA guidelines pertaining to patient privacy.
  • Complies with Radiation Safety policy on Dosimetry badge usage.
  • Uses the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation in delivery of care to patients.
  • Identifies patient learning needs and implements appropriate measures to meet those needs.
  • Communication shows respect for coworkers differences while effectively accomplishing tasks.
  • Communicates effectively with customers of diverse ethnic & cultural backgrounds.
  • All nursing practice, regardless of specialty, role, or setting, is fundamentally independent practice.
  • Registered nurses are accountable for nursing judgments made and actions taken in the course of their nursing practice. Therefore, the registered nurse is responsible for assessing individual competence and is committed to the process of lifelong learning.
  • Registered nurses develop and maintain current knowledge and skills through formal and continuing education and seek certification when it is available in their areas of practice.
  • Nurses must be as proficient in communication skills as they are in clinical skills.
  • Competent care is provided and accomplished through both independent practice and partnerships.
  • Collaboration may be with other colleagues or with the individuals seeking support or clinical skills.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all clients, physicians, co-workers, and hospital matters.


  • Bilingual skills a plus.


OHSU Health Hillsboro Medical Center, formerly Tuality Healthcare has always been committed to our community. It's a part of how we care for each other, and part of what makes this place different.

We had a humble start in 1918 when an enterprising woman named Minnie Jones Coy started a small six-bed hospital in her Hillsboro home. She brought together independent physicians under one roof to treat the sick and provide a safe place for mothers to give birth. A century after Minnie made her commitment to the people of Hillsboro, her vision continues as we provide world-class health care to patients.

As part of our affiliation with OHSU Health, we've changed our name to Hillsboro Medical Center. This new moniker reflects our expanded services and clinic locations that provide patients living in Hillsboro and western Washington County greater access to primary and specialty care.

Additional Posting Information

Hillsboro Medical Center believes in providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified individuals. Recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, working conditions, training, and compensation will be based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, creed, national origin, marital status, family relationship, veteran status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. We further commit ourselves to continuing the practical application of this policy in our daily business conduct.

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