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Registered Nurse - Cardiovascular Services

Company: Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center

CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (HPMC) is an acute care facility that has been caring for the Hollywood community and surrounding areas since 1924. The hospital is committed to serving local multicultural communities with quality medical and nursing care. With more than 500 physicians representing virtually every specialty, HPMC strives to distinguish itself as a leading healthcare provider, recognized for providing quality, innovative care in a compassionate manner.

HPMC is part of a global healthcare enterprise which owns and operates general hospitals throughout Korea, numerous research centers in the U.S. and Korea including a medical university, and CHAUM (a premier anti-aging life center).

Professional Requirements

Job Summary

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.

Professional requirements:

  • Reports to work on time and as scheduled, completes work within designated time.
  • Uses computerized time clock correctly.
  • Attends staff meetings and actively participates, reads and returns all staff meeting minutes.
  • Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQl) activities.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the procedures for reporting and responding to facility emergencies such as fire, and disruption in utilities and hazardous materials spills.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of equipment capabilities, limitations, and appropriate/special applications.
  • Demonstrates the ability to access and use computer systems.
  • Communicates with physicians, administrative staff, co-workers, and patients/families in a respectful and caring manner.
  • Demonstrates a positive professional image; performs responsibilities in a professional manner; demonstrates flexibility in the provision of patient care/service; utilizes a collaborative approach with co-workers.
  • Actively participates with training and/or proctoring of new hires and staff development.
  • Demonstrates flexibility in the work setting with changing assignments, varying staffing levels and patient care environments, and completes work on time.
  • Consistently demonstrates critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Assists department management in the resolution and evaluation of problem situations.
  • Assumes other duties as required.


Minimum Education:

  • Graduate of an accredited Nursing Program.

Preferred Education:

  • N/A

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.

Preferred Work Experience and Qualifications:

  • N/A

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

Disclaimer, Compliance and Service Language:

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities, duties and skills required. The incumbent may be expected to perform other duties as assigned.

COMPLIANCE & INTEGRITY: Consistently supports compliance and the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center's Code of Conduct by maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of information, protecting the assets of the organization, acting with ethics and integrity, reporting non-compliance, and adhering to applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, accreditation and licensure requirements (if applicable), and Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center's policies and procedures.

Models and reinforces ethical behavior in self and others in accordance to the Code of Conduct; adheres to organizational policies and guidelines; supports compliance initiatives; maintains confidences; admits mistakes; conducts business with honesty; shows consistency in words and actions; follows through on commitments. All Directors, Managers and Supervisors are accountable for communication, implementation, enforcement, monitoring and oversight of compliance policies and practices in their departments.

SERVICE & QUALITY: In addition to defined technical requirements, accountable for consistently demonstrating service behaviors and principles defined by the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, as well as specific departmental/organizational initiatives. Also accountable for consistently demonstrating the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally sensitive service to each other, to our patients, and to purchasers, contracted providers and vendors.

WORKPLACE SAFETY: In addition to defined working conditions and physical requirements, employees are accountable for working safely; following established policies & procedures; utilizing all designated protective personal equipment (PPE) and/or safety equipment assigned for task; and reporting all injuries and hazards to their supervisor immediately. Supervisors and Managers are accountable for ensuring the safety performance of employees; applying consistent practices in compliance with federal, state and local regulations; providing guidance to maintain a safe and healthy work environment.

Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

Keywords: Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, Los Angeles , Registered Nurse - Cardiovascular Services, Other , Los Angeles, California

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