Melrose-Wakefield Hospital RN Cardiology/EKG in Melrose, Massachusetts

RN Cardiology/EKG

Department: Stress Lab and Echo

Schedule: Part Time

Shift: Day shift

Req #: 9929

Hours: 12 hrs/week

Job Details:

A registered nurse holds ultimate responsibility for the provision of nursing care to patients and their families in a variety of settings. These responsibilities include assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care for a complex patient population. The nurse attends to the full range of human experiences and responses to health and illness, without restriction. The nurse utilizes a problem focused orientation; integrates objective data with knowledge gained from an understanding of the patient's or group's subjective experiences; applies scientific knowledge to the process of diagnosis and treatment; and provides a caring relationship that facilitates health and healing. The Registered Nurse adheres to the Board of Registration in Nursing rules and regulations, ANA scope and standards of nursing, the ANA code of ethics for nursing, Hallmark Health System policies and procedures and other regulatory stipulations. In collaboration with the nurse director, assists in the coordination of patient care services for area(s) of responsibility. Prepares patients, equipment and materials used in diagnostic procedures. Operates, calibrates and maintains diagnostic equipment and records the patient's response. Prepares preliminary reports for final interpretation by cardiologist. Recognizes chest pain, arrhythmias, life-threatening arrhythmias associated with stress testing responds/obtains appropriate and immediate assistance as needed. Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Baccalaureate degree in nursing strongly preferred. Candidates who have an associate's degree in nursing may be considered but must be enrolled in a Baccalaureate program within 1 year of hire. Registration and current RN licensure in the state of MA in good standing required. Professional certification highly encouraged. Must have at least 1 year of acute care RN experience. ACLS required.