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Albany Medical Center Clinical Nurse III: Cath Lab in Albany, New York


Adult Cardiac Cath Lab

Work Shift:

Day (United States of America)

The Clinical Nurse assesses, coordinates, plans, directs, implements and manages the needs of assigned patients throughout the episode of care with a focus on progress toward discharge, including during transitions within the acute care stay. The Clinical Nurse is responsible for the delivery and coordination of patient care provided by the caregiving team. S/he assures that competent, compassionate patient care is uniformly provided to customers including referring facilities, hospital staff and patients in the inpatient, ambulatory, and community settings.

Hourly Range: $36.73 - $60.93

The Cardiac Catheterization laboratory (Cath Lab) consists of three (3) laboratories and a fourteen (14) bay holding area. One (1) Cath Lab is equipped with high tech ultrasound and state-of-the-art Imaging and Anesthesia equipment where complex structural heart cases are performed. The Cardiac Catheterization laboratory also performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for the adult and pediatric patients under the supervision of our Medical Director. The staff consists of a blend of personnel including RPN, Medical Imaging Technicians and Certified Vascular Technicians.

Some of the disease types commonly treated are:

• Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease

• Vascular Disease

• Peripheral Vascular Disease

• Congenital Heart Disease

Albany Medical Center Cardiac Catheterization laboratory also has a robust Structural Heart Program where, on a weekly basis, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedures and treating Left Atrial Appendage with catheter-based devices are performed in both in the Cath Lab and the Operating Room.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Implements physician orders, administers medications, starts IVs, performs treatments, procedures and special tests, and document treatment as required by company policy and local/state/federal rules and regulations.

  • Orders, interprets, and evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and assess patients' conditions.

  • Assesses and evaluates patient needs for, and responses to, care rendered.

  • Applies sound nursing judgment in patient care management decisions.

  • Provides primary and emergency care for occupational and non-occupational injuries and illnesses.

  • Administers over-the-counter and prescription medications as ordered.

  • Collaborates with the nursing team to create a Plan of Care for all patients.

  • Directs and guides ancillary personnel and maintain standards of professional nursing.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduate of a professional academic nursing program in which a Diploma, Associate Degree or Baccalaureate Degree is conferred.

  • Must hold current NYS Registered Nurse license

  • Obtains and maintains certification in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

  • Minimum of 1-3 years of clinical RN experience is required

  • Minimum of 1 year of Telemetry or ICU experience is required

  • Ability to improve job performance through continuing education.

  • Possesses knowledge of quality concepts, principles, and problem-solving tools and techniques and demonstrates ability to apply in support of departmental and patient care quality improvement.

Thank you for your interest in Albany Medical Center!​

Albany Medical is an equal opportunity employer.

This role may require access to information considered sensitive to Albany Medical Center, its patients, affiliates, and partners, including but not limited to HIPAA Protected Health Information and other information regulated by Federal and New York State statutes. Workforce members are expected to ensure that:

Access to information is based on a “need to know” and is the minimum necessary to properly perform assigned duties. Use or disclosure shall not exceed the minimum amount of information needed to accomplish an intended purpose. Reasonable efforts, consistent with Albany Med Center policies and standards, shall be made to ensure that information is adequately protected from unauthorized access and modification.

Albany Med is the centerpiece of medicine, research, and medical education in New York’s CapitalRegion and is the area's largest private employer with more than 10,000 employees.

Albany Med offers excellent career opportunities in a wide range of roles in both patient care andadministration. We value all our staff members and offer outstanding employee benefits including:

  • Excellent health care coverage (http://albanymedcareers.com/benefits/employee-health-%20benefits/) with lower copays at most Albany Med providers.

  • A wide array of services and programs to support emotional, physical, and mental wellbeing (http://albanymedcareers.com/benefits/employee-advantages/)

Anchored in the state’s historic capital city, Albany Med offers a full range outpatient and inpatient careand is home to the region’s largest hospital, only Level 1 trauma center, and only children’s hospital. Thedowntown campus also offers opportunities at Albany Medical College.

Albany Med partners with Columbia Memorial Health, Saratoga Hospital and Glens Falls Hospital to form the Albany Med Health System, serving more than three million people over 25 counties.