Registered Nurse – AHH Clinic Cath Lab (FT)

Full Time Job Category: Nursing Shift Type: Days
Little Rock Clinic Little Rock, AR

The Cath Lab Pre/Post Nurse preps and recovers the patient after diagnostic and interventional coronary outpatient procedures.  Fast paced, team focused environment. No call, no holidays, no weekends. 4-10 hour shifts.

Primary Duties

Patient Care:

  • Completes admission assessment and periodic reassessments according to patients progress and/or unit protocols and population-specific parameters.
  • Documents findings and communicates all pertinent information to interdisciplinary team members as appropriate.
  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary team members in the development, evaluation and revision of the plan of care as appropriate to meet the patients needs and goals.
  • Provides competent direct care and ensures the provision of a safe and comforting environment resulting in a high level of patient satisfaction.
  • Assists healthcare team members in the understanding of hospital policies and procedures.
  • Provides education to patients/families/significant others, incorporating population-specific criteria and assessment of readiness to learn.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality.
  • Maintains standard precautions.
  • Administers medications and completes treatments according to hospital policy and within population-specific parameters.
  • Maintains all necessary documentation.
  • Facilitates discharge plan in collaboration with interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and ability to use necessary patient care equipment.
  • Coordinates response of the interdisciplinary team to emergency situations.
  • Performs Point-of-Care procedures in a timely manner according to established policy and procedure. Documents required information and complies with all Point-of-Care quality control standards.

Preceptor Responsibilities

  • Assists with recruiting and interviewing of competent staff.
  • Assists staff in problem solving work issues and in adapting to the patient-focused care environment.
  • Trains staff on hospital electronic health record and other computer applications.
  • Assists with orientation, evaluation and retention of clinical staff.

Department-Specific Responsibilities

Cath / EP Lab

  • Performs patient assessments pre-, peri- and post-procedure.
  • Maintains a safe, aseptic environment in the Cath Lab.
  • Administers medications as ordered by the physician.
  • Maintains competent knowledge of all procedures and adheres to procedure protocol.
  • Assists all personnel, patients and physicians as needed.
  • Ensures all supplies are available.
  • Operates and maintains equipment in good working order.
  • Participates in the total maintenance of the department.
  • Ensures that patient has an H & P documented by a physician according to appropriate standards prior to procedure.
  • Settles patient after procedures and provides accepting RN with concise reports on the patient.


  • Education: Graduate of an accredited nursing program required.
  • Licensure/Certification: Registered Nurse with current state licensure or licensure from a state within the Nursing Compact required. BLS certification required within 30 days of employment and prior to providing direct patient care. Successful completion of ACLS certification is required for any Registered Nurse by completion of clinical orientation. Certifications will be renewed by recommended renewal date on the certification documentation.
    • PALS or ENPC certification required for all Emergency Department RNs within one year of employment.
    • RCIS required for Cath/EP Lab RNs within six months of eligibility. Limited Specialty License required within two months of acquiring RCIS. (excluding PRN employees)Certification(s) is to be renewed by recommended renewal date on certification card.