Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurse Salary
Pay for Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurses in the United States sits in the ballpark of $32.73 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurses. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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|Salary||$54,737 - $90,019|
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|$52,916 - $99,988|
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|Hourly Rate||$24.74 - $44.70|
|Overtime||$34.44 - $66.21|
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Job Description for Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurse
Cardiac catheterization is an essential part of medical facilities treating heart issues, as it is an important way to both treat and diagnose conditions. A cardiac catheterization laboratory registered nurse is in charge of assisting the doctor through that process, which involves inserting a thin, long, and flexible tube into a groin, arm, or neck blood vessel; then, that tube is fed toward the heart. Additionally, this nurse is generally involved in pacemaker care and treatment of other cardiovascular issues in a hospital laboratory environment. While assisting in treatment, the nurse is generally charged with keeping specific records of the treatment; they also take care of the patient before, during, and after the procedure while coordinating efforts with the rest of the staff, volunteers, and hospital departments.Read More...
The range of treatments that the cardiac catheterization laboratory registered nurse is involved in vary, as do the techniques used by these professionals. The nurse must stay up to date on the latest technology, as well as learn new methods. They also must provide sound judgment and emergency care when necessary in patient assessment, heart monitoring, ventilator work, angioplasty treatments, and other procedures.
The registered nurse generally must have a degree from an accredited nursing school, along with certification in basic cardiac life support and advanced cardiac life support; they also must have a state board license to practice. Previous experience in a similar position is generally required or preferred. The nurse is required to have strong communication skills to work with doctors, other colleagues, and patients and their families; because patients and families may have questions, the nurse should be equipped to provide and/or obtain answers.
Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurse Tasks
- Performs specialized nursing care in all phases of the Cardiovascular Lab.
- Report information to maintain continuity of care.
- Perform both technical and professional aspects of cardiac catheterization.
- Develop and implement nursing orders based on information received.
- Assess the patient history, the physical and psychosocial status of the patient.
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Popular Skills for Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurse
Survey results suggest that Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurses put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in electrophysiology, Emergency Room, ACLS, and Critical Care are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 11 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Intensive Care Unit. Those proficient in Cardiology are, more often than not, also skilled in ACLS.
Pay by Experience Level for Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurse
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurses — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $62K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $69K. For Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurses, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $73K. As Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurses reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $81K.
Pay Difference by Location
San Diego is home to an above-average pay rate for Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurses, 48 percent higher than the national average. Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurses can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Philadelphia (+24 percent), San Antonio (+16 percent), Cincinnati (+11 percent), and Dallas (+9 percent). Trailing the national average by 18 percent, St. Louis is the market with the smallest paychecks. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Austin and Miami (8 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).
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