Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurse Salary
Median pay for Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurses in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $32.68 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
|Salary||$53,784 - $89,533|
|Bonus||$0.07 - $19,866|
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|$52,581 - $98,739|
|Hourly Rate||$24.71 - $44.19|
|Overtime||$32.71 - $65.98|
|Bonus||$0.07 - $19,866|
|Total Pay (||$52,581 - $98,739|
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
Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurses report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in electrophysiology, Emergency Room, ACLS, and Critical Care are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 11 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Intensive Care Unit. Those educated in Cardiology tend to be well versed 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.
More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $62K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $68K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurses make a median salary of $74K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $81K.
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