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Registered Nurse – Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
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Position description

The Cardiac Cath Lab Registered Nurse performs as an integral part of a multidisciplinary team providing care to patients during their journey through the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. Provides age specific care to patients ranging from infants to geriatric patients. Registered Nurses interact with patients in the outpatient, inpatient hospital and emergency settings. Per protocols, independently screen patients for various Cardiovascular, Cerebral vascular and Peripheral vascular diagnostic or interventional procedures. Provide pre, intra and post procedure assessment and education for patients undergoing these procedures. Collaborate with referring and procedural physicians to insure all protocol and educational needs of the patient are met prior to procedures. Provides moderate sedation and administers medications per protocols, ACLS guidelines and physician orders during procedures. Monitors for and respond to changes in, level of consciousness, ECG, respiratory, and hemodynamics. Recover patients post procedure in the Cardiac Cath Lab post procedure room until discharge criteria are met. Admits post interventional patients to appropriate receiving nursing unit. Coordinates post procedure assessments, care and discharge of the patient from the interventional nursing units. Offers self as a resource to nursing units and personnel, providing direction and guidance in solving patient and Cardiac Cath Lab issues. Cardiac Cath Lab Registered Nurses function as a patient advocate and act as a liaison between referring physician, patient, family, and procedural physician to ensure a smooth transition throughout their entire Cardiac Cath Lab journey.


Student or Graduate of an accredited baccalaureate, associate, or diploma nursing program, as recognized by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN- formerly NLN) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). If graduated from a nursing program that was not accredited by ACEN or CCNE, at least one year of RN experience (within the last 5 years) in an applicable care setting is required. If graduation did not occur within the last two years, one year of RN experience in an applicable care setting is required or, effective October 1st, 2017 one year of current LPN experience at Mayo Clinic is required.

All associate degree or diploma registered nurses hired into the Department of Nursing with a RN start date after September 1, 2010, must provide documented evidence of program completion of their baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited nursing program within 5 years from the last day of the month of their RN start date.

Additional qualifications

Must be currently working as an RN in direct patient care. PCU/ICU or ED experience preferred. BSN preferred. ACLS Required. PALS will be required within one year of hire. Excellent communication skills (verbal and written). Experience working in a team environment. Computer skills required, prior experience with electronic medical record systems preferred. Ability to work flexible hours, which may include days, evenings, holidays, and weekends. Ability to adapt to unpredictable situations within the work setting. Demonstrated leadership, effective communicator, and excellent critical thinking skills

Internal applicants should submit their three most recent performance appraisals

License or certification

Must obtain prior to start date:

Current RN license by applicable state requirements.
Arizona and Florida: Maintains Basic Life Support (BLS) competency.

Midwest: Basic Cardiac Life Support for healthcare providers- BCLS – certificate of course completion required and must not expire within 3 months after start date. A scanned copy of the certificate of completion or transcripts, including your full name, must be attached to your profile to be considered.

We will only accept certificates of course completion from the following providers:
  • American Heart Association (Title: BLS for Healthcare Providers or BLS Provider)
  • Red Cross (Title: CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers or BLS for Healthcare Providers)
  • Military Training Network

Additional specialty certification/training as required by the work area.

Exemption status


Compensation Detail

Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum pay rate is $32.72 per hour.

Benefits eligible



Full Time

Hours / Pay period

64 hours per 2 week pay period

Schedule details

Sunday – Saturday; Variable shift rotation (days/evenings/nights); 8, 10, or 12-hr shifts (depending on role for the day) – NOT NEGOTIABLE

Weekend schedule

Weekend 1 of 12; off shift (night, weekend, holiday) approximately every 6 weeks – NOT NEGOTIABLE

Site description

Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.



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Jennifer Verhagen

Equal opportunity employer

Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).


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