RN - Cath Lab

Job ID
Employment Type
Per Diem
Cardiovascular Diagnostics
Hours / Pay Period
Dominican Hospital - Santa Cruz
Standard Hours
as scheduled 2-3 hours/ 2-5 times a week
Work Schedule
8 Hour


About Us

Dominican Hospital (a member of Dignity Health) is a 222-bed facility that offers a wide range of services to residents of California’s Central Coast. With 24/7 emergency care, comprehensive care in cardiac, orthopedics, oncology, women’s and children’s services, we continue to lead the region in medical innovation and excellence in healthcare. 


Comprehensive Care

Dominican offers emergency services and is a Certified Stroke Center and Chest Pain Center. Dominican’s services include the only comprehensive Cancer Center in Santa Cruz County, a Total Joint Replacement program, and advanced neurological and endoscopic services. Dominican regularly receives ‘A’ grades for hospital safety from Leapfrog Group, and has received national recognition for superior patient safety, cardiac care, and stroke treatment from Healthgrades, a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

As Santa Cruz County’s heart attack (STEMI) receiving center, Dominican Hospital provides cutting edge cardiac care. The hospital’s heart attack treatment times consistently beat the national average, and the hospital offers two cardiac catheterization labs available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Groundbreaking cardiac procedures at Dominican include the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure, which allows for heart valve replacement without opening a patient’s chest.

Dominican Hospital has forged significant partnerships with area hospitals to bring exceptional care to Santa Cruz County. The hospital offers a level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) through a partnership with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. Neurosurgery at Dominican is also offered through a partnership with Stanford Health Care.


In The Community

Beyond care inside the hospital, Dominican is dedicated to the health and wellness of the Santa Cruz community.

Community programs include a Mobile Wellness Clinic, a tattoo removal program, and support groups for patients and new mothers. In addition, and in accordance with our mission, Dominican Hospital supports programs for the underserved in our community, including children and adults, students, seniors, and the homeless population. Dominican also has received several awards for environmental excellence.




STAFF NURSE II performs the nursing process through assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of therapeutic care for patients with overt and covert needs in supervised situations, for the adolescent, adult and geriatric patient population. Performs the nursing process for patients in more complex situations with assistance and supervision.  Assists with managing the patient care administered by other member of the nursing staff.  Assumes the responsibilities of Primary Nurse and Team Leader.
Position Summary: (Unit Specific)
Under general supervision of the Cardiac Cath Lab charge Nurse functions as a member of the Cardiac Cath team. Maintains a therapeutic environment for patients undergoing cardiac catheterization. Provides direct patient care, assessment, planning and intervention. Operates physiologic monitoring recorder and all related Cath Lab equipment. Assists with patient and procedure preparation. Functions as a scrub assistant during cardiac catheterization. Shares on-call work schedule.
Position Responsibilities:  The RN is responsible for supporting efforts to improve clinical and service excellence of patient care provided. RN s must be able to identify and apply care skills appropriate to the specific patient age groups served.  The RN will participate in the achievement of service targets and process goals. 



  • Completion of the Staff Nurse I criteria within six months of employment at Dominican Hospital, or entry level for the RN with one or more years of acute care experience and demonstrated ability as required for Staff Nurse I.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in a Cardiac Cath Lab or 1 year experience in Interventional Radiology; Cross-trained to all three positions in the CCL preferred
  • Ability to frequently lift and/or turn patients (bearing weight up to 50 lbs.).
  • Current and active CA RN license (or Interim Permit for New Graduates)
  • Current BLS certification.
  • Unit specific certifications and qualifications:


  • Current ACLS certification required.
  • Proficient and experienced in Code Blue emergencies per ACLS standard
  • NIHSS certification


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