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CATH LAB Requirements and Duties

Cath Lab Nurses are often rewarded with the most desirable shifts and schedules to the high demand for qualified candidates.

Cath lab nurses care for patients while they are undergoing different procedures in a cath lab. Nurses who work in the cardiac catheterization lab (CCL) will assist the doctor in performing interventional procedures like cardiac catheterizations, valvuloplasties, and angioplasties.

Also known as: Utilization Review

Requirements

  • Active BLS from the American Heart Association
  • Active professional license within the state of practice
  • Specialty-related certifications are preferred and may be required for specific travel nurse positions
  • Case management hospital experience
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as an RN