Cardiology Stress Test Nurse

Confluence Health

Wenatchee, WA

Wenatchee Valley Hospital


Full Time

Day Shift



Position Summary:

To provide optimum patient service in the provision of cardiac stress tests and other cardiology procedures.  This includes the appropriate evaluation of all patients scheduled for cardiac stress testing, communication with the patients and physicians, implementing and/or assisting in the performance of cardiology procedures.  Identifies indications, contraindications, and risk factors of select cardiology procedures for individual patients.  Communicates concerns to appropriate physicians.


Essential Functions:

1.             Demonstrates ability to gather necessary patient information for non-invasive cardiac testing, including review of history/physical, consults, and associated testing.

2.             Demonstrates competence in reviewing patient charts to ensure appropriate testing and recommend and implement changes as needed,

3.             Demonstrates expertise in clinical nursing assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation of patients undergoing non-invasive cardiac testing, cardiac nuclear imaging and other cardiology procedures.

4.             At all times greets patients, families, and visitors, in a courteous, respectful, and professional manner.  Demonstrates empathy and positive interpersonal skills.

5.             Demonstrates ability to schedule patient appointments.

6.             Demonstrates competence in technical aspects of non-invasive, cardiac testing, cardiac nuclear imaging and other cardiology procedures: including operation of Quinton, ECG lead placement, ECG monitoring and rhythm identification and treatment, cardioversions and conscious sedation.

7.             Ensures that timely, concise verbal and/or written documentation concerning procedures and patient care is complete, accurate, and routed to the appropriate areas.

8.             Demonstrates ability to effectively intervene with a patient in crisis.

9.             Adheres to Confluence Health policies and standards of practice.

10.          Ensures ordering and stocking of supplies for procedures, and cleaning of equipment/room(s).

11.          Provides patient education appropriate for the test being performed.

12.          Demonstrates effective and professional communication with patients, colleagues and providers.

13.          Participates in professional developmental activities.

14.          Attends required meetings and serves on designated committees, as requested.

15.          Assists with orientation of staff to Cardiology.

16.          Other duties as assigned.



1.             Knows and understands basic cardiovascular and exercise physiology, including hemodynamic response to exercise physiology.

2.             Knows and understands principles of non-invasive cardiac testing, cardiac nuclear imaging, cardioversions, TEE's and conscious sedation.

3.             Knows and understands related indicators and contraindications for cardiac stress testing and other cardiology procedures.

4.             Knows and understands related diseases, risk factors, and benefits of non-invasive cardiac testing, nuclear imaging and other cardiology procedures.

5.             Knowledge of cardiac arrhythmias and cardiovascular drugs.

6.             Ability to work independently and use critical thinking skills.

7.             Competent in computer skills.




·          Current Washington State licensure as an RN.

·          Cardiac experience required (Critical Care, ER, or med-surg telemetry).

·          CPR Certification, ACLS within 6 months of hire.


·          BSN.

Who We Are: Confluence Health is an integrated healthcare delivery system that includes two hospitals and more than 40 medical specialties, to provide comprehensive medical care in North Central Washington. With over 270 physicians and 150 advanced practice clinicians, Confluence Health is the major medical provider between Seattle and Spokane. Our goal is to deliver high-quality, safe, compassionate, and cost-effective care close to home. Staying on the leading edge of healthcare innovation is important, so we invest in technology--to provide better care for our patients and allow our providers to operate at the highest level. Our Mission: We are dedicated to improving our patients' health by providing safe, high-quality care in a compassionate and cost-effective manner. Our Vision: To become the highest value rural healthcare system in the nation that improves health, quality of life, and is a source of pride to those who work here.