Saddleback Memorial’s centers of excellence are renowned for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer, heart disease, stroke, pulmonary disease, orthopedics and diabetes; and for leadership in emergency medicine, critical care medicine, breast health, outpatient rehabilitation, advanced imaging, women’s health, geriatric care and surgery, including robotic-assisted procedures.
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center (Orange County, CA) has consistently been named one of Healthgrades’ America’s 50 Best Hospitals, an achievement gained by just 1% of the nation’s hospitals. It has also been honored among Truven Health Analytics’ Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals in the U.S., consecutively voted Orange County’s #1 Best Hospital in the Orange County Register’s Best of Orange County poll of readers and has appeared on both Becker’s Hospital Review and Thomson Reuters’ lists of America’s Best Hospitals. Saddleback Memorial’s U.S. News & World Report “high-performance” ranking categories included Heart Failure, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
The Cardiovascular Laboratory Registered Nurse Level II performs a variety of specialized patient care duties as related to therapeutic/diagnostic procedures performed in the cardiovascular and imaging departments. The nurse is responsible for providing acute patient care in a safe and effective manner regarding admission, impatient transfer and discharge. Additional responsibilities include directing unlicensed staff, patient assessment, planning of care, post-procedure observation, non-invasive procedure interventions, patient/family teaching, and implementation of a treatment plan and physician orders, documentation and evaluation. Nursing care is delivered to a patient population ranging from adolescent through geriatric. Under the direction of the physician, the nurse will coordinate the activities of the team.