Work as a Cath Lab Nurse

Cath Lab Nurse Jobs Across Dublin and Ireland

Working as a Cath lab nurse, you will be supporting cardiologists during the cardiac catheterisation test procedure, also known as an Angiogram. The Cath lab nurse will care for patients before, during and after the procedure whilst monitoring the patient’s vital signs. Catheterisation nursing is a specialist role that requires in-depth training, over and above being a registered nurse. There is a wide range of temporary and permanent roles available with Bowler Recruitment.

Being a Cath lab nurse  

As a Cath lab nurse, you would have to be a detail-orientated, highly organised professional. You must be able to present yourself in a calm, patient and professional way, even in stressful and high-pressure situations.

Your daily duties would include the following responsibilities:

  • Being directly involved in patient admissions, ensuring consent paperwork is completed and filed correctly
  • Preparing patients for the catheterisation procedure, which may include shaving areas where the catheter will be inserted, as well as disinfecting skin area preoperatively. The Cath lab nurse will also ensure that the environment and equipment is sterilised and prepared for the procedure as per Lab protocol.
  • Monitoring patients during the catheterisation procedure, to ensure the patient is sufficiently sedated and not experiencing any pain or adverse side effects from medication.
  • Record patient observations, such as blood pressure, temperature, heart rate, respiration rate and oxygen level
  • Supporting the cardiologist with intervention procedures, such as balloon angioplasty or placement of stents
  • Observing patient’s for any post-procedure side effects
  • Adhering to the NMBI professional Code of Conduct

It is crucial that Cath lab nurses present quick-thinking abilities in order to assess and prioritise patient requirements, as well as collaborate with various medical specialists and departments.


The industry standard for Cath lab nurses ranges from 40K € to 50K € and will increase based on your number of years of experience in the field. With competitive pay rates, Bowler Recruitment will likely be able to push your salary beyond the “going rate”.

Qualifications required

To work as a Cath lab nurse in Ireland, you will be a registered nurse with the NMBI (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland) or entitled to be so registered. Furthermore, you will have undergone specialist training in order to hone in on the skills required within the Cath lab nursing sector.

Key skills

As a Cath lab nurse, you will:

  • Be an enthusiastic and active key player within your team and department
  • Promote positive, respectful and compassionate relationships with your patients and their families, through excellent interpersonal skills, including active listening
  • Maintain organised and accurate nursing records/reports
  • Demonstrate flexibility to ensure nursing resource needs are met  
  • Provide the highest quality of care, in an ethical manner, ensuring the patient's dignity and that their needs are met
  • Present a calm and patient nature, even in stressful and high-pressure situations
  • Display quick-thinking abilities to assess and prioritise patient requirements
  • Be motivated to progress your skills further and participate in personal development opportunities
  • Be competent at using a computer 
  • Exhibit outstanding time management skills 
  • Be able to work off your own initiative
  • Display high attention to detail
  • Adhere to all local policies and procedures

Where can you go with Cath lab nursing? 

As a Cath lab nurse, your specialist skills are highly desirable, enabling you to progress into a number of different roles. With experience, you may want to progress into roles with more responsibility, such as a senior leadership or managerial role, or you may want to become a highly skilled nurse consultant. Cath lab nursing is a great career path that makes for a bright future.

How can you progress in your career?

New job opportunities arise on a daily basis, so if you are open to a career in Cath lab nursing, take a look through our job posts page on our website or get in touch directly. 

Bowler Recruitment will not only ensure the right job-fit for you, but will also advise and support you in your unique challenges, as well as your long-term development. 

Moving to Ireland

We have successfully placed domestic and international Cath lab nurse candidates with clients in Ireland. If you are interested in relocating to Ireland for a Cath lab nursing role, please contact Bowler Recruitment

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