You would nt be qualified to work in my Cath lab.
Our nurses require critical care experience.You have to be comfortable mixing drugs, running the IABP, pacing, running multiple drips, etc,....all alone at 2am. If your hospital does not have an open heart program, then you may have to transport your STEMI urgently in the ambulance. Or if the ICU is full, you may have to stay and care for them as well. I'm sure many ccl nurses have never had to do these thing, but I have, many times. I would not hire a tele nurse into the lab and have never worked for a lab that would either...
All that being said, I'd ask what roles the RN participates in. Will you learn to scrub? monitor? What does the job of circulator entail? Or will you just give conscious sedation (sounds like it if no critical care experience is required) Is the call team only 3 members?
Ask about call requirements. Call back pay, pager pay...educational requirements. The trend now is for everyone to be certified. I saw plenty of jobs require CCRN.
If your floor had a 6:1 ratio, then it was not a stepdown, btw. It's important to make that distinction. When I participated in interviews for our ICU, we heard many tele nurses say this...it was always a red flag for us. A true step down is 3:1 ratio. Tele is 4:1.
If your typical assignment is 6:1, then you may be overwhelmed by the complexity of a 2am STEMI patient. If your call team is made up of 3, then you are left to circulate AND care for this critical patient. There are days when I feel my 5 years of intensive ICU experience wasn't enough.
If your lab is like most I've seen, then you could be setting yourself up for failure.