Registered Nurse Intrvtl Rd PD

Summary:
Under the general supervision of the Nurse Manager and Lead Nurse of Interventional Radiology and the section Medical Directors of IR CT and US and with the support of the Nursing Directors of Adult Patient services provides comprehensive nursing care to patients having procedures in Diagnostic Imaging in accordance with the hospital and department established policies and procedures and the physician�s orders. All essential functions performed in this position reflect the age specific needs of the patient.

 

Responsibilities:
CLINICAL:

Performs assessments and collection of data by interviewing and record review and documents on appropriate nursing assessment forms.

Provides direct patient care

Prioritizes patient needs and functions as a patient advocate

Assesses and monitors patient condition throughout the peri-procedural period (including vital signs invasive pressure monitoring and recognition of EKG changes) and initiates appropriate nursing intervention.

Provides continuity of care for the critically ill patient

Administers conscious sedation and monitors patients in accordance with hospital and departmental standards.

Administers contrast material.

Recognizes documents and assists in the treatment of contrast reactions.

Intervenes in emergency situations.

Assesses need for and administers other medications as appropriate.

Assists radiologists with procedures and treatments that require professional nursing skills.

Demonstrates skill in using special equipment such as monitors infusion pumps pacemakers defibrillators ventilators O2 equipment etc.

Documents patient status and nursing interventions.

Effectively communicates with radiology nurses physicians technologists and other patient care units and caregivers regarding patient status treatment and outcome.

Demonstrates ability to prioritize nursing responsibility within the department.

Works in collaboration with the IR technologist to prepare the patient and the room for the procedure.

Performs other related duties as required.

Takes call according to IR call policy.



EDUCATION:

Provides health teaching and procedural information to patients and families.

Participates in staff education on patient care safety infection control etc.

Acts as a resource person for nursing medical and radiology staff.

Assists with the orientation of nurses students technologists and physicians.



OTHER:

Assists with quality improvement and risk management programs.

Participates in the development and evaluation of policies and procedures in radiology.

Participates in performing documenting and reviewing patient/complication follow-up.

Maintains and enhances professional expertise through appropriate educational opportunities and literature.

Practices cost containment.

Maintains emergency equipment.

Monitors medications including narcotics.

Assists with the development and implementation of research projects.

Participates in hospital nursing and radiology committees.



COLLABORATION:

Functions as a member of the radiology team.

Acts as a liaison between radiology and nursing units.

Interacts with other health care professionals to maintain continuity of quality patient care.

 

Other information:
BASIC KNOWLEDGE:

Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing.



Must have current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Rhode Island or in another state that participates in the Nurse Licensure Compact.



ACLS & BLS certified.



Demonstrated mature judgment initiative and proficiency in nursing skills.



Is able to work without direct supervision.



Is knowledgeable in physical assessment aseptic techniques IV skills and universal precautions.



Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care patients with consideration of aging processes human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.



EXPERIENCE:

One year RN experience in an acute hospital setting plus an additional one year of ICU-level critical care or two years ER nursing experience (at least one year trauma room).



WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Some exposure to radiation but hazards minimized by adherence to established safety precautions.



Lifting pulling and positioning patients wearing an eight to ten pound lead apron.



Spends majority of time walking or standing.



SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: None

 

Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

 

Location: Rhode Island Hospital USA:RI:Providence

 

Work Type: Per Diem

 

Shift: 1

 

Union: UNAP

Schedule: As needed by department. Guaranteed 1-2 shifts per week.