Passing instruments, guide wires, catheters, etc. if needed.
Monitoring patient blood pressure, Oxygen levels and pulse as directed by physician.
Maintains integrity and sterility of equipment and supplies throughout the procedure.
Recognizes and communicates any changes in patient condition to the physician during the procedure.
Documents accurate and pertinent data concerning the patient’s condition during the procedure, and reports data to appropriate person.
Prepares patient in a timely fashion and notifies physician promptly.
Demonstrates a working knowledge of drugs commonly used in the Imaging department for special procedures.
Utilizes knowledge and skills in giving safe and effective patient care:
Identifies the total needs of the patients.
Ensures proper procedure and precautions are followed.
Plans for and maintains a clean, orderly, and safe environment for the patient.
Carries out those activities delegated by the physician, which concern medications, treatment, and diagnostic measures.
Monitors patients who are transported to the department for routine procedures in order to maintain continuation of care to the patient while in the Imaging department.
Documentation of patient care:
Prepares designated forms and records pertinent information of records.
Documents accurate and pertinent data concerning the patient’s condition during procedure and reports to the appropriate person.
Prepares patients, assists in the informed consent process and side site verification.
Facilitates implementation of physician’s orders accurately, promptly, and courteously.
Infection control procedures:
Cares for specimens properly and handles their disposal correctly.
Adheres to approved standards of aseptic technique during special procedures, utilizing equipment and supplies in a safe and prudent manner.
Transportation of patients:
Transports patients and accepts patients into the department to establish good handoffs between departments/units
Gives report to attending nurse on the unit after the completion of special procedures.
Moves, lifts and assists patients appropriately to procedure table and provides for maximum privacy during procedure.
Demonstrates and practices proper protection measures to ensure radiation safety to self, fellow employees, visitors and physicians.
Assists with ordering and stocking procedure rooms with supplies and equipment necessary to perform all special procedures in the Imaging departments.
Prepares and verifies daily the function of equipment necessary to the department such as Pulse oximeter, and code cart.
Returns all contaminated/soiled supplies according to procedure when applicable.
Utilizes supplies in a cost-effective manner
Assist with providing for in-service training of professional personnel such as CPR.
Assists staff technologist and radiologist in procedure room as necessary.
Make sound judgments in referring situations beyond his/her ability and /or scope of practice to the proper person.
Communicates effectively and frequently with team members to share information and solve problems in a positive manner as observed by manager/director
Availability of services:
May be required to work longer than regularly scheduled shift when situation requires
May be required to assist in areas other than regularly assigned areas as needed
Function in accordance with specific policies and procedures within the scope of services for all patient populations unless specified otherwise; adolescent, adult, and geriatric for the Imaging department and upon the order of the medical staff.
Performs other tasks and related duties as assigned.
Frequent independent judgment is required.
Must be able to handle clinical situations requiring use of sound professional judgment and critical-thinking skills.
This includes clinical assessment, data, and patient response.
The employee is responsible for providing quality patient care.
Must be able to continuously prioritize multiple duties.
Must be able to function in a calm and professional manner during stressful situations.
Assessment, reassessment and critical-thinking skills must be utilized in dealing with changes in patient outcomes.
Demonstrates sound professional judgment with confrontational and conflicting issues presented by patients, families, peers, physicians, and other departments on an ongoing basis.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
Demonstrate outstanding clinical skills within the scope of duties defined by the respective license.
Must be able to use a high level of abstract reasoning to assess patient, evaluate interventions, and revise plan of care according to patient outcomes.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a minimum of an Associate of Science degree.
Internship and/or preceptor ship required dependent upon nursing experience.
Unit specific competency must be met per orientation pathways.
Must maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is required.
Active Florida RN license required.
The Radiology Nurse is responsible for the delivery of coordinated nursing care for a patient or an assigned group of patients within the Imaging department This position requires intimate knowledge of both departmental and hospital policies and procedures relating to the field of Interventional and diagnostic radiology as well as routine nursing procedures. Uses the nursing skills of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation in their patient care delivery. Primary function is the delivery of competent, compassionate, and cost effective nursing care while the patient is in the Imaging department. This performance is in compliance with established policies, procedures and protocols under the supervision of the Imaging Manager, Director and VP of Operations.
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