Registered Nurse Intrvntl Rad
Company: Rhode Island Hospital
Posted on: November 15, 2023
Summary: Under the general supervision of the Nurse Manager Lead
Nurse of Interventional Radiology the Medical Director of IR CT MRI
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
physicians orders. All essential functions performed in this
position reflect the age specific needs of the patient.All
essential functions performed in the position reflect age specific
needs of the geriatric adult and pediatric patients. Fosters
patient and family centered care and nursing services in accordance
with the Lifespan and Rhode Island Hospital mission vision and
values with consideration of the life span including all
developmental stages as well as cultural patterns.
Responsibilities: PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND 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 pre peri and post-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 for procedures in CT US
and VIR. 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 and Pre and
Post Procedure Room. Works in collaboration with the IR
technologist to prepare the patient and the room for the procedure.
Takes call according to IR call policy. Performs role of charge
nurse and Pre and Post Procedure Room as needed. Performs other
related duties as required. 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. ACLS & BLS certified. Demonstrated mature judgment
initiative and proficiency in nursing skills. 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 of ICU-level critical care OR two years ER nursing experience
with at least one year trauma room experience preferred. 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. INDEPENDENT ACTION: Performs independently within the
department policies and practices. Refers specific complex problems
to supervisors where clarification of departmental and hospital
policies and procedures may be required. 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: Part
Time Shift: Shift 1 Union: UNAP
Keywords: Rhode Island Hospital, Providence , Registered Nurse Intrvntl Rad, Healthcare , Providence, Rhode Island
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