Job Title: Per Diem Interventional Radiology Registered Nurse (IR RN)
Reports to: Interventional Radiology Manager
The Registered Nurse at Great Lakes Medical Imaging works as a member of the Interventional Radiology team, reporting to the Interventional Radiology Manager. This role will use their knowledge of nursing processes to manage and coordinate the care of patients undergoing interventional procedures. At Great Lakes Medical Imaging patient care is of the utmost importance and we strive to maximize the delivery of quality care. The RN provides individualized care to the patient, family and caregivers and is competent and knowledgeable to provide care to the patient population served. This role performs a variety of tasks beyond nursing duties including; patient calls, documentation, providing response to emergent situations and assisting with both patient and co-worker needs.
Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
Facilitates patient's stay during examination and while in the Interventional radiology department.
Contacts patient's prior to their procedure for instruction and preparation; as necessary.
Provides pre op calls and evaluation to ensure the patient is a suitable outpatient procedural candidate.
Contacts other medical providers and their offices for patient history and records as necessary.
Completes a thorough evaluation of a patient's pertinent medical history, documents in patient's chart and retrieves and reviews necessary pre-procedure paperwork.
Provides clear and thorough explanation of procedures to patients and obtains informed consent.
Provides treatment and care to patients in accordance with the Interventional Radiologist's instruction.
Records and administers medications as necessary.
Records and monitors vital signs as necessary.
Properly utilizes the medical record system to accurately document the procedure from begin to end.
Monitors patient post operatively to ensure a successful recovery.
Discharges patient with appropriate paperwork and instructions.
Provides a follow up call after the procedure to ensure adequate recovery.
Re-stocks supplies and maintains an order list.
Promotes positive work environment with patients, Physicians and fellow employees.
Provides nursing assistance to other departments including accessing mediports or other duties as needed.
Administers Tuberculin Testing to the physician or staff as needed.
Be responsible for the safe administration, custody and documentation of medications.
Ensure that patient confidentiality is respected and that the dignity of the patient is assured and maintained at all times.
Observe and comply with GLMI Policies and Procedures and Health and Safety regulations
Other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Relies on experience and judgement to plan and accomplish goals. A certain degree of latitude & creativity is required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Two years of recent conscious sedation experience and procedure experience preferred.
Critical care experience preferred.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. BSRN preferred.
Critical thinking skills and judgement.
Ability to work in a team-oriented environment.
Knowledge of nursing principles and standards of care.
Current NYS Registered Nurse license. Current BLS/ ACLS required.
Conscious Sedation Competency Certification
Great Lakes Medical Imaging