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Registered Nurse -Interventional Radiology

Traverse City, MI


Posted on April 13, 2019

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About Registered Nurse -Interventional Radiology



? Minimum of one year critical care experience

? Current BCLS required

? ACLS and PALS certifications preferred. (Must obtain these certifications within one year)

? Conscious sedation experience preferred

? Surgical experience (circulating / scrub / sterile field) preferred.

? Observance of AORN guidelines for proper attire in the procedure suite

? Must comply with radiation safety requirements such as use lead apron and radiation badge during all Interventional Radiology and CT procedures

? Ability to work in a fast paced environment

? Ability to multi-task and problem solve

? Demonstrates a commitment to life-long learning

? Documented history of collaborative relationships with nursing colleagues and other health care providers

? Documented history of adherence to patient confidentiality, patient safety, patient advocacy and patient / family education

? Documented history of strong assessment skills and identification of pertinent nursing diagnoses

? Required equitable participation in on-call rotation with other IR nurses (EXCEPTION: Radiology Prep and Recovery RN and TOC RN’s)



The following list contains job responsibilities for Radiology Special Procedures RN’s. The Radiology RN works with patients who present for services in all Radiology modalities (CT, MRI, Mammography, Interventional Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, and General Radiology)

? Pre-procedure assessments including vital signs, medication list review / updates, health history updates, IV starts, etc.

? Post procedure observation and patient care including discharge instructions.

? Difficult IV starts in Radiology modalities

? Conscious sedation for designated radiology procedures

? Responds to medical emergencies / urgencies in other Radiology modalities

? Catheterizations for specific studies in General Radiology

? Assistance with patients having Radiology studies / exam with anesthesia

? Removal of specialty tubes (inpatients and outpatients)

? Port access / deaccess procedures

? Patient entries into RadNet

? Nursing assessment for Interventional Radiology Clinic consults and follow up visits

? Radiology Nurse Visits (wound checks, suture removals, etc.)

? Pre and post procedure calls

? Electronic as well as paper documentation

? Department safety checks (crash carts, eye wash stations, medication and supply outdates)

? Terminal room cleaning and restocking

? All other tasks as needed

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