Registered Nurse, Radiology
Posted on: May 19, 2023
The Medical Imaging (Radiology) RN Clinician will be responsible for representing ECHN to the Radiology Intervention patient in both the outpatient and inpatient setting. - The Radiology nurse will report directly to the Director of Medical Imaging and indirectly to the Team Leader of Interventional angiography. The Radiology RN Clinician provides nursing care by assessing the patient pre-and-post- procedure and assisting the Radiologist in the various diagnostic radiology testing. - Examples are: - Interventional angiography, US guided thorocentesis / paracentesis, CT guided biopsies and any pt care needs that come up in the Medical Imaging Department. - The Radiology, RN Clinician will administer conscious sedation and other prescribed medication or pharmacological agents during and post Radiology testing. -
Participates in the operational duties of the department, such as but not limited to; Quality Improvement, Policy and Procedure maintenance, revising and development of billing and gathering of statistical data, developing departmental educational opportunities and participating in the on-going growth and maintenance of the excellent customer services provided to all that ECHN serves as well as assisting the supervisor/Director in maximizing the department's financial resources.
The Radiology RN Clinician also provides educational resources for patients and assesses each patient for understanding of procedures, post procedural education and life style modifications necessary for maintaining optimum health and assists the department in planning and implementing new programs within the department.
The Radiology RN Clinician accepts on-call responsibilities for the Medical Imaging Department.
- - - - - - - - - Must be a State of Connecticut licensed Registered Nurse.
- - - - - - - - - Must be trained and maintain Basic Cardiac/Cardiopulmonary Life Support and be ACLS certification.
- - - - - - - - - Must be proficient in cardiac monitoring, administration of conscious sedation and be IV competent.
- - - - - - - - - Must have strong verbal and written English communication skills in order to interface with staff and instruct patients.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
Disclaimer: Job descriptions are not intended, nor should they be construed to be, exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. - They are intended to be accurate reflections of the principal duties and responsibilities of this position. - These responsibilities and competencies listed below may change from time to time.
Exemplary: - Recognizes subtle abnormalities in the patient's condition and anticipates the effect on outcomes.
Exemplary: - Considers interdisciplinary issue in the formulation of nursing diagnoses.
Exemplary: - Anticipates specific educational needs, including specialized discharge concerns.
Exemplary: - Makes specific recommendations to improve the documentation process.
Exemplary: - Integrates and arranges for collaborative meetings as needed.
Exemplary: - Anticipates complex discharge needs and intervenes appropriately.
Exemplary: - Mentors team members to develop their maximum potential within their scope of practice.
Exemplary: - Participates in the development of standards, procedures, and/or policies.
Exemplary: - Analyzes trends in the patient's needs, researches literature, contributes to the development of patient education resources.
Exemplary: - Identifies potential problems in medication administration and makes recommendations for quality improvement measures.
Exemplary: - Takes appropriate action to improve the emergency response system.
Exemplary: - Creatively designs and implements interventions to minimize the patient's length of stay and maintains positive patient outcomes.
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