A current unrestricted registered nurse license from any state (United States)
Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/Basic Life Support (BLS)
Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certificate accredited by the American Heart Association.
Shall have at least three 2 years current experience in a progressive care setting exclusive of agency assignments and must have worked within the last six (6) months in Interventional Radiology.
Education requirements: Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency
Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or in related field
Master’s Degree in Nursing or in related field is highly preferred.
Interventional Radiology RNs are licensed professionals that deliver a broad range of nursing care in a variety of settings.
The IR RN is responsible for administering, monitoring, documenting, and evaluating herapeutic interventions and regimens specific to Interventional Radiology Patients. He/she will be expected to assist in all areas of Interventional Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, CT, and MRI.
Interventional Radiology RN, functions in an interdisciplinary care setting and is competent in providing, directing, or influencing the care of progressive care patients, their families, and significant others in a variety of settings on an as needed basis (PRN).
Expected to manage patient care, promoting positive patient outcomes including areas of triage using the Emergency Severity Index, telephone triage, and scheduled and unscheduled patients.
Assesses, monitors, and treats patient response to life – threatening health problems, including functioning effectively in an emergency. Proactively intervenes to prevent complications.
Will be responsible for administering, monitoring, and evaluating therapeutic interventions specific to the Interventional Radiology patient. These interventions may include: airway management, mechanical ventilation, continuous and 12 lead electrocardiograph monitoring, cardioversion/defibrillation with ACLS Standards, hemodynamic monitoring, venipuncture, arterial puncture, continuous intravenous vasoactive and anti-arrhythmic drug therapy and administration of intravenous drugs in accordance with medical center policies, temporary pacemaker management (transvenous/transcutaneous), continuous epidural infusion for pain management, gastric lavage and management of GI tubes, interpretation of lab values, removal of arterial lines, removal of epidural catheters, removal of central lines, removal of pulmonary artery catheter, and administration of moderate sedation.
Administers moderate sedation with the appropriate patient monitoring, assessment, and documentation under the direction of the performing provider when moderate sedation is ordered.
Assists performing provider completing an Interventional Radiology procedure as the circulator nurse.
Ability to demonstrate understanding if and compliance with patient safety guidelines, accrediting body guidelines, VHA Directives and Facility Center Memorandums that pertain to Vascular/Interventional Radiology department and direct patient care.
Administers medication, including ACLS medications & anticoagulants.
Capable of assessing data reflective of the patient’s status and interpreting the appropriate information needed to identify each patients’ requirements relative to their physical, emotional, and age specific needs. Provides care as needed with as described in the medical center and intensive care policies and procedures.
Understands the unique needs of the Interventional Radiology Lab and the patient population
Complete and accurate documentation of care according to the Standards for Vascular/Interventional Radiology (VIR) patients.
Must be able/willing to wear lead protective covering & withstand long periods of standing while working around x-ray generating equipment.
Anticipates and recognizes medical/surgical/psychiatric emergencies and initiates or leads others to implement appropriate timely actions.
May be required to work with COVID 19 positive patients and Patients Under Investigation (PUI), for COVID 19
BENEFITS: (Full-Time), Competitive Hourly Pay Rate, Accrued Vacation, Accrued Sick Leave, 11 Paid Federal Holidays, 401K opportunity, and Health Benefits contribution.