Registered Nurse

ID
2017-17836
Department
Rad-Admin
Work Hours
0800-1630
Position Type
Regular Part-Time
Hours Per 2-Week Pay Period
40-56 Hours
US-NY-Plattsburgh
Weekend Requirements
Weekends and holidays as scheduled

Overview

The Registered Nurse for Radiology is responsible for the management and delivery of patient care, utilizing the nursing process to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care of patients in the Radiology Departments for interventional/diagnostic procedures. The Registered Nurse directs and guides the delivery of patient care, patient education, and all care related activities, while maintaining standards of professional nursing. He/She is familiar with all instruments, supplies, and equipment used during specific interventional procedures. He/She is required to cover all areas of Radiology (i.e. CT, MRI, etc.)

Special Criteria Details

On call as scheduled.

Responsibilities

  1. Practices within the boundaries of the NYS Practice Act for Registered Professional Nurses and provides care according to CVPH (generic & unit-specific) Standards of Care and Practice.
  2. Assesses patient by performing a functional health pattern/physical assessment on all patients as indicated when he/she is admitted, when a significant change in condition occurs, upon transfer to/receiving from another unit, and as defined by CVPH generic and unit-specific Patient Care Standards.  
  3. Verifies and/or transcribes and implements physician orders.
  4. Develops/Revises plan of care to include discharge plan that prescribes nursing actions to achieve age-specific outcome goals for the patient(s) with various diagnosis.
  5. Provides nursing care to the patient requiring monitoring/intervention with “Point of Care Testing” (e.g., fingersticks, stool/gastric testing), patient care devices (e.g., PCA, Gemini, suction apparatus), input/output tubes/devices (e.g., NG tubes, urinary drains, surgical drains, enteral feeding tubes), and other such devices/treatments.
  6. Documents/communicates nursing care, physiological responses to other health care providers through verbal reports and patient record(s) as dictated by policy/guidelines; Reports to physician changes/deviations from expected norm.  
  7. Provides nursing care through utilization of the electronic information system, (e.g, Order Entry for orders, retrieving of lab data, etc)
  8. Provides leadership and measures effectiveness of nursing care by providing supervision, delegation, monitoring/reassessment of all patient care as required.
  9. Performs in crisis/emergency (e.g. code 99, 66) while maintaining a positive/ calm approach.
  10. Provides prioritized patient/family education.
  11. Provides nursing care for the patient requiring pain management (surgical, chronic and terminal) according to organization and unit standards.
  12. Provides nursing care to the patient requiring medication administration by the applicable routes to include controlled substances; Utilizes the pyxis system as required.
  13. Provides nursing care for the patient requiring blood/blood product therapy.
  14. Provides nursing care for the patient requiring preventive skin care, wound management, pressure ulcer prevention/treatment and stoma care
  15. Provides nursing care to the patient requiring various respiratory therapy modalities such as oxygen therapy and use of the inspirometer.
  16. Provides nursing care for the patient with a tracheostomy and/or requiring suctioning (nasopharyngeal, oropharyngeal, or tracheal).
  17. Provides nursing care for the patient requiring specimens.
  18. Provides nursing care to the patient requiring restraints/ protective/ supportive devices, wandering/elopement, seizure and suicide precautions, and the patient on fall protocol.
  19. Demonstrates respect for the diversity of patient population providing comprehensive holistic care for the dying patient, including post mortem care and support of the patient’s spirituality.
  20. Provides nursing care to the patient requiring IV therapy to include various routes (e.g., peripheral, central), methods (e.g., continuous, intermittent, IVPB, IVP), and solutions/medications (e.g., TPN, PPN, lipid infusions, medicated drips).
  21. Provides nursing care for the patient requiring procedures/interventions to include lumbar puncture, chest tube insertion, thoracentesis, liver biopsy, bone marrow, etc, with or without sedation (conscious sedation).
  22. Provides care using infection control practices as outlined in hospital policies/procedures (e.g. Universal Standard Precautions and Isolation Techniques).
  23. Advocates patient rights and demonstrates a working knowledge of Advance Directive practices, organ donation and procurement as evidenced by completion of documentation as outlined by CVPH policy/procedures.
  24. Manages conflict/identifies ethical dilemmas and assists patients and families in resolving.
  25. Supports fluctuation in patient care needs by floating/overtime when required.
  26. Establishes goals for the infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient based on nursing process/diagnosis; implements a plan of care to meet these goals.
  27. Maintains a safe, infection-controlled environment and follows defined attire and traffic policies.
  28. Provides nursing care to the patient requiring conscious sedation as demonstrated by completed documentation and positive patient outcomes.
  29. Provides nursing care for the patient requiring interventional vascular and Radiology procedures.
  30. Ensures principals of sterile/medical aseptic technique for interventional procedures.
  31. Provides nursing care for the patient requiring cardiac or invasive monitoring.
  32. Provides nursing care for the patient requiring VCUG procedure by following established protocol.
  33. Provides nursing care for the patient requiring nuclear medicine procedures.
  34. Provides nursing care to the patient receiving IV contrast medication by following established protocol outlining administration, reactions and treatment of reactions.
  35. Provides physiological monitoring during pre and post diagnostic procedures for the infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient.
  36. Provides nursing care by positioning patient for procedure.
  37. Provides nursing care to the patient requiring applied devices.
  38. Utilizes safety measures for the patient and radiology team specific to diagnostic tests being performed.
  39. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  1. Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing.
  2. Currently licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State.
  3. BLS and ACLS required.
  4. Must have taken critical care course and rhythm course.
  5. Completion of Radiation Safety within six (6) months.
  6. Meets requirements of physical/pre-placement screening.
  7. Must be able to take call.
  8. Prior critical care experience required.
  9. Prior OR or Procedural nursing experience preferred.
  10. Competent in IV Therapy and venipuncture.

As applicable, the individual has training/competency in attending to the special needs and/or behaviors appropriate to the age of the patients for which care is being provided.

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