Kaiser Permanente Radiology RN - Part time, Gaithersburg Medical Center in Gaithersburg, Maryland
The scope of practice of Radiology Nursing occurs within the framework of the nursing process and encompasses those nursing functions which assist the member having diagnostic, therapeutic and interventional procedures. Nursing functions are directed toward providing continuity of care through pre-procedural assessment and preparation, intra-procedural intervention and postprocedural evaluation as well as patient education. The radiology nurse assists in the development and implementation of policies and procedures quality assurance and education.
Essential Functions: - Under the direction of the Radiologist, assists physicians with procedures requiring professional nursing skills and implements medical treatment plan. - Provides pre-procedural assessment and preparation, intra-procedural intervention and post-procedural evaluation. Utilizes this assessment for identification of actual and potential needs.a) Responds to all contrast reactions and medical emergencies, assuming role as team leader until attending Radiologist or Emergency Medical system arrives. Administers all medications, p.o. or LV., ordered by the attending Radiologist: Oxygen, l.V. fluids, premedication9 sedation, narcotics, including pediatric sedation with appropriate V. S. and fluid monitoring. In conjunction with the technologists, administers oral CT Barium at appropriate intervals prior to CT scanning and l.V. contrast agents (ionic and nonionic). Performs or assists in l.V. angiocath or butterfly placement, nasogastric tubes or urinary catheters as necessary in adults, children or infants. Maintains crash carts and emergency supplies in each imaging suite daily, and monitors performance of defibrillator and suction. Checks supplies of Oxygen, l.V., Fluids, contrast, catheters, needles and medications. Monitors all sedated pediatric patients in CT or MAI (non-ionizing radiation; radar and micro-waves and 1 .5 Tesla static magnetic field. Assists in Special Procedures as needed. Reviews discharge instructions with patients or parents after imaging procedures or special procedures, myelogram, tube drainage, and anthrogram. Assists the Lead Radiologist in the triage of patients as urgent, ASAP, or routine for the purpose of scheduling. - Documents observations, interventions, and evaluations of the patient in the medical record in accordance with department policies and protocols. - Acts as interdepartmental liaison between Imaging Center and other service departments, offices and providers. - Utilizes assessments to monitor and identify potential risks which impact on patient safety and takes appropriate action. - Provides professional nursing care to patients. Assists Radiology staff by serving as a clinical resource. - Conducts departmental or interdepartmental in-services. - Provides patient and family education. - Serves as a patient advocate. - Participants in Development and Implementation of Polices and procedures. - Maintains all drugs, medications and medical supplies at Imaging Center. Follows all Imaging Center policies and procedures. - Coordinates staff quality assurance risk management programs. - Participates in Quality Improvement activities. - Maintains code cart in accordance to imaging Center standards and provides emergency care as needed. Monitors performance of medical equipment. - Attends continuing education programs and updates knowledge of regulations, standards and techniques related to assigned duties. - Maintains and coordinates nursing orientation in the Radiology Department. - Performs other related duties as directed.
Qualifications: Basic Qualifications: Experience - Minimum three (3) years of nursing experience in interventional radiology or interventional cardiology or peri-anesthesia or cath lab or ICU within last seven (7) years. Education - Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing required. License, Certification, Registration - Current Registered Nurse license in Maryland (or compact state license) required. - Current American Heart Association (AHA) BLS, ACLS and PALS required.
Additional Requirements: - Full range of body motion to lift, walk and move patients, complete bimanual dexterity, eye-hand coordination and binocular vision corrected to 20/30, able to tolerate 1 5-20 lb. lead apron during CT or MRI during monitored exposure to ionizing (X-ray) radiation. - No pacemaker, insulin pump, or other MR sensitive medical device, or implanted metallic prosthetic device large enough to disrupt the static 1 .5 Tesla field. - Must be able to push/pull wheeled chair conveyances, stretch and other equipment weighing up to 200 pounds. Must be able to transfer, walk, and position patients weighing up to 200 lbs or over 200 lbs with assistance. - In order to work effectively with patients, must have effective interpersonal and communication skills and be able to stand, walk, bend, lift at least 50 pounds, hear, speak, and see. - Proficiency in the use of applicable computer software
Preferred Qualifications: - N/A
COMPANY Kaiser PermanenteTITLE Radiology RN - Part time, Gaithersburg Medical CenterLOCATION Gaithersburg, MDREQNUMBER 592930
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.