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RN-Interventional Radiology/Ambulatory

Company: SSM Health
Location: Janesville
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Job Description:

  • Assesses, plans, coordinates, implements and evaluates nursing care for surgical patients.
  • Accepts patient care assignments as directed. Communicates with clinical area team members appropriately. Correctly conducts all appropriate nursing aspects of patient assessment while using subjective and objective data.
  • Communicates effectively with patients to assess their knowledge of surgical/invasive procedure(s) and expectations. Adheres to universal protocol.
  • Involves patient/significant others in their plan of care, education, discharge planning, and prioritization of needs. Utilizes available teaching resources as appropriate, and identifies/refers patients/families as appropriate.
  • Plans for patient care and/or intervenes by demonstrating basic nursing skills, observing and accurately documenting patient's response to nursing care, utilizing available teaching resources as appropriate, maintaining a safe environment.
  • Evaluates care by conducting ongoing assessments to identify the effectiveness of interventions, performing post-op calls following surgical procedures, and analyzing verbal responses from patients and family during hospitalization.
  • Makes competent clinical decisions and displays the ability to know when to involve management or other team members. Assists in all areas of surgical services as needed.
  • Provides information to the physician related to changes in the conditions of patients in a timely manner. Documents the care given to patients and their response to care in a timely manner.
  • Correctly and efficiently administers medications, treatments, and nursing interventions as per hospital policy.
  • Applies the existing body of evidence-based practice and scientific knowledge in health care to surgical nursing practice, ensuring that nursing care is delivered based on patient’s age-specific needs and clinical needs as described in the department's Scope of Service.
  • Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.

Shift: Variable Shift and Call obligation with a 30 minute response time.

Plans coordinates and implements care to the adult patient in the Interventional Radiology department. Ensures that quality care is provided in an efficient and safe manner consistent with the unit's standards of care and demonstrates competency skills appropriate to the clinical area.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performs on the Interventional Radiology procedure team as circulator, scrub, or monitor.
  • Performs in holding by ensuring patient is correctly prepped for the procedure. Ensures needed information, such as history and physical (H&P), is timely.
  • Utilizes critical judgment to analyze patient assessment and administers medications on all patients, including the critically ill patient and reports abnormal information to the physician in a timely manner.
  • Performs hemostasis safely and properly with or without vascular devices.
  • Routinely enters patient orders and charges. Checks charges to ensure accuracy.
  • Provides care of the critically ill patient with the ability to function independently in a stressful situation.
  • Routinely educates patients and families based on assessed needs, documents education provided, and keeps them informed of tests and treatments. Provides clear patient instruction on what to expect during the perioperative procedure.
  • Assists families to the cardiology area or cath lab area by escorting when necessary.
  • Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


EDUCATION

  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing


EXPERIENCE

  • No experience required

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Constant use of speech to share information through oral communication.
  • Constant standing and walking.
  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.
  • Frequent sitting, reaching and keyboard use/data entry.
  • Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.
  • Frequent use of smell to detect/recognize odors.
  • Frequent use of hearing to receive oral communication, distinguish body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.
  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.
  • Occasional lifting/moving of patients.
  • Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting, gripping and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.
  • Occasional driving.
  • Rare crawling and running.

Keywords: SSM Health, Janesville , RN-Interventional Radiology/Ambulatory, Other , Janesville, Wisconsin

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