Under the general supervision of the Medical Director, Unit Manager, or designee the CN II in all the areas of Radiology, the clinical nurse is a professional Registered Nurse who assumes responsibility and accountability for a group of patients for a designated time frame and provides care to these patients using the nursing process in accordance with the standards of professional nursing practice. The clinical nurse performs in the professional role as described by the American Nurses Association (ANA); engaging in activities related to ethics, education, evidence-based practice and research, quality improvement, leadership, collaboration, professional practice evaluation , resources utilization, environmental health, and patient advocacy as appropriate to clinical nursing practice.
Knowledge and skill of hemodynamic monitoring.
Skilled at starting IV's and drawing blood on adult and pediatric populations.
Knowledge of normal cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiology.
Skill and ability to respond speedily and accurately with patient needs and physician directions.
Ability to carry and lift up to 35 lbs and wear 25 lbs lead apron.
Skill in operating physiologic monitoring and capnography equipment and computer skill sets, oxygen tanks, wall suction, defibrillator, custom procedure trays, infusion pumps, all POCT machines, oxygen saturation machine.
Skill and ability to recognize signs and symptoms of patient distress.
Skill and ability to intervene when patient is distressed.
Ability to read, interpret, apply and/or follow physician orders, policies, procedures or written and verbal instructions.
Skill in BCLS, ACLS and PALS as required for age group.
Skill in organizing and prioritizing.
Ability to be flexible, to float, take additional assignments when necessary throughout all areas of Radiology including current and future clinics and hospitals.
Position is a ten hour position.
Must have recent ICU or Cardiac Cath Lab or Interventional Radiology experience, minimum 2 years.