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Category
Registered Nursing
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Department
Interventional Radiology
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Schedule
Full Time
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Shift
Day
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Hours
10 Hour Shift
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Location
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
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Job #
R0254250
  • Job Objective: A brief overview of the position.
    • The staff nurse provides direct patient care, collaborates with patients, families, peers, physicians and other members of the health care team in the delivery of health care services to the specific patient population. The staff nurse assesses patient's needs, plans care, implements and evaluates patient care in accordance with the patient’s needs based on the nurses knowledge of growth/development, the hospital and nursing philosophy, policies/procedures and standards. He/she demonstrates leadership/management skills and a commitment to professional accountability and growth. Position may require working at alternate sites.
  • Reports to
    • Clinical Director
    • RN-Clinical Coordinator
  • Supervises
    • N/A, Delegates to Licensed and Non-Licensed Assistive Personnel
  • Ages of Patients
    • Pediatric, if appropriate for the unit
    • Adolescent
    • Adult
    • Geriatric
  • Blood Borne Pathogens
    • High Potential
  • Qualifications
    • Education
      • Required: BSN or MSN or enrollment in an RN-BSN or RN-MSN program within 1 year of hire and completion within 5 years of hire if hired after July 1, 2012
    • Licensure/Certification
      • Required: California RN licensure; American Heart Association BLS 
        • Required: American Heart Association ACLS
        • Required: American Heart Association PALS (not required for PICC Line Nurses)
      • Preferred: Certified in specialty practice area
        • Preferred: Certification in Radiology
    • Experience
      • Preferred: Experience in the area of specialty or in area of higher acuity or participation in internship program/course
      • Required: 1-2 years Telemetry experience or high acuity. 
  • Essential Responsibilities
    • Demonstrates compliance with Code of Conduct and compliance policies, and takes action to resolve compliance questions or concerns and report suspected violations.
    • Assesses, utilizing age specific data, the patient’s physical, psychosocial, and spiritual status in a comprehensive manner.
      • Demonstrates accurate assessment skills, appropriate to the age of the patient, based on scientific facts and principles.
      • Performs initial assessment and completes required documentation within organizational standards.
      • Performs and documents ongoing assessments including observation, physical examination, laboratory/test results, and patient response to procedural intervention.
      • Participates in the identification and clarification of patient needs, as evidenced by participation in multidisciplinary care planning, to achieve optimal patient outcomes.
      • Reviews and revises plan of care according to change in patient’s status.
      • Completes patient classification for assigned patients as required.
    • Implements plan of care according to identified physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs.
      • Implements and utilizes the Relationship-Based Care Professional Practice Model as the guide to all interactions between patients, families, co-workers, staff, physicians, and self.
      • Completes patient care assignments in compliance with established hospital policies and procedures of clinical area.
      • Prioritizes nursing interventions commensurate with patient’s needs.
      • Utilizes effective verbal and written communication skills through the presentation of pertinent information using the SBAR format as appropriate.
      • Assists other staff in the delivery of patient care, as appropriate.
    • Incorporates patient teaching/discharge planning to promote optimal patient outcomes.
      • Provides, evaluates retention of, and documents education to the patient/family/significant other according to organizational standards.
      • Coordinates and documents appropriate discharge planning and referrals to ensure continuity of care after discharge.
    • Recognizes, accepts responsibility for, and maintains commitment to professional development and clinical competency.
      • Attends required professional development sessions and staff meetings. If unable to attend, review minutes or discuss proceedings of meetings with peers or managers.
      • Identifies personal knowledge deficits and seeks resources/consultation to ensure safe patient care.
      • Utilizes all channels of communication including reading organizational email at least once a week, to obtain knowledge, transmit information, address concerns, and solve problems.
      • Embraces change and continuously identifies opportunities for improvement by demonstrating a commitment to utilizing evidence based practice.
    • Articulates knowledge and actively participates in nursing practice quality initiatives.
      • Incorporates performance improvement recommendations into daily practice.
      • Accepts accountability and participates in problem-solving issues related to quality patient care outcomes.
    • Shares knowledge and acts as a professional resource to other members of the health care team.
      • Supports and participates in Unit Based Council initiatives.
      • Contributes to professional growth of peers by providing feedback through peer coaching and evaluation.
      • Strives to be a life-long learner continuing to enroll and complete classes and courses to advance and increase new clinical knowledge.
    • Complies with divisional and unit specific matrices.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
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    • Position may also be responsible for the following: 

       

    • Scrub Nurse Responsibilities:
    • The scrub nurse is part of a team comprised of registered nurses, radiology techs and radiologists to perform procedures. The team works together to position the patient, prep and drape the patient for the procedure. The scrub nurse will be required to have knowledge of the IRL nursing role and the IRL scrub role.
    • When acting as nurse, they will verify the patient order and check for lab results and history in the patient’s medical record. During the procedure, they will initiate the timeout, monitor patient and document procedure in the electronic health record. They will be required to have knowledge of moderate sedation and neuro/stroke protocols. They will also work periodically in CT, Ultrasound and Nuclear Medicine.
    • When scrubbing, they will assist the radiologist during angiographic and interventional procedures by preparing the supply tray, passing guide wires and catheters and working in the sterile field with the radiologist. They will lean the radiologists’ preference of supplies and have knowledge of scrub technique for all procedures performed in IRL.
    • Scrubs to assist with passage of guide wires/catheters.
    • Loads power injectors with contrast media; prepares for injection.
    • Prepares supplies for procedures. Sets up and maintains sterile trays and other equipment, practicing sterile technique. Passes instruments and supplies to radiologist.
    • Assists in orientation and training of new scrub staff.
    • Maintains an inventory of catheters, balloons, stents guide wires and miscellaneous kits under discretion of the IRL supervisor.
    • Performs Neuro and Vascular angiographic and interventional procedures.
    • Anticipates radiologists’ needs by review of preference cards and procuring appropriate supplies.
    • Demonstrates cost effectiveness by using judgment when opening and using supplies.
    • Stocks rooms appropriately for exams and at end of shift.
    • Assists radiologist during angiographic and interventional procedures.
    • PICC Nurse Responsibilities:
    • This position is responsible for independently placing Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICC Lines) and Midlines. A professional Registered Nurse who possesses and demonstrates excellent clinical skills and knowledge in the field of Vascular Access. Coordinates vascular access needs of patient with unit nurses and physicians. Will be trained in the use of the BARD Sherlock 3cg for placement of PICC lines, and will complete detailed competencies for its use. Demonstrates knowledge and ability to use Ultrasound for placement of Midlines and IV’s. Educates patients and family to insure understanding of both the need for vascular access and placement procedure. Call is not required.
    • IRL Nurse Responsibilities:
    • The registered nurse is part of a team comprised of radiology techs and radiologists to perform procedures. The team works together to position the patient, prep and drape the patient for the procedure. The nurse will initiate the timeout, monitor patient and document procedure in electronic health record. There are extensive competencies that will be required for the many procedures performed in IRL. A detailed reference book will be provided for these procedures. Call is required.
    • Checks all IRL Crash Carts.
    • They will verify the patient order and check for lab results and history in the patient’s medical record. During the procedure, they will initiate the timeout, monitor patient and document procedure in the electronic health record. They will be required to have knowledge of moderate sedation and neuro/stroke protocols. They will also work periodically in CT, Ultrasound and Nuclear Medicine.

       

    • The radiology department at Eisenhower Medical Center performs the following procedures:
    • Cerebral angiograms including carotid stent, intracranial stents, aneurysm coiling and AVM repair.
    • Stroke procedures including intra-arterial TPA and mechanical thrombectomy.
    • GI Angiograms for GI bleed, embolizations and mesenteric ischemia.
    • Renal Angiograms including PTA/Stent and tumor embolization.
    • Lower extremity run-offs including colds legs with thrombolysis.
    • Nephrostomy tubes and Ureteral Stents.
    • PICC lines, triple-lumen catheters, dialysis catheters and tunneled dialysis catheters.
    • TIPS, Vertebral Augmentations and Lumbar Punctures.
    • CT scan-guided biopsies and drainage catheters.
    • Ultrasound-guided Paracentesis, Thoracentesis and biopsies.
    • Assist in Nuclear Medicine with cardiac patients, thyrogen procedures and other nuclear medicine patients.
    • Call is required for applicants hired after September 2014. Not required for PICC/Vascular Access nurses.