Radiology RN - Largo MOB *5,000 SIGN ON BONUS
Location: District Heights
Posted on: March 20, 2023
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
post-procedural evaluation as well as patient education. The
radiology nurse assists in the development and implementation of
policies and procedures quality assurance and education.Essential
- 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
- Maintains all drugs, medications and medical supplies at
Imaging Center. Follows all Imaging Center policies and
- Coordinates staff quality assurance -- risk management
- Participates in Quality Improvement activities.
- Maintains code cart in accordance to imaging Center standards
and provides emergency care as needed. Monitors performance of
- Attends continuing education programs and updates knowledge of
regulations, standards and techniques related to assigned
- Maintains and coordinates nursing orientation in the Radiology
- Performs other related duties as directed.ELIGIBLE FOR $5,000
SIGN ON BONUS!--Monday to Friday (Alternating Days) 4 days /
- Minimum of three (3) years of nursing experience in
interventional radiology or interventional cardiology or
peri-anesthesia or cath lab or ICU or ER with conscious sedation
experience within last seven (7) years.--Education
- Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing
required.--License, Certification, Registration
- This job requires credentials from multiple states. Credentials
from the primary work state are required before hire. Additional
Credentials from the secondary work state(s) are required post
- Registered Nurse License (Maryland) within 6 months of hire AND
Registered Nurse License (Virginia) within 6 months of
- Compact License: Registered Nurse within 6 months of hire
- Registered Nurse License (District of Columbia) within 6 months
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support
- Basic Life Support from American Heart Association
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support--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)
- 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
- N/AJob Schedule: Job Category: Nursing Licensed & Nurse
Keywords: Kaiser, Washington DC , Radiology RN - Largo MOB *5,000 SIGN ON BONUS, Healthcare , District Heights, DC
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