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RN Specialist Angio FT Days + Call

Company: Cleveland Clinic
Location: Akron
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Under the direct supervision of the Coordinator Radiology RN, the RN Specialist Angiography is responsible for: a) participation in direct patient care and assessment, b) educating patient, family and staff, c) acting as a liaison between the Department of Radiology and Department of Nursing, d) Universal precautions, and e) Radiology precautions.

  • Completes assessment of health status of patient scheduled to undergo radiology procedures.
  • Obtains pre-procedure lab information and a history related to the chief complaint of the patient prior to angiography procedure.
  • Notifies the responsible physician and technologists about findings and concerns needing attention prior to, during, and following the radiology procedure.
  • Collaborates with radiologists, referring physicians and staff members to provide optimal care of patients and families.
  • Documents patient care.
  • Provides conscious sedation and monitoring to patients undergoing interventional procedures as specified by the hospital conscious sedation policy and procedure.
  • Administers medications to patients while in the Radiology Department as needed.
  • Injects contrast for IVP examinations and Kinevac for gallbladder examinations.
  • Assists radiologist in performing breast localizations, chain cystograms and any other procedures as requested by the radiologist.
  • Monitors narcotic control for department.
  • Monitors emergency resuscitation equipment in angiography suite and diagnostic area.
  • Provides pre and post radiology procedure education to patients and families.
  • Monitors quality assurance performance and infection control practices for radiology.
  • Participates on selected hospital committees.
  • Serves as a liaison between patient, radiologist, and other members of the health care team. Identifies problems or potential problems and initiates appropriate action.
  • Anticipates and exceeds the needs and expectations of patients.
  • Attends continuing education programs and completes mandatory training in order to maintain licensure, position specific ongoing competencies and professional growth.
  • Follows hospital/system and department policies and procedures with special attention to attendance and punctuality, confidentiality, dress code and display of ID badge, and safety.
  • Other duties as assignedEducation:
    • BSN preferred.Certifications:
      • Registered Nurse with current license to practice in Ohio. Maintains current CPR certification and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).Complexity of Work:
        • Maintains competencies specific to patient population served.
        • Strong communication skills.Work Experience:
          • Critical Care preferred or strong neuro nursing background.Physical Requirements:
            • Requires full range of motion, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.
            • Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time.
            • Requires corrected hearing and vision to normal range.
            • Requires some exposure to communicable disease or bodily fluids.
            • Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work.Personal Protective Equipment:
              • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required
                The policy of Cleveland Clinic Health System and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic Health System) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our employees and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. Job offers will be rescinded for candidates for employment who test positive for nicotine. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic Health System's Smoking Policy will be permitted to reapply for open positions after 90 days.

                Decisions concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland Clinic Health System facility.

                Please review the Equal Employment Opportunity poster

                Cleveland Clinic Health System is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities
                Schedule: Full Time

Keywords: Cleveland Clinic, Akron , RN Specialist Angio FT Days + Call, Healthcare , Akron, Ohio

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