InGenesis is seeking a highly qualified Registered Nurse (RN) to fill a full-time position at the National Institute of Health, Radiology and Imaging Sciences in Bethesda, MD.
Assess clinical issues related to orders and performance of imaging studies including clarification of specific exam requested
Assess patients for previous allergies to contrast agents; discuss allergy preparation with referring clinicians; confirm patient's receipt of premedication in order to ensure correct preparation for allergy prophylaxis
Assess risk and prepare the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)/environment, as appropriate, for all healthcare professionals in contact with the patient; consistently demonstrate compliance with Infection Control techniques, policies and procedures.
Evaluate the status of the patient's anticoagulation and current clotting studies, as it pertains to the successful outcome of their procedure/exam; follow up with radiologist and healthcare team, as appropriate, to ensure patient's safety undergoing invasive study.
Complete competency in Moderate Sedation within one (1) week of hire into IR; remain consistently compliant with all policies and guidelines associated with sedation; act as an agent for the radiologist(s); administer moderate sedation and provide required assessment and management of the patient prior, during and after/recovery
Plan, coordinate and implement the nursing care provided to patients during procedure/exam; evaluate the clinical care and monitor patient response to interventions throughout their Interventional Radiology experience and adapts the plan
Receive and provide hand-off reports for patients in the IR suite to ensure the safe and accurate transition both into this specialty area and transferring into the nursing units, PACU, Day-Hospital, etc.; documents these activities in compliance with standards; communicate with staff to highlight interventions, patient's condition and the follow-up care over the continuum
Creatively problem-solve patient care issues and Radiology Department workflow problems of logistics, manpower and access to equipment/supplies and services in conjunction with nursing, medical, technical staff and leadership; facilitate the flow of patients throughout the day and work in a proactive manner with support service staff to ensure the swift and efficient turnover of IR rooms.
Facilitate workflow, including: starting IVs or accessing central lines/ports for diagnostic procedures such as CT or MRI, placing orders and/or distributing oral contrast with detailed instructions to patients awaiting CT scans (in collaboration with CT Coordinator); respond to the needs of various nursing units/Radiology modalities to assess and troubleshoot venous lines/catheters and drainage tubes and ensure these are secure/safe, patent and operational.
Educate patients and nursing staff regarding patient preparation and follow-up instructions for various imaging studies.
Adhere to all Standards of Practice, and charts in accordance with documentation/policies related to the department of Nursing and Radiology procedures, as needed, including website information/guidelines; consistently adhere to patient confidentiality, HIPPA compliance and adherence to JCAH regulations and ethical standards.
Initiate peripheral intravenous lines for the administration of contrast media in imaging exams and for sedation purposes within IR; provide same skill set in support of the IV Service; troubleshoot infusion pumps, for patients throughout Radiology; access and check the integrity of central venous access devices/ports for the administration of contrast media and ensure the device is appropriate and safe for such use in the specific exam/setting.
Bachelor's degree in Nursing.
Minimum of five (5) years of related experience with CPR certification.
Current BLS certification.
Current State of Maryland RN license, or qualified
Previous Critical Care, Emergency Room or Cardiac Catheterization Lab experience of three (3) years or more.
Competency in the administration and care of patients undergoing moderate sedation.
Previous Radiology experience, preferred.
Ability to stand or walk for extended periods of time, wear lead aprons, lift/transfer patients and work in a clinical setting where exposure to contrast materials, infectious patients, blood/body fluids and radiation is frequent.
Ability to change priorities and to multi-task while maintaining high level of organization and completing work comprehensively.
Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
Excellent analytical, organizational, interpersonal and time management skills.
InGenesis, Inc. has been providing high-quality staffing and consulting solutions to commercial, military, federal and state government clients since 1998. We specialize in servicing the healthcare industry, and have vast experience staffing healthcare providers in diverse specializations, including nurses, physicians, allied health and ancillary professionals. Founded and still based in San Antonio, Texas, InGenesis is an SBA 8(a)-certified, woman-owned minority business. With dedication and innovation we aim to achieve dynamic working relationships among our clients and qualified healthcare professionals.
Interested candidates can send resumes to: nperry at ingenesis dot org or visit www.ingenesis.org
InGenesis is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
InGenesis - 24 months ago