Registered Nurse - Diagnostic Imaging- Per Diem SJ (11236)
Franciscan Health Systems - United States

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Job Summary: This job is responsible for assessing, planning, coordinating and rendering skilled nursing care to patients in the Diagnostic Imaging Department. Supervises, plans and carries out patient care decisions. Essential Duties: Provides nursing care in all areas of Diagnostic Imaging by assessing patient needs, planning and implementing appropriate interventions, documenting care and evaluating outcomes; employs skills in using special equipment such as monitors, infusion pumps, pacemakers, oxygen and suction equipment, and ventilators. Provides care to patients utilizing the Nursing Process; assesses patients in an ongoing and systematic manner to gather data useful in determining patient care; documents nursing care and patient status in accordance with applicable requirements.

Provides care for patients undergoing procedural sedation. Identifies, and takes advantage of, educational opportunities to keep nursing skills current; attends department meetings and educational classes; shares knowledge, experience and feedback to other employees. Provides instructions to the patient and family regarding activities before and after the diagnostic imaging procedure; assists in the assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation and documentation of patient/family educational needs so that adequate information is communicated. Adheres to Diagnostic Imaging's Policy and Procedures, safety, risk management and Universal Precautions Standards; maintains awareness of legal issues within the Generic Structure Standards so that care is provided in such a way as to minimize risk.

Participates in continuous quality improvements; assists with standards development and QA activities; serves on hospital, nursing and department committees as required; participates in the development of documents and/or forms (ie. Informed Consent). Uses Standard Precautions including personal protective equipment for anticipated contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials; uses prescribed personal protective equipment when contact with infectious material is anticipated; maintains sterile technique during any procedure that requires sterility. Performs related duties as required.

Qualificationssans-serif'; mso-bidi-font-family: mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt" >Education/Work Experience Requirements: Job sans-serif'; mso-bidi-font-family: " >Possession of a BSN degree is preferred. License/Certification: Primary Location * Shift * Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period Nursing - RN * Weekends Required WA-Tacoma-St Joseph Medical Center * Status

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