Interventional Radiology (IR) Training Course for Critical Care Nurses
Category: Nursing, Critical Care
Job Requisition: 3051
Department: Interventional Radiology
Facility: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Geographic Region: Washington, DC
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: 4 10-Hour Day Shifts, Monday-Friday with Rotating Call Coverage
Hours per Week: Stand-In
Location: Washington, DC
General Summary of Position:
The Radiology Nurse is responsible for providing individualized, age-appropriate, safe, and quality patient care during pre-procedure, intra-procedure and post-procedure phases. The nurse serves as a resource and collaborates with other members of the interdisciplinary team by utilizing the nursing process to promote optimum patient care outcomes in accordance with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards.
BECOME AN INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY NURSE!
Are you a critical care nurse looking for an opportunity to expand your skills and build a new expertise? MedStar Georgetown will be offering an Interventional Radiology (IR) Training Course for experienced critical care nurses. This one-of-a-kind training course will introduce nurses to the clinical practice of procedural nursing. The IR Training Course includes the following elements:
All candidates hired for the IR Training Course for Critical Care Nurses will be required to commit to one year of full-time employment in the IR Department following completion of the training course.
Generalized hospital, nursing and systems orientation
Ten-week departmental, competency-based orientation
Personalized orientation schedule; one-on-one preceptorship
Cross-training to all IR areas (including CT and MRI)
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
EDUCATION AND/OR TRAINING REQUIRED: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Bachelor’s degree in Nursing preferred.
LICENSURE AND/OR CERTIFICATION: Current D.C. license as a Registered Professional Nurse upon hire. BLS required. ACLS required within 6 months, and PALS certification preferred.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of two years of experience in critical care, emergency care or PACU.
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES: Knowledge of cardiac monitoring and arrhythmia recognition, invasive pressure monitoring, conscious sedation, emergency care, and comprehensive assessment skills.
Provides appropriate patient care and treatment utilizing the nursing process, and ensures information related to changes in patient's condition is relayed accurately and efficiently to the physician.
Prepares patients for procedures including pre-procedure instruction, pre-procedure assessments, intravenous access, and accurate documentation.
Provides intra-procedure monitoring and sedation according to departmental protocols and physician direction.
Facilitates and ensures safety of patient until transferred to post-procedural recovery unit.
Acts as a patient advocate for patient and family members.
Supports department and organization's goals.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.
MedStar Health is an Equal Opportunity (EO) Employer and assures equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We hire people to work in different locations, and we comply with the federal, state and local laws governing each of those locations.
A qualified individual with a disability will be considered for employment on the same basis as non- disabled applicants if he/she can perform the essential functions of the job sought, with or without a reasonable accommodation, and without imposing a direct threat to the health or safety of others or him/herself.
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