Catholic Health Initiatives RN-Registered Nurse-Special Procedures/Medical Imaging (Days/call) in DES MOINES, Iowa

RN-Registered Nurse-Special Procedures/Medical Imaging (Days/call)

Description

GENERAL SUMMARY :

Assumes responsibility and accountability for the provision of professional nursing care to patients incorporating the nursing process, the environment, technical equipment, and health care members. Provides patient care activities to patients ages 0 to death.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :

  • Administers nursing care to patients; included assessment, planning, implementing, and evaluating the patient’s care plan in coordination with the physician during imaging procedures. Transports patients and gives appropriate reports to ancillary areas.

  • Provides care to neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.

  • Interacts with patients, both pre and post invasive procedures for history, instructions/teaching, and post procedure follow-up. Provides patient/family or caregiver education and counseling in recognition and solution of physical, emotional, and environmental health problems.

  • Maintains open and positive communication with staff, physicians, and other departments.

  • Presents a positive image to community and professional contacts.

  • Utilizes hospital/department information system to process data and retrieve patient information.

  • Triages patients; and problem solves with staff, physicians, patients, families, and ancillary departments.

  • Maintains knowledge of documentation requirements needed for patient’s records.

  • Works independently with limited direct supervision using the Nurse Practice Act, Mercy Hospital Medical Center policies, nursing standards, and professional judgement.

  • Initiates emergency support measures (i.e., CPR, protecting patient from injury).

  • Takes assigned call as defined in unit specific structure standards.

  • Provides orientation/education for staff, students, and other hospital and community organizations, as requested.

  • Responsible for all medical supplies/equipment being available and in proper working condition in the department including EKG monitors, crash cart, medications (routine, emergency, narcotics), suction, O 2 , Ambu bags, airways, E.T. tray and other related supplies in the Medical Imaging Department.

  • Administers medications, moderates sedation, I.V.s, CPR, etc. as ordered during procedure.

  • Maintains all aspects of patient safety.

  • Performs chart maintenance, maintains patient records, answers phones, processes physician’s orders.

  • Circulates for Special Procedure exams, maintains a basic, working knowledge of angiographic supplies/equipment.

  • Promotes staff compliance of objectives and the implementation of procedures and policies.

  • Promotes professionalism with the department, hospital, and community; acts as a role model.

  • Participates in meetings and on committees as requested.

  • Assures compliance of department policies with hospital nursing policies.

  • Coordinates patient care in the Medical Imaging Department with other areas of the hospital to insure and maintain continuum of care.

  • Attends hospital and department meetings and in-services.

  • Consults on nursing policies and procedures.

  • Maintains confidentiality regarding all patient/personnel information.

  • Completes annual competencies and educational requirements.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS :

  • Serves as a resource person to other health care professional and lay persons.

  • Cross trains in other job functions as needed.

Qualifications

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED :

  • Possession of a current license as a registered nurse issued by the State of Iowa.

  • Minimum of two years current registered nurse experience required, critical care preferred.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider certified or obtained within six (6) weeks of hire.

  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within three (3) months of hire.

Job RN

Primary Location IOWA-DES MOINES-MERCY MEDICAL CENTER

Daily Schedule days

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 72

Weekends Required Every Fourth

Req ID: 2018-R0152559

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.