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RN Special Procedures - Medical Imaging - FT (Days/Call)

Company: Mercy Medical Center
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Job Description:

Position Type: Regular Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 80 Primary Location: IA > DES MOINES > MERCY MEDICAL CENTER GENERAL SUMMARY: Assumesresponsibility and accountability for the provision of professional nursingcare to patients incorporating the nursing process, the environment, technicalequipment, and health care members. Provides patient care activities to patients ages 0 to death. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: * Administers nursing care topatients; included assessment, planning, implementing, and evaluating thepatient's care plan in coordination with the physician during imaging procedures. Transports patients and gives appropriatereports 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, andpost procedure follow-up. Providespatient/family or caregiver education and counseling in recognition andsolution of physical, emotional, and environmental health problems.
* Maintains open and positivecommunication with staff, physicians, and other departments.
* Presents a positive image tocommunity and professional contacts.
* Utilizes hospital/departmentinformation system to process data and retrieve patient information.
* Triages patients; andproblem solves with staff, physicians, patients, families, and ancillarydepartments.
* Maintains knowledge ofdocumentation requirements needed for patient's records.
* Works independently withlimited direct supervision using the Nurse Practice Act, Mercy Hospital Medical Centerpolicies, nursing standards, and professional judgement.
* Initiates emergency supportmeasures (i.e., CPR, protecting patient from injury).
* Takes assigned call asdefined in unit specific structure standards.
* Providesorientation/education for staff, students, and other hospital and community organizations,as requested.
* Responsible for all medicalsupplies/equipment being available and in proper working condition in thedepartment including EKG monitors, crash cart, medications (routine, emergency,narcotics), suction, O2 , Ambu bags, airways, E.T. tray and otherrelated supplies in the Medical Imaging Department.
* Administers medications,moderates sedation, I.V.s, CPR, etc. as ordered during procedure.
* Maintains all aspects ofpatient safety.
* Performs chart maintenance,maintains patient records, answers phones, processes physician's orders.
* Circulates for SpecialProcedure exams, maintains a basic, working knowledge of angiographicsupplies/equipment.
* Promotes staff compliance ofobjectives and the implementation of procedures and policies.
* Promotes professionalismwith the department, hospital, and community; acts as a role model.
* Participates in meetings andon committees as requested.
* Assures compliance ofdepartment policies with hospital nursing policies.
* Coordinates patient care inthe Medical Imaging Department with other areas of the hospital to insure andmaintain continuum of care.
* Attends hospital anddepartment meetings and in-services.
* Consults on nursing policiesand procedures.
* Maintains confidentialityregarding all patient/personnel information.
* Completes annual competencies and educationalrequirements MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS ANDABILITIES REQUIRED: * Possession of a currentlicense as a registered nurse issued by the State of Iowa.
* Minimum of two years currentregistered nurse experience required, critical care preferred.
* Basic Life Support (BLS) forthe Healthcare Provider certified or obtained within six (6) weeks of hire.
* Proof of completion ofMandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within three(3) months of hire. Additional Information * Requisition ID: 2019-R0259029
* Schedule: Full-time
* Market: Mercy Medical Center

Keywords: Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines , RN Special Procedures - Medical Imaging - FT (Days/Call), Healthcare , Des Moines, Iowa

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