(RN) Registered Nurse (Radiology Special Procedures) - FT - Days - Plus On Call
RN - Radiology
Reviewed by Senior Human Resources Business Partner:
Approved by Director of Radiology:
Approved by Vice President of Human Resources:
EMPLOYEE’S FULL NAME: ________________________
FLSA STATUS:☐ Exempt☐ Non-Exempt
Our Mission is to improve the well-being of those we serve with a commitment to excellence: every patient, every encounter, every time.
Our Vision is to create a world-class health system to advance medicine and increase access for the communities we serve by empowering caregivers to heal through compassion, knowledge, innovation, integrated care and excellence.
Responsible for the delivery of patient care through the nursing process of assessment, diagnosing, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Responsible for directing and coordinating all nursing care for departmental specific patients based on established clinical nursing practice standards. Collaborates with other professional disciplines to ensure effective and efficient patient care delivery and the achievement of desired patient outcomes. Supports the organization vision and mission. Utilizes knowledge of patient’s age and cultural diversity into the provision of patient care. Contributes to the provision of quality nursing care through performance improvement techniques that demonstrate positive outcomes in patient care.
POSITION EDUCATION/ QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduate of accredited school of nursing required.
Current registered nurse license in the State of Texas.
Current BLS certification required.
ACLS and PALS certification within 6 months of hire.
Willingness to be crossed trained to other areas.
Organizational skills are necessary.
Good written and verbal communication skills required.
Ability to read, write and speak English
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all levels of nursing, administration, and physicians
Ability to practice nursing as described by the following definition: “The diagnosis and treatment of human responses to actual or potential health alternations.” Ability to utilize the best nursing process in the provision of nursing care including but not limited to administering treatments and medications, interpreting diagnostic tests, formulating a plan of care, collaborating with other health care providers and providing education to patients and/or significant others. The successful candidate will be required to pass competencies for this position.
- 1-2 years of continuous hospital experience as a RN
- Essential technical/Motor skills: Able to adjust and/or troubleshoot monitoring equipment and computer equipment
- Must be able to interact and communicate with all levels of staff, physicians, patients and families in an effective manner. Exhibits tact, enthusiasm and patience. Must be sensitive to cultural issues.
Promotes the facility mission, vision and values by effectively communicating them to others. Considers mission, vision and values in developing services, standards and practices
Responsible for total patient care, including medication, orders and treatment.
Assist in emergency nursing procedures necessary for prompt control of changes in patient’s physical condition
Able to perform the techniques of cardiopulmonary resuscitation accurately and effectively.
Keeps abreast of changing techniques in critical care nursing and maintains a high level of expertise in critical care.
Accepts responsibilities delegated by the Charge Nurse or team leader and evaluates the nursing care provided in the area assigned.
Assists the physicians in performing special procedures
Ensures that care is delivered to each patient in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Texas and ANA Standards of Clinical Nursing Practice.
Implements physician’s orders in a safe and accurate manner.
Assists with admitting, discharging and transferring patients.
Transcribes and implements new physician orders.
Adapts to the needs of the unit by demonstrating flexibility/adaptability.
Maintains detailed and accurate records of nursing actions.
Participates in health/therapeutic counseling, teaching/emotional support for patients and significant others.
Makes rounds on assigned patients and prioritizes patient’s needs.
Maintains a safe and clean environment for patients and co-workers.
Provides and receives reports in a status of patients at the change of shifts.
Administers medication and therapies within the scope of safe nursing practice.
Formulates, modifies and implements goal oriented patient care plans according to facility policies.
Assumes responsibility to report clinical limitations or the need for assistance to the supervisor.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Abides by the rules and regulations set forth by the Board of Nurse Examiners
Adheres to policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of services.
Informs the charge nurse of any anticipated and/or actual issues/problems.
Maintains current with all new policies and procedures published.
Provides direction to non-licensed nursing staff in the delivery of patient care.
Anticipates potential problems situations and intervenes to offset any adverse impact.
Contacts the organ procurement organization in order to satisfy regulatory requirements for the determination of medical suitability for organ, tissue and eye donation; completes certificate of referral/request and places same in the medical record.
Plans and coordinates time schedule with peers to provide coverage.
Builds a positive work environment by guiding employees to support the mission of the hospital, providing developmental opportunities and encouraging teamwork.
Ensures the distribution and delivery of equipment/supplies as necessary.
Demonstrates problem solving skills through knowledge, research, and practice
Demonstrates knowledge of hospital policies and procedures for administering, transcribing, and recording medications
Demonstrates knowledge of commonly used meds: action, dose, and side effects
Observes five R’s for administering meds: right patient, right drug, right does, right method, and right time.
Demonstrates proper procedure in all methods of medication administration
All other duties as assigned
Maintain Continuing Education Requirements according to the Texas Board of Nursing.
LINES OF RESPONSIBILITES:
Radiology Nurse Manager, Radiology Supervisor, Assistant Director of Radiology, Director of Radiology, Vice President of Imaging Services, Assistant Chief Nurse Officer, Chief Nurse Officer
Provide excellent customer service to all DHR customers. All employees are required to attend the DHR C.A.R.E.S program which outlines the Customer Service Principals including: Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence through Knowledge and Safety & Social Conscience.
Employees must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in his/her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirement relative to his or her age.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: (ADA):
A.Essential Duties:Indicated by bold print within performance standards, preceding individual numbered criteria.
The following table provides physical requirements that will be associated with, but not limited to, this position:
Light/moderate lifting up to 20 lbs, from the floor to shoulder height.
Must be able to assist other employees with lifting more than 20 lbs.
Light/moderate carrying up to 20 lbs.
Pulling hand over hand
Reaching above shoulder
Dual simultaneous grasping
Depth Perceptions needed
Ability to see
Operating office equipment
Operating mechanical equipment
Ability to read and write
Ability to Count
Ability to hear verbal communication without aid
Operating Personal Vehicle
Ability to comprehend written/verbal communication
Other: Ability to deal with stress
B.Working Conditions: The individual spends over 95% of his/her time in an air-conditioned environment with varying exposures to noise. There is protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes. The position does have low exposure to malodorous, infectious body fluids from patients and some minimal exposure to noxious smells from cleansing agents.
C.Occupational Exposure: This position has minimal to no exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues and is an OSHA Category III (although situations can be imagined or hypothesized under which anyone, anywhere, might encounter potential exposure to body fluids). Person who performs these duties are not called upon as part of their employment to perform or assist in emergency medical care or first aid or to be potentially exposed in some other way.
Intelligence: General learning ability: The ability to “catch on” or understand instructions and underlying principles. Ability to reason and make judgments. 3
Verbal:Ability to understand meanings of words and ideas associated with them, and to use them effectively. To comprehend language, to understand relationships between words, and to understand meanings of whole sentences and paragraphs. To present information or ideas clearly. 3
Numerical:Ability to perform arithmetic operations quickly and accurately. 2
Spatial:Ability to comprehend forms in space and understands relationships of plane and solid objects. Frequently described as the ability to “visualize” objects or two or three dimensions, or to think visually of geometric forms. 2
Form Perception:Ability to perceive pertinent details and objects or in pictorial or graphic material to make visual comparisons and discriminations and see slight differences in shapes and shadings of figures and widths and lengths of lines. 3
Clerical Perception:Ability to receive pertinent details and verbal or tabular material. To observe differences in copy, to proofread words and numbers, and to avoid perceptual errors in arithmetic computation. 2
Motor Coordination: Ability to coordinate eyes and hands to fingers rapidly and accurately in making precise movements with speed. Ability to make a movement response accurately and quickly. 3
Finger Dexterity:Ability to move hands easily and skillfully. To work with fingers in placing and turning motions. 3
Manual Dexterity:Ability to move hands easily and skillfully. To work with hands in placing and turning motions. 3
Eye-Hand-Foot Coordination:Ability to move the hand and foot coordinately with each other in accordance with visual stimuli. 3
Color Discrimination:Ability to perceive and respond to similarities or differences in colors, shapes, or other values of the same or different color. To identify a particular color, or to recognize harmonious or contrasting color combinations, or to match color adequately. 3
I have read and reviewed my job description with my supervisor or designee and I understand the job I am expected to perform.
If applicable ____________ certification will be completed within _________ time frame of hire/transfer date.
Transfer/Hire Date Effective: ________________________
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. DHR leadership reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.