Registered Nurse Radiology (closed)
STG International is seeking qualified candidates for Registered Nurse Radiology to work FT supporting the Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, CA.
The duties include but are not limited to the following:
Knowledge of professional care theories, principles, practices, and procedures to perform nursing assignments of moderate difficulty and experience in assessing pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients in radiology and radiation oncology. Knowledge of a wide range of medical disorders such as diabetes, COPD, cancer, renal insufficiency, myocardial infarction, stroke, peripheral vascular disease, and intermittent claudication. Utilizes the nursing process as a basis for professional practice.
Knowledge of a wide range of medical disorders/conditions, diagnostic studies and treatments across the lifespan, as appropriate.
Knowledge of disease management and population health principles, and education methods.
Knowledge of a variety of pharmacological agents used in patient treatment, the desired effects, side effects, and complications of their use to include knowledge of the administrative requirements for proper documentation of patients condition including disease progress, acknowledgement of teaching, and follow up care. Specific knowledge of medications including, administration, side effects, and complications, used during diagnostic/therapeutic procedures.
Administers potentially lethal medications (e.g., chemotherapy agents, nitroglycerin, urokinase, priscoline, and heparin). Accurately prepares and calculated dosage for intravenous or intra-arterial administration. Observes for side effects while monitoring life threatening complications and lethal dysrhythmias.
Knowledge of computer operations and proficiency in use of basic word processing, data entry and automated medical records.
Coordinates patient care through a continuum and facilitates the achievement of optimal outcomes in relation to clinical care, quality and cost effectiveness.
Ensures compliance with standards of care and practice in accordance with all established policies, procedures, and guidelines used in the medical treatment facility. Provides care within ethical and legal boundaries.
Recognizes adverse signs and symptoms and quickly react in emergency situations.
Effectively communicates and collaborates with a diverse group of people for the purpose of informing the healthcare team of plans/actions, for teaching/education to benefit the patient/family, and for the organization. Effectively uses appropriate communication format in addressing professional issues.
Excellent oral communication skills for patient/family education. Prescribes and communicates treatment plans in accordance with established radiology clinic protocols. Performs all necessary patient teaching and instructions.
Excellent written communication skills to perform accurate documentation, both written and electronic, of all activity, including telephone contacts, in accordance with requirements.
Ensures for proper documentation and coding of procedures and treatments.
Supports/monitors/manage/communication patient data records and responses for patients enrolled in clinical trials, protocols and research studies in accordance with individual protocol guidelines.
Completes orientation and competency verification programs in accordance with (IAW) unit guidelines.
Will be required to be trained and function in all areas of radiology to include: Interventional Radiology, Computer Tomography (CT) Scan, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, Mammography, Ultrasound, and Diagnostic. Responsible for assessment and monitoring of patients undergoing or recovering from invasive procedures, intravenous access problems to include assessment of infiltrations with contrast agents, reactions to contrast agents to include allergic and/or cardiovascular problems, and maintenance of Central Venous Catheter (CVC).
Other duties and responsibilities would include catheterization of all age groups for voiding cystourethrograms, pediatric and adult conscious sedation, post procedure recovery, and daily activities of the department. Will be assigned to attend committee meetings and participate in development and updates of nursing Operating Instructions. Required to provide training to radiologic technologists in intravenous insertion and in-services related to patient care.
Ensures all equipment is properly cleaned and stored at the end of each work shift. Ensure preventive maintenance and routine cleaning are performed as directed.
Ensure medication/supplies are replenished.
Provides clinical oversight for paraprofessionals involved in the provision of therapeutic treatments.
Participates in the orientation and training of newly assigned personnel.
Serves and participates in committees, functions and other meetings as directed. Provides relevant and timely information to these groups, and assists with decision-making and process improvement. Participates in customer service initiatives, quality projects, and medical readiness activities, designed to enhance health services.
Provides surveillance of adherence to safety standards (magnetic field safety, radiation safety, infection control), ensuring the safety of patient, staff, and self. Identifies process improvement opportunities essential to delivery of health care services. Ensures a safe work environment, employee safe work habits and patient safety IAW regulatory agencies, infection control policies, and process improvement initiatives. Follow established standards, guidelines, and protocols in
Experience. A minimum of 12 months in clinical or specialty nursing. A minimum of 24 months of clinical nursing, including 12 months as a radiology nurse.
ACLS/PALS certification is required for administration of conscious sedation.
Experience with conscious sedation. Advanced skills in IV access such as Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICC) line placement would be helpful, skills portions can be obtained at MTF. Pediatric and Adult peripheral IV insertion and Foley catheter insertion is a required skill.
Completion of a structured training program in critical care, neonatal intensive care, obstetrics (labor and delivery, antepartum, postpartum), or emergency nursing.
Tony Valenti CIR
ACF Head Start and Corporate Recruiter
STG International, Inc.
99 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 500
Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel. 703.578.6030 x 317