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Registered Nurse - Radiology - Lake City, Florida - Radiology

Company: West Palm Beach VA Medical Center
Location: Lake City
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:


This position is within the Lake City VA Medical Center located at: 619 South Marion Avenue Lake City, FL 32025-5808

The Registered Nurse for Radiology will provide care through all phases of diagnostic and interventional procedures, including preparation, sedation and recovery of patients. The RN will interpret and respond appropriately to physiological readings of any dynamic monitored changes and report them to the provider. The RN is responsible for promoting an environment that supports caring and courteous service, safe patient care, and positive working relationships. Procedures performed but not limited to: arteriograms, angiograms, hepatic embolization, microwave ablations, central venous access, etc.

Duties Include but are Not Limited to:

  • Prepares patients for diagnostic imaging studies, pain management procedures, and assists with patient care as needed in the Radiology department.
  • Responsible for focused case management duties for Interventional Radiology patients, i.e., coordinate patient care between services, provides appropriate Pre and Post procedure patient education. Participates in Quality Improvement activities.
  • Reviews daily CT schedule 24 hours in advance to ensure proper labs and prep medication(s) have been ordered for future patients.
  • Demonstrates clinical competency in; Cardiac, hemodynamic, and pain monitoring, use of emergency and resuscitative equipment, Oxygen therapy, and Suctioning.
  • Responsible for monitoring patients' cardiac/hemodynamic status pre-procedure, intra-procedure and post-procedure for identified Radiology procedures and those requiring the administration of moderate sedation.
  • Assists in developing and implementing patient/family teaching plan based on identified health education needs and the condition and age of the patient.
  • Works within Diagnostic Radiology Center, focusing on IV insertion and troubleshooting of central lines that will be utilized for contrast injection.
  • Assures smooth patient flow throughout the clinic by effectively communicating with the radiologist, technologist, and other staff as necessary.
    Collects clinical data via chart review to facilitate patient evaluation by Radiologists (pre-imaging, lab data, etc.)
    Contacts providers to inform them of required labs or preps for imaging exam.
  • Calls patients 24 hours prior to appointment to remind patients of required labs and answers any questions related to imaging exams and preps.
    Conducts screening for intravenous (IV) and oral contrast administration.
    Prepares and safely administers medication (IV/Oral contrast, nitro, metoprolol, etc.) under the guidance of the Radiologist.
    Prepares/administers oral contrast and preps as ordered by the radiologist and ordering provider.
  • Monitor and discharges outpatients after contrast administration or procedures have been completed.
  • Assist in treatment of contrast reactions and emergent situations as necessary
  • Complete documentation in the EMR
  • Maintains adequate supplies to coincide with workload.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Work Schedule:



    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives:

    Permanent Change of Station (PCS)

    Financial Disclosure Report:

Keywords: West Palm Beach VA Medical Center, Gainesville , Registered Nurse - Radiology - Lake City, Florida - Radiology, Healthcare , Lake City, Florida

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