Registered Nurse in Washington, DC at Washington Radiology

Date Posted: 7/11/2019

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Job Description

Under the clinical supervision of the Physician Administrator, the Registered Nurse provides direct patient care support services to WRA physicians and supports the general operation of the office. This is a non-exempt hourly position.

RESULTS MEASURED BY THE FOLLOWING RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Understands, promotes and demonstrates the Solis Way
  • Plan, implement and maintain standards of nursing care and a quality assurance program in the office;
  • Respond to all medical emergencies within the office and assume role of emergency team leader until physician arrives; Maintain communication with on-call emergency physician;
  • Insert angiocaths, butterfly needles, IV quick-caths and monitor IV fluid administration of patients when necessary;
  • Administer emergency medications, intravenous narcotics, other medications and oxygen therapy per physician’s orders; Prepare and administer contrast media for patient consumption; Account for controlled medications on crash cart; Monitor expiration dates of medications on crash cart and replace them when needed;
  • Telephone patients who are scheduled for examinations to obtain medical history and pertinent information and to give preparation instructions; Ascertain area of injury or patient’s symptoms to assist the physician in reporting the proper diagnosis; Maintain patient assessment record-keeping - patient history/consent information, contrast dosage and reaction; Review discharge and follow-up instructions with patients and their families;
  • Provide in-service to staff and physicians regarding nursing policies, emergency trauma, trauma equipment, contrast injector, venipuncture, CPR and OSHA regulations;
  • Correctly process all pertinent exam related information including charge slips and/or direct computer entry as directed;
  • Must be thoroughly knowledgeable about and comply with the policies and procedures of the Corporation;
  • Should be familiar with the operation of the clerical and reception areas of the office and assist when needed, including the management of patient records and files;
  • Perform preventative maintenance on equipment and monitor its operation, reporting any problems to the appropriate persons;
  • Take initiative for professional advancement through personal assessment of strengths and weaknesses;
  • May be directed to assist with the development and revision of manuals, OSHA manuals, policies, procedures and charges pertaining to nursing care;
  • May assist with the selection of supplies, materials and equipment used in the offices and maintain adequate supplies as needed;
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work area at all times; May be directed to initiate, administer and evaluate infection control standards for the office; Maintain OSHA regulations in the office;
  • Promote team approach and a positive image of WRA to everyone with whom contact is made through exceptional customer service;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Job Requirements

  • Must have a BS degree in nursing from an accredited school;
  • Must have a minimum of two years patient care experience, preferably in critical care or radiology nursing;
  • Must have demonstrated proficiency in IV administration techniques;
  • Must maintain current Advanced Cardiac Life Support/CPR certification;
  • Must present registered nurses license for the state you are working in, maintain credentials through continuing education programs and provide copy to manager at time of renewal;
  • Should be able to lift and move patients as required.