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Clinic RN - Radiology

Company: CARLE
Location: Normal
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Job Description:

The staff Registered Nurse (RN) is a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility for a group of patients for a designated time frame and provides care to these patients via the utilization of the nursing process, nursing trends, technology, financial and human resources within the philosophy of the institution.

  • Performs all nursing responsibilities and duties required by unit as specific to the scope of service. Implements procedures and theories related to the specific area of practice following department policies and procedures in accordance with accrediting bodies and/or manufacturer guidelines.  Maintains patient safety as the highest priority. Reviews cases with the radiologist/physician when appropriate.
  • Completes initial assessment upon patient admission and develops appropriate plan of care in accordance with unit standards and that is based on patient and family needs. Implements plan of care, nursing interventions, and patient care procedures. Modifies plan of care based upon continuous evaluation.
  • Maintains up-to-date and accurate documentation of nursing care provided to assure the integration of information for use by the healthcare team. Recognizes and responds to any adverse or allergic reactions including change is patient status requiring nursing assistance. RN will provide patient medications utilizing the patient 5 Rights: Right Patient, Right Medication, Right Route, Right Does, and Right Time.
  • Serves as a technical resource and subject matter expert for staff, management, and physicians.
  • Screens the patient for possibility of pregnancy and performs pregnancy testing if applicable.
  • Responsible for maintaining equipment and workplace environment including maintaining supply inventories and orderliness of work area. Recognizes malfunctions and service needs and reports service needs in a timely manner.
  • Ensures patient, visitor and environmental safety.  Reports safety events immediately including those that are a near miss.
  • Assists in instruction of students and new staff as necessary. May perform duties of RN Lead/Supervisor or Imaging Coordinator in his/her absence.
  • Meets productivity levels as established by department benchmarking.  Assists other areas during downtimes so to maintain productivity.
  • Participates in QA/QC programs. Directs personnel in maintaining standards set out by accrediting bodies, licensures and safety guidelines.
  • Aids in the annual review and periodic updates of department policies and protocols.
  • Perform additional RN 2 expectations per RN ladder.

Keywords: CARLE, Normal , Clinic RN - Radiology, Other , Normal, Illinois

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