This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more The Interventional and Diagnostic Radiology (IR/DRC) and Nuclear Medicine (NucMed) nurse is a proficient vascular access direct care provider whose scope of practice includes providing nursing care for patients undergoing Interventional and Diagnostic Radiology(DRC) and Nuclear Medicine procedures such as patients requiring moderate sedation, Computerized Tomography (CT)/ Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), fluoroscopy, and ultrasound. The major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: * Rotates to all three (3) Radiology departments (IR/DRC/NucMed) as needed for adequate coverage, with primary focus on the Diagnostic Radiology Center. * Works within Diagnostic Radiology Center, focusing on IV insertion and troubleshooting of central lines that will be utilized for contrast injection. * Assists with patients undergoing Cardiac Stress procedures within the MRI and Nuclear Medicine departments. * Strict adherence to sterile technique, infection control and safety practices. * Triage procedure consults in conjunction with the IR Team. Collaborates with clerical staff to schedule Interventional Radiology cases. * Responsible for monitoring patients' cardiac/hemodynamic status pre-procedure, inta0-procedure and post-procedure for identified Interventional Radiology procedures and those requiring the administration of moderate sedation. * Demonstrates clinical competency in: ACLS certification and application; Cardiac/hemodynamic monitoring; Accurate use of emergency and resuscitative equipment; Training and accurate skill usage of technical equipment; Training and competency with RME/DME equipment; Oxygen therapy; Suctioning; Pain monitoring during procedure; IV "push" medication administration in providing Moderate Sedation (Conscious Sedation.); Medication administration (IV, oral) per VAPARCS policy; Provides procedural Patient/Family education; Monitors IV therapy; Blood product administration; Performs venipuncture; Medication administration for VAPARCS policy. * Responsible for focused case management duties for Interventional Radiology patients, i.e., coordinate patient care between services, provides appropriate Pre and Post IR procedure patient education, establishes and maintains excellent and professional relationships with referring Physicians and their staff. Participates in QA/QI activities. * Assists the Vascular Access Device team (VAD) Nurses as needed. * Performs other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (7:00am- 6:30pm; 8 or 10-hour shifts), depending on availability and flexibility to meet patient and program needs. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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