Staff Nurse - Inpatient (Interventional Radiology)

 
Position: Staff Nurse - Inpatient (Interventional Radiology)

Job ID: 152935

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Interventional Radiology

Talent Area: Registered Nurse

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 9a-6p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

Summary:

We are searching for a Staff Nurse - Inpatient for our Interventional Radiology Team - someone who works well in a fast-paced hospital setting. In this position, you’ll provide nursing care to patients having a diagnostic imaging study by ensuring patient comfort and safety while collaborating with the Radiology staff to optimize patient throughout.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Assesses patient prior to the initiation of sedation
  • Completes a pre-sedation assessment of all outpatients and reviews the pre-sedation assessment on all inpatients in an age specific and age appropriate manner
  • Initiates sedation and monitors patient during course of the Radiologic examination or intervention
  • Implements the sedation protocol using the hospital’s approved guidelines and standards
  • Recovers patient from sedation and/or interventional procedure
  • Implements a safe and effective recovery of patients based on the diagnostic examination and/or intervention performed, discharge protocol and developmental (age-appropriate) needs
  • Collaborates with the team members of the various modalities in achieving completion of intervention or diagnostic examination
  • Collaborates with the team leaders regarding patient schedule both in EPIC and schedule board
  • Educates patient and family to the intervention or diagnostic examination and discharge care
  • Prepares patient/family regarding the scheduled diagnostic examination both with sedation and non-sedation procedures in an age appropriate and age specific manner
  • Demonstrates commitment to team, flexibility, professional interpersonal, communication, critical thinking, and customer service skills
  • Demonstrates positive and effective interpersonal skills when dealing with patients/families, visitors, peers, and other health care team members
  • Manages time and resources in a cost-effective manner
  • Demonstrates appropriate delegation and prioritization skills related to patient interventions and therapies
  • Maintains professional development of self and participates in development of others
  • Demonstrates willingness and ability to acquire new knowledge and utilize new skills needed to improve individual, team, and organizational performance
  • Participates in achieving hospital/unit goals
  • Participates in achieving hospital/unit goals, structures, and priorities


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in nursing or other degree in nursing with acceptance or current enrollment in a BSN program and signed agreement
  • Current licensure with the Board of Nursing for the State of Texas and current BLS certification is required
  • 1 year of professional nursing experience
  • The ability to demonstrate positive and appropriate interpersonal skills, good time and resource management skills, flexibility, strong oral and written communication skills, knowledge of unit-specific equipment, and knowledge of the nursing process, critical thinking skills, PALS, and interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Highly Preferred: RN with Adult IR experience.
  • CLS, BLS, PALS required.


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