Position Summary: The Radiology Nurse/PICC line placement Nurse is primarily responsible for the assessment, planning and care of patients who undergo diagnostic procedures in Radiology. The primary role of a Radiology Nurse is to provide care and manage referral case load for patients undergoing radiology procedures, such as, MRI, CT, Ultrasound, and Fluoroscopy; assess patients prior to their procedures by studying patient medical histories and speaking with both patients and their physicians; ensure the patient is healthy enough to undergo a radiology procedure safely; responsible for assisting the radiologist in various radiology procedures by prepping patients beforehand by explaining the process, checking vital signs and administering medicine when necessary; reassesses the patient after their procedure and provide care until they are ready to be discharged. The primary role of a PICC line placement Nurse is to assess patients with difficult access or need for long term IV therapy for appropriate vascular assess device; works with staff nurses, physicians, case managers and other team members to ensure early assessment for vascular access device selection and implementation; participates in education in vascular access with the patient, family members and staff; places vascular access device (PICC, EDP, peripheral) or recommends alternate means of access; reports directly to the patient’s primary nurse, charge nurse or physician if necessary.
Education: Must meet (1) one of the following (4) four criteria:
For external applicants (individuals not currently employed by GHS):
For internal GHS applicants seeking a position transfer (individuals currently employed by GHS):
Previous Special Procedures/Radiology and PICC line placement experience preferred.
Licensure and certification:
Current and in good standing RN Licensure with South Carolina Board of Nursing.
American Heart Association Healthcare provider course with Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required to be initially completed with the GHS Staff Development Office within 30 calendar days of hire date (exceptions to obtain certification from a provider other than the GHS Staff Development Office are approved by Staff development on a case-by-case basis). BLS Recertification is required every two years.
Ability to works with patients, families, physicians, and other health care providers with a high level of customer service orientation required.
Physical Requirements: Physical Agility Testing (PAT) rating of “Light-Medium”
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) required to stand, sit, and walk; occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) to use hands, fingers; and frequently to talk or hear. The employee must exert 15 to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 5 to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 5 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and will be measured by post offer PAT test.
May be exposed to infectious specimens, diseases, and soiled laundry.