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Radiology Sedation and Procedure Registered Nurse

UMC Health System

Lubbock, TX
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Title: Radiology Sedation and Procedure Registered Nurse
JobID: 6368
  • Registered Nurse
    Interventional Nursing Radiology
    Job Location:                         Lubbock, TX
    Shift:     8:30-5 (M-F) plus call                                   
    Status:                                    Full Time

    About UMC
    UMC, licensed for 450 beds, is the leader in comprehensive healthcare delivery in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. UMC is home to the region’s only Level I Trauma Center, the Timothy J. Harnar Regional Burn Center, the Southwest Cancer Center, Heart Center, Pediatric Level II Trauma Center, and the UMC Children’s Hospitals by delivery of state-of-the-art sophisticated patient care.  UMC serves as the primary teaching hospital for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC), to train tomorrow’s healthcare professional.  UMC has a strong and enduring partnership with Texas Tech which helps assist UMC’s mission and support Tech’s academic pursuit of education and research.  UMC is accredited annually thorough Det Norsek Veritas (DNV), a national integrated accreditation for health care organizations. UMC Health System employs 3,890 individuals on our team.  The system has been honored among the Best Places to Work in Texas and is proud of their high patient and employee satisfaction.  We hope you will choose UMC Health System, where “Service is Our Passion”!
    UMC’s Mission, Vision and Standards Include:
    Vision Statement:To Serve Our Patients in the Best Teaching Hospital in the Country
    Mission Statement:Service is our passion. We serve by providing safe, high quality care to all, achieving excellent financial performance, and training tomorrow’s healthcare professionals.
    Standards of Excellence:Attitude, Communication, Responsiveness, Compassion, Teamwork, Ownership, Safety and Respect
    Description / Scope of Service
    1. Interventional nursing radiology procedures include but are not limited to: liver biopsies, thoracentesis, paracentesis, bone biopsies, lower extremity angiogram/ angioplasty with lysis, upper extremity angiogram/angioplasty with lysis, bronchial angiogram/ angioplasty with embolization, liver chemotherapy embolization, arteriovenous fistula declot, neprostomy tubes with possible stent placement, mesenteric angiogram/ angioplasty with embolization and possible stent placement, carotid angiogram/ angioplasty, cerebral angiogram/ angioplasty, renal angiogram/ angioplasty, tunneled catheter placement, hemodialysis catheter placement, Kypho/ vertebroplasty/ thyroid, neck mass, and parotic biosies with possible fine needle aspiration, biliary/ chole drain, soft tissue mass biopsies, IVC filter, transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) placement, renal biopsies, lymph node biopsies, lung biopsies, central venous line, adrenal mass biopsies, lumbar puncture/ myelo recoveries, cyst embolizations, hip embolizations and chest tubes. 
    2. The Universal Protocol Checklist is completed before any sedation is given.  This is an oral “Time Out” between the RN, the Attending Physician and any other staff members in the procedure room.  Under direction of the Physician, the RN will administer medications to induce moderate sedation.  Medication guidelines for the sedation of adult/pediatric patients are used for general direction.  An RN according to the moderate sedation policy will monitor the patient and document on the sedation record.  When moderate sedation is deemed inadequate or contraindicated, the physician will request anesthesia services.  An anesthesia cart is made available by the anesthesia department and will be maintained by the anesthesia department. 
    3. Emergency equipment and drugs are available at the nurses’ station to meet emergency conditions.
    4. There is dedicated equipment which can be transported to the patient’s bedside in the ICUs, OR or the ER when indicated.
    A multi-disciplinary approach to nursing care is utilized in Interventional Nursing Radiology.The interventional radiology nursing staff presently consists of a Nurse Director, Assistant Director, Clinical Instructor, and seven Registered Nurses that are practicing with a current Texas License, two surgical technicians, two scrub technicians and one health unit coordinator working directly under the Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services.
    • UMC Hospital Orientation
    • UMC Nursing Orientation
    • Galen E-learning Curriculum Modules / Online Nursing Competency Validation
    • Electronic Documentation training
    Individualized Unit Specific Orientation
    • Unit specific orientation is provided in addition to UMC’s Hospital and Nursing Orientation.
    • During clinical orientation you will be paired with an experienced nurse preceptor.  Our nursing preceptors are specially trained and work as a team to obtain the best experience for the new employee
    • Orientation length is individually based and will be determined by the Preceptor, Employee and Clinical Instructor
    • The Interventional Nursing Radiology Nurse can expect rotations with the Charge Nurse, Health Unit Coordinator, and Surgical Technician during the orientation period
    • Clinical orientation will begin on day shift to maximize your exposure to procedures and physician rounding 
    • You will also have many opportunities for professional growth and advancement
    • Certification review class is available (free of charge) after 1 year of employment
    • Committee involvement is encouraged in order to improve patient care and processes Committees are available at unit level as well as hospital wide 
    • Other opportunities include: mentoring
    • Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing
    • Valid Texas Nursing License or Compact Licensure  / Graduate Nurse Permit Required
    • Knows clinical and nursing standards and practices in according with the nursing scope and standards of practice as set forth by the American Nurses Association.
    • Provides professional nursing care to patients and provides supervision and guidance to the members of the nursing staff.
    • Age specific knowledge is required when needed for appropriate patient care.
    • Has working knowledge of organizational and nursing policies.
    • Requires adequate hand/eye coordination and fine motor skills.
    • Talking and hearing is essential for communication.
    • Visual acuity is required to work with patients for observation, assessment, and electronic charting.
    • Current CPR certification from American Heart Association
    • American Heart Association ACLS and PALS are required based upon area of practice.
    • Customer service abilities including effective listening skills
    • Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
    • Ability to perform work that requires walking, sitting and standing most of the time while on duty. Occasional lifting or patients with assistance is required.
    • All employees must review, sign and utilize UMC’s Standards of Excellence.
    Benefits (Full-Time based upon 40 hours per week; Part-Time Benefits based on Hours Worked)
    • Full-time benefit package inclusive of health and dental coverage
    • Competitive compensation based on education and experience
    • Relocation assistance package if relocating > 75 miles / To reside in Lubbock, Texas
    • Educational Reimbursement for BSN / MSN
    • Eligible for overtime pay after 40 hours per week
    • Eligible for annual performance appraisal
    • Eligible for Career Ladder after 12 months of UMC employment
    • Uniform Payroll deduction
    • Certification Exam payment and/or reimbursement
    • Long Term Disability/Group Life Insurance/Group Dependent Life Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Tax Sheltered Annuity Program
    • Supplemental Insurance Programs
    • Healthcare and Dependent care spending accounts
    • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Extended Illness (EI)

Job Type: Full time
Category: Nursing
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