RN Registered Nurse Special Procedures Full Time Days

Location
West Palm Beach, Florida
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
Nov 09, 2017
Closes
Dec 24, 2017
Ref
01331-3632
Specialty
Miscellaneous
Contract Type
Permanent

JFK North Campus
West Palm Beach, FL

RN Registered Nurse Radiology Special Procedures Vascular Full time Days No Weekends

Facility Description:

JFK North Campus, formerly West Palm Hospital, located in the heart of West Palm Beach, is a 250-bed acute care facility with over 30 years experience in providing the highest quality of care to our community. Conveniently located right off I-95, and equipped with large private rooms, soothing environments and technologically advanced medical equipment, our comprehensive service offering not only establishes JFK North Campus as a premiere, full-service hospital but makes certain that our highly trained and caring staff is prepared to address the healthcare needs of those we serve.

JFK North Campus has been named one of the nations top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Only 14% of the nations hospitals receive this honor. Additionally, our stroke program holds a Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission and has earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association "Get With The Guidelines - Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award."  These distinctions are a direct result of our physicians and employees commitment to clinical excellence. 

JFK North Campus is a member of the nations leading provider of healthcare services, Hospital Corporation of America. HCA Ranks on Fortunes list of Most Admired Companies for three consecutive years. In addition, HCA has also been named one of Ethispheres Worlds Most Ethical Companies for seven consecutive years. Join our tradition of excellence!

POSITION SUMMARY:

 

We are looking for a dedicated passionate RN to work  under the supervision of the Director of Radiology and the Radiologist staff, and within the framework of the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Florida, performs specialized nursing care in all disciplines of the Department of Radiology Services.  The Radiology Nurse may also have indirect supervision by the Chief Nursing Officer.  The radiology nurses role requires a high level of knowledge, expertise and independence because the department provides services to a wide variety of patients with diverse needs and about whom information may be limited.  This nurse will routinely start or check peripheral IVs, assess infusaports, administer medications, monitor vital signs, suction patients, insert foleys and help patients with their personal needs. 
The nurse must also inform the technologist or radiologist of any unusual patient needs and perform specialized nursing duties, such as administering IV sedation or analgesia during special procedures and closely monitoring patients with a cardiac/pulse oximeter.   The nurse informs the technologist or radiologist of special patient needs such as isolation status, do-not-resuscitate (DNR) status, allergies, impaired communication skills, anxiety, pain, altered level of consciousness, or patient dissatisfaction. This nurse will be called upon to care for radiology patients that have been transported from intensive care, radiology patients in emergency situations and pediatric patients, infants, and others needing sedation.  Instructing patients (prior to and after radiology services), patient families, students, technologists, other nurses, radiologists and physicians about patient care, and also teach the radiology staff new nursing policies and national standards as such changes occur.  This position devotes a lot of time to quality improvement and infection control programs, such as: collecting data, keeping records and reporting results.  The person in this position will help write patient care policies, design flowsheets or patient instruction sheets and develop protocols or care plans for use in the Department of Radiology Services.  This position provides quality nursing care to a large, transient group of patients of all ages, acts as a spokesperson for patient care and a teacher to other staff members on patient care issues. 
The radiology nurse will also participate in regularly scheduled orientations for new employees and include topics such as nursing policies and patient care in Radiology.  The radiology nurse will regularly reassure, assist and direct outpatients and their families.  The radiology nurse will also perform daily checks of the exam rooms to ensure that all supplies, medications, and patient care equipment are ready for use.

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Benefits:

We offer a generous compensation package for Full-time and Part-time including: vacation, 401k, and Medical Insurance.