Reporting to the Manager of CT/PET/MRI/NM and Radiology Nursing, Registered Professional Nurses at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Illinois are licensed professionals empowered to participate in an interdisciplinary approach to meet the expectations of those we serve. As members of the Professional Nursing Congress, the registered nurses are actively involved in the continued evidence based development of best practices to ensure individualized and desired outcomes at discharge. Registered Nurses receive recognition for their involvement through Clinical Ladder Best at the Bedside Program. Nursing practice follows the mission of the Sisters of the Third Order of Saint Francis serving our community with the “greatest care and love”. Radiology Nurses work in all areas of Radiology and Medical Imaging (Diagnostic X-ray, CT, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, Fluoroscopy, and PET/CT). Pediatric experience required.
The job incumbent is required to demonstrate the critical care knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care appropriate to the age of the patients served on the unit(s).
This requires that the incumbent demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development as well as the physical, emotional and psycho-social needs of the patient population served.
Demonstrates knowledge and skills to work with patients receiving anesthesia during Radiology and Medical Imagining procedures.
Highly prefer Pediatric experience with at least 1 year of clinical experience in the hospital setting.
Work requires a professional level of knowledge of nursing practice and theory at a level that generally can be acquired by completion and graduation from an accredited School of Nursing.
Current State license as a Registered Nurse required.
PALS and ACLS required within 1 year of hire.
Work requires 3 to 6 months unit-specific orientation and on-the-job training to learn Radiology department/unit policies, procedures and work routines; to develop proficiency in use of medical equipment and instruments used in Radiology motilities; to learn nursing care and quality assurance standards; and gain an understanding of the types of patients (Infant to adult) cared for in Radiology and Medical Imaging areas, their needs, and effective nursing interventions.
Work requires the interpersonal skills necessary to instruct and comfort patients, family members, and/or significant others; to communicate effectively and concisely with other infant / adult care providers; and to instruct family members and/or significant others in home care procedures.
Work requires analytical ability necessary to assess infants'/ adult physical, psychological and social needs, develops individualized care plans, and evaluate patient’s responses to medical and nursing interventions.
Work requires after-hours Call until 9 pm. Monday – Friday, as well as the ability to critically think and function autonomously while on call.
Applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin or ancestry, age physical or mental handicap unrelated to ability or an unfavorable discharge from military service.
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