Registered Nurse
SUNY Upstate Medical University
 Syracuse, NY
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Position Description

RN, NYS license, two years satisfactory post licensure experience. Two years recent or ICU experience preferred. Current CPR certification is required; ACLS certification required. The nurse in the Department of Radiology has a dynamic and varied role. The major goal of the radiology nurse is to provide quality nursing care to the patient in the Department of Radiology. Skills utilized in his/her job performance include assessment, communication, and teaching. The nurse insures patient privacy and dignity. The areas where the nurse may function include: general diagnostic, interventional or special procedures, ultrasound, computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and nuclear medicine. The Radiology Nurse utilizes resources to assess patients with unfamiliar conditions/situations and informs and prepares the patient for special procedures. The nurse will be giving contrast and assessing the patient for the possible reactions to the contrast. The Radiology Nurse intervenes when a patient develops problems, becomes acutely ill or is in a life-threatening situation. Current CPR and ACLS certifications are required. Must be knowledgeable in physical assessment, aseptic techniques, IV skills, and isolation techniques. The Radiology Nurse assists the Radiologists with special procedures and treatments, organizes and prioritizes patient care, anticipates changes in a patient's condition, follows Nursing and Hospital policies and procedures and evaluates patients' overall response to care and the effect of interventions. Documentation should be consistent, legible, accurate, concise and timely. Promoting support of patients and families is a high expectation of the Radiology Nurse. This includes identifying language and learning barriers and formulating individualized teaching plans with realistic goals. Administering medication and moderate sedation in a manner that demonstrates knowledge of age specific dosage and potential for drug reactions. The Radiology Nurse must identify and communicate learning needs to the Patient Service Director. The Radiology Nurse incorporates input from co-workers and support services into his/her plan of care and shares their knowledge and expertise with all members of the health care team. Open communication with co-workers and fostering a working rapport with ancillary/support services to enhance patient care is expected. Offering assistance to team members in completing assignments and accepting reassignments according to patient care and acuity needs is of utmost importance. Many pre-procedural phone calls are made using proper telephone technique and etiquette. Maintaining confidentiality and providing information in a non-judgmental manner sets the stage to our care. The Radiology Nurse must be able to complete an Admission Assessment form and inform the physician involved with the case of any complications, for example: NPO status not within guidelines, no history and physical documentation, abnormal blood work, and allergies, especially to contrast. Must be able to take on call schedule based on departmental needs. Schedule based on 40-hour workweek. Flexible time scheduling is preferred but not mandatory. Reporting for work on time, as scheduled and maintaining work attendance in accordance with Nursing Department guidelines is a standard requirement.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of or eligibility for a license to practice as a registered professional nurse in New York State and one year of post-licensure acute care nursing experience. Candidates with less than one year of post-licensure acute care nursing experience who possess a license, or eligible, to practice as a registered nurse in New York State will be considered for appointment to a Nurse 1 position.

Work days:

Monday-Fridays Evenings, with some weekends/holidays/oncall responsibility

Job Category

Registered Nurses

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Job Close Date

Open Until Filled


Nursing Recruitment