PT, ISS Nurse
Reports to: Pre-assessment/ISS Nurse Manager
JOB FUNCTION SUMMARY (BASIC DUTIES OF POSITION):
The role of the Registered Nurse in the ISS area is to provide optimal care to the patient prior to, during and after a scheduled pain procedure. Upon arrival, this includes obtaining a brief health history, vital signs and lab work as necessary. During the procedure, proper patient positioning, continuous monitoring of vital signs and patient reassurance is imperative, as well as assisting the physician as needed. Discharge responsibilities include obtaining vital signs, assessing the injection site, evaluating the patient’s ability to ambulate safely and providing discharge instructions.
1. Patient Care: assessment, evaluation, lab work, assisting with procedure, education, electronic documentation (70% of time)
2. Preparing, stocking, cleaning and closing unit (5% of time)
3. Crosstrain to pre-assessment to assist with pre-op calls (25% of time)
4. Other duties, as assigned.
Must be able to project a professional, pleasant image while interacting with a variety of personalities and cultures. Must demonstrate tact and diplomacy in interpersonal interactions. Teamwork is essential and staff must be flexible and adapt to department needs. Should have strong communication and customer service skills and respect for confidentiality. Must have the ability to plan, prioritize and complete tasks under stress with frequent interruptions. Ability to utilize basic office equipment, such as: telephones, calculators, writing utensils, fax machines, copiers and computers.
- Experience: 1-5 years of relevant experience and/or training.
- Licensing/Education: Registered Nurse in the state of Kansas required.
BLS and ACLS preferred or obtained within the first three months of hire.
- Physical Requirements: Requires a full range of body motion including lifting, pushing and pulling patients with and without assistance. Position involves sitting, standing and walking. Normal visual and auditory acuity. Subject to radiation exposure during procedures.