The Interventional Radiology Nurse assumes responsibility and accountability for planning and providing direct/indirect care to patients, families, and appropriate others under the direct supervision of the Radiologists and the Director of Imaging Services.
Delivers general nursing care to patients in all areas of the Radiology/Imaging Department, assesses patient condition and takes immediate action in emergency situation. Responds to patient needs before, during and after procedures including assessment of condition, cardiac arrest, intravenous problems. Performs pre-examination and post-examination assessments for angiography, CT scan and minor special procedures, including physical exam with extremity pulses, allergies, current medication and medical history which would have an adverse effect on the patient. Educates patient and family about pre, intra and post procedure care. Documents care and relays information to physician and patient care unit.