REGISTERED NURSE (University Hospital- Interventional Radiology)

Michigan Medicine Published: September 13, 2018
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Provides comprehensive nursing care to pediatric and adult patients during Interventional Radiology procedures, including Vascular, Neuro and other specialties.  Prioritizes and provides appropriate patient care in an organized, efficient, professional and timely manner.  Identifies emergency situations, initiates nursing actions and sets priorities for care. Assists Radiologist(s), Fellow(s), Resident(s), Advanced Practice Providers(APP’s) and technical staff in performing diagnostic and interventional procedures. 

Provides moderate sedation/analgesia to patients undergoing Interventional Radiological procedures per UMHS policies, guidelines, protocols and competencies. This includes assessment, monitoring, administering of medications, documentation, and other interventions to ensure a safe, therapeutic experience for the patient(s). Other key responsibilities include: POC (Point of Care) testing, administering anticoagulant/ hemolytic therapies, keen assessment skills, working with minimal supervision, ability to multitask, and use professional judgement in decision making.  

Fosters a culture of patient and family centered care by creating a positive and caring experience with every interaction. Recognizes internal and external customers and continually looks for ways to improve service and therapeutic communications for all internal and external customers.

This position routinely involves:
* Constant standing, walking, transporting of equipment, 
* Patient lifting, positioning, pushing, twisting, and/or transferring of patients. 
* Remaining in a stationary position and/or moving for extended periods of time
* Wearing a lead apron (approx. 20-25 lbs) for several hours at a time
* Inspection & monitoring of patients from at least 20 feet in low light environment
*Providing patient care in low light/dark rooms during radiographic procedures
*Pushing stretchers with patients
*Management of blood product transfusions, including associated paper documentation.
*Using computerized data entry and medical record systems

Nursing Specific Info

Salary & Nursing Framework Level:
This UMPNC RN posting is posted as Nursing Framework LEVEL C.
Actual Nursing Framework LEVEL and salary will be determined at time of hire.
Nursing Framework levels range from Level A to Level E.

Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position. Posting may be filled after the initial 5-day posting period.
Applicants who have left the UMPNC bargaining unit must include on their resume dates of past employment including months and years of service along with effort.
Positions less than 20 hours/week may be combined.

If you have questions regarding this posting or would like assistance with nursing opportunities please contact Nurse Recruitment at (734) 936-5183.

Required Qualifications*

Current license to practice nursing in the State of Michigan

Two (2) or more years of recent (within the past five (5) years) RN experience in providing care to complex Adult and/ or Pediatric patients in an ICU, ED, Interventional Radiology, Cardiac Catheterization Lab, EP (Electrophysiology) Lab or other medical procedures unit environment.

Experience in sedation and/ or pain management and/or anxiety management, anticoagulant administration, POC (point of care) testing.

Demonstrated effective communication and problem solving skills, ability to work collaboratively with others, excellent interpersonal and delegation skills. Flexible, critical thinking skills, ability to multi-task is essential.  

ACLS and PALS certification is required (or within six (6) months of date of hire) or MUST be completed prior to end of probationary period 

NOTE: Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position.

RESUME REQUIRED (for both internal & external applicants):  
You must attach a complete and accurate resume to be fully considered for this position

Desired Qualifications*

BSN preferred

Experience in administering moderate sedation and hemolytic therapy is strongly preferred

Demonstrated effective organizational/leadership experience.

Work Schedule

Hours: 40 hrs/wk, 
Shift: Day shift ; 7a-5:30p/ variable start times.
          **On call is required after orientation is completed on week nights, weekends, and holidays. 

Location: Interventional Radiology

Additional Information

Interventional Radiology procedures are performed in 4 locations.  Neuro Interventional, Visceral, Pediatrics (located in the Children’s & Women’s OR), and Vascular (located in the CVC OR).  Procedures may also be performed in other areas including CT, patient care units, and other procedure areas.  Interventional Radiology nursing also supports Vascular Surgery and Neurosurgery performing catheter based diagnostics and interventions.  

Union Affiliation

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Michigan Nurses Association and the U-M Professional Nurse Council union, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Selection Process

Michigan Medicine seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan and to maintain the excellence of the University. We welcome applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching, and clinical mission, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The Department of Nursing, like the University of Michigan as a whole, is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons and will not discriminate against any individual because of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status.   

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Only registered members can apply for jobs.

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