Summary:

Interventional Radiology Nurses are vital members of the radiology team, providing patient care during minimally invasive, image-guided procedures.  The IR Nurse provides critical nursing care to the cardiac patient while assisting the Interventional Radiologist, Vascular Surgeon, and Endovascular Neurosurgeon in performing diagnostic and interventional procedures. He or she closely monitors the patient for complications, administers medications including moderate sedation, documents the procedure, and also may circulate or scrub into procedures. IR nurses also play an important role in communication and patient education both pre and post operatively. They have excellent ACLS skills and are always prepared for emergencies. 


IR Nurse Duties/Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparing patients for procedures: Includes checking and verifying vital signs, meds, NPO status, lab results, and medical history
  • Providing education to the patient and family members: Includes ensuring the patient and family members understand the procedure and plan of care before signing procedural consent and providing them with discharge planning/instructions
  • Inserting and removing intravenous lines
  • Administering medications including moderate sedation
  • Monitoring patient patterns and vital signs during the procedure
  • Overseeing the safety and comfort of patients before, during, and after procedures
  • Circulate/scrub procedures as needed
  • Providing post-procedure monitoring: Includes observing for signs and symptoms of complications, such as bleeding from the puncture site, pain, and/or changes in mental status or vital signs

Minimum Requirements: 

  • 1 year recent working experience as an Interventional Radiology RN
  • Current BLS, ACLS
  • Current TB Screen
  • Active/Unencumbered State RN license
  • Valid Photo Identification/Driver's License
  • Successful completion of a Background Check and Medely's screening process

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