Billings Clinic Radiology RN Hospital in Billings, Montana
Radiology RN Hospital
Full-Time (.75 or greater)
Looking for a change of pace or to try something new? Radiology nursing may be for you!
What exactly does a radiology nurse do?
Radiology nurses assist in a variety of procedures caring for patients from infancy to late adulthood. Modalities covered by radiology nurses include interventional radiology, CT, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and MRI. Nursing assists physicians in providing moderate sedation for most procedures done in radiology. Common procedures include angiograms with intervention, port placements , mass biopsies, pediatric and adult anesthesia cases, and much more. Patient acuity varies from stable to ICU level of care patients making critical care experience preferred.
What’s the schedule like?
In a typical week a nurse will work 4 10 hour shifts and cover a different modality each day creating a unique variety not easily found in other departments. Taking call is also a part of radiology nursing. A nurse is typically on call once a week, f rom the end of the shift until the beginning of the next morning, and on e weekend every 4-6 weekends (depending on total number of nurses in the department). Nurses also divide up holidays to be on call, typically only 1-2 per year.
Staff will report to Clinical Coordinator/ Supervisor of the department.
Clinical Coordinator/ Supervisor will report to the Manager of the department.
Managers will report to the Director of the department.
Directors will report to the VP/Chiefs of the department.
Direct Reports (This position evaluates another position)
Under general supervision, utilizes the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation, and theoretical/clinical skills in the promotion/maintenance of health.Incorporates evidence-based nursing practices consistent with national standards and which support quality outcomes.Assumes responsibility and accountability for the quality of nursing care.Directs the plan of care while maintaining professionalism.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Essential Job Functions
•Utilizing a holistic approach and evidence based nursing practices, incorporates the nursing process into the goal-directed
•plan of care for the patient. Collaborates with the interdisciplinary care team to execute a plan of care appropriate to the needs of the patients.
•Ensures complete, accurate and timely entry into patient medical record as indicated by patient condition and documentation guidelines, consistent with departmental policies and procedures.
•Adheres to Billings Clinic safety standards, policies and practices. Anticipates and identifies problems and safety issues, then initiates appropriate action.
•Maintains appropriate skill/knowledge and application of relevant and commonly used equipment specific to area, pharmacology and laboratory values based on disease process or physiological status.
•Utilizes evidence based practice, supported by nursing research, within specialty area.
•Utilizes performance improvement principles to assess and improve the quality of patient/resident care. Incorporates the Magnet Model in transforming the work environment and quality of nursing care.
•Takes responsibility for own professional growth and development needs; meets all system/departmental educational requirements.
•Demonstrates collaborative, supportive, and caring behaviors in communication with patient’s families, visitors, and the interdisciplinary care team.
•Consideration is given to the appropriateness of care based on the population specific needs of the patient.
Essential Functions Disclaimer
Supports and models behaviors consistent with Billings Clinic’s mission, vision, values, code of business conduct and service expectations. Meets all mandatory organizational and departmental requirements. Maintains competency in all organizational, departmental and outside agency standards as it relates to the environment, employee, patient safety or job performance.
Performs all other duties as assigned or as needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.
Department or Level Specific Duties and Responsibilities
KNOWLEDGE OF / SKILLS / ABILITIES / COMPLEXITIES AND DIFFICULTIES
· Billings Clinic policy and procedures, both organizational and departmental
· Personal computers, hardware and software
· Billings Clinic Code of Conduct
· Billings Clinic’s Compliance and Integrity Program
· HIPAA and confidentiality requirements
· Patient’s rights
· Customer service techniques and Personal Service Excellence (PSE)
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
•• Customer service techniques and Personal Service Excellence (PSE) skills
•• Regulatory standards (i.e., Joint Commission, OSHA, Patient Safety Standards, etc.)
•• Computers and electronic applications
•• Nursing practices, planning and assessment within scope of practice
•• American Nurse’s Association (ANA) Code of Ethics
•• Patient safety standards
•• Interpersonal communication
•• Collection and analysis of information to develop evidence-based plans of care related to specific interventions and goals.
•• Incorporate population specific needs into all aspects of communication and patient care; scope of services provided will encompass age groups ranging from infant through geriatric
•• Communicate clearly and effectively, both verbal and written
•• Utilize time management concepts and maximize time effectively
•• Work effectively with interdisciplinary care team
•• Give attention to detail when planning and performing professional nursing care, resolving patient/resident care problems and dealing with patients and their families, while working with frequent interruptions and competing priorities
•• Respond calmly and professionally when dealing with difficult or emergency situations
•• Maintain flexibility to adapt to a variety of workload assignments
•• Lift, push and pull 50 pounds unassisted
•COMPLEXITY & DIFFICULTY:
•• Resourcefulness in dealing with emergency situations
•• May be required to work on varied nursing units for varying periods of time
•• Practices within the scope of RN licensure
2 Year / Associate Degree
4 Year / Bachelors Degree
Years Of Experience
Minimum Years of Experience
Required To Have By
within 4 years of hire
Required To Have By
Other Minimum Qualifications
•CVU CardioVascular Unit
· Experience in critical care or ability to successfully complete training program
· Ability to successfully complete ACLS certification within two (2) years of hire
· Experience in Cath lab, critical care, or telemetry unit
· Ability to successfully complete all orientation modules within one (1) year of hire
· Ability to successfully complete ACLS certification within one (1) year of employment
· Ability to successfully complete the critical care training program within six months of hire
· ACLS certification preferred or ability to successfully complete ACLS training within two (2) years of hire
•MedFlight Services -
· Two (2) years experience in emergency or critical care with at least six months internal Billings Clinic experience in Critical Care and/or Emergency Department
· Ability to successfully complete the air medical training program within six (6) months of hire ACLS certification, required
· Ability to successfully complete PALS certification within three (3) months of hire
· Ability to successfully complete
· TNCC within six (6) months of hire
· CFRN to be completed within 2 years of hire date,
· CEN and/or CCRN will be completed within 6 months of hire.
· The following requirements apply to fixed wing flights, but do not apply to maternity fixed wing flights.
· Ability to maintain a body weight of 230 pounds or less, as the combined weight of the flight crew, patient and equipment cannot exceed 1220 pounds.
· Ability to work safely and effectively in cramped and confined areas in emergency situations on emergency flights.
· Ability to operate safely and effectively all equipment used on emergency flights (i.e., transport monitor w/defib/pacing/pressure lines/ETCO2/SaO2, transport ventilator, IVAC minimed IV pump, loading systems, etc.)
· Experience in emergency or critical care and the ability to successfully complete the preceptor training program OR minimum of one (1) year experience in a monitored area and ability to successfully complete the preceptor training program
· ACLS certification preferred or ability to successfully complete with six (6) months of hire
· Ability to successfully complete PALS certification within six (6) months of hire Ability to successfully complete TNCC certification within one (1) year of hire
· Experience in medical/surgical or ability to successfully complete endoscopy training program
•Labor and Delivery
· Experience in perinatal nursing and/or ability to successfully complete an individualized training program.
· Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification or the ability to successfully complete within one (1) year of hire
· Experience in neonatal nursing and/or ability to successfully complete an individualized training program. STABLE within one year of employment NRP certification within one year of employment Lifting requirements for NICU staff would not exceed 25 pounds for patient care or other unit activities
· Experience in acute care for a minimum of 2 years ACLS certification preferred or ability to successfully complete ACLS training within one (1) year of hire
· Experience in pediatric nursing and/or ability to successfully complete the pediatrics training program. PALs certification preferred or ability to successfully complete within six months of hire
· Experience in acute care for a minimum of 2 years ACLS and PALs certification within 6 months of hire
· Experience in operating room or ability to successfully complete training program within one (1) year of hire
•Outpatient Surgery Center
· Experience in operating room, inpatient surgical or ability to successfully complete training program
•PAT (Pre-Admission Testing)
· Experience in a medical or surgical unit or ability to successfully complete training program
· Experience in medical, surgical or psychiatric services or ability to successfully complete training program CPI (Crisis Prevention Institute) Certification within 60 days of date of hire
· Experience in critical care, conscious sedation, interventional radiology, angiography and nuclear medicine experience desirable ACLS and PALS certification required
•PACU Post Anesthesia Care Unit
· Two (2) years Med Surg experience required if no previous experience in Recovery Room or Critical Care ACLS certification required PALS preferred or to obtained within one year of employment
•Cardiac Rehab Unit
· Two (2) years experience in acute care, critical care or cardiac care experience with knowledge in ECG monitoring and CHD (pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment) Ability to successfully complete orientation modules within one (1) year of hire to include skills necessary to develop and implement therapeutic exercise programs in a variety of chronic disease populations and CHD risk reduction plan Healthcare Provider and ACLS certification required
•Heart Failure Program
· Two (2) years experience in acute care, critical care or cardiac care with knowledge in ECG monitoring and CHD (pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment) Ability to successfully complete the orientation modules within one (1) year of hire to include the education, assessment and management of CHF patients locally and throughout the Billings Clinic service area Ability to successfully complete the orientation modules within one (1) year of hire to include the development and implementation of a therapeutic cardiac exercise program for this patient population Healthcare Provider and ACLS certification required
•Inpatient Cancer Care
· Experience in Oncology, preferred. Current Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Chemotherapy Biotherapy Provider Card required or willing to obtain within eighteen (18) months of hire. OCN (Oncology Certified Nurse) preferred or willing to obtain within four (4) years of hire.
Minimum Qualifications Disclaimer
· Or an equivalent combination of education and experience relating to the above tasks, knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered
Working Conditions 2
Medical floor: Indoors, Normal patient care environment in acute care hospital , round-the-clock staffing, so nurses must be prepared to work evenings and weekends. Nurses sometimes move from place to place, providing patient care where it's needed.Are exposed to diseases or infections on a daily basis. Always wear masks or rubber gloves to protect themselves and their patients from disease. Usually work indoors. Work very near patients and doctors. They come into physical contact with patients throughout the day. Usually wear a uniform or lab jacket. Lighting: is suitable and efficient and natural so far is reasonably practical. Emergency lighting is provided where lighting failure would cause danger. Water and restrooms are within short moving distance from workstation.
Working Conditions List
•• Normal patient care environment in acute care hospital
•• Utilization of computers for clinical and financial database systems
•All registered nurses employed as general duty and team leaders at Billings Clinic Hospital, a Montana not-for-profit corporation, are subject to the terms and conditions of employment as outlined in the collective bargaining agreements between the Montana Nurses Association and Billings Clinic Hospital.
Blood Borne Pathogen Category
Category I: Tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues. Use of appropriate protective measures are required for every employee engaged in Category I tasks.
Airborne Contaminant Category
Category I: Tasks that routinely require activities that may involve exposure to airborne contaminants.
Sitting: 0-4 hrs
Sitting: 4-8 hrs
Sitting: 8+ hrs
Standing: 0-4 hrs
Standing: 4-8 hrs
Standing: 8+ hrs
Walking: 0-4 hrs
Walking: 4-8 hrs
Walking: 8+ hrs
Reaching - L, R, B
Pushing/Pulling - L, R, B
Grasping - L, R, B
Fine Manipulation - L, R, B
Lifting: 0-10 lbs
Lifting: 11-20 lbs
Lifting: 21-25 lbs
Lifting: 26-50 lbs
Lifting: 50+ lbs
Job Description Disclaimer
The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements of the performance of this job.It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.
Billings Clinic is a community-owned, not-for-profit health care organization in Billings, Montana with approximately 4,000 employees, including over 400 physicians and non-physician providers. Our integrated organization consists of a multi-specialty group practice and a 304-bed hospital. Learn more about Billings Clinic (https://www.billingsclinic.com/about-us/) (our organization, history, mission, leadership and regional locations) and how we are recognized nationally for our exceptional quality (https://www.billingsclinic.com/quality-safety/) .
Billings Clinic is comm itted to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity. All policies and processes are designed toward achieving fair and equitable treatment of all employees and job applicants. Employees are encouraged to discuss any concerns they have in this regard with their immediate supervisor and/or the Vice President People Resources. All employees and job applicants will be provided the same treatment in all aspects of the employment relationship, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, genetic information or disability.