Registered Nurse (RN)-Diagnostic Nursing
Company: Tucson Medical Center
Posted on: May 16, 2022
Coordinates patient care planning with other disciplines utilizing
the principles of the nursing process and critical thinking skills
in order to maintain patient safety and well-being. (Some positions
might be assigned to critical care areas requiring specialized
Provides direct patient care, evaluates outcomes, consults with
other specialists as required and adjusts nursing care processes as
indicated to ensure safe patient care.
Writes or obtains initial nursing histories, assesses patients'
conditions and develops individual care plans; maintains patient
Receives and reviews preceding shift reports and floor nurse
reports; makes complete rounds of all units, and notes patients'
Notifies appropriate physician regarding any unusual or unexpected
events or problems requiring direct physician consultation.
Works with other members of the interdisciplinary patient care
team, implements and reinforces patient instructional needs with
patient and family offering informational material and pointing out
special areas of concern.
Evaluates outcomes of patient care, consults with other specialists
as needed and adjusts nursing care processes as necessary to ensure
optimal patient care.
Identifies and resolves workplace health and safety issues.
Provides appropriate, direct patient care utilizing appropriate
May manage IV lines, ensure that sterile techniques are adhered to,
and oversee patient movement and positioning to ensure that the
patient is handled in a medically safe manner.
May perform the administration of pharmacological vasodilator
medications for the purpose of nuclear myocardial perfusion
imaging; complies with examination competency as defined in the
Imaging Services Practice Standards.
Complies with policies, procedures, regulations, and standards and
takes corrective action when violations occur.
Orients, instructs, and educates assigned personnel.
Adheres to and supports team members in exhibiting TMCH values of
integrity, community, compassion, and dedication.
Adheres to TMC organizational and department-specific safety,
confidentiality, values, policies and standards.
Performs related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: Graduation from a qualified, nationally-accredited
nursing program. (Some positions may require additional training
related to specific skill area, such as EP, which requires
instructional programs in intra-cardio echocardiogram and
electrophysiology, which includes 30 ablation procedures.)
EXPERIENCE: One year of nursing experience in an acute care setting
preferred. (Positions assigned to EP: require two (2) years of EP
experience or demonstrated competency in all areas of EP Lab
LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: Current RN licensure permitting work in
the State of Arizona and Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
required. Some departments such as OR, Ambulatory Surgery,
Pediatrics/PICU, PACU, and GI Lab will require advanced life
support certification (ACLS and PALS). (Additional certification
may be required for some specialties, such as EP certification from
International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners for Special
Competency in Cardiac Electrophysiology for the Associated
Professional or equivalent certification.) For Hospice & Pediatrics
areas, valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card within 6 months of
hire and for Mental Health only Crisis Prevention Instruction (CPI)
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