RN Interventional Radiology

Posted Date 1 day ago(8/4/2021 1:52 PM)
Requisition ID
Nursing - Surgical Services/Interventional
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
ICE IGSL Rad Pre-Op & Recovery RN IOP C
Day Shift
Post End Date


Schedule: Full-Time, Day Shift Varies, Monday-Friday with call hours


The Radiology Nurse will provide direct patient care as a RN in Prep and Recovery, Interventional Radiology and Cardiac Cath Lab/EP. This professional nursing role will require the ability to coordinate care for patients, triage patients, and work collaboratively with clinic  providers, fellows, and staff.  Requires the ability to effectively work with patient referral sources, facilitate appointments, coordinate transitions of care, and provide patient education on complex conditions. The Radiology Nurse will work with the individual patient, their families, and providers of care to develop and implement individual health plans within Prep and Recovery, Cath Lab/Electrophysiology and Interventional Radiology.


The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity.  We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans.  


UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
  • 11 Paid Holidays with Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
  • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
  • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
  • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
  • Merchant Discounts
  • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy.

Salary offered commensurate with experience.


Nursing Process: Triage, assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care and patient education either by telephone or within the UAMS Clinic. Delivers nursing care according to standards as defined by UAMS, American Nurses Association, (ANA), AR State Board of Nursing, (ASBN), and those set forth by nursing specialty organizations.  Helps develop patient’s Plan of Care, (POC), per clinic standards utilizing assessment data.  Evaluates the progress of patients toward attainment of desired outcomes.  Administers medication following clinic standards and Nurse Practice Act.  Verifies and evaluates care delivered to ensure care is consistent with standards and regulatory requirements.  Coordinates care and/or follow-up for patients who receive care in inpatient and outpatient facilities. Coordinates patients’ prescription refill requests and patient education coordination in collaboration with physician staff.


Preparation and Recovery:

  • Admits patient to Pre-Op/PACU areas.
  • Record patients' medical history, vital statistics, medications or information such as test results in medical records
  • Check all patient records for accuracy and completeness (i.e. facility consent, current H&P, etc.)
  • Provide patient care before and after radiology assisted procedures
  • Interpret and evaluate vitals, test results to identify and assess patient condition before and after radiology assisted procedures.
  • Observes vital signs, IV site, pain assessment, and any special monitoring equipment required for the pre-op and recovery periods
  • Allay fears and anxiety of patient, provides quiet environment, and respects the dignity and privacy of the patient.
  • Evaluate the nursing assessment pre and post operatively and appropriately communicate data to the anesthesiologist/CRNA and/or physician/APRN.
  • Provide thorough clear and concise:
  • discharge instructions to patients and families
  • nurse report to hospital units.

Interventional Radiology and cardiac cath lab/electrophysiology:

  • In coordination with physician provide moderate sedation for interventional radiology/cath lab procedures
  • Monitor patient vital signs, level of consciousness and pain during moderate sedation and in coordination with physician intervene as appropriate using close loop communication.
  • Assist Anesthesia with patient care during procedures
  • Communicates clearly and concisely with treatment team
  • Assist physician/radiology technologist with supplies during procedures, scrubbing in to cases as needed.
  • Provide thorough procedure report to recovery nurse.

Nursing Ethics: Decisions and actions are based on ethical principles on the ANA.  Practices with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth and uniqueness of every patient without restrictions or prejudice.  Demonstrates a commitment to patients and families by being an advocate who continually strives to preserve the rights of the patient while providing safe, competent care.  Accountable for individual practice and ensures that optimum care is given at all times.  Preserves integrity and safety, maintains competence and continues to grow professionally.  Effectively utilizes resources for resolving ethical dilemmas.


Education/EBP/Research/QI: Participates in Performance Improvement, Evidenced Based Practice/Research process.  Systematically evaluates the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice.  Supports the integration of current evidence into nursing practices.  Promotes an environment conducive to positive educational experience for all students and staff.  Provides effective patient/family education


Communication/Collaboration: Implements POC using an approach that is interdisciplinary within Patient and Family Centered Care.  Effectively collaborates and communicates with nursing staff at all levels, interdisciplinary teams, executive leaders, and other stakeholders.  Communicates care appropriately through documentation in the medical record.  Reports variances in care/systems/processes through the appropriate means.


Leadership: Acts as a resource/support to others in the performance of duties.  Demonstrates a commitment to the personal and professional development of other UAMS employees.  Participates in recruitment/retention of staff.  Facilitates development and implementation of nursing practice standards that are evidence-based and incompliance with ANA standards.  Delegates care based on UAMS standards, legal and regulatory requirements, specific job descriptions, scope of practice and individual level of education and training.


Professional Practice: Participates in unit/department based organizational activities/committees such as the Professional Nursing Organization, (PNO). Demonstrates commitment to professional nursing, development and growth. Evaluates personal performance based on professional practice standards. Uses constructive feedback from peers and supervisors to improve practice and performance.  Maintains clinical competencies specific to area of practice/responsibility.


Customer Service:  Interacts with and assists the public in a professional and friendly manner as needed. Demonstrates effective communication skills; communicates accurate and complete information; maintains strict confidentiality when necessary. Demonstrates positive working relationships with co-workers, management team, and ancillary departments; follows the Core Concepts of Patient and Family Centered Care and the Basic Code of Conduct Guidelines. Assist internal and external stakeholders as needed with exceptional customer service.


Other duties may be assigned to this position. 



  • Graduate of an accredited Nursing Program with Associates Degree, Nursing Diploma, Bachelors in Nursing, or Master's in Nursing. 
  • Valid RN License.
  • 1 year of Registered Nursing experience, excellent communication skills, basic computer skills, strong work ethics and accountability.



  • 1 year of Critical Care, Cath Lab, Interventional Radilogy, and/or Pre-Op/PACU nursing experience.
  • Current BLS.


This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen.  A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity.  The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. 


UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (501) 686-6432 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


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