Staff Nurse, Radiology/Pain Management

  • University Hospital
  • Newark, NJ
  • Feb 03, 2024
Full Time Nursing

Job Description


The Radiology RN (Nurse) is a Critical Care RN and delivers general nursing care to patients in all areas of the Radiology/Imaging and Pain Management Departments including:  Vascular and Neurovascular Angiography, Pain Management and Diagnostic Imaging areas of Ultrasound, Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance (MRI), X-ray, Nuclear Medicine and Mammography. The Nurse takes immediate action in emergency situations and responds to patient needs before, during and after procedures. The Nurse performs pre and post examination assessments for Angiography, Pain Management, CT scans and procedures and other minor special procedures such as Lumbar Punctures and Myelograms. Physical exam will include extremity pulses and sheath insertion site, as appropriate. Allergies, current medication and medical history which could have an adverse effect on the patient or exam and sedation analgesia will also be assessed. The Nurse educates the patient and their family regarding pre, intra and post procedural care. The Nurse documents care and education given and relays patient status information to the managing physician. The Radiology RN endorses the patient to any subsequent patient care unit with a thorough and specific report (hand off). The Nurse follows established standards and practices under the direction of a credentialed Vascular, Neuroendovascular Interventionist, Pain Management Physician, a credentialed Radiologist or qualified physician. The Nurse is assigned to all aspects of Radiology.


Current licensure as a Registered Nurse from the NJ State Board of Nursing.  One (1) year radiology or procedural nursing experience preferred.  ACLS/PALS/BLS certifications are required.  Critical Care experience required.  Ability to employ problem solving techniques and critical thinking. Effective interpersonal skills.  Ability to organize care/activities of multiple patients.  IV Certification is preferred.  Proficiency in the English language is required.