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JOB SUMMARYProvides quality nursing care through application of the nursing process and established guidelines of nursing practice. Specializes in the care of patients undergoing diagnostic and interventional imaging procedures.ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES1. The major role of the radiology nurse is to provide continuous quality nursing care for patients during their encounter in the Department of Medical Imaging.2. The nurse is knowledgeable in meeting the physical and psychological needs of the patient.3. The dynamic functions of the radiology nurse include role model, patient advocate, medication and I.V. therapy nurse, department emergencies, monitoring critically ill patients, liaison, documentation, resource person, inservice education, risk management, quality improvement, and cost containment.MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSGraduate of Professional Nursing School. BSN preferred.MINIMUM YEARS OF EXPERIENCE REQUIREDMinimum of two years critical care nursing experience.REQUIRED LICENSE, REGISTRY OR CERTIFICATIONCurrent license as a Professional Registered Nurse issued by the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of Consumer Affairs. Certification in Radiology Nursing required when eligible to sit for examination. SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND/OR ABILITIES REQUIREDCertificate for Venipuncture and Intravenous Therapy; CPR (CPR certification is preferred. If not certified, certification must be obtained within six months of hire. Courses will be provided by Hunterdon Medical Center), Critical Care and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). Documented competency in interpretation of ECG and conscious sedation. Good communication and interpersonal skills. Good physical and mental health. Ability to provide advanced cardiac life support in department and during patient transport. Ability to independently. Use of HIS, RIS, and PC in clinical practice.