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Hey everybody! I would love to chat with some other rad nurses!I check this forum at least once or twice a week, and it's been kinda dead lately! WHAT'S THE DEAL?? :confused: :confused: :confused:... Read More

  1. Visit  frann profile page
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    I'm not happy, I know our Rad. tech s are not happy. We are sooooooooooooooooooo overworked. I don't know how they do it working full time there. Its just awful. dont't even want to talk about it. Am not moving .
    Briefly thought of being a school nurse, but found out the average pay for rn iwth BSN-i have ADN. is only 32/yr. I make that just working 1-3 days week.
    I think I'll just stay put for now.
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  3. Visit  Lori Ann profile page
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    Hi all! New to this site too. It's nice to hear from other rad rn's!!!!! I'm also a RT. I think this helps alot. Don't get me wrong, I like my job but in my hospital I think we're taken for granted. We have 1 full time and 2 part timers. We do everything but take the actual films. Our primary role was to monitor and sedate invasives, but now we schedule, show films, make policies, monitor floor patients, track inpatients thru radiology, transport patients to and from the floors....the list goes on and on. We've tried to get the 2 part timers bumped up to FT, but administration won't give!
    Recently, one of our part timers relocated to the ER because she needed FT. When we tried to get the 2 part times bumped up, all we got was another part time. (Thank goodness.....we also take call 24/7) I guess I'm just frustrated!
    It's hard to be a nurse in a non-nursing world!
  4. Visit  SWAT_RN profile page
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    Chat with me !!! I'm an old nurse, new in rad and desparate to pick brains....gimme all your good stuff!!!!!
    Quote from AZRadRN
    Hey everybody! I would love to chat with some other rad nurses!I check this forum at least once or twice a week, and it's been kinda dead lately! WHAT'S THE DEAL??
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    Quote from AZRadRN
    Hey everybody! I would love to chat with some other rad nurses!I check this forum at least once or twice a week, and it's been kinda dead lately! WHAT'S THE DEAL??
    I am so tired of not getting lunch until 2:30 or later. Might as well forget it at that point. .. Lets see I'm also tired of cranky floor nurses being short with me.
    We had a good day yesterday. I had lunch like at 1pm. Hot bar was still open. It doesn't take much to make me happy.We were done by like 2 pm!!!! :hatparty: :hatparty: I just hung around until a case came through.

    Does anyone out there do pvrs? periperal vascular recordings? It seems the docs have been ordering these like crazy, must have been an article in the MDs journal of the month. I had one come in-he had no claudication, but his little toe hurt and it was dark blue-but that was a month ago and its feeling better now. Or how about this one-just got new doc and she wanted to get a baseline. We can't do them everyone just because they smoke.
    Eww I feel better now.
  6. Visit  RNJoAnn profile page
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    I've worked for Radiology as a Medical Secretary and now work at home for them as a transcriptionist. I started pending nursing back in the early 90's when I started there, quit and am now returning in January to finish my pre-reqs. Do you need previous experience or would you recommend starting in Radiology as an RN? I'm 50 years old now and if I worked as a RadRN, I could keep my government pension, but if I transfer to another department, I won't be able to contribute to it anymore. What's your opinion? Thanks in advance.
  7. Visit  SWAT_RN profile page
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    Quote from RNMarcie
    I've worked for Radiology as a Medical Secretary and now work at home for them as a transcriptionist. I started pending nursing back in the early 90's when I started there, quit and am now returning in January to finish my pre-reqs. Do you need previous experience or would you recommend starting in Radiology as an RN? I'm 50 years old now and if I worked as a RadRN, I could keep my government pension, but if I transfer to another department, I won't be able to contribute to it anymore. What's your opinion? Thanks in advance.
    I'm an RN with 20+ years of critical care experience, this past year I was _____ (selected, drafted, convinced, honored....pick one! ) to design and implement the radiology nurse program at our hosp. It has been a challenge, as no one here has any experience with such a program, printed resources are few and it seems every hosp. I have contacted does it differently, some of them WAY differently. If it weren't for the years of EKG, invasive lines, PICCs, ED and CCU experience, I'd be screwed. If you are looking at this area as a career, I recommend some background experience in OR, PACU, ED, CCU or cath lab. Or maybe your place has an extensive mentorship program and lots of RNs to rely upon. Good luck and I envy your gov pension...I will be working till I'm dead !
  8. Visit  rad rn profile page
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    Hey I'm new here ... I'm a Rad nurse in nj but may be moving to AZ this year.. We do a couple of angios with plasty and stents a day, throw in a couple of IVC filters, piccs too,occ TIPS (yuck) they can get scary, nephrostomies, UAE and other embolizations,, we also cover CT and US for biopsies, paras and thoro, chest tube inserts, I also do the voiding cystograms on the kids about 10-12 a week. I'm a cath queen now .. I will never I mean never trade up this job for MED SURG again.. We also do call .. I'm on every 4th week ..


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