I just got a call from NY Eye and Ear Infirmary in NYC for an interview. It's for a per diem RN position 9a-1p. I applied to this facility but for inpatient unit. I was surprised! Something completely different and I have no ICU/ER experience. I have 1.5 years of med/surg experience and trained on a telemetry unit for 6 weeks but we also float almost every week to telemetry units. I've been pulled to the ER once to help out. I only have my BCLS but working to get my ACLS sometime this month or next month. Even though this was totally something different than what I had originally applied for, I decided to schedule the interview and give it a try. I'm still young and I want to learn as much as possible! Don't want to waste the opportunity if it comes. Won't hurt to just interview and ask questions.
My question is: what does a radiology nurse do? I work night shift and usually don't interact with any radiology nurses. Only thing I know of is that radiology nurses start IV's, monitor patients during IV contrast, etc. Anything else I should do? Is it usually busy? how is the pace? What kind of questions do you think they will ask me?
I am a radiology nurse in a hospital 2 hours north of NYC. Radiology nurses do a lot of things. Besides screening patients and starting I.V's for cat scan, pet scan. nuclear medicine and MRi's we also do interventional radiology where we do angiogram's, PICC lines, you name it we do it. I don't know if the facility you are interviewing for does all this? We have to have ACLS, BLS, and PALS certification. Some of us have radiology certification. We have to know how to read monitor's and do conscious sedation frequently.
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