Special Procedures NurseSt. Petersburg, Florida
Kindred Transitional Care Hospitals has a career opportunity for you as a Special Procedures Nurse! As a division of Kindred Healthcare, we play a vital role in the recovery process for chronic, critically ill and medically complex patients who require acute care and rehabilitation over an extended period.
Your career growth begins when you join an interdisciplinary team, where doctors, nurses, therapists and other experts work together to form individualized care plans for our patients and residents. Opportunities through our development programs, training seminars and university partnerships, not only allow for continual career growth but emphasize our commitment to investing in our employees and developing future healthcare leaders.
The goal of our team is to deliver intensive, multidisciplinary care and transition patients' home or to a lower level of care as quickly and safely as possible. Each employee's dedication is essential to meet and exceed the needs of each patient, resident and family we serve. Kindred welcomes you to join our team and build a career that touches lives as a Special Procedures Nurse.
As a Special Procedures Nurse/RN, you will:
- Be responsible to conduct an initial and ongoing assessment designed to gather data relevant to the patient's individual needs and age group
- Monitor and/or assist with the following procedures: Needle Biopsies, Arteriograms, T-Tube Placements and Changes, Percutaneous Nephrostomy Tube Placement, Phlebotomy, Gastrostomy Tube Placements, Endoscopy, Bronchoscopy, Percutaneous Tracheostomy Placement, Suprapubic Catheter Placement, Liver Biopsy, Central line Placement, Thoracentesis, Paracentesis, Steroidal Injections, Pleural Effusion Drain Placement, Abscessograms, Fistulagrams, Abscess Drain Placements, CT Injections and Sedations, Catheter Changes, Voiding Cystogram and Arthrograms
- Administer IV's; IV medications, and draw blood gases
- Be responsible for taking short patient history; checking pedal, popliteal and femoral pulses and performing neuro checks
- Recognize risks and complications related to
x-ray procedures through knowledge of physical assessment
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