Are you considering becoming a nurse but you aren’t quite sure what to do after you graduate? Discover all the responsibilities radiology nurses, ophthalmic nurse and emergency room (ER) nurse in our part 2 article.
In this role, you will be responsible for:
- Mental preparation of the patient for the upcoming procedures: informing the patient regarding the radiology procedure, the radiation risk and the benefits of the radiology exam;
- Physical preparation of the patient: positioning the patient following the procedure’s specification.
- Performing the radiology procedures as per doctor’s order and in direct compliance with the radiology safety regulations issued by radiological safety norms in diagnostic radiology and interventional radiology practices (CNCAN);
- Checking the functioning of radiology equipment following the specifications of the radiologist and handling the radiology equipment, monitoring and maintaining the patient’s positioning as per doctor’s order.
- Administration of contrast substances according to the radiology procedure’s requirements by following only the doctor’s direction. Be aware of the possible reactions a patient may have with the different substances (such as allergic reactions);and test the substances in advance. Informing the radiologist regarding any changes occurred in the patient’s conduct, physical status, evolution whilst being present in the radiology laboratory.
- Wearing the protection equipment during radiology procedures, compliance to the hygiene norms, asepsis, antisepsis and radiation hygiene requirements.
- Informing the radiologist regarding any malfunction or change occurred regarding the radiology equipment.
- Working as a nurse in the ophthalmology department, you will be in charge with:
- Registering and scheduling patients according to the ophthalmologists’ working hours.
- Assisting and maintaining the well-functioning of the medical services and updating the medical data (on paper and online) as well as the office data.
- Assisting the doctor into the medical procedure.
- Taking into account the frames and lenses according to the doctor’s prescription.
- Preparation of ophthalmological equipment and medical devices. Make them available for the doctor. Disinfect and sterilize all medical devices.
- Keep your practice license up-to-date with current state’s regulations.
Emergency Room (ER) Nurse
- In this role, your work assignments will include:
- Nursing certifications and qualifications for the emergency room.
- Perform the evacuation procedures for patients in critical situations (road accidents, offshore platforms, ships, etc.)
- Performing the first-aid procedures and trauma management.
- Prioritizing and management of medical emergencies, including surgical, trauma and cardiac emergencies.
- Updating with the ER-specialized doctor the necessary medical and social documentation for each patient.
- Checking the availability for the necessary emergency equipment and devices.
- Writing the medication lists and the supplies for each emergency case.
- Availability for helicopter-enabled transportation.
- Availability for a 24/7 schedule (following working hours’ timetable).