Interventional Radiology Nurses (IR RNs) are vital members of the radiology team, providing patient care during minimally invasive, image-guided procedures. IR RNs provide care for cardiac patients while helping Surgeons and Interventional Radiologists perform diagnostic and treatment procedures. They are expected to closely monitor the patient for complications, administer medications, including moderate sedation, and document the procedure. They may also circulate or scrub into procedures. Radiology nurses are well trained for communication with patients and are expected to maintain excellent ACLS skills to be prepared for emergencies.
Travel nursing can be an exciting and rewarding career, especially for those who are excited about experiencing new places and meeting new people. There are many benefits to working as a travel interventional radiology rn, such as an increased income, professional development opportunities, and gaining experience in areas outside of your own geographic region.