Travel Interventional Radiology Nurse Jobs
Make a Difference as an Interventional Radiology Nurse
The interventional radiology field has revolutionized the treatment of many medical conditions, providing safer and less painful alternatives for patients. As a travel nurse, you can be part of this exciting field and satisfy your need for adventure.
Travel nursing is a job for the kind-hearted, adventure seekers out there who live to care for others. As a travel nurse, you choose your specialty and your next adventure.
What is a interventional radiology travel nurse?
An interventional radiology (IR) nurse, often abbreviated as an IR nurse, is a nursing professional who specializes in the field of interventional radiology. This specialized area of medicine uses minimally invasive, image-guided procedures to diagnose and treat various diseases in nearly every organ system. Common procedures performed in interventional radiology include angioplasty, stent placement, tumor ablation, and biopsies.
This role demands a strong understanding of radiologic technology, as well as excellent patient care skills and patient safety understanding, given the potentially high-intensity situations that can occur within interventional radiology.
Typical IR Nurse Responsibilities:
- Conduct comprehensive medical evaluations of patients prior to procedures, obtain a medical history and identify potential risks
- Educate patients and their families about upcoming procedures, possible risks, and the post-procedure care process
- Assist physicians by preparing instruments, monitoring patient vital signs, and administering medications
- Provide effective care, monitoring patients for potential complications and providing pain management
- Collaborate with a healthcare team, including interventional radiologists, technologists, and other nursing staff, facilitating effective patient care
Choose where you go
With opportunities for travelers all over the country, we’ve selected areas with the most popular medical traveling jobs to help you find your best fit.
Advantages & Perks for Travel Interventional Radiology Nurse Jobs
Competitive payTravel nurses are the backbone of medical traveling. Pay transparency means you can see what you'll actually get paid before you even apply.
Per diemTravel interventional radiology nurses qualify for a weekly, tax-free per diem that can help you cover the cost of moving, like your transportation, meals, and other expenses.
CertificationsLevel-up, nurse. Get your state licenses and travel nurse requirements reimbursed.
Travel lifeSee new spaces. See new faces. Grow and learn as your pursue an exciting career path in various cities all over the country.
Travel Nursing Compliance & Licensure
Being a travel nurse is a great way to grow your experience and learn on the job. What if your dream travel assignment is asking for certifications you don’t have? Don’t sweat. You’ll get training in nursing and financial assistance for the cost of licensing and certifications!
Degrees and Certifications
Keeping up with the world of licensing and certification can be intimidating. Degrees and certifications depend on your modality and specialty but getting compliant for your home state and others you want to travel to is easier as a medical professional. Compliance experts work with your recruiter and the facility to ensure that you have all the relevant credentials required for any and all travel jobs to help you achieve your career goals.
Some of your compliance requirements are the same across the board, but there are others that will depend on your specialty in nursing.
The three parts of compliance
- Occupational health records: Required immunizations and health examinations
- Documentation: Tax forms, insurance paperwork, and licenses
- Testing: Certifications, online training, and workplace safety exams
Who can become an interventional radiology travel nurse?
A registered nurse needs to complete their associate degree or bachelor's degree at an accredited nursing program and take the National Council Licensure Exam NCLEX -RN Exam, which is a requirement to practice as a registered nurse in the United States. Once the NCLEX exam is passed, you meet the requirements by your state license board, and you obtain your RN license, then all that is left is to do is gain the necessary relevant experience in your specialty and explore additional certifications.
Experienced NICU Nurses with 12-18 months of hospital-based registered nurse experience in their field can apply for travel interventional radiology nurse jobs. Depending on the specialty or the specific requirements of the facility, the required job experience could be longer.
Are there any common IR nursing certifications I should consider?
Yes! Registered nurses can pursue a specialty certification to become a Certified Radiology Nurse (CRN) through the Radiologic Nursing Certification Board. The certification process involves meeting eligibility requirements, which may include specific experience in radiology nursing and passing a certification examination.
Most facilities also require IR nurses to maintain Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certifications.
Where are interventional radiology registered nurse jobs available?
Interventional radiology registered nurse positions are available across a wide range of healthcare settings. Predominantly, they are found in hospitals, specifically in departments such as diagnostic imaging, cardiac care, and interventional radiology. These nurses are also employed in outpatient clinics where they aid in the treatment and care of patients receiving minimally invasive procedures.
Will taking a travel nursing job help my nursing career?
Taking travel nursing jobs is beneficial because it leads to exciting travel opportunities, exposes you to different regional nursing procedures and patient populations, provides the opportunity to explore new specialties, and helps you gain experience learning a new clinical environment quickly.