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Average Interventional Radiology Nurse Salary
The average salary for a Interventional Radiology Nurse is $2,763 per week. This is 21% higher than the nursing US average of $2,185.
Last updated on October 3, 2023. Based on 5,522 active jobs on Vivian.com in the last 7 days.
Travel Interventional Radiology Nurse Jobs FAQs
What are the best agencies for Travel Interventional Radiology Nurse jobs?
The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most Travel Interventional Radiology Nurse jobs are TotalMed Staffing (46), Host Healthcare (45), and CrossMed - Cath Lab (32).
Does Vivian have any staff Nursing jobs?
As of Tuesday, October 3rd 2023, Vivian has 141 Staff Nursing jobs listed. These jobs pay $47 per hour on average, with the highest-paying job listed up to $68 per hour.
Does Vivian have any local contract Nursing jobs?
As of Tuesday, October 3rd 2023, Vivian has 11 listings for local contract Nursing jobs. These jobs pay $83 per hour on average, and up to $100 per hour for the top-paying job listed.
Where can I learn more about working as a Travel Interventional Radiology Nurse?
Take a look at Vivian's Travel Interventional Radiology Nurse Career Guide for more information, including required education, responsibilities, pros and cons and more.
What is an Interventional Radiology Nurse?
Interventional radiology (IR) nurses are registered nurses who work in radiology and specialize in interventional treatments. Interventional radiology is a subspecialty with a team of specialists who diagnose and treat diseases in nearly every organ system with minimally invasive image-guided procedures. IR nurses are vital members of this team, providing patient care before, during, and after various procedures. Advances in technology and imaging have made radiology a rapidly growing field with IR nurses a top recruited specialty.
What does an Interventional Radiology nurse do?
The primary goal of interventional radiology nurses is patient safety before, during, and after procedures. This begins with an initial patient examination and assessment and educating the patient on the scheduled procedure. They monitor the patient’s vital signs during the procedure and monitor their progress post-procedure during daily rounds. IR nurses record vital information about patients, including vital signs, medical history, NPO status, medications, and lab results. Other duties may include:
Where do Interventional Radiology nurses work?
Most IR nurses work in public and private hospitals with radiology departments. They may also work in children’s hospitals, academic medical centers, research hospitals, freestanding radiology clinics, and outpatient imaging clinics.
What skills make a good Interventional Radiology nurse?
IR nurses utilize the same clinical, interpersonal, and organizational skills as other registered nurses. They must also possess radiology expertise and advanced technical skills to work with specialized equipment. Due to the complex nature of interventional radiology, they must have superior communication skills to effectively explain procedures to patients. Because the radiology field is continuously advancing, IR nurses must be adaptable, open to new procedures, and good at learning on their feet.
How to become an Interventional Radiology Travel Nurse?
Future travel IR nurses must acquire an ASN or a BSN from an accredited nursing program, pass the NCLEX-RN exam, and complete all state licensing requirements to become a registered nurse. IR nurses are usually required to have Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support certifications, and if the job involves working with children, Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification. Some positions also require National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale training.
What certifications are commonly held by Interventional Radiology nurses?
Which certifications are best for Interventional Radiology nurses?
Some healthcare employers may prefer interventional radiology nurses job candidates with Advanced Radiology Life Support (ARLS), and some may even require specific professional certifications.
How does having a Advanced Radiology Life Support (ARLS) increase my value as a Interventional Radiology nurse job candidate?
Having a Advanced Radiology Life Support (ARLS) validates your knowledge and skills as a interventional radiology nurse and your dedication to continuing your education in your chosen field. All of which makes you a more desirable job candidate to healthcare employers.