Registered Nurse (RN) - Diagnostic Imaging (Per-diem)
Job Details
BHI Bristol Hospital Main Cam - Bristol, CT
Per Diem
4 Year Degree
1st Shift (Days)
Job Summary

Nursing Process: Nurses who provide patient-centered care at Bristol Hospital and affiliates are the coordinators of care and provide continuity of care across the continuum.  Nurses consider patient’s unique need and individualize care accordingly and establish goals towards desired outcomes. Nurses practice autonomously and consistent with professional standards; they assess and provide appropriate patient care based on competence, expertise and knowledge.

  • Independently uses and documents the nursing process to plan, deliver, and evaluate goal focused, individualized, safe, population-specific care for all patients including those with complex pathophysiological needs and/or psychosocial needs.

  • Assure coordination of thorough and complete, population-specific continuum of care planning for all patients.

  • Independently accesses health care team and provides appropriate information for complex continuum of care planning.

  • Identifies patient problems, and unit problems, when goals are not met and utilizes problem solving skills to participate in finding solutions to resolve problems and follows through to implement solutions.

Nursing Leadership:  Nurses advocate for self, peers and patients

  • Demonstrates accountability as an individual and team member in meeting basic patient/family needs.

  • Using appropriate delegation skills, manages clinical assignment using human and other resources.

  • Participates in identifying cost effective measures for clinical care.

  • Active participation and contribution towards unit success through unit-based projects, shared governance council and task force meetings.

  • Demonstrates leadership (i.e. delegation, accountability, ownership, etc.) and STEP behaviors as charge RN or through another outlet as agreed upon with manager.  Analyzes the work to be done and plans for effective utilization of available resources.

Nursing Research:  Nurses perceive quality as the foundation of patient care delivery.  Nurses participate in operations which promote, support and monitor and improve patient safety and outcomes.  Nurses integrate evidence based practice and research into daily operations and provision of care.

  • Reads health care/patient care related research studies and, with assistance, participates in applying findings to practice.

  • Participates in the monthly collection of unit based quality data.

Nursing as a Profession:  Nurses role model and promote the image and professional status of nursing.

  • Clearly and efficiently communicates significant information from one level or location of care and/or from one caregiver to another.

  • Independently collaborates with peers and, with assistance, with members of health care team.

  • Seeks leadership’s guidance in conflict resolution.

  • Demonstrates participation in continuing education credits.

Nursing Education:  Nurses promote and foster the art and science of nursing through educational efforts.

  • Independently develops, evaluates and revises individualized, population-specific teaching plans for all patients.

  • Provides patient and family education that meets the diverse needs of the patient population.

  • Participates in the education of peers. 

Qualifications for Diagnostic RN:

  • Critical care experience preferred or evidence of strong critical thinking skills

  • ACLS

  • Surgical or procedural experience; moderate sedation and patient recovery

  • Ability to work with professionals in a variety of Radiology disciplines

  • Time management skills and easily adaptable to diverse clinical areas

  • Excellent communication and patient teach back skills

  • Cohesive collaboration with ancillary departments to exceed customer satisfaction

  • Shares in monthly call rotation 



Educational / Minimum Requirements:

  • BSN or Associate Degree matriculated into a bachelors program 

  • Current CT RN license 

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) 

  • ACLS and PALS


  • Critical Care Experience

  • Telemetry experience 

State/Federal Mandated Licensure or Certification Requirements:

  • Current State of Connecticut licensure as a Registered Nurse.  Certification from a professional nursing body preferred.

Bristol Hospital Mandated Educational Requirements:

General orientation at time of hire.  Fire/Safety/Infection Control annually. Health Care Provider CPR from American Heart Association. Successfully complete all training programs as determined by Education & HRD department. Other unit based competencies/skills as required.

Special Requirements:

Successfully complete unit based competency package, plus unit specific items.  Strong team skills.

For Home Care Agency:  Must have a car to drive to home visits and a valid Connecticut driver’s license in good standing; $100,000-$300,000 automobile liability insurance.

Physical Requirements:

Physical agility with repetitive occurrence including but not limited to; walking, running, bending, stooping, climbing stairs and ladders, kneeling, crouching, crawling, balancing, reaching, standing, sitting, and twisting.  Lifting greater than 50 pounds repeatedly throughout the work day. Looking at a computer monitor. Vision acuity correctable to normal. Hearing acuity correctable to normal. Acute sense of smell for normal perception. Ability to verbalize so that the average person can comprehend.

Work Environment:

Regular exposure to patient elements, occasional stress.