Endoscopy RN

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Provides safe, therapeutic and quality driven direct care to patients utilizing nursing processes and diagnosis in a timely manner, setting appropriate priorities and acting as patient advocate.
  • Communicates appropriate patient care information to Endoscopy staff, post-operative staff and physicians regarding patient medical history, procedures, treatments, medications and patient responses as needed.
  • Carries out physician orders correctly and promptly, documenting all activities.  Completes clinical documentation accurately and concisely within the patient’s record.
  • Maintains effective, respectful, and professional communication between staff, anesthesia providers, physicians and additional healthcare partners.
  • Participates in improving Center’s clinical performance and patient satisfaction scores.
  • Communicates and interacts with patients, families, physicians and peers in a positive and supportive manner.
  • Maintains required professional licenses and certificates.  Attends and participates in continuing education programs, communication groups, and staff meetings.
  • Complies with cost containment practices by properly utilizing resources, caring for equipment and working efficiently as a team.
  • Participates in quality assurance monitoring including infection prevention practices, proper medication administration, specimen handling and safe inject practices.
  • Adheres to and assists in the development of policies and procedures, clinical competencies and staff development.
  • Serves as preceptor and mentor to new or cross-trained staff members.
  • Observes and complies with all health and safety precautions and participates in processes meeting or exceeding regulatory and accreditation guidelines.
  • Participates in mandatory safety training, drills, risk management and other educational opportunities.
  • Demonstrates ability and initiative to function as charge nurse in absence of Team Leader, when necessary
  • Adheres to all Center policies regarding confidentiality of patient information including HIPAA guidelines, patient care and quality standards.
  • Monitors, reports, and documents symptoms or changes in patient’s conditions, taking appropriate action in emergency situations.
  • Safely administers medications to patients, monitoring for possible side effects or reactions.
  • Directs and delegates endoscopy technicians in performing safe patient care within their scope of practice
  • May assist in other areas of the Surgery Center as needed.
  • Assists technician and is responsible for proper handling, labeling, recording and processing of specimens.
  • Works effectively as a team, assisting and supporting co-workers when needed.
  • Supports a culture of safety that encourages everyone to speak up to prevent errors.

SKILLS and REQUIREMENTS

  • Strong interpersonal skills to work positively with patients, families, physicians and professional peers.
  • Has knowledge of and follows Universal Precautions and guidelines.
  • Effective interpersonal skills including those required during stressful situations. 
  • One or more years of demonstrated Endoscopy experiences and skills preferred, with knowledge of accepted SGNA and State Department of Health standards. 
  • Excellent customer service skills; professional friendly attitude.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, families, physicians, and staff.
  • Detail oriented, ability to multi-task, and has strong organizational skills
  • Must be tactful, discreet, and able to maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently
  • Team oriented
  • Proficient in IV start skills, obtaining complete nursing assessments and health histories. 
  • Nursing assessment skills utilizing basic nursing theory.
  • Knowledgeable of common medications and their relationship to anesthetics and the endoscopic process.  
  • Demonstrated effective critical thinking, problem solving and organizational skills. 
  • Basic computer skills; including use for trainings, electronic health records, email, timecards, occurrence reporting, etc.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with current MI licensure
  • ACLS certification required within one (1) year of employment. 
  • BLS certification

 

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"Everyone was friendly from check in to discharge. I am very impressed and pleased. You have a fabulous staff. It couldn't possibly have been a better experience. "
- Claudia
"If procedures are necessary, it is a pleasure having them done at the Surgery Center. All processes have been well thought out and streamlined with the patient in mind. There does not seem to be any unnecessary steps or duplication of effort."
- Gary
"Excellent care --- and my anesthesiologist was very caring about my comfort throughout the surgery."
- Ellen
"Always such a nice experience here when you're having medical procedures done. It's never fun, but I try to be positive about it and the staff and docs are great. Glad to find good care here 'Up North.' "
- Heidi P.
"The staff was great at making us feeling comfortable sending our 3-year old in for surgery. They put our minds at ease and he is recovering great. Thanks! - Grant"
- Grant
"The follow up phone calls both from the surgeon and nurse were very comforting, and appreciated. All in all, a first class operation; thanks for your caring"
- Lee M.
"All of the staff were incredible - particularly the nurses that won over my 4-year old in record time, so that he happily and willingly went back with them for his surgery with no hesitation, and the nursing staff that helped care for him post-op. Truly incredible people!"
- Jennifer