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Endoscopy RN

Location: Boise
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description: Endoscopy Registered NurseSupervised By: Endoscopy DirectorGeneral Responsibilities: Under the guidance of the registered nurse license, supervision of the physician and in collaboration with other team members, the endoscopy RN is responsible for the delivery of direct and indirect care in all stages of the patient's procedure plan during their stay at the endoscopy center in accordance with the nurse practice act, professional standards of care, state of Idaho, AAAHC accreditation standards and Idaho Gastroenterology's philosophy, policies and procedures.Pre-Procedure/Recovery RN Responsibilities:1. Assess, evaluate, and accurately record patient's pre-procedure and post-procedure phases and all necessary patient care tasks involved in each of those phases2. Initiate emergency measures when necessary3. Communicate pertinent information to co-workers and reports errors in a timely manner to the Endoscopy Director4. Accountable for administration of drugs, IV procedures and other therapeutic measures in a safe and accurate manner and in accordance with physician's orders.5. Provide a safe environment for the patient to prevent potential injury. Investigates and intervenes in problem situations, reporting appropriate information to supervisor and documents same6. Anticipate and assist with maintaining adequate inventory of supplies and medications.7. Provide patient teaching in all phases of their care (admission, procedure, and recovery) reviews discharge instructions with patient then documentation of patient's understanding in EMR record8. Provide guidance to other staff members assisting with orientation9. Consult with appropriate supervisor or physicians as needed10. Assist in crash cart maintenance and defibrillator checks, monitoring expiration dates and recalls11. Complete patient documentation in a clear, concise, and timely manner using the designated EMR system12. Demonstrate ability to re-process scopes and troubleshoot issues. Maintains familiarity with function of scope and cleaning room13. Seek educational opportunities and accept responsibility for own professional growth and development. Participates with in-service opportunities and staff meetings.14. Accept direction from supervisor and/or physicians and adheres to established procedures and policies15. Maintain professionalism: Approaches others in a polite and tactful manner, maintains composure and reacts well under pressure, treats others with respect and consideration, accepts responsibility for own actions and follows through on commitments.16. Has the ability to adapt to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Able to handle frequent change, delays, or unexpected events17. Has the ability to balance team and individual responsibilities; gives and welcomes feedback; able to build morale among staff18. Observe safety and security procedures; reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly19. Maintain patient's right to privacy by not discussing privileged information outside the work area or within hearing range of visitors/family or patient20. Maintain flexibility with assignments; able to work at all IGA endoscopy locations when needed21. Function within the legal limits of Nurse Practice Act22. Participate in the QI program as needed23. Complete yearly competency modules in Conscious Sedation, Cardiac Monitoring, Blood Glucose, Infection Control and Scope Room24. Maintain computer skills required to function in EPIC25. Utilizes Microsoft Outlook email for non-patient correspondence and EPIC for patient care correspondence/documentation26. Demonstrates respect of IGA policies for security, privacy, and confidentiality while using IGA equipment. Follows personnel policies contained within the IGA personnel manual27. Immediately reports any network, hardware, or software malfunction to the IT Officer and/or on shift supervisor28. Assume role of charge nurse when assigned29. Perform other duties as assignedProcedure Room Registered Nurse Responsibilities:1. Evaluates and completes assessment of patient needs to provide supportive care before, during and after procedures and maintains accurate and complete medical records for the patients' electronic chart2. Maintains equipment and supplies to includea) Clean and disinfect of endoscopy equipmentb) Operates and troubleshoot patient monitoring equipmentc) Anticipate and assist with maintaining adequate inventory of supplies and medications3. Ensures informed consent is signed by patient, MD and witnessed by RN prior to administration of sedation4. Assists in accurate completion of procedure logbook5. The endoscopy RN will administer sedative, hypnotic, or analgesic drugs, at the direction of the physicianRequired References:

  • SGNA Guidelines for Documentation in the Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Setting
    • Standards of Clinical Nursing Practice and Role Delineation Statements
      • ASGE/SGNA Role GI Registered Nurses in the Management of Patients undergoing Sedated Procedures
        • SGNA Reprocessing of Water Bottles Used During Endoscopy
          • SGNA Reprocessing of Endoscopic Accessories and Valves
            • SGNA Guidelines for Use of High-Level Disinfectants & Sterilant for Reprocessing Flexible Gastrointestinal Endoscopes
              • Standards of Infection Control in Reprocessing of Flexible Gastrointestinal Endoscopes
                • IGA Policy and Procedure Manual & Infection Control Manual
                  • OSHA ManualMinimum Qualifications:
                    • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
                      • Current Idaho State license to practice as Registered Nurse
                        • Experience in ambulatory surgery or endoscopy preferred
                          • Membership in Gastroenterology or endoscopy specialty or other local, state or national professional societies encouraged
                            • Maintains BLS and ACLS certifications and re-certification as required
                              • Completion of cardiac and sedation module within probationary period and annually
                                • Competency for sedation is completed upon hire and every three years
                                  • Physical requirements include the ability to lift items up to 50 lbs., able to tolerate normal sitting, pulling/pushing, kneeling, stooping, bending, reaching, talking, and hearing. Must be able to tolerate standing for long periods of time. Must be able to respond to a medical emergency within 2 minutes.SpecialtiesSurgery, GastroenterologyAvailable ShiftsMonday thru Friday, 8 hour or 10 hour shifts availableDay shiftWork SettingOutpatientJob TypeFull-timePart-timeJob Description SummaryWe are currently looking for highly skilled, motivated RNs interested in working in one of our three endoscopy centers located throughout the treasure valley: downtown Boise, Meridian, and our newest location in Nampa. We are a fast paced and team oriented ambulatory surgical center dedicated to providing exceptional patient care throughout their endoscopic procedures. We offer registered nurses an exciting and rewarding work environment in the specialized field of GI with on-the-job training for conscious sedation and countless other continuing education opportunities.Benefits
                                    • No call, no weekends, and no major holidays
                                      • Full time employees are insured under IGA's medical and dental plans at no cost to the employee
                                        • Life insurance plan provided by IGA at no cost
                                          • EAP provided
                                            • Vision, STD, LTD, accidental insurance, and supplemental life insurance offered to all full-time employees
                                              • PTO - Over 3 - weeks of Paid Time Off in the first year
                                                • Paid Bereavement and Jury Duty
                                                  • 7 paid holidays per year (minimum)
                                                    • 401(k) Retirement plan-IGA contributes 5% of your wageCOVID-19 considerations:All staff are required to wear masks and provide vaccination recordsWork Location: multiple locations.Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Keywords: IDAHO GASTROENTEROLOGY ASSOCIATES, LLP, Boise , Endoscopy RN, Healthcare , Boise, Idaho

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