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Texas GI Endoscopy - Registered Nurse

at Amsurg Corp.

Posted: 10/8/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 26f9c662-4687-4e96-ac06-db28a1bd269d
Keywords: nursing

Job Description

Texas GI Endoscopy Center is among the top endoscopic surgery centers in Mesquite offering outstanding patient care in a comfortable environment. The physicians for Texas GI are multi-lingual providing care to patients who speak Spanish, Italian and Arabic. When you trust your healthcare to Texas GI, you are making a choice for convenience, affordability and high-quality care.

We are currently searching for a Full-Time GI Endoscopy Registered Nurse to work Mondays – Fridays who can work cooperatively with staff and physicians and perform a variety of tasks.  Major responsibility will be providing patient care throughout the endoscopy process- pre-procedure admission and assessment, post-procedure assessment and recovery, and occasionally administering IV conscious sedation during procedures. Responsible for monitoring the patient’s condition and vital signs.

General Duties

  1. a) Participates as a team member in support of the total peri-procedure process
  2. b) Organizes time, equipment, supplies, and personnel to provide effective and efficient case management
  3. c) Organizes nursing activities efficiently and effectively
  4. d) Delegates activities appropriate to the abilities of available staff members
  5. e) Considers cost containment by using supplies economically and in effective turnover time
  6. f) Assists with supply, drug, and equipment inventories to maintain stock level and availability
  7. g) Identifies the patient and correct interventions according to policy/procedure and communicates such information to all members of the healthcare team
  8. h) Reviews patients’ medical records/needs to plan care with other healthcare team members
  9. i) Provides comfort and reassurance to patient
  10. j) Maintains patients’ privacy and dignity
  11. k) Explains procedures and care to the patient
  12. l) Assists with the proper and safe positioning of the patient
  13. m) Administers medication per order of physician and based on condition of patient
  14. n) Monitors patient condition and maintains accurate documentation pre-procedure, during procedure, and post-procedure
  15. o) Provides continuity of patient care by communicating with other peri-procedure care personnel and documenting records accordingly
  16. p) Responds in a timely manner to meet the needs of the patient and physician
  17. q) Accurately comprehends and interprets verbal orders and direction
  18. r) Documents patient-care records and other forms accurately following policies and procedures
  19. s) Accurately advises others responsible for care of the patient about the patient’s status
  20. t) Effectively organized time, equipment, supplies and personnel
  21. u) Uses equipment effectively by anticipating patient needs and providing appropriate care
  22. v) Confirms that proper techniques and procedures are used according to accepted standards of practice

Pre-Procedure Duties

  1. a) Maintains order and cleanliness of the pre-procedure area
  2. b) Performs thorough pre-procedure patient assessment required in the outpatient setting
  3. c) Assists in assessing the physical and emotional status of the patient prior to admission
  4. d) Provides pre-procedure instruction and explanation of patient rights and responsibilities
  5. e) Describes the peri-procedure experience to the patient/significant other, including what to expect before, during, and after the procedure, and how the significant other will participate
  6. f) Obtains pertinent patient records prior to patient’s arrival
  7. g) Performs all pre-procedure testing (glucose or pregnancy testing)
  8. h) Reports all abnormal values to anesthesia provider/MD
  9. i) Explains informed consent for procedure, patients’ rights/responsibilities, and pre-procedure/post-procedure instructions
  10. j) Obtains necessary signatures
  11. k) Informs patient about routine care and procedures related to the peri-procedure experience
  12. l) Discusses all findings with anesthesia provider prior to anesthesia provider’s pre-procedure evaluation of patient
  13. m) Provides comfort and reassurance to the patient and supports the patient’s right to privacy, dignity, and confidentiality
  14. n) Documents pre-procedure care according to policy/procedure
  15. o) Ensures that the patient’s chart is complete on day before surgery is scheduled

Intra-Procedure Duties

  1. Provides moderate sedation for patients not receiving general anesthesia
  2. Assists with patient care in an endoscopy room as needed

Post-Procedure Duties

  1. a) Maintains order and cleanliness of post-procedure area
  2. b) Performs safe and individualized nursing care for the patient in the immediate post-procedure/post anesthesia period
  3. c) Assesses and documents the patient’s physical and emotional status upon arrival in the recovery room
  4. d) Documents post anesthesia care and identity of second person in the recovery room during the patient’s recovery from anesthesia/sedation according to approved policies and procedures
  5. e) Provides nursing care to meet patient needs related to surgical condition and type of anesthesia administered
  6. f) Monitors patients and informs MD or CRNA of observed complications
  7. g) Performs thorough post-procedure patient assessment prior to discharge of the patient
  8. h) Assists in assessing the physical and emotional status of the patient in preparation for discharge
  9. i) Develops a plan of care for the patient based on the assessment data
  10. j) Reviews post-procedure instructions and prescriptions from the MD with patient and significant other and documents in patient’s medical record
  11. k) Informs patient and family about appropriate care and procedure to follow upon returning home
  12. l) Determines that patient/family understand conditions that require immediate care/method to obtain immediate care
  13. m) Provides comfort and reassurance to the patient and promotes privacy and dignity

Requirements

Must possess a High school graduate or GED certification, graduate of accredited school of nursing, RN with active license in appropriate state, CPR certification, IV conscious sedation training, Endoscopy experience, evidence of leadership qualities, strong ethical and moral character references. ACLS certification, ASC experience, and computer literacy are preferred.

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