Definition and Purpose: The Endoscopy Nurse is that professional who is directly responsible for care of the patient during endoscopy procedures and indirectly responsible through coordination and information sharing of both pre- and post-procedure care. The nurse will assist the physician during the procedure.
- Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
- Must have a current license to practice in Massachusetts.
- Two years experience as a staff nurse. Endoscopy experience preferred
- Be flexible with the hours: Work to accommodate patient and physicians needs (e.g., afternoon block time, rescheduling of patients due to surgery schedule, same-day add-ons).
- Possess an exceptional capacity for compassion and patience in dealing with a very difficult, demanding patient population.
- Skilled in Phlebotomy.
- EPIC, EMR experience
Endoscopy Nurse Responsibilities:
- Answering patient questions and addressing their concerns.
- Observing patient vital signs.
- Sedating patients before procedures.
- Recovering patients after procedures.
- Administering the necessary medication to patients.
- Keeping the patient informed throughout the duration of the procedure.
- Completing all necessary documentation including patient notes and discharge documents.
- Preparing the instruments, equipment, and supplies for the procedure.
- Cleaning and sterilizing equipment before use.
- Providing assistance to doctors throughout the procedure.
- Receive and process surgical specimens in an accurate and effective manner.
- Monitor the functioning of equipment and remove and replace that which is malfunctioning.
- Be responsible for maintaining the ENDO record.
General Performance: In addition to understanding and supporting the mission of the Same Day SurgiCare, all profession RNs on staff shall:
- Recognize the psychological, physiological and surgical needs of each patient and respond with appropriate plan of nursing care.
- Participate fully in patient/family teaching and respect patient’s rights.
- Maintain a safe working environment.
- Be flexible and adaptable to the demands of an ever-changing and sometimes unpredictable
- Relate in a supportive and positive manner to other members of the staff nursing, and to the office and medical staff.
- Use proper communication channels and refer problems to the Director of Nurses when
- Complete assignments accurately and adapt easily to changes in workload and schedule.
- Participate fully in the Quality Assurance Program and assist in the development and revision of policies and procedures to improve the delivery of care in the facility.
- Be efficient and economical in the utilization of supplies and equipment.
- Dispense and manage medications accordance with facility policies.
- Assist in the orientation of new employees.
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements of Job:
- Physically demanding job, requiring standing, and walking for extended periods of time.
- Lifting and carrying items weighting up to 50lbs.
- Exposure to blood, body fluids, communicable disease, chemicals and repetitive motion.
- Frequent exposure to biological, chemical, and environmental elements including infectious waste, anesthetic agents, vapors, solvents, solutions, sterilizers and electrical.
- Full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients.
- Working irregular hours.