Registered Nurse/RN - PRN Position (Posted 01-24-2018)
- Hickory, US, Hickory, NC
Founded in 1996, Gastroenterology Associates, P.A. is a specialty medical practice which provides advanced evaluation of diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, pancreas, billary system (gallbladder and bile ducts), and liver. All seven physicians are board-certified in gastroenterology. The physicians are GI specialists who are experts in endoscopy and committed to delivering high quality medical care in a comfortable, caring environment. Gastroenterology Associates features a state-of-the-art endoscopy facility that is recognized for outstanding quality measures by the American Society for gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). It is accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC), and is licensed by Medicare and the State of North Carolina. The physicians of Gastroenterology Associates are affiliated with Frye Regional Medical Center, Catawba Valley Medical Center, and Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln.
SUMMARY OF POSITION
Renders nursing service to patients in the recovery area of Endoscopy Unit, procedure room, prep room in terms of individual needs, according to standard techniques and established policies and procedures. Works cooperatively with Physicians and other staff members.
- Assess and evaluate patient needs to plan for and implement supportive nursing care before, during, and after the endoscopy procedure.
- Assist physicians with procedures as needed. Observe patient; administer medications in accordance with physician orders. Safely administer sedation medications. Float to all areas as needed.
- Communicate patient status to physician or appropriate healthcare member.
- Maintain environment to provide safe, clean, and orderly care.
- Maintain accurate and complete endoscopy patient record, documenting all nursing assessment, interventions, and patient responses.
- Assess, evaluate, and accurately record patient's pre and post sedation status including vital signs.
- Ensure availability of emergency equipment and inspects crash cart as assigned.
- Initiate emergency measures as indicated.
SUMMARY OF POSITION
- Helps to coordinate patient scheduling. Ensures that documentation in charts/EMR is accurate and that paperwork is in correct order.
- Provide pre and post procedure patient teaching and discharge instructions.
- Ensure security of medications and narcotic keys and completion of sign-out log.
- Ensure the privacy and confidentiality of patient information.
- Demonstrate working knowledge and role with all safety plans. Participate in fire and emergency drills.
- Function within the legal limits of nursing practice. Maintain license and certifications.
- Offer quality patient care.
- Education Required: MUST be a Registered Nurse in the State of North Carolina
- Work Experience: Previous working experience in healthcare setting.
- Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Demonstrate working knowledge with all safety plans
- Effective interpersonal, written and oral communications
- Demonstrated patient care skills
- Effective organization and multi-tasking abilities
- Working knowledge with an EMR
- Ability to attain desired results
- Ability to resolve problems and attend to all patient needs
- Ability to work well in a team
- Responsible to: Head Nurse and Clinical manager
- Assignments received from: Physicians, Head nurse, and Department Manager
- Nature of supervision received: Direct/Indirect
- Positions supervised and nature of supervision: None
- Interaction with: patients, other office staff, physicians, and patients' family members
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
- Must be able to sit, stand, and walk for extended periods of time
- Must be able to communicate well with verbal instruction, in person and on the phone
- Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifiting boxes and equipment up to 25 lbs.
- Requires correct vision and hearing to normal range
- Requires occasional bending, twisting, squatting and kneeling in office
- This position requires tasks that involve actual or potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood, body fluids, or tissues. Universal precautions apply (all people should be assumed to be infectious for blood borne pathogens and take universal precautions to prevent communicable disease transmission).