Job Purpose: Provide direct care to patients in the endoscopy setting utilizing the nursing process of assessment and physician delegation.
Essential Functions: In order to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily and regular attendance is required. The responsibilities listed below are representative of the primary essential functions required; additional duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Record patients' medical history and assessment.
Start IV/saline lock.
Perform INR and glucose testing.
Prepare patients for and assist physician in endoscopy procedures.
Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records in the electronic health record.
Recovery of sedated patients and discharge assessments.
Utilize proper infection control techniques.
Monitor all aspects of patient care, anticipate patient and physician needs.
Instruct individuals and families on topics such as health education and disease prevention.
Additional Responsibilities May Include:
Infusion and injection administration
Esophageal Motility/PH testing
Assist with BRAVO Capsule placement
Hospital responsibilities: (At our Maplewood Endoscopy Site)
Assisting with inpatient and outpatient GI procedures, including biliary procedures
Administer conscious sedation under physician direction
Set up and take down of endoscopes
Evening, weekend and holiday call
Responding to patient calls while on call
Travel between endoscopy centers and multiple hospital locations
At our Minnesota Endoscopy Site:
Administer moderate sedation under physician delegation.
Monitoring and assessment of moderate sedation under physician delegation.
Admission, recovery and procedural care of pediatric patients
Any and all other duties as assigned
The qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Certifications/Licenses: Current Minnesota Nursing License is required. Must be CPR certified.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Working knowledge of:
Infection control practices
Microsoft Office applications
Compassionate patient care
Problem solve, prioritization, and critical thinking
Attention to detail and organization
Communicate effectively verbally and in writing
Work independently as well as in a team environment
Type proficiently and accurately
The physical requirements described here are representative of the physical demands required by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to walk, sit, reach overhead, bend to the floor, and may be required to stand for long periods of time. The employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is required to use dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, other clinic equipment, and to possibly perform phlebotomy. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. The employee may be required to lift and transport items up to 50 pounds. The employee will be required to apply pressure to abdomen while assisting with procedures. Employees may be required to travel to other company locations due to staffing and training needs.
Working Environment: The working environment described here is representative of the setting which an employee may encounter on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee works in a clinical environment and may be exposed to hazardous chemicals or conditions including exposure to blood or other body fluids. Appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and training will be provided. The employee is exposed to a computer monitor daily. The employee may be required to travel by automobile and exposed to changing weather conditions while performing the duties of this position. While performing the duties of this position, the employee must be alert to conditions that may impact the safety of patients, employees and visitors.
This job description reflects management's assignment of key responsibilities; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.
MNGI Digestive Health provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
It is the policy of MNGI Digestive Health to comply with all federal and state laws concerning the employment of persons with disabilities and to act in accordance with regulations and guidance issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Furthermore, it is the company policy not to discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities in regard to application procedures, hiring, advancement, discharge, compensation, training or other terms, conditions and privileges of employment.
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The genuine care and well-being of our patients is our highest mission
We are committed to providing the nation's finest relationship-centered healthcare
We distinguish ourselves through professionalism, service excellence, renowned clinical expertise and an unparalleled care environment where patients, their families and each member of our team are respected and valued.
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Embrace open communication, mutual acceptance, trust, respect, empathy and a commitment to personal and professional growth.
Value diversity, accountability, problem-solving, collaboration, and contribution.