Job Title: RN Endoscopy
Location: Danville, Pennsylvania
Job Category: RN - Registered Nurse, Nursing and Nursing Support
Work Type: Full time
Department: Endoscopy Team
Date Posted: 11/19/2021
Job ID: R-17921
Job Summary The Registered Nurse RN performs patient assessment, IV conscious sedation, patient/family teaching and triage. Provides primary clinical support to the provider and patient to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of the patient's condition. Follows up on diagnostic testing to ensure completion, accuracy, and filing in medical record to ensure continuity and care.
Job Duties Obtains and documents patient medical history, chief complaint, vital signs, and provides basic medical data base for provider, and prepares patient for examinations. Assists provider in performance of GI endoscopic procedures as directed by provider to facilitate accurate diagnosis. Collects and prepares laboratory specimens and completes associated paperwork to expedite laboratory studies with maximum accuracy and efficiency. Assists with orientation of new personnel to ensure that they are appropriately trained to support patients and provider. Executes and documents ongoing patient communication. Provides instruction to ensure patient's understanding of medical condition and compliance with treatment instructions. Inserts, monitors, regulates and discontinues IVs as required by provider. Administers medications. Administers blood products, IV push medications and conscious sedation. Monitors patients having conscious sedation and during recovery. Monitors inventory medical and surgical supplies, pharmaceutical and controlled substances to ensure adequate supply levels, verify expiration dates, document utilization, optimize organizational efficiency and space utilization. Routinely inspects and observes condition and operation of diagnostic equipment and instrumentation to ensure proper operation and identify need for preventive and corrective maintenance. May clean, sterilize and prepare instruments, according to established protocols, to ensure required level of asepsis and adequate availability. Oversees and leads work activities of other Clinic Nurses and Endoscopy Technicians. Inserts and administers intravenous therapy per unit protocol. Administers preoperative, pre-procedure medication as ordered and indicated per unit protocol Instructs patients and significant others during the preoperative, pre-procedural period and offers emotional support. Recognizes early changes in the patient's condition, any unusual events or post-operative complications and initiates appropriate action for the management of those events or complications. Collaborates with anesthesia services in the administration of moderate sedation.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
This position qualifies for a joining incentive.
About the Endoscopy Department: The Endoscopy team at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville treats patients of all ages.
We use a comprehensive approach to gastroenterology care both in the screening platform and diagnostic; utilizing the most advanced interventional platforms. Our team consists of Physicians, RNs, LPNs, Technicians and a hands-on leadership team. The Endoscopy team is making better health easy for our patients by performing advanced diagnostic gastroenterology procedures that were once performed in an OR setting but can now be done safely in our Outpatient Clinic. This capability brings an enhanced quality of life to many patients.
Monday through Friday: 7a to 5p Limited on call rotation - to be reviewed at interview No scheduled weekends or holidays
Our ideal RN candidate would be committed to quality of care as the top priority along with work life balance mindset that encourages teaming and positive attitudes.
We're proud to offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package that includes :
Medical, prescription drug, vision and dental coverage Family Support (Fertility and Adoption Support) Employer contribution to your retirement plan Tuition assistance (part time and full time roles only) Generous paid time off packages that allows you to take the time you need to travel, rest, and care for and reconnect with friends and family. Professional opportunities for growth and advancement Support and mentorship from a full range of dedicated and experienced nursing leaders Paid Military Leave Community Involvement through our Employee Resources Groups
Education Graduate from Specialty Training Program-Nursing (Required)
Experience Minimum of 1 year-Related work experience (Preferred)
Certification(s) and License(s) Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body; Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania
Our Purpose & Values OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.