Endoscopy Nurse, RN, BSN
Category: Nursing, Medical/Surgical
Job Requisition: 2577
Department: Operating Room - Endoscopy
Facility: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Geographic Region: Washington, DC
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: Day Shift, Monday-Friday, 10-Hour Shifts, 7am-5:30pm
Location: Washington, DC
The Endoscopy Unit at MedStar Georgetown is a procedural department with 5 pre-procedural bays and 6 state-of-the-art procedural rooms. The Endoscopy nurse will assist expert physicians in performing advanced therapeutic procedures, such as colonscopy, endoscopy, ERCP, EUS, single-balloon enteroscopy, and BARRX procedures/treatments. Endoscopy nurses will work closely with patients to perform medical intake in preparation for procedures and assist physicians during the procedures with specimen collection and charting.
General Summary of Position:
The incumbent in this position is an experienced nursing practitioner who assumes responsibility for providing direct patient care using the nursing process while assisting with invasive Gastroenterology/Endoscopy procedures in the specialty area of Gastroenterology. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
EDUCATION AND/OR TRAINING REQUIRED: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. BS degree in nursing preferred.
LICENSURE AND/OR CERTIFICATION: Current D.C. licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse. Current certification in BCLS required.
EXPERIENCE: Three years of experience with a minimum of one year of ICU or CCU experience required and two years experience in a general medical or surgical unit. Experience in specialty area or Gastroenterology preferred.
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES: Must have current knowledge and techniques of ICU nursing care to include cardiac monitoring, starting IVs and patient teaching.
Performs pre-procedure patient screening and assessments to include evaluating and educating scheduled patients for the procedure.
Provides direct patient care by incorporating the nursing process (assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation) prior to, during and after all clinical procedures and documents accordingly.
Administers medications during invasive and non-invasive procedures, and delivers appropriate drug and therapeutic interventions during emergency situations.
Keeps the physician informed of the patient’s status during the procedure, makes recommendations regarding the patient’s comfort and well-being, provides post-procedure monitoring and care after exam is completed, and performs long-term post-procedure follow-up when indicated.
Maintains standards that ensure a safe, therapeutic environment for patients and staff through the safe use of assigned equipment; performs quality control checks on assigned equipment; completes daily inventory checks; and completes all required documentation.
Participates in the orientation, training and in-service education of personnel/students assigned to the division. Conducts in-service sessions on such things as IV care, CPR and code management.
Participates in research protocols for the evaluation of investigational devises/procedures/drug therapy through patient observation and data collection during Gastroenterology procedures.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.
MedStar Health is an Equal Opportunity (EO) Employer and assures equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We hire people to work in different locations, and we comply with the federal, state and local laws governing each of those locations.
A qualified individual with a disability will be considered for employment on the same basis as non- disabled applicants if he/she can perform the essential functions of the job sought, with or without a reasonable accommodation, and without imposing a direct threat to the health or safety of others or him/herself.
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