The Staff RN uses the nursing process to deliver nursing care to a given patient care population as it relates to the care setting. Nursing care is based on the interpretation and execution of the medical and nursing plan of treatment utilizing established procedures standards and protocols of individuals within the assigned work shift. The Staff RN provides nursing care to the population served in the unit.
Adheres to infection prevention guidelines
Adheres to policies, procedures, and standards of practice to deliver safe and optimal care
Assesses patient history, physiological, and psychosocial status
Communicates with the patient, family, medical staff and others during the continuum of care
Complies with Joint Commission’s national patient safety goals
Complies with organizational quality dashboard/benchmarking goals
Interprets common variables affecting patient care and follows reporting process
Maintains regulatory compliance consistent with quality standards and ethical obligations of the profession
Participates in activities in alignment with the Magnet Model
Participates in organizational activities
Participates in Peer Review
Participates in professional development activities
Performs as a preceptor in an active and engaged manner
Provides age-specific individualized care that supports protection from harm and complies with patient safety centered interventions/bundles
Provides patient and family education throughout the care of patient
Uses critical thinking to formulate and carry out a care plan according to patient needs
Utilizes resources in an economical manner
Utilizes safe administration of medications
Utilizes Safe Patient Handling
Department Specific Competencies
Admission Care - Facilitates entry of patients into the Endoscopy Center. (Service)
Provides information and support for a patient who is making a decision regarding health care.
Schedules patients for procedures and organizes schedule to accommodate contaminated cases, emergency, and routine procedures with physician schedules.
Ensures consent is correctly obtained and documented prior to treatment/procedure.
Demonstrates knowledge of anesthetic agents, continuously evaluating the patient's progress toward recovery from anesthesia.
Follows moderate sedation guidelines and monitoring per policy.
Demonstrates working knowledge, function, availability and location of all endoscopy equipment including one-item use and reusable items, biomedical equipment, and all olympus and video endoscopy equipment.
Assists the physician with procedures and care of the GI patient. Anticipates needs of physician during procedures.
Assists physicians and nurses during endoscopic procedures.
Transports and moves patients using appropriate body mechanics and safety precautions. Demonstrates knowledge and practice of safe patient handling devices.
Minimizes blood loss during endoscopic procedures.
Minimizes the potential for iatrogenic injury to the patient related to a procedure.
Recovers patients post procedure according to policy and procedure.
Provides patient comfort measures prior to, during and after procedures.
Moves the patient or body part to promote surgical exposure while reducing the risk of discomfort and complications.
Maintains appropriate inventory and par levels on all supplies, ordering and restocking endoscopy rooms, c arts and department.
Cleans, disinfects and sterilizes all Endoscopy equipment, supplies and accessories according to established policies and procedures.
Completes all assigned procedures in a timely manner and uses time between procedures to department advantage assisting others, clerical duties, stocking, transporting, etc
Conducts internal transportation arrangements.
Transports supplies and equipment as required.
Monitors and reports to the Unit Lead RN any patient or family complaints, intervening before issues arise and implements service recovery strategies as needed.
Attends in-services to update and maintain knowledge in the endoscopy field.
Uses basic radiology and fluoroscopy practices and wear pratictine equipment correctly.
Maintains necessary safety practices as related to laser treatments.
Completes required documentation in EMR and departmental log books in a timely manner.
Assumes the responsibility of leadership position in absence of Lead RN or supervisor.
Orients new hire to department policies and procedures.
Assumes on-call status and call back as assigned, responding within 30 minutes of receiving call.
Performs portable procedures in high stress environments includes Intensive Care Units, Surgery Suite and Emergency Room.
College Diploma Nursing
Number of Years Experience Type of Experience
2 clinical experience in a hospital setting
License / Certification Requirements
Registered Nurse License
BCLS or ACLS Certification
PALS certification within 3 months of hire