The Registered Nurse is responsible for the provision of nursing care based on standards of care and Professional nursing practice; accountable for the outcomes of nursing care delivered in the endoscopy unit. Administers conscious sedation medication to Endoscopy patients per organizational policy and procedures. Provides technical assistance to the physician during the Endoscopic procedure and ensures the Endoscopic suite is adequately prepared for the procedure. Monitors PAR levels of the Endoscopy equipment and supplies. Cleans and sterilizes the Endoscopic scopes and equipment as needed and performs other duties as assigned.
Education: Must meet (1) one of the following criteria:
For external applicants (individuals not currently employed by TH):
1. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) preferred. Degree received from an education institution accredited by National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) preferred OR;
Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) required.
Previous Endoscopy or OR experience preferred.
Licensure and certification:
Current and in good standing RN Licensure with South Carolina Board of Nursing.
American Heart Association Healthcare provider course with Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification required to be initially completed with the TH Staff Development Office within 30 calendar days of hire date (exceptions to obtain certification from a provider other than the TH Staff Development Office are approved by Staff development on a case by case basis).
BLS & ACLS Recertification is required every two years.
Ability to works with patients, families, physicians and other health care providers with a high level of customer service orientation required.
Physical Requirements: Physical Agility Testing (PAT) rating of “Medium” While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) required to stand, sit, and walk; occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) to use hands, fingers; and frequently to talk or hear. The employee must exert 20 to 35 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 15 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and will be measured by post offer PAT test.
May be exposed to infectious specimens, diseases, and soiled laundry.