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Registered Nurse

Palmetto Endoscopy Center LLC Charleston ,SC
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description: JOB DESCRIPTION ENDOSCOPY REGISTERED NURSE Department: PEC Reports to: Administrator JOB SUMMARY A registered professional nurse with expertise in Endoscopy with an understanding in physiology, pathophysiology, endoscopy procedures, and pharmacodynamics of conscious sedation anesthesia and analgesia. The RN assumes responsibility and accountability for the care and teaching of patients. The RN directs and provides care to these patients utilizing therapeutic use of self, the nursing process, the environment, instrumentation, and other health care team members. The Endoscopy Nurse is competent to perform the function of conscious sedation consistent with the standard of practice. JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Performs assessment/data collection in an ongoing and systematic manner, focusing on physiologic, psychobiologic and cognitive needs of the patient/family. Utilizes assessment data in formulating nursing diagnoses. 3. Implements care in a knowledgeable, skillful, consistent, and continuous manner by utilization of pre-determined standards which define the structure, process, and desired patient outcomes of nursing process. 4. Evaluates patient response to care given by all health care team members, and the effects of systems, environment, and instrumentation on progress of patient toward expected outcomes. 5. Reformulates plan of care based on changing patient needs and evaluation of effectiveness of care provided. 7. Demonstrates competency in psychomotor skills. 8. Identifies patient/family learning needs, implements appropriate measures to meet these needs and evaluates patient/family response to education related to procedure and discharge. 9. Performs all documentation functions using EMR, in timely, accurate, and concise manner. 10. Demonstrates awareness and sensitivity to patient/family rights with respect for dignity and confidentiality. 11. Function with an awareness and application of safety issues and adheres to patient/staff safety policies as identified within the institution. 12. Performs efficiently in emergency patient situations following established protocols, remains calm, informing appropriate persons, and documenting events. 13. Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional practice. Participates in peer review. 14. Demonstrates an awareness of legal issues in all aspects of patient care and unit function and utilizes appropriate resources to manage situations and minimize risk to patients, self, colleagues and institution. 15. Strives for continuous improvement in delivery of patient care. 16. Demonstrates appropriate delegation of tasks and duties in the direction and coordination of the health care team members. 17. When performing as a charge nurse, assigns the nursing care of each patient to other nursing personnel in accordance with the patient’s needs and the specialized qualifications and competence of the nursing staff available. 18. Demonstrates effective communication methods and skills; using lines of authority appropriately. 19. Formulates and uses effective working relationships with all health care team members, patients, and families. 20. Demonstrates cooperation and flexibility in staffing patterns and resolution of staffing conflicts. 21. Practices sound decision making that demonstrates anticipation and prevention of problems. Demonstrates effective problem solving through active problem identification and implementation of resolution strategies. 22. Knowledgeable of the effects of medications, potential side effects, contraindications, and amount of medication to be administered. 23. The requisite skills include the ability to competently and safely administer the medication by the specified route, anticipate and recognize potential complications, recognize emergency situations, and institute emergency procedures. 24. Accountable for knowledge of medication and for ensuring proper safety measures are followed SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: 1. Participates actively in staff development activities for unit personnel. 2. Demonstrates self-directed learning and participation in continuing education to meet own professional development. 3. Seeks validation of knowledge base, skill level, and decision-making as necessary. Recognized limitations and assertively seeks guidance in areas of uncertainty. 4. Participates in development and attainment of unit goals. 5. Performs any other tasks assigned by the Administrator or Charge Nurse in Administrator’s absence. ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS A. COORDINATION 1. Facilitates and coordinates patient care. 2. Able to physically assess patient. 3. Verifies identification of patient. 4. Verifies operative consent. 5. Verifies procedure. 6. Verifies H & P on chart. 7. Able to start IV’s. 8. Able to recognize and implement appropriate treatment to patient with respiratory insufficiency. 10. Perform and document a final nursing assessment and evaluation of the patient’s condition. B. EQUIPMENT 1. Assesses each specialty equipment in Endoscopy and is competent with all equipment in department. 2. Prioritizes equipment needs. 3. Coordinates use of equipment. 4. Dependable attention to cost containment. C. POLICY AND PROCEDURES Follows Palmetto Endoscopy’s Center policies and procedures. PROFESSIONAL NURSES CHARACTERISTICS A. LOYALITY Supports PEC’s s goals. B. LEGAL Practices within and promotes awareness of legal responsibilities, CMS, OSHA & DHEC. C. ROLE MODEL 1. Projects professional demeanor. 2. Fosters desirable attitude and work habits through own professional behavior and interest. 3. Acts as a resource person to other staff. 4. Promotes cooperation with physicians, coworkers, and ancillary personnel. 5. Maintains professional standards within PEC and the community. 6. Maintains patient confidentiality and patient privacy. 8. Able to accept constructive criticism. JOB SPECIFICATIONS Minimum Education: Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing Minimum Experience: At least 2 years of experience as a registered Nurse. Endoscopy experience preferred. Must be in good physical condition to meet the demands of the position. Commitment to providing high-quality, individualized patient care. Ability to form good working relationships with a variety of health care team members. Required Course(s)/Training: BCLS • ACLS Required Certification/Registration: • Licensed to practice professional nursing in the State of South Carolina.

Palmetto Endoscopy Center LLC

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