Job Purpose: Provide direct care to patients in the endoscopy setting utilizing the nursing process of assessment and physician delegation.
- Record patients’ medical history and assessment.
- Start IV/saline lock.
- Regulate and monitor IV infusions.
- Perform INR and glucose testing.
- Prepare patients for, and assist physician in endoscopy procedures.
- Administer moderate sedation under physician delegation.
- Monitoring and assessment of moderate sedation under physician delegation.
- Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records in the electronic medical record.
- Recovery of sedated patients and discharge assessments.
- Utilize proper infection control techniques.
- Monitor all aspects of patient care, anticipate patient and physician needs.
- Instruct individuals and families on topics such as health education and disease prevention.
- Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
- Assisting with BRAVO Capsule placement
- Capsule Studies
- Hospital Responsibilities
- Assisting with ERCP
- Cleaning and high level disinfection of scopes and equipment
- Evening and weekend call
- Maintaining supplies
- Charge Nurse
- Delegation of duties
Qualification Requirements: In order to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and regular attendance is required. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience: Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in nursing is required. One to two years of clinical experience is required; GI related experience is preferred. Experience using an Electronic Medical Record is required.
Certifications/Licenses: Current Minnesota Nursing License is required. Must be CPR certified.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Working knowledge of:
- Gastrointestinal system
- Principles for providing compassionate care
- Infection control practices
- Emergency response
- Word processing
Physical Requirements: 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Problem Solve
- Prioritize and be detail oriented
- Work effectively individually as well as a part of a team
- Use active listening skills
- Communicate effectively verbally and in writing
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to walk, sit, reach over head and bend to the floor and frequently required to stand for long periods of time. The employee frequently lifts and/or moves up to 50 pounds. The employee will be required to apply pressure to abdomen while assisting with procedures.
The employee is regularly required to use dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and perform venipuncture. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
Working Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This employee works in an Outpatient Endoscopy Center, including the admitting area, procedure room and the recovery room environment, and may be exposed to hazardous chemicals or conditions. The employee may experience frequent exposure to blood while performing venipuncture. The employee is exposed to a computer monitor daily.
Minnesota Gastroenterology, P.A. is an EEO/AA employer: women, minorities, the disabled and veterans encouraged to apply.