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Registered Nurse - Endoscopy (CLIN NURSE 2)

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POST DATE 9/10/2016
END DATE 1/8/2017

University of California - San Francisco Medical Centers San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree


Job Title

Registered Nurse - Endoscopy (CLIN NURSE 2)

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Weekly Hours

40 ; 100%

Appointment Type



Endoscopy ML


8-hour Variable

Full/Part Time


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Our legacy of unsurpassed patient care and unceasing mission to integrate high-tech medical research with clinical operations has led to our prestigious standing as one of the top 10 hospitals in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. As a premier health care institution dedicated to advancing health worldwide, UCSF Medical Center can also be the best place to advance and shape your career.

The medical center's employees are one of the most important reasons why we are recognized as one of the nation's best hospitals. To work at UCSF Medical Center is to be part of an institution that provides the highest caliber of care to patients; a nurturing, dynamic and team-oriented atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents.

Department Description

The Endoscopy Department provides comprehensive gastrointestinal care at Moffitt / Long (ML) and Mount Zion (MZ) locations.

Patients are seen on an outpatient basis and receive various procedures performed within the unit. The endoscopic procedures performed are some of the most sophisticated and advanced in the world. As a referral medical center, the Endoscopy unit engages in cutting edge technologies with physicians who are recognized nationally and internationally.

This unique and demanding work environment provides many opportunities for personal and career growth. Nurses and technicians have the opportunity to participate in unit based quality councils, act as preceptors or serve on a multitude of task forces designed to identify and implement innovative improvements that lead to enhanced patient care delivery.

A cohesive team of highly skilled nurses and GI techs work collaboratively with Attending Endoscopists and Fellows to provide excellent care during endoscopic procedures. Averaging 800 procedures a month, compassionate care is provided before, during, and after GI and Pulmonary procedures.

Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA) standards and guidelines are practices and all career nursing staff are required to be certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Live Support (PALS).

Job Summary

* Utilizes the nursing process for assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation to provide safe, therapeutic care to patients undergoing endoscopic procedures

* Functions as a member of the interdisciplinary team

* Carries out established nursing procedures related to endoscopy and sedation administration and performs related duties as required

* Supervises care provided by GI technicians

* Responsible for maintaining the knowledge and abilities essential to the performance of endoscopic procedures and sedation administration which include strong med-surg skills or critical care skills

* Excellent IV skills are required

* Participates as team member for pre, intra, and post procedural care of patients receiving sedation and general anesthesia

* Competence with multiple types of equipment and technology are essential for the position

* Assignments at all three endoscopy sites (Parnassus, Mt. Zion, and Mission Bay) are required

* Patient population includes adult and pediatric GI and pulmonary patients

The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations is required.

Required Qualifications

* Recent RN endoscopy experience within one year

* Active State of California RN License

* Active American Heart Association CPR certification

* Active American Heart Association ACLS certification

* Active American Heart Association PALS certification

* Excellent IV skills are required

* The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations

Preferred Qualifications

* Current CGRN Certification



* Active State of California RN License

* Active American Heart Association CPR certification

* Active American Heart Association ACLS certification

* Active American Heart Association PALS certification

Living Pride Standards

Service Excellence

* Demonstrates service excellence by following the Everyday PRIDE Guide with the UCSF Medical Center standards and expectations for communication and behavior. These standards and expectations convey specific behavior associated with the Medical Center s values: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence, and provide guidance on how we communicate with patients, visitors, faculty, staff, and students, virtually everyone, every day and with every encounter. These standards include, but are not limited to: personal appearance, acknowledging and greeting all patients and families, introductions using AIDET, managing up, service recovery, managing delays and expectations, phone standards, electronic communication, team work, cultural sensitivity and competency.

* Uses effective communication skills with patients and staff; demonstrates proper telephone techniques and etiquette; acts as an escort to any patient or family member needing directions; shows sensitivity to differences of culture; demonstrates a positive and supportive manner in which patients / families/ colleagues perceive interactions as positive and supportive. Exhibits team work skills to positively acknowledge and recognize other colleagues, and uses personal experiences to model and teach Living PRIDE standards.

* Exhibits tact and professionalism in difficult situations according to PRIDE Values and Practices

* Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to privacy, confidentiality, and security policies and procedures related to Protected Health Information (PHI) or other sensitive and personal information.

* Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to safety and infection control policies and procedures.

* Assumes accountability for improving quality metrics associated with department/unit and meeting organizational/departmental targets.

Work Environment

* Keeps working areas neat, orderly and clutter-free, including the hallways. Adheres to cleaning processes and puts things back where they belong. Removes and reports broken equipment and furniture.

* Picks up and disposes of any litter found throughout entire facility.

* Posts flyers and posters in designated areas only; does not post on walls, doors or windows.

* Knows where the Environment of Care Manual is kept in department; corrects or reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate departments.

* Protects the physical environment and equipment from damage and theft.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Further information about the University of California, San Francisco, is available at UCSF seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.


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