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Registered Nurse (RN) - GI Lab (Endo); 6:30 to 3:30PM; Day Shift

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POST DATE 10/10/2017
END DATE 12/11/2017

St. Joseph Medical Center Houston, TX

Location
Houston, TX
AJE Ref #
579721061
Job Classification
Full Time
Job Type
Regular
Company Ref #
1704001
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Education
Associates Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB SUMMARY:

Participates in comprehensive care of the patient undergoing an endoscopic procedures. This includes continuous assessment, monitoring, administration and maintenance of sedation and analgesia under the direction of a physician. Serves ages adolescent through elderly adult.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Assesses patients prior to and during procedures.

* Manages patient during all stages of Conscious Sedation.

* Manages and maintains a variety of endoscopic equipment.

* Manages collection, labeling, presentation, and transport of multiple specimens. These include specimens collected in a variety of procedures, and multiple specimens from individual patients.

* Participates as assigned in Endoscopy on-call schedule and arrives on-site within 45 minutes.

SCOPE OF CARE:

The clinical areas include Pre-admission Testing, Day Surgery (Pre-op and Phase II Recovery), OR, PACU (Phase I Recovery) and ENDO.

ENDO:

Hours of operation are from 0630 until 1500, with 3 procedure rooms from 7a-2p.

The department is open for urgent/emergent procedures on weekends, holidays and after hours.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

One year experience in surgical services or critical care.

LICENSE/REGISTRATION/ CERTIFICATION:

* Current RN permit or licensure issued by the Board of Nurse Examiners of the State of Texas to practice professional nursing.

* Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider certification required.

* Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification is recommended, but not required.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Completion of an accredited school of nursing program resulting in an Associate Degree, Diploma or Baccalaureate degree in nursing.

SKILLS:

* Technical, clerical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills relevant to total patient care/area in order to safely and efficiently treat patients.

* Good verbal and written communication skills necessary in order to be clearly and easily understood by patients, families and members of the Health Care team.

* Writes/prints legibly in order to document accurately and understandably, and to provide direction to support staff and others.

* Demonstrates a pleasant, helpful and caring demeanor in order to be an effective patient advocate.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER MINORITIES / WOMEN / VETERANS / DISABLED

Job: RN
Primary Location: Texas-Houston
Organization: St. Joseph Medical Center
Education Level: Associate's Degree/College Diploma
Employee Status: Full Time Benefit Eligible 36-40 hrs/wk
Work Schedule: Days

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled