Performs patient assessment, IV conscious sedation, patient/family teaching and triage. Provides primary clinical support to the provider and patient to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of the patient's condition. Follows up on diagnostic testing to ensure completion, accuracy, and filing in medical record to ensure continuity and care.
Obtains and documents patient medical history, chief complaint, vital signs, and provides basic medical data base for provider, and prepares patient for examinations.
Assists provider in performance of GI endoscopic procedures as directed by provider to facilitate accurate diagnosis.
Collects and prepares laboratory specimens and completes associated paperwork to expedite laboratory studies with maximum accuracy and efficiency.
Assists with orientation of new personnel to ensure that they are appropriately trained to support patients and provider.
Executes and documents ongoing patient communication.
Provides instruction to ensure patient's understanding of medical condition and compliance with treatment instructions.
Inserts, monitors, regulates and discontinues IVs as required by provider.
Administers blood products, IV push medications and conscious sedation.
Monitors patients having conscious sedation and during recovery.
Monitors inventory medical and surgical supplies, pharmaceutical and controlled substances to ensure adequate supply levels, verify expiration dates, document utilization, optimize organizational efficiency and space utilization.
Routinely inspects and observes condition and operation of diagnostic equipment and instrumentation to ensure proper operation and identify need for preventive and corrective maintenance.
May clean, sterilize and prepare instruments, according to established protocols, to ensure required level of asepsis and adequate availability.
Oversees and leads work activities of other Clinic Nurses and Endoscopy Technicians.
Inserts and administers intravenous therapy per unit protocol.
Administers preoperative, pre-procedure medication as ordered and indicated per unit protocol Instructs patients and significant others during the preoperative, pre-procedural period and offers emotional support.
Recognizes early changes in the patient's condition, any unusual events or post-operative complications and initiates appropriate action for the management of those events or complications.
Collaborates with anesthesia services in the administration of moderate sedation.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
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Hours: 8a-6:30p (4 – 10/hr shifts) or 10a-6:30p (5 – 8/hr shifts). Employee will have the option to choose between 8 or 10 hour shifts
On call: On call rotation - to be discussed at interview
Weekends/Holidays: No scheduled weekends or holidays
Experience: Prior pre/post procedural experience is preferred
About the department: The endoscopy department at Geisinger Wyoming Valley is a fast paced procedure-based unit that performs a variety of endoscopic procedures including esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), colonoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), bronchoscopy, and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) on mostly adult patients for a myriad of indications.
The highly skilled endoscopy team is comprised of gastroenterologists and pulmonologists, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, endoscopy technicians, unit coordinator, clinical team coordinator, and clinical nurse supervisor. We pride ourselves as a dynamic team that balances the high output needs of outpatient and urgent inpatient cases throughout the day to deliver tertiary level care in a community setting to patients in the region.
At Geisinger, the caring that we provide to our patients and members also extends to you and your family. Our competitive compensation and benefits package helps you and your loved ones stay healthy, meet your financial goals and thrive professionally and personally.
Benefits: Geisinger offers a comprehensive suite of healthcare benefits, including medical, prescription drug, vision and dental coverage. And with our healthcare benefits, you'll also receive care from one of the top innovative healthcare systems in the country. Our suite of benefits supports you and your family in a variety of ways, including coverage for same-sex or opposite-sex spouses, domestic partners and their children and stepchildren.
Paid Time Off: Our generous paid-time-off packages allow you to take the time you need to travel, rest, and care for and reconnect with friends and family. We also offer paid military and parental leave.
Diversity and Inclusion: We strive to create an environment where our patients, health plan members and employees can be their most authentic selves. Join one of our many Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). ERGs provide opportunities for all Geisinger employees to build internal and external networks and further develop professionally. ERGs are formed around common identities but are open to all employees.
Tuition Assistance: Up to $5,000 tuition reimbursement: We offer tuition reimbursement towards both undergraduate and graduate degrees.(Part time and Full Time Positions only)
Retirement: We contribute 5% of your salary to your retirement plan and offer auto-enrollment to make saving convenient for you.
Graduate from Specialty Training Program-Nursing (Required), Bachelor's Degree-Nursing (Preferred)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body; Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification - American Heart Association (AHA); Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification - American Heart Association (AHA); Licensed Registered Nurse (Pennsylvania) - RN_State of Pennsylvania
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.
We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh FoodFarmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencingprograms, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 1...3 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers. What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.