GI RN (10876-147)

DEPARTMENT: Gastroenterology
Job Summary: Plans, coordinates, and oversees care for patients of any age in the GI departments. Provides care within nursing standards of practice and the policies of the Dunes Surgical Hospital. Makes decisions regarding direct patient care needs and communicates appropriate information to other team members. May have additional responsibilities as designated by the manager, which include, but are not limited to, serving on committees, participating in quality improvement audits, and projects.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Knows and adheres to policies of the Dunes Surgical Hospital and demonstrates fiscal responsibility.
Follows policies, procedures, goals, and objectives for perioperative nursing care according to accepted standards.
Plans, implements, and evaluates pre- and post-procedure nursing care for patients based on individual, specific patient needs, and according to physician's orders.
Organizes and prepares medical records of patients. Documents care appropriately and fully. Follows up on missing data and other patient care needs.
Maintains and demonstrates current skills and knowledge of intravenous therapy, medication administration and effects, patient assessment, airway maintenance, patient teaching, emotional/social support of patients and patient families, and other needed clinical competencies.
Remains calm and functions as a team member during times of stress and crisis situations.
Seeks involvement in activities that promote professional growth and behavior.
Actively participates in appropriate committees as assigned.
Follows OSHA and other standards for protection against blood borne pathogens.
Uses good body mechanics.
Informs management of applicable day-to-day situations.
Follows employee health and other personnel and staffing policies.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Must be a graduate of accredited college or university.
Registered Professional Nurse with current state licensure.
Work experience as a professional nurse.
BLS and ACLS certification
Ability to demonstrate clinical competency, leadership, and teaching capabilities.
Will be required to lift patients frequently requiring the ability to lift 100 pounds.
Must be able to exert at least 25 pounds of force to assist with patient transports.
Frequent standing, bending, and stooping involved.
Must possess and demonstrate critical thinking skills.
Dexterity: Frequent repetitive motion of hands/wrist involved.
Will be working in a clean, well-lighted area.
May be required to deal with unpleasant environmental situations resulting from patient care or patient activity.
Hazards and Risks: Direct patient contact with possible exposure to communicable diseases, exposure to radiation, anesthetic scavenger gases, and CRT.
USPI'S EDGE? (Every Day Giving Excellence)
USPI'S EDGE? is the key to the differentiation of USPI as a customer-focused company. The process of completing EDGE? requirements establishes processes and measurements that are collected, assimilated, and shared throughout USPI. All employees are involved with EDGE?. The involvement can range from doing their jobs to taking on the role of gathering and/or entering data into the computer. All employees shall at some time during their employment be required to participate in the EDGE? program.
Responsible for knowing the processes involved assuring the standards established by HIPAA, and ensuring they are followed including the practices and records relating to the use and disclosure of Protected Health Information.
Must be authorized to work in the United States.
Dunes Surgical Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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