The Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Unit provides pre-procedure, intra-procedure, and post-procedure care to adult patients undergoing gastrointestinal endoscopy procedures and studies. The department is open Monday Friday 7am-5:30PM and one Sunday per month. The Nurses take mandatory call in the evening until 8:00PM and rotate weekend call.
Department Specific Working Conditions:
Requires ability to push patient in a stretcher around corners throughout the shift.
Requires the ability to ride the Arial tram throughout the day
Requires the willingness to work with High Level Disinfectants.
Requires the ability to work in a dark procedure room.
Requires the flexibility to stay focused and have your assignment changed several times throughout your shift.
Requires weekend and after hours ERCP call and ability to report to work within 30 min of being called not required for Resource RN or nurses working .5 FTE or less.
Requires work in fluro room and standing for up to 3 hours wearing lead garments.
Fast paced environment that may ask you to care for up to 15 patients per day.
Ability to move, turn, lift sedated patients using provided safe patient mobilization device.
Department Specific Requirements (competencies, equipment, certifications, etc.):
Heavy handling and administration of narcotics while moving at fast pace that requires ability to focus attention on details while performing other skills at the same time.
At least one year experience working in critical care, recovery room, emergency room or procedural area setting.
Procedural experience required for resource RNs
Experience with EKG monitoring required.
IV skills required.
Moderate sedation experience required at time of hire.
Confidence to work next to and communicate directly with physicians throughout the shift.
Requires ability to triage patient symptoms over the telephone and document advice in telephone encounter.
Excellent communication skills including active listening, the ability to engage with a diverse set of patient populations, and success with conflict management.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team while being collaborative in resolving problems.
Ability to successfully navigate complex patient care coordination needs independently.
Serve as a role model in supporting and promoting OHSUs vision and mission.
Efficient time management to effectively move patients through the system.
Minimum requirements for all RNs.
Current, unencumbered Oregon RN license
BLS at time of hire and must be issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network branch of AHA (upload documentation with online application)
BLS must not expire during orientation or probation period, and must have the same expiration date (upload documentation with online application)
Bachelors degree in Nursing for external hires;
Internal applicants: Associate's Degree in Nursing, BSN preferred
Department Specific Preferences (competencies, certifications, etc.):
Experience with GI Surgery or GI medicine and the disease processes associated with them
Experience as a Charge RN in a related setting (ICU, PACU, ED).
Motility and PH testing experience
Experience in fast paced unit where you provided care for more than 6 patients per shift
Experience as a member of a Shared Governance council or committee.
Phone triage skills
Usual Orientation Time:
Specialty Experience: 1-3 months
Experience, but not in specialty area: 2-4 months
Resource Nurse: 2 weeks and limited expose to roles within the department dependant on experience.
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