Provides primary nursing support to the physician and patient to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of the patient's condition. Provides patient education, promotes an understanding of the condition and adheres with the treatment plan. The Registered Clinic Nurse, functions in the spirit of teamwork, is accountable for the delivery of care utilizing skills learned in the clinic. Assists other team members on the unit.
Triages patient sick calls to facilitate appropriate treatment plan with providers.
Obtains and documents patient medical history, chief complaint, vital signs, and provides basic medical data base for provider, and prepares patient for examinations.
Oversees chart checks insuring that all patient completed testing is available for provider visit.
Assists providers in procedures as directed by provider to facilitate accurate diagnosis and treatment.
Collects and prepares laboratory specimens and completes associated paperwork to expedites laboratory studies with maximum accuracy and efficiency.
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 IV's as required by provider.
Administers medications, IV push medications, and topical medications.
Routinely inspects and observes condition and operations of diagnostic equipment and instrumentation to ensure proper operation and identify need for preventative and corrective maintenance.
May clean, sterilize and prepare instruments, according to established protocols, to ensure required level of asepsis and adequate availability.
Cleans and sets up procedure rooms between cases, ensures required level of asepsis, availability of appropriate instruments and equipment, and preparation of patient.
Educate patients on all aspects of medication and treatments as appropriate.
Assists in all aspects of day to day clinic activity.
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.
This position qualifies for a joining incentive.
Our Specialized Endoscopy RNs work in each area of our department: Pre-Procedure, Intra-Procedure, Post-Procedure.
ACLS will be required within 6 months of hire.
Start times will vary between 6:30am to 10am
On call rotation - to be discussed at interview
Possible Saturday/Sunday every 8 to 10 weeks
The endoscopy department at Geisinger Community Medical Center 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) and other therapeutic procedures.
The highly skilled endoscopy team is comprised of gastroenterologists and pulmonologists, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, endoscopy technicians and nursing leadership. 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.
Graduate from Specialty Training Program-Nursing (Required)
Minimum of 1 year-Nursing (Preferred)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body; 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 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.
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 13... 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.