Registered Nurse Endoscopy (FT) - Mercy Outpatient Surgery Center
Location: Saint Louis, MO, USA
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Internal Number: 197338867
Category: Registered Nurse
Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA) is transforming specialty care in our communities. We relentlessly create value by aligning physicians, health plans and health systems around a common goal: delivering exceptional care and healing to our patients and communities we serve. We are driven to achieve the quadruple aim in health care: high quality outcomes and a better experience for patients and providers, all at a lower total cost of care. As a national leader in surgical care, SCAâ™s 10,000 teammates operate more than 250 surgical facilities that serve nearly 1 million patients per year. For more information on SCA, visit www.scasurgery.com.
Why join SCA? Consider the following fantastic benefitsâ¦
Positive work culture
Career growth opportunities
Comprehensive medical, vision and dental insurance â“ eligible on Day 1 of employment
Paid time off plus 8 paid holidays
Employer-paid life and short- and long-term disability insurance
Excellent 401(k) Plan
We are actively hiring for an Registered Nurse (RN) Endoscopy.
Promote the mission, vision, and values of SCA.
Assess patient status throughout the perioperative episode of care.
Develop an individualized perioperative patient plan of care by implementing:
Protecting the patient from injury caused by extraneous objects and chemical, electrical, mechanical, and thermal sources.
Demonstrating safe operation of equipment and machinery and follows procedures for reporting and correcting an unsafe situation.
Speaking upwith safety concerns acting as the patients advocate.
Handling specimens according to facility policy and procedures.
Adhering to standard precautions including the use of personal protective equipment.
Complying with Universal Protocol and facility site validation and time-out policy
Communicating the patientâ™s current status to relevant parties throughout the continuum of care.
Administering medications safely and correctly using the 8 rights of medication administration.
Practicing and monitoring aseptic technique.
Implementing the plan of care including the following interventions:
Managing patient recovery from anesthesia â“ Moderate sedation and Monitored anesthesia care.
Assessing patient status at intervals in accordance with facility policies and procedures.
Providing nursing care and appropriate monitoring in accordance with policies and procedures.
Performing interventions to maintain the patientâ™s tissue perfusion at or above baseline levels.
Ensuring scopes are prepared for use in accordance with policies and procedures and manufacturerâ™s instructions for use.
Maintaining endoscopy instruments and accessories in working order. Troubleshooting and recognizing malfunctions.
Performing interventions to maintain the status of the patientâ™s genitourinary, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, endocrine, respiratory, cardiovascular, and neurological systems and fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balances at or above baseline levels.
Performing interventions to ensure the patient is at or returned to normothermia at the conclusion of the immediate postoperative period.
Performing interventions to protect the patient from infection.
Assessing the knowledge level of the patient or designated support person.
Providing education regarding the expected psychosocial response, nutritional management, medication management, pain management, and expected responses to theprocedure.
Involving the patient or designated support person actively in decisions affecting his or her perioperative plan of care and the rehabilitation process.
Protecting the patientâ™s rights, dignity, and privacy.
Providing age-specific, culturally competent, ethical care within legal standards of practice.
Evaluate the patientâ™s progress toward attaining outcomes.
Transfer care as applicable.
Provide hand-off report to other teammates that are accurate, concise and pertinent to the patientâ™s condition and response to care.
Delegate tasks according to the state Nurse Practice Act (if applicable), state board of nursing or professional registration requirements, state laws, and job descriptions.
Document episode of care accurately, timely, completely, and legibly.
Demonstrate effective communication and collaboration skills with members of the team and other stakeholders.
Serve as a member of a multidisciplinary team in planning patient care.
Participate in quality review and performance improvement projects.
Participate in the performance appraisal process.
Use problem-solving and conflict resolution skills to foster effective work relationships.
Maintain required competencies.
Pursue professional growth.
Act as a patient advocate and maintain privacy and confidentiality of individuals and health information.
Comply with al SCA and facility policies and procedures, regulatory and accreditation standards and professional guidelines when providing patient care.
Actively participate in team meetings, trainings, and daily safety huddles.
Demonstrate fiscal responsibility.
Perform all other duties as assigned.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
One year of GI, OR and/or medical/surgical nursing experience preferred.
Current state nursing licensure to practice in good standings.
Successful completion of Basic Life Support (BLS) or Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) within 90 of employment or documentation of current BLS/BCLS certification.
Successful completion of Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Course within 90 days of employment or documentation of current ACLS certification.
Successful completion of Pediatric Advance Life support (PALS) course is required when pediatric care is included in the facility scope of services within 90 days of employment or documentation of current PALS certification.
Specialty certification in GI Nursing is preferred.
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
Physically demanding, high-stress environment
Exposure to blood and body fluids, communicable diseases, chemicals, radiation, and repetitive motions
Pushing and pulling heavy objects
Full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients and equipment
Manual and finger dexterity
Hand eye coordination
Standing and walking for extensive periods of time
Lifting and carrying items weighing up to 50 lbs
Corrected vision and hearing to within normal range
Surgical Care Affiliates (S.C.A) was launched in 1982 and we operate 185 surgical facilities, including surgery centers, surgical hospitals, and hospital surgery departments, in 34 states. We employ approximately 5,000 teammates and more than 7,500 physicians perform procedures in SCA facilities each year. More than 2,000 of these physicians, along with 45+ leading health systems are partnered with us. S.C.A is invested in the success in changing the healthcare market place and improving service models by generating new approaches. The company’s mission is to care for patients, serve physicians, and improve healthcare in America. It achieves this mission by focusing on its core values of clinical quality, integrity, service excellence, teamwork, accountability and continuous improvement.