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Full Time Preop/PACU Registered Nurse (RN) - Preoperative

Company: Amsurg Corp
Location: Mesquite
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Full Time Preop/PACU Registered Nurse (RN)Texas GI Endoscopy Center is among the top endoscopic surgery centers in Mesquite offering outstanding patient care in a comfortable environment. The physicians for Texas GI are multi-lingual providing care to patients who speak Spanish, Italian and Arabic. When you trust your healthcare to Texas GI, you are making a choice for convenience, affordability and high-quality care.

We are currently searching for a Full Time GI Endoscopy Registered Nurse to work Mondays - Fridays (30+ hours) who can work cooperatively with staff and physicians and perform a variety of tasks. Major responsibility will be providing patient care throughout the endoscopy process; pre-procedure admission and assessment, post-procedure assessment and recovery, and occasionally administering IV conscious sedation during procedures. Responsible for monitoring the patient's condition and vital signs.

General Duties

* Participates as a team member in support of the total peri-procedure process
* Organizes time, equipment, supplies, and personnel to provide effective and efficient case management
* Organizes nursing activities efficiently and effectively
* Delegates activities appropriate to the abilities of available staff members
* Considers cost containment by using supplies economically and in effective turnover time
* Assists with supply, drug, and equipment inventories to maintain stock level and availability
* Identifies the patient and correct interventions according to policy/procedure and communicates such information to all members of the healthcare team
* Reviews patients' medical records/needs to plan care with other healthcare team members
* Provides comfort and reassurance to patient
* Maintains patients' privacy and dignity
* Explains procedures and care to the patient
* Assists with the proper and safe positioning of the patient
* Administers medication per order of physician and based on condition of patient
* Monitors patient condition and maintains accurate documentation pre-procedure, during procedure, and post-procedure
* Provides continuity of patient care by communicating with other peri-procedure care personnel and documenting records accordingly
* Responds in a timely manner to meet the needs of the patient and physician
* Accurately comprehends and interprets verbal orders and direction
* Documents patient-care records and other forms accurately following policies and procedures
* Accurately advises others responsible for care of the patient about the patient's status
* Effectively organized time, equipment, supplies and personnel
* Uses equipment effectively by anticipating patient needs and providing appropriate care
* Confirms that proper techniques and procedures are used according to accepted standards of practice

Pre-Procedure Duties

* Maintains order and cleanliness of the pre-procedure area
* Performs thorough pre-procedure patient assessment required in the outpatient setting
* Assists in assessing the physical and emotional status of the patient prior to admission
* Provides pre-procedure instruction and explanation of patient rights and responsibilities
* Describes the peri-procedure experience to the patient/significant other, including what to expect before, during, and after the procedure, and how the significant other will participate
* Obtains pertinent patient records prior to patient's arrival
* Performs all pre-procedure testing (glucose or pregnancy testing)
* Reports all abnormal values to anesthesia provider/MD
* Explains informed consent for procedure, patients' rights/responsibilities, and pre-procedure/post-procedure instructions
* Obtains necessary signatures
* Informs patient about routine care and procedures related to the peri-procedure experience
* Discusses all findings with anesthesia provider prior to anesthesia provider's pre-procedure evaluation of patient
* Provides comfort and reassurance to the patient and supports the patient's right to privacy, dignity, and confidentiality
* Documents pre-procedure care according to policy/procedure
* Ensures that the patient's chart is complete on day before surgery is scheduled

Intra-Procedure Duties

* Provides moderate sedation for patients not receiving general anesthesia
* Assists with patient care in an endoscopy room as needed

Post-Procedure Duties

* Maintains order and cleanliness of post-procedure area
* Performs safe and individualized nursing care for the patient in the immediate post-procedure/post anesthesia period
* Assesses and documents the patient's physical and emotional status upon arrival in the recovery room
* Documents post anesthesia care and identity of second person in the recovery room during the patient's recovery from anesthesia/sedation according to approved policies and procedures
* Provides nursing care to meet patient needs related to surgical condition and type of anesthesia administered
* Monitors patients and informs MD or CRNA of observed complications
* Performs thorough post-procedure patient assessment prior to discharge of the patient
* Assists in assessing the physical and emotional status of the patient in preparation for discharge
* Develops a plan of care for the patient based on the assessment data
* Reviews post-procedure instructions and prescriptions from the MD with patient and significant other and documents in patient's medical record
* Informs patient and family about appropriate care and procedure to follow upon returning home
* Determines that patient/family understand conditions that require immediate care/method to obtain immediate care
* Provides comfort and reassurance to the patient and promotes privacy and dignity


* Must possess a High school graduate or GED certification, be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing, have a current state license to practice as a registered nurse, maintain basic cardiac life support certification and ACLS, evidence of leadership qualities, strong ethical and moral character references.

Effective November 1, 2021, AMSURG's Vaccination Policy requires all teammates, including clinicians and independent contractors, to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of employment or engagement. Regardless of position, all new hires must submit proof of vaccination and or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. This policy is designed to protect the health and safety of our patients, communities and each other.

Must pass a background check and drug screen.

We do not discriminate in practices or employment opportunities on the basis of an individual's race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other prohibited category set forth in federal or state regulations.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Keywords: Amsurg Corp, Mesquite , Full Time Preop/PACU Registered Nurse (RN) - Preoperative, Healthcare , Mesquite, Texas

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