Registered Nurse (RN), Endoscopy, Danbury Surgical Center
Location: Danbury, CT, USA
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Internal Number: 196522087
Category: Registered Nurse
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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
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We are actively hiring for an Registered Nurse (RN), Endoscopy.
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.
Perform 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.
Successful completion of Basic Life Support (BLS) or Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), within 90 of employment or documentation of current BLS/BCLS certification.
Specialty certification in GI Nursing is preferred.
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.