Job Description

Registered Nurse-Medical Procedure Room

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum of one year acute care nursing experience required.

  • Endoscopy experience desirable.

  • Gastroenterology nursing certification required. GI certification must be obtained after 2 years for full-time employment in Endoscopy or its part-time equivalent of 4,000 hours.

  • Electronic medical record experience preferred.

  • ACLS certification required (or must be completed within 2 months of start date).

    ORGANIZATION

  • Accountable to the Manager of the Medical Procedure Room.

  • Receives work direction from the Medical Procedure Room Coordinator or Charge Nurse.

  • Collaborates with other members of the healthcare team.

  • Responsible for own professional growth.

POPULATIONS SERVED COMPETENCIES, INCLUDING AGE OF PATIENTS SERVED

Cares for patients in the age category(s) checked below:

X_All ages (birth & above)

SPECIFIC DUTIES

  • Supports the Mission, Vision and Values of Munson Healthcare

  • Embraces and supports the Performance Improvement philosophy of Munson Healthcare.

  • Promotes personal and patient safety.

  • Has basic understanding of Relationship-Based Care (RBC) principles, meets expectations outlined in Commitment To My Co-workers, and supports RBC unit action plans.

  • Uses effective customer service/interpersonal skills at all times.

  • Includes all duties listed in the position description for Registered Professional Nurse.

  • Completes hospital orientation if facility new hire. Healthstream requirements as outlined in department orientation must be achieved by deadlines.

  • Uses the nursing process to deliver nursing care to patients undergoing diagnostic or therapeutic procedures in the Medical Procedure Room. Scope of care encompasses admission, intra-procedure, recovery and discharge of patients from all age groups.

  • Provides ongoing assessment of patients. Plans care and advocates for patients based on individual patient needs, clinical recommendations and established professional standards. Provides for patient privacy and confidentiality following HIPAA Guidelines.

  • Assists physicians during procedures according to established professional standards.

  • Maintains competencies in nursing skills as required by unit & hospital policy.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of equipment requirements for all procedures. Able to set-up, operate, troubleshoot and clean equipment according to established professional standards.

  • Promotes efficient operation of the department by performing support duties such as ordering supplies, restocking rooms and maintaining procedure rooms in a clean, orderly state.

  • Demonstrates the ability to accurately prioritize and organize work to provide safe, efficient patient care.

  • Demonstrates competency in IV therapy skills.

  • Completes point of care testing (urine pregnancy & blood sugar testing) in accordance with hospital policy.

  • Administers medications including IV sedation consistent with hospital policies.

  • Able to recognize and respond independently to emergency situations.

  • Recertifies BLS and ACLS certification biannually.

  • Demonstrates the ability to creatively adapt to a rapidly changing environment.

  • Orients and trains new personnel.

  • Serves as a mentor for other department nurses.

  • Evaluates own performance and that of peers and seeks opportunities for professional growth.

  • Works collaboratively with other healthcare disciplines and hospital departments to provide patient care services.

  • Participates in and supports shared governance activities including the development and achievement of unit goals.

  • Reserve pool RNs are exempt from ACLS certification, however they must be assigned to care for non-sedated patients or they must work under the direct supervision of an ACLS RN when caring for post procedure (sedated) patients.

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Working Conditions

  • Must be able to stand, stoop, lift and push for long periods of time. Must be able to move equipment and lift more than 35 pounds.

  • Subject to time pressure and changing priorities.

  • Hours are variable. Employees must be willing to rotate shifts and accept assignments at all sites.

  • Benefited employees must be available to take call on a rotational basis. Must be able to report to the hospital in 30 minutes or less.

Company Info

Company Name
Munson Medical Center
Zip/Post Code
49696
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