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Gastroenterology (GI) Registered Nurse - RN

Company: CHI Franciscan St Joseph Medical Center
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: September 7, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

In 2020, united in a fierce commitment to deliver the highest quality care and exceptional patient experience, Virginia Mason and CHI Franciscan Health came together as natural partners to build a new health system centered around the patient: Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Our combined system builds upon the scale and expertise of our nearly 300 sites of care, including 11 hospitals and nearly 5,000 physicians and providers. Together, we are empowered to make an even greater impact on the health and well-being of our communities. 


CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason are now united to build the future of patient-centered care across the Pacific Northwest. That means a seamlessly connected system offering quality care close to home. From basic health needs to the most complex, highly specialized care, our patients can count on us to meet their needs with convenient access to the region’s most prestigious experts and innovative treatments and technologies.  


Responsibilities

Job Summary:


This job is responsible for providing GI nursing care of all patient populations undergoing GI procedures to include inpatient, outpatient, and those patients undergoing procedures in Radiology, ED, ICU, and throughout the hospital.


Essential Duties:


Provides care for patients undergoing a GI procedure.
Endoscopy RNs administer and maintain sedation and analgesia by order of the physician. 

Assesses, diagnoses, and intervenes in the event of complications. 

Monitors and assesses the patient receiving the sedation and analgesia throughout diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures.


Qualifications

Education/Experience:


Previous GI Lab experience, minimum of two years experience within the past three years in an acute care setting, i.e., Med/Surg, ICU, PCU, PACU is strongly preferred OR new graduate with completion of a senior practicum in a specialty area (e.g., critical care, ED, PACU, or GI).
Endoscopy RN has experience in endoscopy.
Successful completion of department orientation.

 

License/Certification:


Gastroenterology Nursing and membership in Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA) is desired.
IV competency must be attained within four months, training is available.
RNC, CCRN, CEN, GI, or INS certification is preferred.

Keywords: CHI Franciscan St Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma , Gastroenterology (GI) Registered Nurse - RN, Other , Tacoma, Washington

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