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Full Time Endoscopy Registered Nurse

Job ID: 30649 Date posted: 06/08/2022 Location: Clearwater, Florida Facility: USPI
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Safety Harbor Surgery Center performs a broad range of outpatient surgical procedures. Our mission is to care for every patient and their family as if they were our own. Our state-of the art equipment allows surgeons to perform procedures in the specialty areas of:
General Surgery, Gastroenterology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedic Surgery, Pain Management, Urology.

Overall Responsibility:

 Plans, coordinates and oversees patient care in the endoscopy department. Provides nursing care within prevailing national and state standards of practice and the policies of the hospital.  Makes decisions regarding direct patient care and communicates appropriate information to other team members.  May have additional responsibilities as designated by the clinical nurse manager, which include, but are not limited to, providing patient care in other perioperative departments, serving on committees, participating in QA/Performance Improvement audits and projects.  Maintains aseptic environment during procedures.

Key tasks and responsibilities (essential functions)

  1. Knows and adheres to policies of the hospital and demonstrates fiscal responsibility.
  2. Follows standards, policies, procedures, goals, and objectives for endoscopic nursing care according to accepted standards.
  3. Plans, implements, and evaluates nursing care for patients of all ages based on individual, specific patient needs and according to physician’s orders.
  4. Secures missing data and other patient care needs. Documents care appropriately and fully.
  5. Maintains and demonstrates current skills and knowledge in IV therapy, medication administration and effects, proper care of specimens, patient assessment, airway maintenance, arrhythmia detection and treatment, patient teaching, emotional/social support of patients and families and other needed clinical competencies.
  6. Enacts patient and family hospital care, including a wellness-hospital approach to care.
  7. Remains calm and functions as a team member during times of stress and crisis situations.
  8. Seeks involvement in activities that promote professional growth and behavior.
  9. Actively participates on appropriate committees and QA/PI activities.
  10. Follows OSHA and other standards for protection against blood borne pathogens.
  11. Uses good body mechanics and aseptic technique.
  12. Informs Clinical Director of applicable day-to-day situations.
  13. Follows employee health and other personnel and staffing policies.

Required Skills:

Licensure and Certification:  

  1. Graduate of an approved school of nursing.
  2. Currently licensed in the state of Florida.
  3. BCLS required, if not current, certification within 90 days of hire.      
  4. ACLS training required, ACLS training required prior to monitoring sedation.

 Experience required:  

  1. One year experience in ICU, endoscopic, OR or PACU setting required.      
  2. Demonstrates clinical competency, leadership, and teaching capabilities

Environmental and physical requirements - The employee works in a temperature controlled environment.  Candidate must have cognitive skills for sterile technique, math, reading, computer skills, and communication skills to deal well with the public (customers), patient’s families, physicians, as well as peers.  Vision for near, mid-range, and far accommodation.  Hearing for low, medium and high pitch.  Physical ability for standing, sitting, crouching, kneeling, frequent walking, reaching with reaching above the head and below the waist.  Job risks include exposure to blood and body fluids (high), contact with laser and chemicals, lifting of 30 - 50 pounds, and exposure to infectious disease. 

USPI complies with federal, state, and/or local laws regarding mandatory vaccination of its workforce. If you are offered this position and must be vaccinated under any applicable law, you will be required to show proof of full vaccination or obtain an approval of a religious or medical exemption prior to your start date. If you receive an exemption from the vaccination requirement, you will be required to submit to regular testing in accordance with the law.

Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Tenet participates in the E-Verify program. Follow the link below for additional information.

E-Verify: http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify

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