RN Endoscopy (FT) - Grossmont Surgery Center
Company: Surgical Care Affiliates
Location: La Mesa
Posted on: September 22, 2022
Overview: Today, SCA Health has grown to 11,000 teammates who
care for 1 million patients each year and support physician
specialists holistically in many aspects of patient care. Together,
our teammates create value in specialty care by aligning
physicians, health plans and health systems around a common goal:
delivering on the quadruple aim of high-quality outcomes and a
better experience for patients and providers, all at a lower total
cost of care. As part of Optum, we participate in an integrated
care delivery system that enables us to support our partners as
they navigate a complex healthcare environment, Only SCA Health has
a dynamic group of physician-driven, specialty care businesses that
allows us to customize solutions, no matter the need or challenge:
We connect patients to physicians in new and differentiated ways as
part of Optum and with our new Specialty Management Solutions
We have pioneered a physician-led, multi-site model of practice
solutions that restores physician agency by aligning incentives to
support growth and transition to value-based care.
We lead the industry in value-based payment solutions through our
Global 1 bundled payment convener, that provides easy predictable
billing to patients.
We help physicians address everything beyond surgical procedures,
including anesthesia and ancillary service lines. The new SCA
Health represents who we are today and where we are going-and the
growing career opportunities for YOU. Accountabilities /
Responsibilities: We are actively hiring for an Registered Nurse
(RN) Endoscopy. Promote the mission, vision, and values of SCA.
Assess patient status throughout the perioperative episode of
Develop an individualized perioperative patient plan of care by
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 up with safety concerns acting as the patients
Handling specimens according to facility policy and procedures.
Adhering to standard precautions including the use of personal
Complying with Universal Protocol and facility site validation and
Communicating the patient'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
Managing patient recovery from anesthesia - 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 patient's tissue perfusion
at or above baseline levels.
Ensuring scopes are prepared for use in accordance with policies
and procedures and manufacturer's instructions for use.
Maintaining endoscopy instruments and accessories in working order.
Troubleshooting and recognizing malfunctions.
Performing interventions to maintain the status of the patient's
genitourinary, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, endocrine,
respiratory, cardiovascular, and neurological systems and fluid,
electrolyte, and acid-base balances at or above baseline
Performing interventions to ensure the patient is at or returned to
normothermia at the conclusion of the immediate postoperative
Performing interventions to protect the patient from infection.
Assessing the knowledge level of the patient or designated support
Providing education regarding the expected psychosocial response,
nutritional management, medication management, pain management, and
expected responses to the procedure.
Involving the patient or designated support person actively in
decisions affecting his or her perioperative plan of care and the
Protecting the patient's rights, dignity, and privacy.
Providing age-specific, culturally competent, ethical care within
legal standards of practice.
Evaluate the patient's progress toward attaining outcomes.
Transfer care as applicable.
Provide hand-off report to other teammates that are accurate,
concise and pertinent to the patient's condition and response to
Delegate tasks according to the state Nurse Practice Act (if
applicable), state board of nursing or professional registration
requirements, state laws, and job descriptions.
Document episode of care accurately, timely, completely, and
Demonstrate effective communication and collaboration skills with
members of the team and other stakeholders.
Serve as a member of a multidisciplinary team in planning patient
Participate in quality review and performance improvement
Participate in the performance appraisal process.
Use problem-solving and conflict resolution skills to foster
effective work relationships.
Maintain required competencies.
Pursue professional growth.
Act as a patient advocate and maintain privacy and confidentiality
of individuals and health information.
Comply with al SCA and facility policies and procedures, regulatory
and accreditation standards and professional guidelines when
providing patient care.
Actively participate in team meetings, trainings, and daily safety
Demonstrate fiscal responsibility.
Perform all other duties as assigned.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
One year of GI, OR and/or medical/surgical nursing experience
Current state nursing licensure to practice in good standings.
Successful completion of Basic Life Support (BLS) or Basic Cardiac
Life Support (BCLS) within 90 of employment or documentation of
current BLS/BCLS certification.
Successful completion of Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
(ACLS) Course within 90 days of employment or documentation of
current ACLS certification.
Successful completion of Pediatric Advance Life support (PALS)
course is required when pediatric care is included in the facility
scope of services within 90 days of employment or documentation of
current PALS certification.
Specialty certification in GI Nursing is preferred. Working
Conditions/Physical Requirements: Physically demanding, high-stress
Exposure to blood and body fluids, communicable diseases,
chemicals, radiation, and repetitive motions
Pushing and pulling heavy objects
Full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients
Manual and finger dexterity
Hand eye coordination
Standing and walking for extensive periods of time
Lifting and carrying items weighing up to 50 lbs
Corrected vision and hearing to within normal range
Working irregular hours As a representative of Surgical Care
Affiliates, all comments, attitudes, actions, and behaviors have a
direct impact on the Facility's success. Interaction with patients,
families, physicians, referral sources, affiliated schools,
visitors, volunteers, co-workers, supervisors, vendors, etc. must
be in a manner that is friendly, supportive, courteous, respectful,
cooperative, and professional. This behavior should promote an
atmosphere of teamwork, a culture of safety, and in accordance with
SCA Core Values.
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