To provide excellent nursing care, and to actively participate in and contribute to the management of the Endoscopy Unit. Responsible for the cleaning and safe storage of endoscopes and other specialized equipment used in endoscopic and non-endoscopic procedures and provide assistance during such procedures.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Ensuring a high standard of nursing care to patients attending the Endoscopy Unit, working within company policies and procedures.
Providing technical assistance during diagnostic and therapeutic Endoscopic procedures, ensuring safe working practice.
Setting, monitoring and maintaining excellent standards of nursing care.
Maintaining personal contact with patients and relatives, being sensitive to their needs for courtesy, dignity and privacy and ensuring a friendly environment at all times.
Maintaining timely and accurate nursing records and ensuring that confidentiality is respected.
Storing, checking and administering drugs in accordance with established standards and guidelines
Working with minimal supervision during endoscopic procedures, admission and recovery of patients and other related procedures
Contributing to the local resolution, investigation and follow up action of any informal or formal complaints.
Participating in the care and maintenance of endoscopes and other specialized equipment, ensuring an agreed standard of decontamination at all times including accurate records of traceability of all endoscopes and associated equipment.
Ensuring the safe discharge of all patients from the Endoscopy unit.
Maintaining a safe and clean environment within the clinical area in accordance with established standards and regulations
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Must be a licensed registered nurse (RN).
Minimum three years of experience in a related healthcare position
Previous endoscopy experience required with good knowledge of polypectomy and biopsy procedures, submucosal injections and bleeding ulcer management.
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS
Ability to care for patients undergoing endoscopic procedures and to provide technical
assistance during diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care according to individual needs.
Must demonstrate an understanding of clinical risk.
Knowledge of GI diagnosis, treatment and health education.
Knowledge of EMR system
Must demonstrate consistent professional conduct and meticulous attention to detail
Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as excellent
interpersonal skills with patients, staff, and other health care professionals.