Advertised Summary Job Description: The Clinical Coordinator III (RN) works as Nurse Manager of Endoscopy at the 51st Street Office, under the direction of the Medical Director and administratively, the Divisional Administrator and Practice Manager. The incumbent will perform all duties associated with the provision of effective and comprehensive nursing care to patients and their families in the endoscopy suite and oversee the endoscopy technician and recovery room nurse. The Clinical Coordinator provides nursing expertise during endoscopy procedures and maintains AAAASF certification for the suite.
Assess patients before consultation and treatment by the Attending Physician. Obtain appropriate intake history, and physical, review laboratory results, provide discharge instructions and patient education and monitor follow-up appointments. Provide for safe and accurate administration of medication, intravenous fluids in accordance with physician orders and nursing standards. Establish intravenous access for administration of medication, intravenous fluids. Perform physical, psychological and cognitive status assessments of patients. Maintain all medication records, security, records related to each patient. Ensures smooth and efficient patient flow in endoscopy suite. Conducts courtesy calls to patients the day after endoscopy.
During the endoscopy procedure, it is the responsibility of the nurse to monitor the patient's vital signs, comfort and clinical status during procedure and recovery. The nurse records these data prior to, at intervals during, and following the procedure. During endoscopy under moderate sedation, the nurse may perform interruptible tasks such as assisting with biopsy or polypectomy. For patients undergoing endoscopy, the nurse must comply with all institutional policies regarding the use of sedation, including: pre-procedural assessment, levels of sedation, pharmacology of sedative and reversal agents, basic life support, establishing and maintaining an adequate airway, recording vital signs and medications used, patient monitoring, and the recognition of complications. The nurse initiates care and discharge plan for patients after endoscopy procedures. Identifies and corrects problems as appropriate with all critical occurrences reported to the next level of authority.
Ensure that safety equipment is properly maintained, e.g., Automated External Defibrillator (AED), crash cart. Responsible for maintenance and storage of medication, syringe, and catheter inventory. Maintain all records required for continued accreditation of outpatient endoscopy suite, e.g., logs of endoscopes. Monitor medical supply usage in endoscopy suite and initiates ordering and appropriate restocking. Conforms to all applicable HIPAA, OSHA, Infection Control and safety guidelines. Performs special projects as required related to Endoscopy certification maintenance.
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education, training and/or experience, plus four years of nursing experience. Current NYS RN License and BLS Certification.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Must be able to remain calm in stressful situations. Must display courtesy and empathy toward patients, coworkers and physicians. Must be able to make sound judgments and execute the appropriate actions based on the needs of the patients and knowledge of facility policies and procedures. Must have excellent communication skills and maintain confidentiality per HIPAA guidelines. Must be able to assist in the lifting of physically compromised patients and heavy supplies.
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