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Registered Nurse GI Endoscopy Lab

Company: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Location: Nashville
Posted on: October 18, 2020

Job Description:

Job Summary: The Registered Nurse, GI Endoscopy Lab applies the nursing process to plan and
implement the care of patients, including patient and family education and
continuum of care planning. Department Summary:The department consists of procedure rooms,
preoperative holding rooms, a post anesthesia care unit, pre-admission
assessment and testing clinic and a postoperative recovery
area. There are 19 beds, 12 of which are fully equipped
procedural rooms. We strive to improve patient outcomes reflect the
quality of our systems, outstanding teamwork, and effective engagement
with patients, caregivers, and our community.You will join a team with great comradery among staff
members, great relationships with surgeons, and be in an environment where
you can learn and grow due to the three rotational areas (Triage, Surgery
and Recovery) in which you will be exposed.

Vanderbilt is a leader in treating digestive disorders. We use the most advanced techniques and technology in the region. Our pioneering research, highly trained providers and dedicated staff have led U.S. News and World Report to rank us among the top 25 digestive disease centers in America.Our diagnostic and treatment center is absolutely state-of-the-art. Our highly specialized physicians and advanced nurse practitioners are experts in diagnosing and treating digestive disorders. We work with other specialists at Vanderbilt to find the best treatments for our patients, so you can count on receiving excellence in complete care here. GI Endoscopy Lab:

  • The goals of the Gastroenterology Division are to provide outstanding medical care to persons with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver, to train gastroenterology and to perform cutting-edge biomedical research to improve our understanding of digestive diseases.
  • We have 40 full time faculty in the division including research and clinical faculty.
  • There are three strong goals that define the GI Division:
    • The first component is a strong biomedical research with faculty that is focused on innovative discovery-based research.
    • The second is the education and training of medical students, residents, postdoctoral fellows, GI research and GI Clinical fellows.
    • Third the clinical and endoscopic practice at Vanderbilt is focused on compassionate and outstanding patient care.

      Position Shift: Full-Time; Days

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      University Medical Center:

      in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching,
      discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who
      come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place
      where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities
      challenged. It is a place where your diversity - of culture, thinking, learning
      and leading - is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they
      are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in
      their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt's mission is to advance
      health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and

      Our Nursing Philosophy:

      We believe
      highly skilled and specialized nursing care is essential to Vanderbilt
      University Medical Center's mission of quality in patient care, education and
      research. We believe nursing is an applied art and science focused on helping
      people, families and communities reach excellent health and well-being.

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      Position Qualifications:Required:
      • RN Licensure (BSN preferred or Associate's Degree)Preferred:
        • Candidates must have a minimum of 1 year of Critical Care experience
        • Endoscopy, PACU, OR, or other critical care nursing experience highly desiredPHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSMovementSensoryEnvironmental Conditions"Heavy Work" category requiring exertion of 50 to 100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 20 to 50 lbs. of force frequently and/or up to 10 to 20 lbs. of force continually to move objects.Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated positionOccasional: Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive deviceOccasional: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use oflower extremities and back musclesOccasional: Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.Occasional: Kneeling:Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.Occasional: Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.Reaching aboveshoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.Frequent: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.Frequent: Walking: Moving about on foot.Frequent: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to anotherFrequent: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.Frequent: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuveringself, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spacesFrequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.Frequent: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.Frequent: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.Frequent: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.Frequent: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source ofauditory informationContinuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception,peripheral vision, color vision.Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.Continuous: Feeling: Ability to perceive size, shape, temperature, texture by touch with fingertips.Occasional: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.Frequent: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.*INDRN*NHCN*GD

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