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RN Endoscopy Per Diem Rotate

  • Job ID 1905000981
  • Date posted 01/17/2019
  • Facility Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center

As the largest hospital in San Luis Obispo County, Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center strives to produce optimal outcomes and exceptional patient experiences to the community it serves. With 164 beds and hundreds of physicians, Sierra Vista puts advanced technology into the hands of experienced medical specialists to deliver quality healthcare to Central Coast residents and visitors. Its distinct, high-level services include neurosurgery, orthopedics, obstetrics, perinatology (high-risk pregnancy), neonatology (high-risk newborn care), pediatrics and trauma. Sierra Vista houses the largest Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit between Santa Barbara and Salinas, the only dedicated pediatric unit in San Luis Obispo County and serves as the county’s designated trauma center. Sierra Vista is recognized as a leader in orthopedics, cancer care and is a Joint Commission accredited primary stroke center. Sierra Vista is fully accredited by The Joint Commission and has been serving the community since 1959.

We offer competitive salaries and benefits including a matching 401(k), several health & dental plans to choose from, generous tuition assistance plans, and relocation assistance for select positions.

Provides nursing care to patients receiving endoscopic and other specialized procedures by utilizing the nursing process. Duties to include but not limited to: assisting physicians with procedures, performing admission assessments, providing minimal/moderate sedation and ongoing assessment/monitoring during intra/post-op phases, post-procedure recovery, discharge responsibilities, supervision of non-licensed personnel, maintaining competencies by participating in ongoing training and continuing education, knowledge/care/handling/processing and ability to troubleshoot endoscopy procedural equipment, scope cleaning, equipment transportation and maintenance, meeting the scheduling demands of the Endoscopy Specialty by participating in on-call rotation weekdays/weekends/holidays and extendeddaily work hours as needed. This position requires flexible/rotating shifts. Collaborates with team to provide an efficient, safe, compassionate, individualized goal-directed nursing plan of care.


Required Training/Education/Experience/Certification: Recent GI experience and 1 year acute care experience. CA RN license, BLS, ACLS.

Education: High School or Equivalent and Associates Degree or Equivalent.

The applicant must have a basic skillset in endoscopy, specifically s/he should have competence with endoscopic biopsy, endoscopic mucosal injection, endoscopic polypectomy, and different hemostasis techniques. In addition, the applicant must have experience with ERCP as well as competence with cannulation, guidewire usage, and knowledge of different biliary devices. Ability to administer minimal/ moderate sedation.

Desired Training/Education/Experience/Certification:CGRN Certification. Experience with Bronchoscopy, Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) and Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) procedures.

Monitor patient during procedure with recognition of alteration in physiological and psychological status of patient. Recovery of patient post sedation. Knowledge of post procedure complications and discharge criteria. Ability to provide patient clear and concise follow up instructions at time of discharge. Demonstrates understanding and interpretation of diagnostic measures such as lab tests, radiology exams, and EKG interpretation. Utilizes professional nursing judgment, takes action to implement the nursing care plan and resolve the problems identified for the individual patient. Knowledgeable about equipment and supplies used for procedures, including proper cleaning and handling.Practices infection control techniques.

Job: Surgical Services
Primary Location: San Luis Obispo, California
Facility: Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center
Job Type: PT2Y
Shift Type: Rotate

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