Registered Nurse – Shared Procedures/Endoscopy (Per Diem, Capitol Hill)

Category: RNs
Location: Seattle, WA
Open Date: February 17, 2017
Job Number: 170391
FTE: 0
Schedule: Per Diem
The Endoscopy Procedure RN provides care to patients undergoing endoscopic procedures that include colonoscopy, upper endoscopy, ERCP, Bronchoscopy, PEG, laser and flexible sigmoidoscopy. The Procedure RN is responsible for administering conscious sedation agents to patients having these procedures and for monitoring before during and post procedure. The Procedure RN assists with the technical aspects of the procedure being done and supervises the GI technician working in the room. A variety of personnel collaborate to ensure optimal patient outcomes for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, and for purposes of health maintenance, restoration, or palliation and the Procedure RN coordinates this team work. The Procedure RN is responsible for understanding the endoscopes, monitors, processors, and infection control issues associated with the cleaning and reprocessing of the endoscopy equipment. The Procedure RN is technically excellent in managing the work associated with the treatment of patients undergoing these procedures. The Procedure RN participates in quality-of-care activities as appropriate to the individual’s position, education and practice environment.
These activities may include:
  • Identifying aspects of care important for quality monitoring (e.g., timely discharge)
  • Identifying indicators used to monitor quality and effectiveness of nursing care (e.g., use of reversal agents, return to baseline status)
  • Collecting data to monitor quality and effectiveness of nursing care
  • Analyzing quality data to identify opportunities to improve care
  • Formulating recommendations to improve nursing practice or patient outcomes
  • Implementing activities to enhance the quality of nursing care
  • Participating interdisciplinary teams that evaluate clinical practice or health care
  • Developing policies and procedures to improve quality of care
  • Utilizes the results of quality-of-care activities to initiate changes in nursing practice.

Education requirements:
Minimum: Graduate of accredited RN program
Preferred: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Experience requirements :
Minimum: 2 years administering moderate sedation and recovering patients from anesthesia/sedation.
Licensure/Certification requirements:
Minimum: Current Washington State RN license, Conscious Sedation Certified, CPR
Preferred: SGNA Endoscopy Certification
Group Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status.