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Company: Gastroenterology Consultants of Savannah, P.C.
Location: Savannah
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Gastroenterology Consultants of Savannah has been providing the highest quality prevention and treatment of digestive diseases in a caring, compassionate manner for 39 yearsand counting. Specializing in the most advanced procedures and technologies, each patients care is managed by our impressive team of board certified gastroenterologists who are all leaders in their field. Backed by a highly skilled and friendly staff, GCS is committed to delivering compassionate care while providing colon cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment for gastroenterological disorders. Focusing on improving and maintaining gastrointestinal health, each patients care is managed by our impressive team of nationally recognized physicians who are all leaders in the field of gastroenterology -Job Title: -Registered Nurse (RN)Department: -Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) -Immediate Supervisor Title: -Director of Clinical Nursing; Practice Manager -General Summary: -A non-exempt position responsible for providing gastroenterology care to patients undergoing procedures, including assessment, treatment, care planning, and medical care evaluation. -Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Obtains patient consent for care and ensures patient confidentiality. Obtains and documents health history, information on chief complaint, vital signs, and health risk factors and assesses disease condition. Provides patient care based on practice guidelines, standards of care, and federal/state laws and regulations.
  • Assists physicians in the ASC during gastroenterology procedures where sedation is utilized.
  • Executes prescribed treatments and medical interventions, administers prescribed medications, and monitors and documents treatment progress and patient response. Delegates as allowed under the Nurse Practice Act. Refers to/consults with physicians, other health providers, and community resources to prevent/resolve problems or concerns. Educates patients and families about health status, health maintenance, and management of acute and chronic conditions.
  • Documents patient assessment and intervention data using established medical record forms/automated systems and documentation practices.
  • Participates in improving patient care processes through tracking of data and reporting of outcomes. Education: -Graduation from an approved practical nursing program. -Experience: -Minimum one year of RN experience; gastroenterology clinic experience preferred. Must be self-directed in improving and acquiring the abilities and skills necessary to enhance job performance. -Other Requirements: -State-licensed registered nurse in good standing. IV certified. Current BCLS and ACLS certification required.Performance Requirements: -Knowledge:
    • Knowledge of nursing processes; health care systems, structure, and functions; and community resources. Understanding of health care technology, equipment, and supplies. Familiarity with state law on nursing care, nurse practice guidelines, and clinic policies and procedures.
    • Knowledge of wellness/illness, growth and development, human behavior, psychosocial factors, and alternative health care treatments.
    • Knowledge of chart/medical record documentation requirements and federal/state laws related to release of health care information. Skills:
      • Skill in time management, problem solving, multitasking, prioritizing, and medical care coordination.
      • Skill in initiating appropriate crisis interventions and emergency response.
      • Skill in patient triage in person and on the phone. Abilities:
        • Ability to analyze options and then counsel patients and families about choices and make referrals to other providers and resources.
        • Ability to engage clients and families in the development and implementation of a care plan.
        • Ability to read and interpret physicians orders and notes from other providers.
        • Ability to calculate and administer drug dosages and injections and measure results.
        • Ability to communicate effectively.
        • Ability to, at a minimum, read, write and document English at a high school level.
        • Ability to read numbers and perform basic arithmetic calculations. Equipment Operated: -Standard office equipment and supplies including blood pressure and pulse oximeter monitors, wall gases and suction equipment, thermometers, and all medical equipment used in gastroenterology procedures. May involve use of assistive devices such as walkers, wheelchairs, and oxygen tanks. Requires use of computer skills. -Work Environment: -Work is performed in the Ambulatory Surgery Center. Controlled lighting, acoustics, air quality, and temperature settings. Environmental hazards may be unpredictable including exposure to communicable diseases and biohazards. -Mental/Physical Requirements: -Involves sitting, standing, walking, turning, stooping, reaching, lifting, bending, grasping, manipulating, and squatting. Occasional need to support debilitated patients, and/or unsteady patients with or without assistance. Stress can be triggered by workload and complex cases. Must hear and see well enough to obtain and document patient history and vital signs. Must communicate well enough to answer questions and converse over the telephone so as to be thoroughly understood.Work Remotely
          • No Job Type: Full-TimeSchedule:
            • 8 hour shift Education:
              • Associate (Preferred) Experience:
                • Nursing: 1 year (Preferred) License/Certification:
                  • BLS Certification (Preferred)
                  • RN (Preferred) Work Location: One location

Keywords: Gastroenterology Consultants of Savannah, P.C., Savannah , RN, Healthcare , Savannah, Georgia

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