Endoscopy RN (Intermittent/PRN)

Location
Portland, OR
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 10, 2018
Closes
Feb 10, 2018
Specialty
Gastroenterology
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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The RN position is located in the Endoscopy Unit, in the Division of Hospital and Specialty Medicine, Portland VA Health Care System. The Endoscopy Unit provides services for Veterans who require therapeutic and diagnostic endoscopic procedures.
The Endoscopy RN primary duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Providing moderate sedation and managing care for gastrointestinal outpatients and critically ill inpatients.
  • Conduct pre and post procedure patient education and nursing assessments.
  • Stabilize vital signs and hemodynamic status and maintain patient airway, invasive lines, patient tubes, catheters, and drains
  • Assess patient motor and sensory function, assess orientation status and compare to baseline.
  • Maintain physical and emotional comfort, as well as provide adequate pain management
  • Responsible for the maintenance, cleaning and preparing of the equipment/instrumentation for the procedures
  • Assist the gastroenterologist as needed during the procedure when assigned
  • Transport the Veteran safely to the recovery area upon determining the patient meets criteria for discharge from area, documenting responses to interventions, findings and reporting changes in patient status
  • Communicate handoff information regarding patient status to receiving unit prior to transfer, including emergency contact information for physician and family members identified by the patient
  • Accountable for defined groups of patients on their shift
  • May be assigned responsibilities such as preceptor, charge nurse, or unit shift leader based on education and experience.
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 0700-1530
Financial Discloser Report: Not RequiredBasic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing. OR The completion of coursework equivalent to a nursing degree in a MSN Bridge Program that qualifies for professional nursing registration constitutes the completion of an approved course of study of professional nursing. Students should submit the certificate of professional nursing to sit for the NCLEX to the VA along with a copy of the MSN transcript. (Reference VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G6) OR In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of a current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement for graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.
  • Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia.
Preferred Experience: Bachelor's degree preferred.

Grade Determinations: The following criteria must be met in determining the grade assignment of candidates, and if appropriate, the level within a grade:
  • Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
  • Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience; OR a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) with no additional nursing practice/experience.
  • Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no additional nursing practice/experience.
  • Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of nursing practice/experience; OR ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor's degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no additional nursing practice/experience required.
  • Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 year's of nursing practice/experience; OR a Doctoral degree.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-6 Nurse Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.Physical Requirements: Moderate Carrying (15-44lbs); Straight Pulling (up to 1 hour); Pushing (1 - 2 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 4 hours); Standing (up to 4 hours); Repeated bending (up to 3 hours); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of color; Emotional and Mental stability; Hearing (aid permitted).

Selected applicants may be required to complete an online onboarding process.

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