Clinical Nurse Sup GI Lab/Pain Mgt Procedure Unit
This position is responsible for the overall operations of the Endoscopy area/GI lab as well as the Pain Management Procedure Unit. As the supervisor you will also be responsible for the organization, direction, coordination and evaluation of the nursing/other staff members involved in the daily operations in both facilities. Overall supervision of the staff and scheduling of patient procedures while adhering to all policies and procedures associated with the Endoscopy area/GI Lab/Pain Management Procedure Unit. Supports both center's objectives and goals relative to patient care/procedures and assists with the personal development of the staff members in order to achieve those goals on an ongoing basis. Performs clinical nursing duties when necessary that include but not limited to, assisting physicians in performing procedures in the endoscopy area, GI lab, pain management unit, administering medications and monitoring vital signs and medication. The supervisor will also provide health education and procedure instruction/information to patients and families. Patient confidentiality will be maintained at all times.
Current State of California Nursing license, current BLS and ACLS card. BSN or MSN required. Experienced in directing, teaching and supervising nursing/medical personnel.
Demonstrate knowledge in all areas of care specific to endoscopy area/GI Laboratory, Pain Management, including conscious sedation. Knowledge of cardiac monitoring and ability to identify dysrhythmias. Ability to travel between various procedural units when necessary.
Skill in reading and interpreting comprehensive medical procedures and making them easily understood by patients and families with appropriate vocabulary.
Skill in working independently to complete multiple complex tasks with rapid changes in priorities. Demonstrates strong organizational and supervisory skills to facilitate an extremely busy and demanding clinic environment.
Ability to supervise and maintain effective working relationships with tact and sensitivity at all levels.
Ability to deal effectively with patients, physicians, technicians, and other staff members. Ability to serve as a lead person to patients, physicians, technicians and staff members.
Demonstrates ability to create and maintain professional, cooperative and respectful working relationships with staff members, physicians, technicians, patients and all other UCLA staff. Skill in setting and recognizing priorities.
Ability to react and lead effectively in medical emergencies and in emergency evacuations. Ability to maintain patient confidentiality at all times.
Willingness to provide individualized services to patients.
Ability to work overtime when necessary and provide back up support in times of absences, vacations, etc. Ability to work independently, organize, direct, coordinate and evaluate effectively in support of the GI Lab's and Pain Management Unit's objectives and goals.
Knowledgeable in pharmacology/drug interactions/side effects.
PC proficiency in a Windows environment and Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet, E-mail.
Ability to assist physicians in performing procedures in the endoscopy area/GI Lab /Pain Management Unit practicing medical and surgical asepsis at all times.
Preferred: Experience with patient electronic medical records. Knowledge in the use of EMR.