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Endoscopy Center - Registered Nurse (RN)

UMC Health System

Lubbock, TX
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Title: Endoscopy Center - Registered Nurse (RN)
JobID: 6224
  • Registered Nurse
    Endoscopy Center
    Job Location:                         Lubbock, TX
    About UMC
    UMC, licensed for 450 beds, is the leader in comprehensive healthcare delivery in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. UMC is home to the region’s only Level I Trauma Center, the Timothy J. Harnar Regional Burn Center, the Southwest Cancer Center, Heart Center, Pediatric Level II Trauma Center, and the UMC Children’s Hospitals by delivery of state-of-the-art sophisticated patient care.  UMC serves as the primary teaching hospital for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC), to train tomorrow’s healthcare professional.  UMC has a strong and enduring partnership with Texas Tech which helps assist UMC’s mission and support Tech’s academic pursuit of education and research.  UMC is accredited annually thorough Det Norsek Veritas (DNV), a national integrated accreditation for health care organizations. UMC Health System employs 3,890 individuals on our team.  The system has been honored among the Best Places to Work in Texas and is proud of their high patient and employee satisfaction.  We hope you will choose UMC Health System, where “Service is Our Passion”!
    UMC’s Mission, Vision and Standards Include:
    Vision Statement:To Serve Our Patients in the Best Teaching Hospital in the Country
    Mission Statement:Service is our passion. We serve by providing safe, high quality care to all, achieving excellent financial performance, and training tomorrow’s healthcare professionals.
    Standards of Excellence:Attitude, Communication, Responsiveness, Compassion, Teamwork, Ownership, Safety and Respect
    Description / Scope of Service
    1. Gastroenterology procedures include but are not limited to: Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), radiofrequency ablations, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy feeding tube placement (PEG), colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, dilatation (Maloney, Savory, pneumatic, and through the scope balloons), manometry (esophageal and anorectal),  pH studies, liver biopsy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), paracentesis,  endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) and intragastric balloon placements.  Radiographic contrast studies are performed in the Endoscopy Center with the GI physician operating the radiological equipment.
    2. Pulmonary procedures include but are not limited to:  Bronchoscopy, bronchoscopy with transbronchial biopsy, bronchial thermoplasty, rigid bronchoscopy, tracheostomy, pleurx catheter placements, pleuroscopy, thoracentesis, laryngoscopy, brachytherapy, endobronchial ultrasounds (EBUS) and electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopies (ENB).
    3. Pain management procedures include, but are not limited to:nerve blocks, nerve and joint injections, radiofrequency thermocoagulation (RFTC), Lysis of adhesions (LOA), Spinal column stimulator (SCS) trial.
    4. Minimally invasive cardiac procedures include Transesophogeal Echocardiogram and Cardioversions.
    5. The Universal Protocol Checklist is completed before any sedation is given.  This is an oral “Time Out” between the RN, the Attending Physician, the Anesthesia Provider and any other members of the procedural team.  Under direction of the Physician, the RN will administer medications to induce moderate sedation.  Medication guidelines for the sedation of adult/pediatric patients are used for general direction.  An RN according to the moderate sedation policy will monitor the patient and document on the sedation record.  When moderate sedation is deemed inadequate or contraindicated, the physician will request anesthesia services.  An anesthesia cart is available in all 8 procedure rooms in the Endoscopy Center and will be maintained by the anesthesia department. 
    6. Emergency equipment and drugs are available in the lab to meet emergency conditions.
    A multi-disciplinary approach to nursing care is utilized in Endoscopy.  The Endoscopy staff presently consists of a Nurse Director, Assistant Director, Clinical Instructor, Office Manager, Assistant Office Manager, one Advanced Nurse Practitioner, two Charge Nurses, 25 Registered Nurses that are practicing with a current Texas License, 11.5 Endoscopy Technicians, two PCA/NA, two Scope Technicians, two Health Unit Coordinators, and 5 Office Assistants working directly under the Senior Vice President for Patient Care Services.
    • UMC Hospital Orientation
    • UMC Nursing Orientation
    • Galen E-learning Curriculum Modules / Online Nursing Competency Validation
    • Electronic Documentation training
    Individualized Unit Specific Orientation
    • Unit specific orientation is provided in addition to UMC’s Hospital and Nursing Orientation.
    • During clinical orientation you will be paired with an experienced nurse preceptor.  Our nursing preceptors are specially trained and work as a team to obtain the best experience for the new employee
    • Orientation length is individually based and will be determined by the Preceptor, Employee and Clinical Instructor
    • The Endoscopy Nurse can expect rotations with a surgical tech, with the Charge Nurse and Health Unit Coordinator, as well as a PACU nurse if permitted during the orientation period
    • Clinical orientation will begin on day shift to maximize your exposure to procedures and physician rounding 
    • You will also have many opportunities for professional growth and advancement
    • Committee involvement is encouraged in order to improve patient care and processes Committees are available at unit level as well as hospital wide 
    • Other opportunities include: mentoring
    • Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing
    • Valid Texas Nursing License or Compact Licensure  / Graduate Nurse Permit Required
    • Knows clinical and nursing standards and practices in according with the nursing scope and standards of practice as set forth by the American Nurses Association.
    • Provides professional nursing care to patients and provides supervision and guidance to the members of the nursing staff.
    • Age specific knowledge is required when needed for appropriate patient care.
    • Has working knowledge of organizational and nursing policies.
    • Requires adequate hand/eye coordination and fine motor skills.
    • Talking and hearing is essential for communication.
    • Visual acuity is required to work with patients for observation, assessment, and electronic charting.
    • Current CPR certification from American Heart Association
    • American Heart Association ACLS and PALS are required based upon area of practice.
    • Customer service abilities including effective listening skills
    • Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
    • Ability to perform work that requires walking, sitting and standing most of the time while on duty. Occasional lifting or patients with assistance is required.
    • All employees must review, sign and utilize UMC’s Standards of Excellence.
    Benefits (Full-Time based upon 40 hours per week Part-Time Benefits based on Hours Worked)
    • Full-time benefit package inclusive of health and dental coverage
    • Competitive compensation based on education and experience
    • Relocation assistance package if relocating > 75 miles / To reside in Lubbock, Texas
    • Educational Reimbursement for BSN / MSN
    • Eligible for overtime pay after 40 hours per week
    • Eligible for annual performance appraisal
    • Eligible for Career Ladder after 12 months of UMC employment
    • Uniform Payroll deduction
    • Certification Exam payment and/or reimbursement
    • Long Term Disability/Group Life Insurance/Group Dependent Life Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Tax Sheltered Annuity Program
    • Supplemental Insurance Programs
    • Healthcare and Dependent care spending accounts
    • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Extended Illness (EI)

Job Type: Part Time/Benefited
Category: Nursing
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