This position is: As Needed Basis
Position Location: Lake Charles, LA
JOB TITLE: Registered
Nurse - Endoscopy
GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Responsible for providing
professional nursing care for patients following established standards and
practices. Assists physicians in
coordinating patient care. Functions as
primary liaison between patients, staff and physicians.
SUPERVISION REQUIRED: Reports to
Director of Nursing
EXERCISED: This position does not supervise
- Wheels patients under IV
conscious sedation to procedure rooms, monitors vital signs, and prepares
patients for exam by physician.
- Assists physician with exam
and special procedures.
- Makes, receives and handles
medically related phone calls as directed by physicians (RX’s, hospital
admissions, patients, and other physicians).
- Keeps exam rooms and
doctors’ offices clean, and maintain necessary supplies.
- Assists physician in
preparing charge tickets, document fees, procedure codes, diagnosis codes
and other items as necessary.
- Counsels and reassures
apprehensive patients, assisting them with all clinic routines.
- Performs a variety of
medically related tasks as directed by the physician and particularly to
- Assists receptionist in
scheduling appointments as needed.
- Make sure that all exam and
special procedure rooms have biohazard and non-biohazard containers.
- Assures that all sharps are
disposed of in a Sharp Container.
- Educates patients in
self-administration of medication, when appropriate.
- Schedules CT scans, MRI
test, thyroid test, EEGs and mammograms.
- Follows Clinic policies for
infection control in handling and disposing of infectious/hazardous waste
- Ensures that patient chart
entries are made accurately and in a timely manner; forwards charts as
- Notifies patients of test
results; schedules follow-up appointments as appropriate.
- Maintains patient
- Responds to a "CODE BLUE.”
- Screens pharmaceutical
- Performs other task as
- May require assisting
physician with weekend rounds at area hospitals.
- May require starting IV’s,
doing IV pushes.
- May require mixing
medications such as cytotoxic drugs.
- May require drawing blood
and administer drug screens.
- Observes records and reports
patient’s condition and reaction to drugs and treatments to
physicians. Dispenses medication as
directed. Educates patient/family
about diagnosis procedures, medications, nutrition, and maintenance of
health and wellness.
- Ensures appointment
preferences are given to patients in emergency situations. Greets patients and prepares them for
physician examination. Screens
patients for appropriation information.
Instructs patient in collection of samples and tests.
- May require pulling and
- Perform other tasks as
REQUIREMENTS: Registered Nurse license in Louisiana
medical office experience preferred but not required.
- Communication skills
- Ability to work flexible
- Ability to prioritize and
handle multi-tasks in a fast-paced environment.
- Customer service skills
CONDITIONS: Ambulatory Surgery setting.
Frequent telephone calls during working hours.
Frequent interruptions, which requires being able to hand a fast-paced
work environment during entire time at work.
Must be able to prioritize multiple projects. Must maintain strict confidentiality and
exercise professionalism when interacting with staff, managers, supervisors,
physicians, external customers, etc.
Must be able to bend, stretch and walk.
Prolonged sitting and/or standing may be required.
Lifting of 50 – 100 pounds may be required.
Requirements: RN license and IV certification required. This position requires the ability to work as needed from 6:30 am to 3:30 pm weekdays.