The Gastrointestinal Function Testing Lab (hereafter referred to as the 'GI Lab') RN is a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility and accountability for a group of patients for a designated time frame and provides care to these patients via the nursing process and other input from healthcare team members. The GI Lab RN is responsible for the all-around healthcare needs of patients who undergo procedural tests in this location. Acts as liaison between the MDs, the patients (including the family and staff members), schedulers, clinic staff and UCLA and non-UCLA physicians involved with the patients' healthcare. Performs clinical nursing duties that include, but are not limited to, performing various GI function tests, administering medications and, monitoring vital signs, providing health education and procedure instruction/information to patients and families, and ordering supplies accordingly. Supports objectives and goals relative to patient care, and assists with updating policies and procedures if operational workflows have to be adjusted to ensure optimal patient care is delivered. Functions as the champion in the center for infection control, and patient safety. Participates in internal audits for ensure policies are followed to ensure optimal patient care is delivered.
Required: Graduated from an accredited school of nursing with BSN or MSN Current State of California Nursing license Current BCLS and ACLS card Ability to travel between the endoscopy area/GI lab when necessary Demonstrate knowledge in all areas of care specific to endoscopy area/GI Laboratory, including conscious sedation
Preferred: Experience with patient electronic medical record.
Ability to assist physicians in performing procedures in the endoscopy area/GI Lab practicing medical and surgical asepsis at all times 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 work efficiently and calmly under pressure. 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. Strong interpersonal skills to effectively interact with large variety of individuals, including staff members, physicians and patients. 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 objectives and goals. Knowledgeable in pharmacology/drug interactions/side effects. PC proficiency in a Windows environment and Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet, E-mail. Experienced in directing, teaching and supervising nursing/medical personnel. Knowledge of cardiac monitoring and ability to identify dysrhythmias. Knowledge in the use of EMR
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