Christiana Care Health System, a Magnet(r) health care organization with over 1,100 beds between its two hospitals (Christiana Hospital & Wilmington Hospital) and the only Level I trauma service on the East Coast corridor between Philadelphia & Baltimore, has been honored repeatedly as "One of America's Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report.
The Endoscopy Suite at the Christiana Hospital is looking for an RN to work a full time schedule. This is predominately a day shift with possible extended coverage. Rotation to the Wilmington as needed is required as well.
The endoscopic nurse provides nursing care for inpatients and outpatients requiring endoscopic procedures, such as, EGD, colonoscopy, ERCP, endoscopic ultrasounds, PEG tube placements, motility studies, Ph monitoring, small bowel enteroscopy, pleuroscopy, and pulmonary procedures!
This RN also rotates to the prep and recovery side of endoscopy. Providing care before and after the procedures including level one Post Anesthesia Care. In this position you will deliver care to inpatients, outpatients and ICU patients, and coverage for both sites 7 days per week/ 24hrs on weekends!
The endoscopy nurse is responsible for the following:
Assisting the physician with all endoscopic procedures and bronchoscopies.
Obtains biopsy and pathology specimens during procedures.
Order additional testing as directed by anesthesiology.
Coordinate moderate sedation for non MAC procedures.
Provide assistance/support to physician and anesthesia during procedures.
Respond to and act on emergent situations/codes within the department.
Educate patient and family/patient regarding procedure, expectations about medications, disease process, discharge instructions.
Monitoring of patient during recovery phase post anesthesia or moderate sedation including b/p, oxygen saturation, respiration, level of consciousness, pain level, EKG rhythm, and pulse.
On call for all emergent cases
Performs other duties as required
Commitment to obtaining within three years of date of hire can be considered with relevant experience.
Minimum 2 year of RN experience in areas of Critical Care or Perioperative Services or HVIS or ED required.
Previous procedural and GI Lab experience is preferred.
BLS required; ACLS required
Internal Number: JR55162
About Christiana Care Health System
Christiana Care Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are... positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.