Join UChicago Medicine, as a Registered Nurse in the EP-GI Procedures Department.
Under the direction of an Attending Physician or a licensed independent practitioner, the Registered Nurse in EP-GI Procedures provides technically complex and high risk nursing care services to patients which may include one or more of the following categories: sedation, intravenous infusions and complex procedures.
In this role, the Registered Nurse in EP-GI will assist in pre and post patient assessment and patient care, patient and family teaching, preparing, circulating and hemodynamic monitoring during the invasive procedures. This individual is able to demonstrate clinical expertise in working with electrophysiology patients during invasive diagnostic and interventional electrophysiology and device implantation procedures.
Essential Job Functions
- Represents The University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC) in a positive manner with the prospective, former and current community we serve; interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, and other customers of our services; demonstrates knowledge of the operating practices of UCMC.
- Upholds the Mission Statement of UCMC: to provide superior health care in a compassionate manner, ever mindful of each patient's dignity and individuality. To accomplish our mission, we call upon the skills and expertise of all who work together to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and further the knowledge of those dedicated to caring.
- Handles confidential information consistent with Federal HIPAA legislation.
- Performs a variety of clinical and research procedures with efficiency and high standards of quality; assures that the proper protocol is used for each sedation.
- Provides patient care in a compassionate and empathetic manner; demonstrates knowledge of agespecific considerations in the provision of care. Involves a multidisciplinary team as needed to support patient and family psychological, social and spiritual needs.
- Accurately completes required patient assessment, documentation, and interpretations for each patient encounter. Possesses sound professional judgment for timely physician intervention as needed. Recognizes patient conditions requiring immediate actions, initiates appropriate life supporting interventions while communicating appropriately with physicians.
- Maintains nursing equipment and work areas in proper working condition; reports malfunctioning equipment or housekeeping issues to the appropriate person. Maintains a neat and clean work area with equipment. Maintains adequate inventory control of all necessary supplies. Emergency equipment maintained with adequate availability, good working order and restocks as needed with a fiscal awareness and accountability.
- Interfaces with customers, specifically patients, families, visitors, and UCMC staff in a professional, positive and accommodating manner; demonstrates knowledge of AIDET principles and employs in all situations; demonstrates flexibility in accommodating special needs of customers whenever possible.
- Performs all required Quality Assurance testing as indicated or as required by UCMC Rotates to clinical areas as directed to assist in safe staffing ratios; utilizes resources to safely transport sedated patients to an appropriate or designated area within the UCMC.
- The RN is expert in assessing and treating and evaluating patient conditions specific to their work area, e.g., anxiety, pain, claustrophobia and underlying disease conditions. Due to the complex nature of pain, RN will evaluate and treat pain in a prompt, caring fashion and reassess after each intervention, charting per UCMC protocol.
- RN uses nursing knowledge to anticipate and plan for patient care needs. The RN understands and applies safety principles and serves as a resource to other healthcare personnel on patient care. RN knows the potential risks and complications from specialty procedures and can assist in the initial treatment of adverse effects in their area of expertise.
- RN Required; Bachelor of Science in Nursing required.
- Minimum experience to 1 year ICU experience mandatory.
- Currently licensed as a registered professional nurse in the State of Illinois.
- Current CPR, ACLS, and/or PALS Certifications
- 2 years EP or OR experience preferred.
- Experience working in a research environment.
- One additional certification in area specialty.
- Job Type/FTE: 1.0, Full Time
- Shift: Day, 7am-5:30pm
- Unit/Department: Electrophysiology
- CBA Code: NNU
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