under supervision of a Registered Nurse, provides direct care to
patients within the framework of the LPN Act. Assists other members
of the healthcare team in providing the highest quality of
personalized patient care. Assists and collects bodily fluid
specimens during endoscopic exams and procedures. Makes sure
appropriate handling and maintenance of equipment and supplies are
Required -Graduate of acredited LPN Program. Must pass NLN
Required -2 yearsexperience and demonstrated proficiency with
advanced therapeutic endoscopy procedures with working knowledge of
radiation safety and image storage guidelines or certification in
related area or Certification obtained through: SGNA, IAHCSMM or
CBSPD required. Completion of IV therapy credentials required.
Required -Current LPN License in the state of practice
Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association
Preferred - Certification obtained through: SGNA, IAHCSMM or
Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
- Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry
and retrieval of patient information.
- Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various
software packages specific to role and keyboard
- Effective verbal and written communication skills and the
ability to present information clearly and professionally to
varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care
- Good interpersonal skills
- Effectively uses the Nursing Process in the delivery of patient
care through data gathering, planning and evaluation.
- Assists with procedures, biopsies and specimen collection.
- Ensures cleanliness and/disinfection of endoscopes and other
pertinent equipment while maintaining quality control
- Assists in the evaluation of progress toward expected outcomes
on an ongoing basis and provides input in the revision of the plan
- Provides care based on specific holistic age appropriate needs
of patients served.
- Communicates effectively and professionally with
- Delegates and assigns appropriate task to unlicensed team
members appropriately and within the scope of practice.
- Safely administers medication and prescribed therapies
utilizing appropriate reference materials.
- Effectively adapts to change in a positive manner throughout
the day as needs of the unit/department change.
- Prioritizes and implements nursing interventions to promote
- Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including
but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to
the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be
performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
Other related duties as required. The above statements describe the
general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive
list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other
duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.
Ochsner is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Physical and Environmental Demands
The physical essential functions of this job include (but
are not limited to) the following: Frequently exerting 10 to 20
pounds of force to move objects; occasionally exerting up to 100
pounds of force. Physical demand requirements are in excess of
those for sedentary work. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body
fluid and tissue.
The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area where
patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works with
specimens that could contain communicable diseases. There may be an
occupational risk for exposure to communicable diseases.