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Licensed Practical Nurse - LPN Endoscopy Technician - Endoscopy - Sign On Bonus Available - Jeff Hwy - Full Time

Company: Ochsner Health
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Job Description:

This job, 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 done.

Education

Required -Graduate of acredited LPN Program. Must pass NLN Exam.


Work Experience

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.


Certifications

Required -Current LPN License in the state of practice

Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association

Preferred - Certification obtained through: SGNA, IAHCSMM or CBSPD

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 process
  • Good interpersonal skills


Job Duties

  • 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 measures.
  • Assists in the evaluation of progress toward expected outcomes on an ongoing basis and provides input in the revision of the plan of care.
  • Provides care based on specific holistic age appropriate needs of patients served.
  • Communicates effectively and professionally with internal/external people.
  • 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 optimal outcomes.
  • 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 functions.

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.

Keywords: Ochsner Health, New Orleans , Licensed Practical Nurse - LPN Endoscopy Technician - Endoscopy - Sign On Bonus Available - Jeff Hwy - Full Time, Other , New Orleans, Louisiana

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