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 Exam.
Required - 2 years experience 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
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.
Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws,
accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that
apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance
with all such laws, regulations and standards.
This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance &
Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate
reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable
behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy,
and/or other compliance-related concerns.
The employer 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
Physical and Environmental Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally,
and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than
negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move
objects. (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3
or more of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements
are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Even though the weight
lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light
Work: (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant
degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but
entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3)
when the job requires working at a production rate pace entailing
the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the
weight of those materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress
and strain of maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an
industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker
even though the amount of force exerted is negligible.
Mechanical lifting devices (carts, dollies, etc.) or team lifts
should be utilized.
Must be able to stoop, bend, reach and grab with arms and hands,
Must be able to stand for prolonged periods of time.
Must be able to sit for prolonged periods of time.
Must be able to work a flexible work schedule (e.g. 24/7, weekend,
holiday, on call availability).
Must be able to travel throughout and between facilities.
Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid
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 diseases. There may be an occupational
risk for exposure to all communicable diseases
Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there
may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or
hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport,
storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or
disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may
increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.