Endoscopy Nurse Job Description

The nurse who specializes in performing endoscopy procedures is known as a gastroenterologist nurse.

The nurse is prepared to perform ambulatory and inpatient procedures.

Endoscopy procedures include: colonoscopy, upper endoscopy, and gastroduodenoscopy.

Endoscopy nurses must be able to perform specimen collection, prepare patients for surgery, administer sedation, and recognize and report complications.

Endoscopy nurses also apply aseptic techniques.

Aseptic technique is the practice of using a sterile procedure procedure technique when treating patients.

Sterile technique practices such as hand washing, wearing a surgical gown, mask, and gloves, as well as strict hand washing.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief

We're looking for an experienced Endoscopy Nurse to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of endoscopy procedures and will be able to provide the highest level of care to our patients. If you're a compassionate and dedicated nurse who is looking for a new challenge, we want to hear from you!

Endoscopy Nurse Duties

  • Prepare, administer, and document anesthesia, medications, and treatments
  • Monitor patients’ responses to anesthesia and medications
  • Monitor vital signs
  • Document patient conditions and progress
  • Initiate emergency treatment
  • Enforce hospital infection control policies and procedures
  • Provide patient education
  • Answer questions from patients, families, and staff
  • Perform basic and applied research
  • Communicate with physicians and other staff
  • Maintain accurate medical records
  • Report and document patient care

Endoscopy Nurse Responsibilities

  • Monitor, assess, and care for patients during endoscopy procedures, preparing them for the procedure, and following them afterward
  • Manage endoscopic equipment, including endoscopes, biopsy forceps, and needles
  • Communicate with physicians, other team members, and patients during procedure
  • Develop, implement, and monitor appropriate standards, policies, and procedures
  • Perform duties according to hospital policies, procedures, and standards; ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations
  • Utilize advanced knowledge and technical skills, including administering medications and equipment, monitoring equipment and procedures, and maintaining patient medical records
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships
  • Prepare administrative reports and documents, and perform other job-related duties as required

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Requirements And Skills

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • 3+ years’ hands on endoscopy experience
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with a constant eye on quality
  • Knowledge of laminar flow techniques required
  • Knowledge of patient handling required
  • Demonstrates advanced skills in critical thinking

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