Responsible to plan, execute, and evaluate the nursing care given to patients
in the Endoscopy nursing role. Provides patient care within the prevailing
state standards of practice and according to the policies of the facility.
Communicates appropriate information to other team members. Helps maintain
equipment, supplies, and general cleanliness of the unit. May have additional
responsibilities designated by the manager, which may include but are not
limited to providing patient care in other peri-operative departments, serving
on committees, participating in quality improvement projects.
Reports to PreOp/PACU manager.
Job Behavior: Reflective of Mission Statement:
USPI’s mission is to care for every patient and their family as if they were
our own. Each patient, each family, each and every time.
Demonstrates ability to work as a team member and to communicate directly and
professionally. Is flexible, reliable, productive, patient-oriented, and self-
motivated. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care
appropriate to the age of the patients served. Demonstrates knowledge of the
principles of growth and development over the life span. He/she is able to
identify and categorize each patient’s age-specific grouping of needs, such as
those for an infant, adolescent, adult, or geriatric patient. Maintains
professional conduct and appearance.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Knows and adheres to policies of the Center and demonstrates fiscal
2. Follows standards, policies, procedures, goals, and objectives for
Endoscopy nursing care according to accepted standards.
3. Maintains and demonstrates current skills and knowledge of Endoscopy
procedures and techniques.
4. Provides multi-dimensional care for assigned patients. Includes patient
care in the pre-operative holding area, care in the Endoscopy suite, and care
for the patient in the PACU.
5. Contact by way of telephone patients scheduled for endoscopy procedures to
assess medical and medication history. Reviews with PAT nurse for any labs,
x-rays, or EKG’s needed.
6. Maintains and demonstrates current skills and knowledge in endoscopic
7. Demonstrates ability to understand the unique needs of each age group of
the patient population.
8. Prepares patients, equipment and room for Endoscopy procedures.
9. Assists physicians with Endoscopy procedures per the SGNA guidelines.
Specialized knowledge, experience and training is required for endoscope
manipulation under the direction of the endoscopist.
10. Demonstrates accountability and responsibility for the care of facility
11. Assesses the patient’s physiological and psychological needs.
12. Administers conscious sedation to patients that meet criteria under the
direction of the attending physician while adhering to conscious sedation
policies and monitors the patient to provide a safe environment during the
13. Follows OSHA and other standards for protection against blood borne
14. Seeks involvement in activities that promote professional growth and
15. Uses good body mechanics.
16. Remains calm and function as a team member during times of stress and
17. Informs Manager of applicable day-to-day situations.
18. Follows employee health and other personnel and staffing policies.
Education and/or Experience:
Graduate of an approved school of nursing.
Currently licensed by the Board of Nurse Examiners of the State of Texas.
CPR certification required, Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification
Demonstrates clinical competency, leadership, and teaching capabilities.
Physically and emotionally capable of performing responsibilities of position.
Minimum of one-year experience in Outpatient Endoscopy.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or
oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete
variables in standardized situations.
General familiarity with medical terminology as it pertains to anatomy and
procedures for an endoscopy procedure room.