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Endoscopy Licensed Practice Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse will provide essential care to patients having procedures for screening, diagnosis, and/or treatment of gastrointestinal disorders and may specialize in Endoscopy. LPN/LVN must initiate nursing strategies to meet the patient’s healthcare needs. Endoscopy LPN/LVN may assist the surgeon in the operating theater where required, handing them any surgical instruments they may need, assist with the use of machinery and can be assigned to set up medical equipment before any procedures take place. The LPN/LVN is also responsible for reporting any technical faults in agreement with guidelines about the equipment. Endoscopy LPN/LVN must clean and maintain all equipment prior to any procedure. Must be able to utilize basic computer skills to analyze and record data from patients.
The Endoscopy LPN/LVN will be able to offer emotional support and field questions from patients and/ family members regarding the condition or treatments. Act as the patient advocate and protect the dignity and safety of all patients during surgical procedures.
Duties and responsibilities of the Endoscopy Licensed Practice Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse may vary from cleaning duties and basic equipment maintenance to advanced surgical roles, conducting patient screening and assisting with complex endoscopic procedures. LPN/LVN must work closely with the team, consult relevant specialists when required and take a multidisciplinary approach to caring for the patient.
Excellent communication skills to help patients and family members understand medical terminology are required. Compassion for the patient’s needs are the responsibility of the endoscopic nurse. Endoscopy LPN/LVN is required to create reports of all results from the procedure and accurately record patient’s condition throughout the process. If a patient cannot ingest food or keep it down once ingested, the LPN/LVN must administer Intravenous drips.
Comply with regulations, rules and procedures in order to maintain a safe and clean environment. Adhere strictly to infection control protocols to protect patients and fellow employees