Schedule: Full-Time, Shift Varies, plus Call (nights, weekends, and holidays on a rotating basis)
The Registered Nurse (RN) provides direct patient care to assigned patients in Endoscopy. As a professional nurse, the nursing process is utilized in the provision of care. UAMS’ gastroenterolgy service is the most complete in the state. Our gastroenterology specialists include nationally known experts in the treatment of stomach ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and gastrointestinal (GI) motility disorders. Our 10,000-square-foot endoscopy center includes a gastrointestinal (GI) motility procedure room and dedicated Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography suite. We use the latest in diagnostic tools, including advanced endoscopic techniques such as the “pill camera.” Our endoscopic ultrasound, which allows detailed visualization of the GI tract, is the only one of its kind in Arkansas.
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans.
UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:
The Registered Nurse delivers nursing care for patients in within the limits of the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Arkansas and adheres to institutional policies, procedures and standards. The RN is responsible to adhere to the standard of care defined by UAMS, ANA, and Standards for specialty patient population with support and mentoring by other team members. Collects and documents assessment data. Develops a Plan of Care (POC) per standard. Implements POC including medical order and interdisciplinary approach. Evaluates the progress of patient toward attainment of desired outcomes. Provides effective patient/family education/discharge planning. Administers medication per standard including drug information to patients/families. Acts as a resource/supports others. Delivers patient care using the principles of the defined nursing modality. Delegates care based on UAMS standards, legal and regulatory requirements, specific job description and individual level of education and training. Contributes to a positive work environment that is conducive to clinical education while serving as a resource for student nurses and staff.
Preferred: Previous GI experience, 2 or more years of nursing experience with current BLS.
This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity. The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.