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  • Clinical Nurse III/RN/GI Lab

    Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
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    Clinical Nurse III, GI Lab/Endoscopy


    PRN/OCC, Days

    One weekend on-call every 6 weeks, One holiday on-call per calendar year



    The endoscopy lab is a fast paced environment.  All GI department nurses train and work the following roles: pre-op nurse, circulator nurse, conscious sedation nurse, assistant to MD during procedures, recovery nurse, and cleaning/high level disinfection of our flexible endoscopes.  The endoscopy lab has 5 procedure rooms.


    We work with

    • 5 board certified Gastroenterologists to perform EGDs, Colonoscopies, and ERCPS.
    • 2 bariatric physicians to perform screening EGDs prior to bariatric surgeries. 
    • 27 pulmonary physicians to perform basic bronchoscopy to more advanced procedures (EBUS and/or Navigation)
    • 2 Neurologists who perform muscle/nerve biopsies and we also work an anesthesiologist who performs pain blocks. 

    The ideal candidate for this role must be flexible, having the ability to switch roles quickly. Good critical thinking skills, a solid nursing skills set, self-starter and great team player are all qualities needed in order to be successful in this role. 



    Position Summary: Provides professional nursing care within an assigned unit; coordinates care planning with other disciplines.


    Minimum Education: None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.


    Minimum Experience:  Minimum of three (3) years professional experience. ICU/ED experience preferred. 


    Licensure Requirement: Valid Tennessee RN license. Fire/security, infection control, and CPR inservices are required.


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