Jan 26, 2021

Registered Nurse, GI Endoscopy Lab, PRN

  • Emory Healthcare
  • Atlanta, GA, USA

Job Description

Registered Nurse, GI Endoscopy Lab, PRN

St. Joseph's Hospital
Campus Location
Atlanta, GA, 30342
Campus Location
SJH GI Endoscopy Lab
Job Type
PRN / Registry
Job Number
Job Category
Standard Hours
4 Hours


Emory Saint Joseph's Endoscopy/GID Lab

RN, GI Endoscopy Lab, 7:00a to 3:30p, PRN, some call required

Who we are: A patient-centered 5 suite endoscopy department performing basic and advanced gastroenterology procedures such as:
• Colonoscopy
• Small Bowel Enteroscopy with single balloon
• Stent placements
• Bravo capsule placement
• Motility studies
• Capsule Endoscopy
We also perform pulmonary procedures such as:
• Bronchoscopy
• Thoracentesis

We are 100% self-contained as we pre-assess our patients via phone, pre-op, intra-op, post-op and discharge our patients all right here in the unit. We have over 40 physicians on staff and perform approximately 20-35 procedures per day. We serve in-patients as well as outpatients.

Most of our procedures are performed under the guidance of an anesthesia team, however, some procedures are performed with Moderate Sedation.

Heart. Soul. Expertise. That’s what defines an Emory nurse. No matter where you are in your nursing career, when you chose this distinguished profession, you chose to change lives. We are proud to be the only health system in Georgia with four Magnet®-recognized hospitals: Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Emory University Hospital, Emory University Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital, and Emory Johns Creek Hospital.

We’re looking for an experienced Endoscopy RN for our GID/Endo Lab. If you are an experienced RN with critical care, surgery, endoscopy or procedural experience, we invite you to consider joining our Emory St. Joseph's endoscopy team.

We are an interdisciplinary team of highly engaged, experienced, and committed health care professionals whose main goal is to serve the patient as they would want to be served. As a Magnet facility, nursing excellence is a standard of care, and all staff have a voice in decisions affecting their work. Emory Healthcare strives to be leaders of evidence-based care and the technological advances that support it. This is a fast-paced, fun, environment that offers work-life balance and a sense of belonging and community.

We’re defining a new standard of care for humankind.

Are YOU ready to join us?


JOB DESCRIPTION: Is a capable clinician who has acquired broad experience in caring for patients, and has developed a sound understanding about the care of a particular patient population. Routinely uses acquired knowledge, theory, research, and experience to respond to changes in clinical situations. Is able to apply the Synergy Model for Care in practice, and use this knowledge to personalize care for each patient/family. Serves as a resource to lesser experienced nurses and to support staff. Under general supervision, demonstrates a thorough knowledge of therapeutic patient care, patient advocacy, clinical pathways/care maps, team dynamics, and hospital systems. Prioritizes nursing interventions for assigned group of patients. Identifies complex patient problems related to symptoms, behavioral changes, abnormal diagnostic data and learning needs. Ensures continuity of care. Coordinates diagnostic procedures. Anticipates potential patient crises through continual evaluation of patient outcomes. May participate in quality improvement efforts. Serves as a resource for other registered nurses and support staff. May function in the Charge Nurse role and make patient care assignments. Thoroughly documents all aspects of patient care, following established charting procedures. Participates in unit orientation of new staff and may serve as a preceptor. Performs related responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing 24 months of recent nursing experience within the past five years. Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Georgia. BLS certification required and ACLS may be required in designated departments

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: (Medium-Heavy) 36-75 lbs, 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 20-35 lbs, 34-66% of the workday; (frequently); 10-20 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 75 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 35 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking; Occasional sitting; Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing); Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure; Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors; Communicable diseases; Electrical shock; Floor Surfaces; Hot/Cold Temperatures; Indoor/Outdoor conditions; Latex; Lighting; Patient care/handling injuries; Radiation; Shift work; Travel may be required; Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators; environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.