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Estimated Pay $24 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Austin, Texas

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Endoscopy Registered Nurse, Ambulatory Surgery Center, UT Health Austin

Job Posting Title: Endoscopy Registered Nurse, Ambulatory Surgery Center, UT Health Austin * --- Hiring Department: Dell Medical School * --- Position Open To: All Applicants * --- Weekly Scheduled Hours: 40 * --- FLSA Status: Non-Exempt * --- Earliest Start Date: Immediately * --- Position Duration: Expected to Continue * --- Location: UT MAIN CAMPUS * --- Job Details: General Notes UT Health Austin is the clinical practice of the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin. The UT Health Austin Ambulatory Surgery Center clinicians collaborate with colleagues at the Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin, and in the community to utilize the latest research, diagnostic, and treatment techniques in every surgical encounter. Our experienced healthcare professionals deliver personalized, whole-person care of uncompromising quality and treat each patient as an individual with unique circumstances and priorities. Fully equipped with the latest technology and IT integration, the Ambulatory Surgery Center is staffed to provide same-day surgical care for patients and is Accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) with Medicare-deemed status. Visit Purpose To serve as a key team member in the Ambulatory Surgery Center at UT Health Austin. This position is responsible for planning, executing, and evaluating the nursing care provided to the surgical patient during the intra-operative period as an endoscopy nurse. Nursing care meets the standards of the profession, the policies and procedures of the Center and is appropriate to the needs of patients and their families. Responsibilities * Demonstrates practical, technical or specialized knowledge and skills required for the role of the peri-operative nurse in compliance with regulations and standards of practice. Demonstrates knowledge of surgical procedures and has the ability to oversee the instrument and equipment set-up, prepare for the case utilizing preference cards, and anticipates needs of surgeon. * Facilitates transition between surgical procedures. Demonstrates knowledgeable patient management, including anesthesia procedures, response to potentially critical situations and sudden changes in patient condition, i.e., cardiopulmonary arrest, malignant hyperthermia, etc. * Contacts patients in advance of procedures for an assessment during the preoperative phase. Performs thorough patient interview and assessment and assures a detailed time out process. Reviews charts for completeness prior to and after the surgical procedure. Assures consent and other relevant information is on chart prior to the start of procedure. Participates in hand-off communication to PACU staff to ensure continuity of care. * Participates in the anesthesia time-out process if performed in the pre-op area prior to administration of pre-operative blocks or prior to the induction of anesthesia. Responsible for medication management, including controlled substances. * Responsible for the handling of biohazardous materials and surgical specimens. Assures all members of the surgical team comply with principles of surgical asepsis and sterile technique. Marginal/Incidental Functions: * While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current position, it is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Management reserves the right to revise the Position or require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances warrant (i.e., emergencies, changes in personnel or staffing, workload, or technical developments). Required Qualifications Active Texas RN license and a minimum of three years pre- or post-op experience; BLS & ACLS Certification upon employment; Knowledge of current surgical procedures and anesthesia care; Demonstrated leadership, organizing, and problem-solving skills; Effective problem-solving skills to include data analysis and judgment to make effective decisions; Ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast-paced, multi-physician practice environment; Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with providers, staff, and patients; Strong analytical, organizational, problem-solving skills; Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Basic computer skills and experience with electronic health records; Ability to work with minimal supervision Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate. Preferred Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Nursing; CNOR certification; Bilingual in English and Spanish; Experience conducting quality improvement projects and/or serving on a quality committee; Experience in an ambulatory surgery center, pre- and post settings, and experience as a scrub nurse. Experience with general, OBGYN, ophthalmology and orthopedic procedures Salary Range $80,000 + depending on qualifications Working Conditions * Work hours are variable based on patient care needs but are generally Monday-Friday * Ability to sit and stand for prolonged periods of time, ability to walk, some bending, stooping and stretching * Ability to perform overhead and low reaching activities * Requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to provide patient care and operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, and occasional use of other office equipment * Requires normal range of hearing/eyesight/voice projection to record, prepare, and communicate appropriately * Physical strength for equipment needs and patient care activities; may require frequent lifting/moving up to 50 pounds and occasional lifting/moving in excess of 50 pounds; * Ability to move quickly in response to patient needs * Exposure to noisy equipment * Subject to varying and unpredictable situations, high stress/pressure, handles emergency or crisis situations, regular interaction with emotional patients and/or family members * Work is performed in a patient care setting and may involve exposure to infections, communicable diseases and hazardous materials, radiation/laser, waste gases and blood and body fluids. Frequent exposure to water and chemicals used in disinfection/sterilization process Required Materials * Resume/CV * 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor * Letter of interest Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes. Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above. * --- Employment Eligibility: Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval. * --- Retirement Plan Eligibility: The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. * --- Background Checks: A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position. * --- Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. * --- Pay Transparency: The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. * --- Employment Eligibility Verification: If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university. * --- E-Verify: The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university's company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following: * E-Verify Poster (English) [PDF] * E-Verify Poster (Spanish) [PDF] * Right To Work Poster (English) [PDF] * Right To Work Poster (Spanish) [PDF] * --- Compliance: Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031. The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the most recent report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe Street, UTA 2.206, Austin, Texas 78701.