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RN ASC, GI Lab - The Everett Clinic - Sign on Bonus 10K




Everett, Washington, United States

**$10,000 Sign On Bonus For External Candidates**

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The Everett Clinic, part of Optum, is now offering qualified candidates an opportunity to join our team as an RN ASC in our GI department at Gunderson, full time working 40 hours. Our company values innovative problem solvers promote personal and professional growth and provides a supportive working environment that affords all of its employees a healthy work/life balance.

The ASC RN functions as an integral member of the healthcare team and is responsible for: Under general supervision, the Endoscopy Registered Nurse (RN) applies elements of the nursing process in the provision of professional nursing care to all patients in accordance with accepted standards of practice for the Endoscopy GI Lab. The staff RN is responsible for assessing the patient’s individual care needs and developing a plan of care based on this assessment. The RN is responsible for the facilitation of patient care delivery by effectively collaborating with other health care providers on an intra- and interdepartmental basis.

Primary Responsibilities:

Planning and Coordination of Patient Care

  • Assesses the health status of the patient to develop an individualized plan of care by collecting, categorizing and interpreting data (physical and psychosocial) from documented information, observation, patient/family interview and other health care team members
  • Develops a nursing care plan based on the assessment of the patient that included nursing diagnosis, patient goals and nursing interventions necessary to achieve these goals
  • Implements the nursing care plan to provide optimal individualized care for the patient
  • Instructs the patient and family to assist the patient in the achievement of optimal health status
  • Documents nursing activities to provide a permanent record, for continuity of care, quality improvement and professional accountability
  • Establishes and maintains a safe environment to protect the patient and the health care team by monitoring the patient (physiologically and psychologically) and the environment and by implementing safety procedures
  • Coordinates support services needed during endoscopy by anticipating and communicating patient and surgical team needs
  • Communicates information to patient/family
  • Evaluates effectiveness of nursing care to determine degree of goal attainment by comparing patient outcomes with patient goals
  • Contributes to the discharge plan
  • Initiates appropriate behaviors unique to endoscopy nursing

Patient Interaction and Safety

  • Identifies the patient to ensure that the patient, procedure and site correspond
  • Plans, supervises and assists with the transfer of the patient to protect the patient and personnel from injury
  • Positions the patient during diagnostic/therapeutic procedure while maximizing patient safety and comfort
  • Establishes and maintains a clean environment to reduce the potential for infection by applying the principles of antisepsis, decontamination, disinfection, sanitation, sterilization and environmental monitoring
  • Teaches, supervises and applies principles of aseptic technique and universal precautions
  • Organizes and coordinates supplies, equipment, and team members to maintain an efficient, effective and safe postoperative environment through ongoing patient and situation assessment, priority setting, procurement of supplies and arrangement of equipment, by teaching, directing, communicating and collaborating with health care team members and support service personnel
  • Selects and executes appropriate methods for cleaning, packaging, sterilizing and disinfecting to ensure patient safety by applying principles of sterilization and disinfection and by following packaging guidelines set by regulating agencies and manufacturers
  • Evaluates products to determine their safety, effectiveness, use and cost effectiveness
  • Executes nursing activities to provide life support in an emergency situation by taking appropriate action and/or providing direction/assistance to health care team members
  • Communicates information to recovery room personnel to promote continuity of care

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Associates degree, Diploma, or Bachelor’s degree in Nursing
  • Current Washington State Registered Nurse License
  • Current BLS and ACLS certification (ACLS must be acquired within 3months of hire)
  • IV conscious sedation, patient teaching skills
  • Knowledge of professional nursing theory and practice and the nursing process in evaluating and giving patient care knowledge of aseptic technique
  • Knowledge of meds used pre-op, intra-op and post-op, including kowledge of the function and use of patient monitoring equipment
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Membership in the Society of Gastrointestinal National Association and certification by SGNA (Society of Gastroenterology Nurses & Associates)
  • 2+ years of recent endoscopy lab experience
  • Recent endoscopy lab experience or willing to be trained
  • Demonstrated organizational and telephone skills
  • Reads, speaks, understands and writes clearly in English
  • Works with initiative, energy and effectiveness in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to apply the principles and methods of professional nursing to provide quality patient care
  • Ability to interpret basic EKGs
  • Ability to relate effectively with coworkers, physicians and staff and function as part of a team
  • Ability to relate effectively to patients, guests and the general public
  • Ability to work efficiently amidst ongoing distractions
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written form
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to negotiate
  • Proven attention to detail and numerical accuracy
  • Ability to respond calmly in an emergency situation
  • Ability to reason and think logically to solve problems
  • Ability to use judgment and make decisions
  • Ability to perform work against deadlines
  • Ability to examine documents for accuracy and completeness
  • Ability to effectively lead others
  • Ability to deal effectively with others in confrontational situations

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment

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**PLEASE NOTE** The sign on bonus is only available to external candidates. Candidates who are currently working for a UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare or a related entity in a full time, part time, or per diem basis (“Internal Candidates”) are not eligible to receive a sign on bonus.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.