Endoscopy Nurse actively working in this nursing specialty for more than five years. Astutely assisting physicians examine specific areas of the colon, stomach and gallbladder through the use of high-tech equipment. Compassionately providing support to patients during testing and surgical procedures by providing reassurance while ensuring that physicians have all necessary supplies and instruments.
• Infection monitoring capabilities • Updated on clinical nursing standards • Instrument sterilization procedures • Understanding of medical terminology • Comprehension of patient safety protocols • Vital sign monitoring expertise • Effective communicator • Independent thinker
February 2013 to Present Pacific Hospital–New Cityland, CA Endoscopy Nurse • Provide emotional support to patients and family members. • Administer intravenous drips as directed. • Respond to patient inquiries concerning various procedures and provide reassurance. • Prepare color-coded ID bands for patients, noting any allergies and other important information. • Sometimes assist anesthesiologist with the mixing and administering of intravenous fluids during procedures. • Prod patients to wake up following procedures that require sedation. July 2009 to January 2013 Regional Medical Center–New Cityland, CA Endoscopy Nurse • Monitored breathing, pulse and blood pressure during various procedures. • Prepared reports of all endoscopic procedures, noting patient response through different stages of each procedure, from the initial preparations through recovery. • Ensured that endoscopic equipment was kept clean and cleaned again following each procedure. • Tracked inventory of supplies and equipment necessary for each scheduled procedure. • Monitored patients for signs of infection and reported any signs of possible infections to the appropriate specialist for treatment. • Took proactive steps to ensure that the dignity and safety of patients was preserved during procedures, earning praise from nursing supervisor during quarterly evaluations.
2010 Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates Board Certification 2009 University of California, New Cityland, CA Bachelor of Science, Nursing