The Gastrointestinal/Genitourinary Unit (GI/GU) is a 19-27 bed medical surgical unit that provides 24-hour care to adult and geriatric patients with diverse gastrointestinal and genitourinary diagnoses, such as abdominal pain of unknown etiology, gallbladder disease, GI bleed, neoplasm or infection. Patients may require ostomies or care following colon, gallbladder, liver, pancreas, prostate or spleen surgery. Patients in this unit are typically in a lot of pain. Staff members of this unit are committed to effectively managing that pain, and offer patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) and epidural PCA monitoring post-operatively as needed. Eight rooms of the unit offer pulse oximetry for patients requiring this type of monitoring after surgery. It is imperative that staff members of this unit have strong assessment, intervention and communication skills. Staff members must also be compassionate, energetic, and committed to quality care and patient satisfaction.
Provides safe, age-appropriate patient care, and function as advisor, resource, preceptor and leader for other members of the patient care team. Must consistently continue to meet the requirements and expectations for an RN I.
Basic professional knowledge; equivalent to a Bachelor's degree; working knowledge of theory and practice within a specialized field. Bachelors of Nursing, (BSN) Required. 1 to 3 years of experience required.
Monday through Friday. Two 12 hour shifts of 7:00am-7:30pm, and two 8 hour shifts of 7:00am-3:30pm.