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Endoscopy Nurse- Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine

Company: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Endoscopy Nurse- Internal Medicine
University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Large Employers in 2023.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title

Endoscopy Nurse- Internal Medicine

Job Profile Title

Veterinary Technician E

Job Description Summary

The Internal Medicine Service at Ryan Veterinary Hospital is looking for an experienced veterinary nurse to specialize as the Endoscope Nurse. This position requires independent and sometimes challenging but rewarding work for the nurse who wishes to hone her skills in a specialized field. Specialized training will be required and funded by the hospital to ensure the candidate is well prepared to begin their career as a Endoscope Nurse.

Job Description

Nursing Responsibilities:

Manage Endoscopy Services:

* Order, maintain, clean, troubleshoot, facilitate repairs of endoscopes and equipment. Stocking of room, ordering of supplies and equipment
* Set-up of software and endoscope pre-procedure; cleaning, disinfecting, and ensuring proper charges post-procedure
* Learn and become efficient in performing endoscopic procedures.
* Coordinate with anesthesia, radiology, +/- other services regarding timing and participation for procedures.
* +/- 1 nurse appointment per day.
* Gather supplies, assist in, and charge for any other procedures for internal medicine (i.e. bone marrow aspirates, endotracheal washes)
* Sedate patients as needed for radiology, ultrasound of IM patients.
* Monitor IM patient medication refill email and facilitate prescription renewals.

Various duties as needed for IM services:

* Assist with training new nurses.
* Prescription refills for outpatients if needed.
* Submit requests for radiology, anesthesia, consultations (neurology, cardiology, ophthalmology) and endoscopy when time allows.
* Make sure charges are complete and submitted to the business office.
* If your service is slow, you may be assigned to help in the medicine treatment room or with other high maintenance medicine cases. This will be under the direction of the Director of Nursing after consultation with the Internal Medicine Service.
* Contribute to the Ryan Hospital Nursing Holiday Schedule as assigned by the Director of Nursing.


* Must be a Certified Veterinary Technician.
* Minimum 3 years of experience in Veterinary Medicine.
* Prior endoscopy experience not required but preferred.
* This Nurse will be required to attend an endoscopy training course paid for by the service.
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
* Ability to multi-task while paying close attention to detail.
* Thrive in a fast-paced, challenging, and rewarding work environment.
* Must be able to work independently as well as in a team environment.
* Excellent organizational skills are essential.

Veterinary Technician, Anesthesia C- 3-4 years' experience as an anesthesia nurse and is certified

Veterinary Technician, Anesthesia D-5+ years' experience as an anesthesia nurse and is certified.

Veterinary Technician, Anesthesia E-8+ years' experience as an anesthesia nurse and is VTS certified.

Targeted Pay Range: $24.13/hr to $40.00/hr.

* Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.

This position is eligible for a sign-on incentive of $1,000. Please contact Amy Shields, Talent Acquisition Specialist, () for further details regarding this position and the sign-on incentive.


Monday-Friday 9-5pm

Physical requirement: Ability to lift > 25 pounds with assistance, standing, bending, crouching for periods of time.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

School of Veterinary Medicine

Pay Range

$24.13 - $40.00 Hourly Rate

Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

University Benefits

* Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.

* Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.

* Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.

* Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family-whatever your personal needs may be.

* Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.

* Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.

* Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.

* University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement-and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.

* Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.

* Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.

* Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.

* Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.

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