Endoscopy Travel Nursing Jobs
What is Endoscopy Nursing?
Endoscopy (Endo) nursing is a specialty practice area in which nurses provide care to patients with known or suspected gastrointestinal problems who are undergoing diagnostic or therapeutic treatment or procedures. For upper GI or endoscopic procedures, this care is provided by specially trained endoscopy nurses.
Endoscopy nurses are experienced in assessing, planning, implementing, supervising and evaluating direct and indirect nursing care for patients in the endoscopy setting. They also assist the physician performing the procedure and help maintain the specialized equipment in the endoscopy suite.
The roles that endoscopy nurses perform depend upon education, licensure and experience. In most cases, their responsibilities range from advanced roles performing screening and assisting with endoscopies to equipment management and cleaning. Using a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to patient care, the endoscopy nurse works closely with the entire GI surgery team.
Endoscopy Travel Nursing Jobs Outlook:
The current demand for travel endoscopy nurses is low. The reason is that the hours tend to be desirable (usually day shifts) with limited work on weekend and holidays. Local nurses tend to migrate toward this area of nursing for this reason. That being said these travel needs are not non-existent. However, there is a lot of competition in securing a travel endoscopy assignment. The nurses with the most experience tend to be the once selected. It is generally recommended that an endoscopy nurse have at least five years experience before applying for a travel assignment.