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Clinicians Love Picking Up Per Diem Jobs in the Sunshine State
Our PRN nurse app makes finding and landing per diem nursing jobs a legitimate addition to advancing your career. Never thought of PRN jobs as a boost to your professional resume? Read our in-depth article that explains what per diem nursing is and how it can benefit your life and your career, “What is a PRN Nurse? Benefits of Working Per Diem Shifts“.
PRN is the medical abbreviation for pro re nata, which means as needed or on-demand. Nursa™ provides staffing solutions to facilities near you who need registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and certified nursing assistants (CNAs) to fill shift gaps, and by doing so provides you with a platform in which you have control over where and when you pick up PRN shifts.
Florida is unique to many other states of our nation in that its population consists of large communities of baby boomers. Baby boomers en-mass means lots of medical facilities and CNA, RN, and LPN job opportunities in Florida for the nursing industry.
Why Nursa™ Clinicians Like Working PRN Jobs in Florida
High-paying jobs in the state of Florida aren’t the only reason our clinicians fall hard for life in Florida. To start, the very mild winters that attract baby boomers also benefit all Florida residents. Beautiful beaches, countless amusement parks, a variety of water sports, and a lower cost of living than California combine to make Florida life very attractive indeed. Common free time activities include:
- Scuba Diving
- Cultural Arts Events
Major Florida attractions include:
- The Florida Keys and Key West – These islands off the southern coast of the state are hugely popular. In large part, due to their famous coral reefs which can be explored scuba diving and snorkeling. Additionally, the islands have a more relaxed atmosphere that makes it a pleasurable escape from the rigors of daily life.
- Walt Disney World – You may consider this amusement park to be a favorite for families with young kids, but this world-class resort offers packages that appeal to all age ranges and interests.
- Canyons Ziplines and Adventures Park – Mainland Florida has a lot to offer residents as well. Zipline over a canyon in central Florida at speeds of up to 45 mph.
- Florida Caverns State Park – Get your hiking boots on and explore the state’s magical caverns in northern Florida.
- Bioluminescent Kayaking – Kayak the magical glowing waters of the Space Coast.
- Homosassa Springs State Park – This park and observatory is home to the endangered Manatees, they visit during the winter months, so plan accordingly.
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Endoscopy Nurses Work On-Demand with Nursa™
Endoscopy registered nurses are also at times referred to as gastroenterology nurses. Their work primarily involves working with physicians and specialists of the GI tract and assisting with endoscopy and colonoscopy procedures. Their patients either potentially have or actively have GI tract conditions. Some endoscopy nurses also assist with bronchoscopy procedures.
Endoscopy nurses become familiar with gastroenterological disorders such as: Crohn’s Disease, Food Allergies, Acid Reflux, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Celiac Disease, Cancers of the small and large intestines, Rectal Cancer, and Pancreatic Cancer.
Where Does an Endoscopy Nurse Work?
A gastroenterology nurse typically works most commonly in a hospital setting, a surgery center, and sometimes in a long-term care facility. The procedures they assist with are highly specialized and therefore not performed in as wide a variety of settings as some other specialties.
What Does an Endoscopy Nurse Do?
A GI nurse will assist the physician or GI specialist by gathering samples during procedures and administering treatment for more minor problems. They prepare the equipment and assist with the endoscopy and colonoscopy procedures, as well as monitor the patient during and after the procedure. Additionally, they may administer pain management or maintain conscious sedation for a procedure. Patient education about GI disorders, self-care, dietary restrictions is another key responsibility of an endoscopy nurse.
Essential Qualities of a Successful Endoscopy Nurse
GI nurses are required to be proficient with endoscopy equipment therefore dexterity and attention to detail are necessary traits of a successful endoscopy nurse. Clear communication skills and compassion are also important as the nurse will often have the most contact with the patient. Confident and capable endoscopy nurses who collaborate well with physicians can enjoy rewarding success.
Previous work experience in an acute care setting such as a medical surgery unit, a critical or intensive care unit. These work settings hone collaboration skills, critical thinking skills, and rapid reaction skills.
Recommended Certifications for Endo Nurses
Registered nurses serious about a career in endoscopy nursing should work towards the certification to be a CGRN (Certified Gastroenterology Registered Nurse). The certification of CGRN is not generally required, however, it shows a dedication to knowledge in the field and can give you a competitive edge in your professional portfolio with Nursa™. Additionally, most hospitals and surgery centers require a BLS (Basic Life Support) certification. Other certifications may be required or shown preference.