I have worked in a GI specialty Clinic in a hospital, and now a freestanding GI Center. At neither place have I ever seen, anything like what you're describing.
At the first place, we had a "comfort"/recovery room, where we did the admissions, and recovery. Two to three people staffed this room, depending on the volume of cases. Two nurses staffed the procedure room, with one circulating nurse to assist each room, by getting meds, turning over the room, transporting pts, etc. The Charge Nurse would assist with breaks, when she wasn't doing Sigs, or otherwise busy. Otherwise we each relieved each other, or utilized the circulating nurse. There was a scope washer, and those who relieved her for breaks. We were hoping, but never too busy to get breaks, and we had an hour for lunch. But the days were long sometimes. We did inpt, and outpt, EGDs, Colons, Sigs, ERCPs, and sometimes even assisted with Bronchs for pulmonary.
The second place I now work, is even better than that. We have 7 beds that we use to start off the day, and we admit and reovery in this area. We have a least two and sometimes three nurses to handle this area.
Then there are two nurses who handle the procedure rooms in the AM and two for the PM, that cover two procedure rooms. We do only outpt EGDs, and Colons.
Everyone must be able to stand, and turn on their own. No one over 350lbs is done there. We also have three GI assistants who wash scopes, order supplies, and assist with recovery, amb pts/ assisting pts, and cleaning beds.
Our CN assists with giving breaks, starting IVs, and anything to help the flow. Easiest job I have ever had! We're able to play any music we want within reason, and everyone works together.
I couldn't imagine working where you are
I agree with the poster above. I would take