Preop/PACU/Endo PRN RN - Job Description
Flexible hours between 5:30am to 4:30pm; depending on daily assignment, Monday through Friday, closed holidays - prefer 2 years minimum experience.
The Registered Nurse in this area is responsible for the planning, executing, and evaluation of the pre-op/recovery process and the assessment and education of patients prior to and following their surgical procedure.
Plans and delivers safe, effective pre-operative and post-operative nursing care until patient is dismissed from the center. Nursing care meets current standards of the profession, the policies / procedures of the center and is appropriate to the center's patient population.
Interacts with patients, fellow employees, physicians, and other customers in a manner which encourages quality patient care, harmonious working relationships, positive customer relations, and which enhances the image and reputation of the center.
Supports the center's mission by dependability in attendance, punctuality, the timely completion of care and other assignments, resource and information management, and attention to principles of quality service.
Maintains and improves skills and knowledge appropriate for position, personal growth, and for enhancement of patient care.
Assesses, plans and evaluates the nursing care needs of the patient before, during and after the procedure.
Provides nursing care to the patient undergoing endoscopic procedures.
Participates in the care of patients receiving conscious sedation.
Carries out physician orders.
Administers prescribed medications, applies dressings, monitors vital signs.
Assists physician during examination and procedures.
Coordinates the procedure room with respect to sterility, cleanliness, availability of functioning endoscopic equipment and supplies.
Serves as the primary coordinator of all disciplines for well coordinated patient care.
Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems.
Instructs and educates patients and families.
Assesses and coordinates patient's discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team.
Provides age and culturally appropriate care.
Orients and mentors new staff members.
Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.
Understands and effectively implements "Best Practices, Risk Management, and Quality Improvement Programs.
Supports and adheres to HCA Code of Conduct, related Ethics and Compliance policies and HIPAA requirements.
Required Job Qualifications include:
Current licensure as an RN.
Current certification as a BLS Healthcare Provider.
Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing.
Customer service abilities including effective listening skills.
Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment.
Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or equipment up to 50 pounds.