Registered Nurse – 40 hrs/wk One Day Surgery
Job Summary: Provides care in the ambulatory setting directed toward meeting both the psychosocial and physical needs of the patient in One Day Surgery and Endoscopy Suite. Is a resource person and teacher. Care given reflects initiative and responsibility indicative of professional expectations. Utilizes initiative and strives to maintain steady level of productivity. Is a self-starter, compatible and supportive and a team player. Communicates on behalf of patient. Reflects the mission, ethics and goals of the facility, as well as the focus statements of the department
- Collects data and reviews health status of patient during Pre-Admission Screening or on admission to One day surgery. Completes anesthesia pre-op evaluation sheet.
- Admits patient to the unit and verbally verifies identity with name and date of birth.
- Verifies properly completed lab work, permits, H&P, and pre-op checklist.
- Obtains temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, weight, 02 Sat, and allergies.
- Informs appropriate personnel of pertinent information obtained.
- Directs patients to the proper departments for prescribed exams.
- Gives care to the patient, as indicated by individual patient needs before and after their surgical procedure, endoscopic procedure, or other procedures through One Day Surgery.
- Keeps current and accurate records on all patients.
- Makes decisions reflecting knowledge of facts, knowledge of disease/surgical conditions, care required and good judgement.
- Performance reflects knowledge in all areas of care specific to out patient surgery and procedures (i.e., GI, conscious sedation, arteriograms).
- Ability to operate and manage equipment safely and correctly.
- Organizes and manages nursing activities reflecting due consideration for patient’s needs and the needs of the facility and staff.
- Utilizes initiative; strives to maintain steady level of productivity; a self starter; compatible and supportive; a team player.
- Carries out medical orders.
- Starts and discontinues IVs according to order and follows correct policy and procedure.
- Knowledge of medications and IV fluids and their correct administration, based on age of the patient and patient’s condition.
- Ability to perform a head-to-toe preoperative assessment on all patients and reassesses, as needed post operatively. This includes pediatric, geriatric, and general patient population.
- Ability to perform pain assessment, intervention, management and patient/family education.
- Provides and maintains a safe and comfortable environment for patients.
- Provides patients with explanation and verbal reassurance consistently.
- Identifies physical symptoms and takes appropriate action in a timely manner.
- Formulates a teaching plan, based on identified patient learning needs, and evaluates effectiveness of learning; family is included in teaching, as appropriate, from pre-op to discharge.
- Communicates appropriately and clearly to One Day Surgery Nurse Manager, coworkers, and physicians.
- Consults other departments as needed and as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patients needs.
- Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians in performing procedures in the GI Laboratory.
- Demonstrates knowledge in all areas of care specific to the GI Laboratory, including conscious sedation.
- Demonstrates knowledge of cardiac monitoring.
- Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
- Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Practices good guest relations .
- Maintains a good working relationship and effective communication both within the department and with other departments for the benefit of the patient.
- Identifies and addresses psychosocial needs of patients and family.
- Carries out medical and surgical asepsis during treatment and special procedures.
- Maintains an environment that provides the patient and family with feelings of safety and security.
- Meets the identified organizational requirements, work habits & promotes a collaborative & cooperative work environment.
- Performs other work-related duties as assigned.
- Complies with local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
- Must be a graduate of an accredited School of Nursing with current licensure in the State of Maine.
- Irregular or Extended Work Hours – Occasional. Depending on department staffing needs, you may be asked to work nights, weekends, and
Education, Skills, Experience Requirements:
- Current ACLS and BCLS Certification.
- Ability to work unsupervised in capacity of a licensed, professional nurse providing quality care to One Day Surgery patients.
- Additional language desirable.
- Basic computer knowledge.
- Ability to organize and prioritize work duties to the best advantage of the patient.