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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

Essential Duties: 

  1. 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.
  2. Admits patient to the unit and verbally verifies identity with name and date of birth.
  3. Verifies properly completed lab work, permits, H&P, and pre-op checklist.
  4. Obtains temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, weight, 02 Sat, and allergies.
  5. Informs appropriate personnel of pertinent information obtained.
  6. Directs patients to the proper departments for prescribed exams.
  7. 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.
  8. Keeps current and accurate records on all patients.
  9. Makes decisions reflecting knowledge of facts, knowledge of disease/surgical conditions, care required and good judgement.
  10. Performance reflects knowledge in all areas of care specific to out patient surgery and procedures (i.e., GI, conscious sedation, arteriograms).
  11. Ability to operate and manage equipment safely and correctly.
  12. Organizes and manages nursing activities reflecting due consideration for patient’s needs and the needs of the facility and staff.
  13. Utilizes initiative; strives to maintain steady level of productivity; a self starter; compatible and supportive; a team player.
  14. Carries out medical orders.
  15. Starts and discontinues IVs according to order and follows correct policy and procedure.
  16. Knowledge of medications and IV fluids and their correct administration, based on age of the patient and patient’s condition.
  17. 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.
  18. Ability to perform pain assessment, intervention, management and patient/family education.
  19. Provides and maintains a safe and comfortable environment for patients.
  20. Provides patients with explanation and verbal reassurance consistently.
  21. Identifies physical symptoms and takes appropriate action in a timely manner.
  22. 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.
  23. Communicates appropriately and clearly to One Day Surgery Nurse Manager, coworkers, and physicians.
  24. Consults other departments as needed and as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patients needs.
  25. Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians in performing procedures in the GI Laboratory.
  26. Demonstrates knowledge in all areas of care specific to the GI Laboratory, including conscious sedation.
  27. Demonstrates knowledge of cardiac monitoring.
  28. Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
  29. Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Practices good guest relations .
  30. Maintains a good working relationship and effective communication both within the department and with other departments for the benefit of the patient.
  31. Identifies and addresses psychosocial needs of patients and family.
  32. Carries out medical and surgical asepsis during treatment and special procedures.
  33. Maintains an environment that provides the patient and family with feelings of safety and security.

Other Responsibilities:

  1. Meets the identified organizational requirements, work habits & promotes a collaborative & cooperative work environment.
  2. Performs other work-related duties as assigned.
  3. Complies with local, state, and federal laws and regulations.

License Requirements: 

  1. Must be a graduate of an accredited School of Nursing with current licensure in the State of Maine.

Availability Requirements:

  1. Irregular or Extended Work Hours – Occasional. Depending on department staffing needs, you may be asked to work nights, weekends, and

Education, Skills, Experience Requirements:

  1. Current ACLS and BCLS Certification.
  2. Ability to work unsupervised in capacity of a licensed, professional nurse providing quality care to One Day Surgery patients.
  3. Additional language desirable.
  4. Basic computer knowledge.
  5. Ability to organize and prioritize work duties to the best advantage of the patient.
 

What People Say About Us

Here are just a few of the many positive things our patients have to say about their the care they received at Cary Medical Center.

  1. The staff in one day surgery is absolutely amazing. I was very thankful for my team of nurses, doctors and right down to the secretary that checked me in. You all were so amazing, friendly and professional. Thank you so much!

    Desiree S.

    Desiree S.

  2. I am beyond happy with our visit at Cary! We can't thank you and your amazing staff for keeping our little boy your #1 concern. You did such an amazing job! Thank you Cary Medical Center!

    Whittni N.

    Whittni N.

  3. This hospital was exactly what a hospital should be. The took such good care of my grandmother and the display of humanity and compassion was genuine. I am forever grateful.

    Joshua S.

    Joshua S.

  4. I had my son at Cary and I couldn’t imagine being treated better anywhere. The staff were attentive, empathetic, and went above and beyond for my comfort. I wouldn’t want to give birth anywhere else.

    Emily O.

    Emily O.

  5. A big shout-out to the doctors, nurses, and staff at Cary Medical Center’s ER, Imaging, Lab, Food Service, and ACU Departments. I can’t thank you enough for the wonderful care from each of you.

    Stephanie P.

    Stephanie P.

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