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Short Stay Registered Nurse

Company: Surgery Partners
Location: Altoona
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary:

The Short Stay RN will perform in a variety of care areas. The Pre-Op nurse is responsible for setting up the care of the patient. Creates and maintains a safe environment for the patient's procedure or surgery. The Nurse directs the nursing care through assessment, outcome identification, planning and evaluation skills and coordinates activities of the surgical team for the benefit of the patient. The Procedure nurse directs and/or provides professional perioperative nursing care for patients across the age continuum. The Nurse utilizes the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation to direct or provide nursing care and manages all nursing care within the procedure room, observing the procedural team from a broad perspective, and assisting the team to create and maintain a safe and comfortable environment for the patient. The PACU nurse assesses and documents patient's status post procedure and provides nursing care to meet patient needs related to condition and type of anesthesia administered and monitors patient and informs MD and anesthesia provider of any observed complications. The Short Stay RN educates and provides post-op instructions and information.

Hours:

  • .8 FTE - 32 hours per week
  • Monday - Friday
  • Day Shift
  • No-Call
  • Pre/Post Procedure

Essential Job Functions:

  • Plans and directs all nursing care for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures
  • Provides high quality nursing care through patient assessment, diagnosis, outcome identification, planning, implementation, and evaluation
  • The RN exhibits accuracy in recording, interpreting, and responding to a continuous stream of data and serves as the guardian of the patient's well-being by utilizing critical thinking skills
  • Describes the perioperative experience to the patient and significant other including what to expect before, during, and after procedure
  • Obtains pertinent patient records prior to patient's arrival for pre-op testing
  • Performs all preoperative testing needed the day of surgery, i.e. labs, EKG
  • Reports abnormal values to anesthesiologist and surgeon in a timely manner
  • Performs a surgical site identification and verifies consent on every patient
  • Prepares, administers, and records prescribed medications
  • Responds to life-saving situations based upon nursing standards and protocol
  • Records all care information concisely, accurately, and completely, in a timely manner in the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms
  • Reviews postoperative instructions and prescriptions from the surgeon with patient and significant other and documents the patient record
  • Informs the patient and family about appropriate care and procedure to follow upon returning home
  • Determines that the patient and significant other understand the conditions that require immediate care and the method to obtain immediate care
  • Assists in positioning and responding to the comfort and safety of the patient
  • Competent in conscious sedation according to hospital policy
  • Provides for accurate care and handling of specimens
  • Observes and enforces strict standards of asepsis
  • Inventories all patient belongings preoperatively
  • Reports all occurrences in a timely manner
  • Regular and prompt work-site attendance
  • Performs other duties as they are assigned

Qualifications, Knowledge & Ability:

  • Demonstrates eligibility for employment in the U.S.
  • Current RN licensure in the State of Wisconsin
  • BLS certification is required upon hire
  • Must be able to achieve ACLS and PALS certification within six months of hire
  • Ability to relate and work effectively with others
  • Demonstrated skills in verbal and written English communications for safe and effective patient care and to meet documentation standards
  • Willingness to participate in goal-setting and educational activities for own professional advancement
  • Previous perioperative or general nursing experience is preferred
  • Is aware of professional nursing standards and performs in accordance with them

Benefits:

  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Health Savings Account with an employer contribution
  • Company paid life insurance
  • Free scrubs with laundry service
  • Free meals
  • PTO
  • 401(k) retirement plan with 4% company match
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Wellness reimbursement

Keywords: Surgery Partners, Rochester , Short Stay Registered Nurse, Other , Altoona, Minnesota

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