RN - Registered Nurse Pre-Surgical Testing - Health Park East Surgery Center * Days - 20hrs/wk
Requisition #: req1731
FTE status: 0.5
The Surgery Center Staff RN is a professional care giver who assumes encounter-based responsibility and accountability for surgical patients and provides care to these patients via therapeutic use of self, the nursing process, the environment / instrumentation, and other health care team members. Assigns and directs the work of related staff.
- Michigan Registered Professional Nurse licensure required.
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred. If hired after 8/1/2012 you will need to pursue and complete your BSN within 5 years from your date of hire.
- Current Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) provider—required.
- Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) provider and Pediatric Advanced life Support (PALS) provider required within 1 year of hire, will train.
- Competence in basic cardiac dysrhythmia interpretation required, will train.
- Previous ambulatory surgical experience preferred.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
I. NURSING PROCESS-
- Assess- Assess the patient's condition and physical, psychological, cognitive, social, rehabilitative, and discharge needs.
- Diagnosis- Develop nursing diagnosis utilized nursing judgment regarding health conditions and needs based on the nurse care plan.
- Plan- Develop a plan of care using nursing diagnoses and setting patient outcome goals. Establish priorities of patient care based on essential patient needs and available resources of time, personnel, equipment and supplies.
- Implement- Implement nursing plan of care and physician's orders. Use delegation skills and therapeutic use of self to coordinate and organize patient care delivery.
- Evaluate- Evaluate the patient’s response to nursing interventions and physician ordered therapy / diagnostics. Update or modify plan of care to meet the current needs of the patient.
II. PATIENT EXPERIENCE-
- Educate the patient and significant others based on the cognitive needs of each and defined by patient outcome goals.
- Demonstrate knowledge of and respect for patient and significant others’ rights, including confidentiality.
- Follow established standards in provision for safety.
- Assume responsibility for own practice including appearance, attendance, punctuality and flexibility in scheduling.
- Maintain a current knowledge base and use standards of care in professional practice.
- Practice effective problem identification and resolution skills as a method of sound decision making.
- Perform efficiently in emergency patient situations following established standards, remaining calm, informing appropriate persons, and documenting events.
- Pursue self-directed learning experiences, continuing education, and seek direction when necessary.
- Participate in and promote staff development activities and achievement of department goals.
- Demonstrate flexibility in staffing patterns and resolution of staffing conflicts; participate in temporary assignment measures.
IV. ORGANIZATIONAL STANDARDS-
- Participate in peer review, quality assurance, standards development, and research activities.
- Demonstrate awareness of legal issues in all aspects of patient care and department function and strive to manage situations in a reduced risk manner.
- Set priorities in work using effective time management and support personnel to complete assigned work.
- Performs the duties of scheduling coordinator when assigned.
- Perform nursing procedures, assist physicians, and use equipment following established standards.
- Delegate patient care needs to appropriate staff.
- Directs and reviews the work of support staff to assure nursing care plan is fully implemented and patient needs are addressed.
- Use written and oral communication through designated channels to attain desired patient outcomes as well as department and hospital goals.
- Document concise, accurate and timely information in the patient care record.