RN - Registered Nurse

Metro Health | Grand Rapids, MI

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Posted Date 11/07/2019

RN - Registered Nurse - Health Park East Surgery Center * Days - 36hrs/wk

Requisition #: req1708

Shift: Days

FTE status: 0.9

On-call: No

Weekends: No

General Summary:

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.


  1. Michigan Registered Professional Nurse licensure required.
  2. 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.
  3. Current Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) provider—required.
  4. Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) provider and Pediatric Advanced life Support (PALS) provider required within 1 year of hire, will train.
  5. Competence in basic cardiac dysrhythmia interpretation required, will train.
  6. Previous ambulatory surgical experience preferred.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.
Job Type
Full time

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