Responsible for admitting the patient to the clinical area and providing nursing care to the preoperative patient, as well as, developing a nursing care plan specifically designed for the individual patient. Employees may be cross-trained in other clinical areas and may be expected to perform duties...
Graduate of a school of Professional Nursing (Associates degree) is required.
Previous preoperative care experience is required.
Current state license/permit to practice professional nursing is required.
Current BLS and ACLS required.
Skills, Knowledge, and Competencies
Relationship building skills able to gain trust and build relationships with client targets and providers.
Communication skills - able to communicate in a clear, articulate, and professional manner on a daily basis to solve problems as these arise.
Interpersonal and Customer Relations skills able to build relationships and interact with senior healthcare executives and physicians.
Facilitation skills - able to create presentations using presentation software; able to deliver presentations.
Planning/Organizational skills - able to prioritize work activities, use time efficiently and work through projects in a self-motivated manner.
Adaptability able to adapt to rapid changes in the work environment, manage competing demands and able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
Problem-solving skills able to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; gather and analyze information skillfully; able to apply independent judgment on a regular basis in making decisions.
Collaboration skills able to cooperate with and contribute to key stakeholders.
Time Management skills able to use time effectively in an unsupervised fashion; able to complete projects in a timely manner.
Computer skills - able to use word processing, spreadsheet, and sales software.
Technical skills - Knowledge of principles of aseptic technique; Leadership skills; Knowledge of care of the surgical patient; Knowledge of anesthetic agents and their usage and effect on the surgical patient; Principles of Standard Precautions.