Under general direction, the Registered Nurse monitors patients, supports the providers, and documents procedures.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Ensures continual delivery of high-quality nursing care
Adopts and implements innovative nursing practices to improve the facility
Maintains a healthy, collaborative team environment
Mentors/trains other surgical staff, as needed
Promotes positive customer relations within the ASC
Has working knowledge of all equipment and procedures
Oversees safety surveillance and task related responsibilities that have been delegated to others to ensure effective and desired results
Oversees infection control surveillance and task related responsibilities that have been delegated to others to ensure effective and desired results
Maintains documentation of patient care services by auditing patient and department records, including but not limited to autoclave receipts
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies
Maintains a cooperative relationship among health care teams by communicating information; responding to requests; building rapport; participating in team problem-solving methods
Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
Consults and coordinates with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans
Monitors all aspects of patient care
Prepares rooms, sterile instruments, equipment and supplies
Deals compassionately, professionally, and courteously with patients, their families, physicians, and fellow employees
Follows safety and infection control procedures
Adheres to all federal, state and nursing regulations and protocols including but not limited to patient safety procedures such as verification of patient identification prior to procedures
Ensures that immediately prior to the start of any procedure in the procedure room, initiate a time-out and ensure correct patient, procedure, site and side, and that there are no additional concerns.
Identifies every patient with two identifiers: full name and date of birth
Documents this information in the Procedure Safety Checklist, including the time of the time-out
Identifies an emergency situation and is able to appropriately intervene
Understands and administers regulatory policies (i.e.: Joint Commission/AAAHC, CDC, State, etc.)
Deploys, monitors, and ensures that the facilities operational processes are appropriately integrated within the facilitys quality programs
Maintains patient, physician, and employee privacy and confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA, Company and other regulatory standards
Assists with supply ordering, as needed
Provides clinical support for procedures
Maintains accurate, detailed reports and records
Monitors, records and reports symptoms and changes in patients' conditions
Records patients' medical information and vital signs
Ensures history and physicals are complete on each patient, by the provider, prior to procedures
Consults and coordinate with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans
Instructs individuals, families and others on topics such as health education, disease prevention and develop health improvement programs
Oversees and ensures that daily/quarterly/annual binders/logs are up to date
Informs physician of patient's condition before, during and after procedures
Acts as a liaison between the physician and the patient and patients family or support person(s)
Maintains the role of patient advocate
Ensures, provides and explains discharge instructions to all patients
Ensures physician has cleared patient for discharge prior to discharging the patient
Assists in the stocking and inventory of the clinical area
Ensures all applicable Surgery Center staff and guests wear radiation badges
Maintains and stores radiation safety equipment
Conducts annual apron and thyroid shield inspections
Conducts safety drills, as required
Conducts daily inventory of and ensures policies and procedures are followed for controlled substances
As assigned, ensures operation of medical and administrative equipment by verifying emergency equipment availability; completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques
Orders/requests supplies as needed
Checks work e-mail on a regular basis throughout the workday
Participate in and complete all required trainings and in-services
Performs other duties as assigned
Associates Degree in Nursing.
Must have knowledge of Internet and Microsoft Office software (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook).
Must possess and maintain current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state in which the employee practices, or must hold a nursing license within a compact eligible state.Proof of licensure and/or compact eligibility must be submitted.
Must possess a current ACLS and BLS certification.
Must have excellent written and oral communication skills, including exceptional customer service.
Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with doctors, clinical staff, other co-workers and the public.
Must be able to work individually as well as within a team.
Must be able to follow both verbal and written instructions.
Must be able to work a flexible schedule.
Must be able to respond with patience and understanding during stressful conditions related to patient health and emergent situations.
Must be able to multi-task and prioritize.
Must have working knowledge of all equipment and procedures.
Must demonstrate extreme attention to detail.
Must possess strong organization skills.
Must be able to problem solve and use reasoning.
Must be able to meet predefined quality standards.
Must maintain and project a professional attitude and appearance at all times.
Must have a working knowledge of the healthcare field and medical specialty, as well as medical terminology.
Must provide proof of influenza vaccination annually.
Must complete two (2)-step PPD (NE staff) OR must complete an annual PPD (SE staff).
Must complete all regulatory competencies prior to beginning work in the ASC.
All staff are expected to have a strong desire to provide excellent customer service; to comply with the rules and regulations of those organizations to which we are accountable; to have high ethical and professional standards of conduct; and to have an attitude of wanting to continuously improve their own professional performance.
One (1) year experience as a Registered Nurse.
One (1) year of prior experience working in a Pain Management practice.
One (1) year of prior experience working with an Electronic Medical Record (EMR).
The employee must have reliable transportation. Travel for this position will be required up to 80%. While the primary workplace may be closest to the employees home, work assignments could be in any of the Companys locations.
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