Job Title: RN - Recovery
Assists in provision of nursing care to patients in a same day surgery setting. Assumes total responsibility for patient care in accordance with physician's orders and centers policies. Monitors and controls use of and charging for supplies utilized in the center.
Supervision Received: Supervisor of Clinical Services
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
Current Registered Nurse License
Current American Heart Assn. BLS and ACLS certifications
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Assesses, develops and implements total nursing care for post-operative patients
Records and reports to appropriate persons all symptoms, reactions abnormalities and changes in the physical and/or mental conditions of the post-operative patients
Administers medications and treatments ordered by the physicians
Cares and discharges post-operative patients according to facility policies
Able to accurately assess need for pain and /or nausea medication
An order always precedes the administration of medication
Intended actions and side effects are known
Medications are documented
Maintains patient and employee privacy and confidential information
Provides psychological support to patients and/or families
Maintains rapport with physicians and other departments providing care for the patients, (i.e.: home x-ray, outside radiology)
Admits patients to sit-up area
Performs routine charging of medications and supplies
Accurately checks charge sheets for supplies used on patients
Functions independently in emergency situations
Able to make logical quick decisions based on sound judgment
Maintains competence through continuing education
Meets requirements for CEU re-licensure
Assists in orientation of new employees with factual information regarding current departmental policies
Acts as a resource for new employees
Maintains supplies and cleanliness in the work environment
Lifting: 0-50lbs. as needed
Carrying: 0-25lbs. as needed
Pushing: 0-400lbs. on wheels with assistance as needed
Climbing: 1-5 flights of stairs as necessary
Pulling: As necessary while providing patient care
Bending: Proper bending necessary to pick things off the floor
Squatting: As necessary while providing care
Rotating: Shoulders as necessary
Kneeling: If necessary while providing patient care
Reaching: overhead while providing patient care
General comments: Visual and hearing senses must be adequate to provide patient care.
Noise or Vibrations: Biomedical equipment, needles, sharps, copy machine, phones, latex, disinfectants, etc.
Hazards: Occasional contact with communicable disease, electrical equipment, etc.
Personal Protective Equipment: Provided (gowns, gloves, masks, head cover).
This description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions may change as needs evolve.