Will be responsible for the delivery of safe, patient - centered care in the OR, and other Perioperative areas. As part of your job function you will need to access Patient Health Information for treatment, hospital operations or payment purposes. See hospital/department policy and procedure for access granted for this job function.
PRIMARY JOB DUTIES:
1.Adheres to the company Mission, Vision and Values.
2.Adheres to the company Service Excellence Standards.
3.Evaluates and interprets the total nursing needs of each patient.
4.Responsible for developing a surgical conscience.
5.Demonstrate customer skills including friendliness, courtesy, responsiveness, confidentiality, and empathy.
6.Implement the operative plan of care.
7.Manage patient specimens.
8.Communicate the patient’s status throughout the continuum of care.
9.Administer medications appropriately, and safely.
10.Perform interventions to maintain the patient’s wound and tissue perfusion at or above baseline levels.
11.Perform interventions to maintain the patient’s GU, GI, MS, Endocrine, Resp, CV and Neuro systems, and fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balances at or above baseline levels.
12.Maintain or return patient to normothermia during the operative period (or assist anesthesia with patient.)
13.Protect from infection using strict sterile technique, ensuring pre-op scrubs and pre-op ATB is completed appropriately, room temp/humidity is within accepted range, room traffic is kept minimal, prep in the OR is appropriate, and sterile technique of staff in the OR is appropriate, dressings are applied using aseptic technique, and assist with post-op teaching as needed.
14.Assess knowledge of the patient, and support staff regarding psychosocial response to surgery, nutritional, medication, pain, and wound/dressing management, and other expected responses to the operative procedure. Also actively involving the patient and support staff in decision affecting the patient’s post op care and rehab.
15.Always protect the patient’s rights, dignity, and privacy.
16.Provide culturally competent, age appropriate, ethical care within legal standards of proactive, while also providing consistent care within all settings.
17.Transfer care appropriately.
18.Document surgical nursing care on all appropriate forms (checklist, universal protocol, preiop documentation, logbooks, and doctors order sheets.)
19.Participate in QI/QA activities as requested.
20.Attend required meetings.
21.Maintain competencies as required by department, also hospital wide (ACLS, NRP, PALS, BLS.)
22.Will be required to independently use computer for acquiring patient information, doctors order sheets, policies/procedures, forms, preference cards, logs etc.
23.Act as a strong patient advocate and maintain privacy of all appropriate information.
24.Departmental cleaning schedules.
25.Re-stocking/assisting in proper ordering of supplies/notifying supervisory of items needing ordered.
26.Functions as a member of the surgical team.
27.Assisting with any pre/post-op patient teaching.
28.Properly setting up for surgical procedures using pref cards.
29.Required to take call time for weekday/end holidays.
30.Attends and participates in departmental meetings / in-services, company quality improvement program, etc. Participate in committees as requested.
31.Performs other duties as assigned.
SCOPE OF CARE / PATIENT POPULATION:
0 Non-Clinical / General Public
0 See Department Addendum
0 Infant (Birth to 1 Year)
1 Pediatric (1 month to Age 18)
1 Adult (Age 19 to Age 64)
1 Geriatric (Age 65+)
HIPAA: As a part of a federally mandated HIPAA Compliance Plan, we will designate access to PHI. Workforce members shall be restricted to PHI unless needed to carry out your job duties as described in your job description. Access is specifically identified as the amount that is reasonably necessary to perform your duties.
SUPERVISORY REPORTS: None
SECURITY / ACCESS: Badge access to designated employee entrances. Password protected computer access as needed. Understands and complies with security/access policies of the organization.
EXPOSURE TO HAZARDS: The work environmental is primarily inside where the climate is controlled and does not have extreme temperature fluctuation.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
ESSENTIAL MENTAL ABILITIES (MATH / LANGUAGE):
1 Ability to add and subtract.
1 Ability to multiply and divide
1 Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and policy / procedure manual.
1 Ability to effectively communicate/present information in one-on-one and group situations to customers and clients.
ESSENTIAL TECHNICAL / MOTOR:
1 Use a copy machine.
1 Use a 10 key calculator.
1 Microsoft Suite:
1 Power Point
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL / CRITICAL DEMANDS:
1 Ability to have regular attendance to work.
1 Ability to work 8, 10, or 12 hour shifts as required.
1 Ability to work day or night shifts as required.
1 Job functions are to be performed on-campus of hospital or clinics.