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Job Summary: Provides care in the ambulatory setting directed toward meeting both the psychosocial and physical needs of the patient. Is a resource person and teacher. Care given reflects initiative and responsibility indicative of professional expectations. Utilizes initiative and strives to maintain steady level of productivity. Is a self starter. Is compatible and supportive; and a team player. Communicates on behalf of the patient reflects the mission, ethics and goals of the facility, as well as the focus statement of the department.

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:

  • Coordinates and supervises patient care.
  • Gives care to the patient, reflecting flexibility in rules and regulations, as indicated by individual patient needs.
  • Makes decisions reflecting knowledge of facts, knowledge of diseases/surgical conditions, care required and good judgment.
  • Performance reflects knowledge in all areas of care specific to outpatient surgery (i.e., GI, autologous, conscious sedation).
  • Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.
  • Organizes and manages nursing activities reflecting due consideration for patients’ needs and the needs of the facility and staff.
  • Utilizes initiative; strives to maintain steady level of productivity; a self starter; compatible and supportive; a team player.
  • Knowledge of medications and IV fluids and their correct administration, based on age of the patient and patient’s clinical condition.
  • Follows the five medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
  • Ability to perform a head-to-toe preoperative assessment on all patients and reassesses, as needed postoperatively. This includes pediatric, geriatric and the general patient population.
  • Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Ability to formulate an individualized plan of care, as indicated, and evaluates for effectiveness.
  • Formulates a teaching plan, based on identified patient learning needs, and evaluates effectiveness of learning; family is included in teaching, as appropriate, from preop to discharge.
  • Provides patient with explanation and verbal reassurance consistently.
  • Identifies physical symptoms and changes and takes appropriate action in a timely manner.
  • Knowledge of cardiac monitoring and can identify dysrhythmias.
  • Communicates appropriately and clearly to Ambulatory Care Services Nurse Manager, co‑workers and physicians.

Regulatory Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
  • Current Registered Nurse or LVN licensure in state of Texas.
  • Two years nursing experience.
  • Current BCLS certification.
  • Current BCLS and ACLS certification or Basic EKG or Arrhythmia Identification certification.