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Pre-Assesment RN

Category:

Surgery

Department:

Day Surgery

Status:

Full Time

Description:

Minimum Entry Level Qualifications

  1. Experience and/or level of competency: Graduate from an accredited school of nursing. RN licensure in the State of Texas. Two years nursing experience preferably in surgical services.
  2. Academic Preparation: ADN Required, BSN preferred. BCLS required.

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 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. Maintains a positive working relationship with physician offices and other hospital departments.

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinates and supervises patient care.
  2. Gives care to the patient, reflecting flexibility in rules and regulations, as indicated by individual patient needs.
  3. Makes decisions reflecting knowledge of facts, knowledge of diseases/surgical conditions, care required and good judgment.
  4. Performance reflects knowledge in all areas of care specific to outpatient surgery.
  5. Organizes and manages nursing activities reflecting due consideration for patients’ needs and the needs of the facility and staff.
  6. Utilizes initiative; strives to maintain steady level of productivity; a self-starter; compatible and supportive; a team player.
  7. Follows the five medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
  8. Knowledge of medications and IV fluids and their correct administration, based on age of the patient and patient’s clinical condition.
  9. Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for the patient's age: neonate, pediatric, geriatric and the general population.
  10. Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  11. 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.
  12. Follows standard precautions at all times.
  13. Ability to formulate an individualized plan of care, as indicated, and evaluates for effectiveness.
  14. Formulates a teaching plan, based on identified patient learning needs, and evaluates effectiveness of learning; family is included in teaching, as appropriate.
  15. Treats patient and families with respect and dignity. Practices good guest relations.
  16. Performs other duties as assigned.