Pre/Post-Op Registered Nurse

JOB SUMMARY:

Pre-op/PACU RN is a non-exempt hourly member of the Surgery Center team participating in its mission and values; provides safe, quality patient care in the Pre-op and PACU areas; displays confidence, quality, trust, respect and teamwork; and participates in the Center’s convenient, cost-effective and quality-driven care.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provides safe, therapeutic and quality driven care to patients utilizing the nursing process and diagnosis in a timely manner, setting appropriate priorities and acting as patient advocate.

Communicates appropriate patient care information to all pre-operative or post-anesthetic team members and O.R. staff regarding previous procedures, treatments and medications.

Carries out physician orders correctly and promptly, documenting all activities. Completes patient charting accurately and concisely. Completes admitting or discharge procedures safely, providing proper pre- or post-operative instructions and assistance.

Communicates and interacts with patients, families and peers in a positive and supportive manner.

Accountable for personal and professional growth by maintaining required professional licenses and certificates, participating in continuing education programs, communication groups, and staff meetings.

Complies with cost containment practices. Participates in quality assurance monitoring.

Adheres and assists in the development of policies and procedures, clinical competencies, and staff development.

Observes all safety precautions and participates in processes meeting or exceeding regulatory and accreditation guidelines. Complies with health and safety rules and procedures at the Center.

Works with management to establish appropriate patient clinical criteria, record-keeping, confidentiality of patient information including HIPAA guidelines, processing of scheduling, identification, patient care and QA.

Demonstrates ability and initiative to function as charge nurse in absence of Team Leader, when necessary.

SKILLS and REQUIREMENTS:

Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with current MI licensure and BLS certification.

ACLS certification and PALS certification required within one (1) year of employment.

Proficient in IV start skills, obtaining complete nursing assessments and health histories.

Knowledgeable of common medications and their relationship to anesthetics and the surgical process.

One or more years demonstrated pre-operative or post-anesthetic experiences and skills with knowledge of accepted ASPAN and State Dept. of Health standards.

Demonstrated effective problem solving and organizational skills.

Change oriented and creative.

Effective interpersonal skills including those required during stressful situations.

Will serve in patient care including patient movement or lifting. Standing, bending, stooping, kneeling and ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

Send Resume Attention: Jeremy Turner, Human Resources
Fax: (231) 392-8973
Address: jturner@surgerytc.com

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"Everyone was friendly from check in to discharge. I am very impressed and pleased. You have a fabulous staff. It couldn't possibly have been a better experience. "
- Claudia S.
"If procedures are necessary, it is a pleasure having them done at the Surgery Center. All processes have been well thought out and streamlined with the patient in mind. There does not seem to be any unnecessary steps or duplication of effort."
- Gary P.
"Excellent care --- and my anesthesiologist was very caring about my comfort throughout the surgery."
- Ellen L.
"Always such a nice experience here when you're having medical procedures done. It's never fun, but I try to be positive about it and the staff and docs are great. Glad to find good care here 'Up North.' "
- Heidi P.
"The follow up phone calls both from the surgeon and nurse were very comforting, and appreciated. All in all, a first class operation; thanks for your caring"
- Lee M.