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RN - Registered Nurse Pre-Surgical Testing - Health Park East Surgery Center * Days - 20hrs/wk

Requisition #: req1731

Shift: Days

FTE status: 0.5

On-call: No

Weekends: No


General Summary:

The Surgery Center Staff RN is a professional care giver who assumes encounter-based responsibility and accountability for surgical patients and provides care to these patients via therapeutic use of self, the nursing process, the environment / instrumentation, and other health care team members. Assigns and directs the work of related staff.

Requirements:

  1. Michigan Registered Professional Nurse licensure required.
  2. Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred.  If hired after 8/1/2012 you will need to pursue and complete your BSN within 5 years from your date of hire.
  3. Current Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) provider—required.
  4. Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) provider and Pediatric Advanced life Support (PALS) provider required within 1 year of hire, will train.
  5. Competence in basic cardiac dysrhythmia interpretation required, will train.
  6. Previous ambulatory surgical experience preferred.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

I. NURSING PROCESS-

  • Assess- Assess the patient's condition and physical, psychological, cognitive, social, rehabilitative, and discharge needs.
  • Diagnosis- Develop nursing diagnosis utilized nursing judgment regarding health conditions and needs based on the nurse care plan.
  • Plan- Develop a plan of care using nursing diagnoses and setting patient outcome goals.  Establish priorities of patient care based on essential patient needs and available resources of time, personnel, equipment and supplies.
  • Implement- Implement nursing plan of care and physician's orders. Use delegation skills and therapeutic use of self to coordinate and organize patient care delivery.
  • Evaluate- Evaluate the patient’s response to nursing interventions and physician ordered therapy / diagnostics.  Update or modify plan of care to meet the current needs of the patient.

II. PATIENT EXPERIENCE-

  • Educate the patient and significant others based on the cognitive needs of each and defined by patient outcome goals.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and respect for patient and significant others’ rights, including confidentiality.
  • Follow established standards in provision for safety.

III. PROFESSIONALISM-

  • Assume responsibility for own practice including appearance, attendance, punctuality and flexibility in scheduling.
  • Maintain a current knowledge base and use standards of care in professional practice.
  • Practice effective problem identification and resolution skills as a method of sound decision making.
  • Perform efficiently in emergency patient situations following established standards, remaining calm, informing appropriate persons, and documenting events.
  • Pursue self-directed learning experiences, continuing education, and seek direction when necessary.
  • Participate in and promote staff development activities and achievement of department goals.
  • Demonstrate flexibility in staffing patterns and resolution of staffing conflicts; participate in temporary assignment measures.

IV. ORGANIZATIONAL STANDARDS-

  • Participate in peer review, quality assurance, standards development, and research activities.
  • Demonstrate awareness of legal issues in all aspects of patient care and department function and strive to manage situations in a reduced risk manner.

V. LEADERSHIP-

  • Set priorities in work using effective time management and support personnel to complete assigned work.
  • Performs the duties of scheduling coordinator when assigned.
  • Perform nursing procedures, assist physicians, and use equipment following established standards.
  • Delegate patient care needs to appropriate staff.
  • Directs and reviews the work of support staff to assure nursing care plan is fully implemented and patient needs are addressed.

VI. COMMUNICATION-

  • Use written and oral communication through designated channels to attain desired patient outcomes as well as department and hospital goals.
  • Document concise, accurate and timely information in the patient care record.
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