Registered Nurse- PRN

Surgery Center of Charleston | Part Time | Clinic

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Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities:

Philosophy

  • Supports the facility’s ideology, mission, goals, and objectives
  • Performs in accordance with the facility’s policies and procedures
  • Follows the facility’s standards for ethical business conduct
  • Conducts self as a positive role model and team member
  • Recognizes patients’ rights and responsibilities and supports them in performance of job duties
  • Participates in facility committees, meetings, in-services, and activities

Communication

  • Communicates effectively and professionally with patients, visitors, physicians, and coworkers
  • Interacts with others in a positive, respectful, and considerate manner

Financial practices

  • Uses facility resources appropriately and avoids wasteful practices
  • Reports wasteful practices
  • Analyzes work area and makes recommendations for potential cost-effective improvements

Compliance program

  • Contributes to the progress and development of the organization’s adopted compliance program
  • Performs according to established compliance policies and procedures

Performance-improvement program

  • Contributes to the progress and development of the organization's adopted performance-improvement program
  • Performs according to established performance-improvement policies and procedures

Safety/Risk-management program

  • Adheres to safety policies and procedures in performing job duties and responsibilities
  • Reports observed or suspected safety violations, hazards, and policy/procedure noncompliance to safety officer or other designated person

Professional competence

  • Participates in continuing education and other learning experiences
  • Shares knowledge gained in continuing education with staff
  • Maintains membership in relevant professional organizations
  • Seeks new learning experiences by accepting challenging opportunities and responsibilities
  • Welcomes suggestions and recommendations

Duties

  • Effectively organizes time, equipment, supplies, and personnel for management of the recovery room
  • Organizes nursing activities efficiently, considering staff abilities when delegating activities
  • Uses equipment effectively by anticipating patient needs and providing appropriate care
  • Confirms that proper techniques and procedures are used according to accepted standards of practice
  • Assists in managing inventory of supplies, drugs, and equipment to maintain availability and stock levels in the postoperative area
  • Maintains order and cleanliness of postoperative area
  • Performs safe and individualized nursing care for the patient in the immediate postoperative/post-anesthesia period
  • Assesses and documents the patient’s physical and emotional status upon arrival in the recovery room
  • Documents post-anesthesia care and identity of second person in the recovery room during the patient’s recovery from anesthesia/sedation according to approved policies and procedures
  • Provides nursing care to meet patient needs related to surgical condition and type of anesthesia administered
  • Monitors patients and informs surgeon or anesthetist of observed complications
  • Performs thorough postoperative patient assessment prior to discharge of the patient
  • Assists in assessing the physical and emotional status of the patient in preparation for discharge
  • Develops a plan of care for the patient based on the assessment data
  • Reviews postoperative instructions and prescriptions from the surgeon with patient and significant other and documents in the patient’s medical record
  • Informs patient and family about appropriate care and procedure to follow upon returning home
  • Determines that patient and significant other understand conditions that require immediate care/method to obtain immediate care
  • Provides comfort and reassurance to the patient and promotes privacy and dignity

 

Skills & Requirements

Education Requirements:

High school graduate or GED certificate recipient.  Graduate of accredited school of nursing. RN with active license in appropriate state

Training and Experience:

CPR certification, BLS, ACLS, required; PALS preferred. PACU experience preferred. Evidence of leadership qualities. Strong ethical and moral character references. Language skills adequate for high-level written, interpersonal and telephone communication in American English.

PALS certification, ASC experience and computer literacy preferred.