RN Pre-Op & Recovery Nurse PRN
St. Peters Ambulatory Surgery Center
Registered Nurse PRN Job in Saint Peters, MO
: Pre-Operative Registered Nurse
GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES
Assists in provision of nursing care to patients in an ambulatory surgical setting. Assumes total responsibility for patient care in accordance with physician’s orders and center’s policies. Monitors and controls use of and charging for supplies utilized in the center.
: Supervisor of Clinical Services
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
Current Registered Nurse License
Current American Heart Assn. BLS and ACLS certifications
Assesses, develops and implements total nursing care for the pre-operative patient
Records and reports to appropriate persons all symptoms, reactions, abnormalities and changes in the physical and/or mental conditions of the patients
Administers medications and treatments ordered by the physician.
Cares and discharges pre-operative patients according to facility policies.
Reviews the pre-operative patient’s chart for accuracy and completeness
Ascertains surgical consent is completed accurately, comparing it to the physician’s order and O.R. schedule
Ascertains all pre-operative (lab work, chest x-ray, EKG, H&P) work up, if applicable is in the chart and reports abnormal findings to the anesthesiologist and/or surgeon prior to the scheduled day of surgery
Reports pertinent pre-operative information to the O.R. nurse
Obtains and labels personal belongings bag and assists patient in proper O.R. dress attire
Registration form and pre-operative worksheet
Administers pre-operative sedation
An order always precedes the administration of medication
Allergies questioned prior to administration of medication
Intended action and side effects to medications are known
Medication is documented on Pre-Operative worksheet including does time, and method of administration
Functions independently in emergency situations
Displays proficiency in nursing skills with emergency situations
Able to make logical and quick decisions based on sound judgment
Maintain patient and employee privacy and confidential information provided psychological support to patients and/or families
Maintains rapport with physicians and medical departments which provide services to complete to pre-operative work up i.e. (reference lab, outside radiology services)
Maintains competence through continuing education
Meets requirements for CEU re-licensure
Attends all facility in-services
Assists in orientation of new employees as directed
Maintains supplies and cleanliness in the work environment
Reports and labels any malfunctioning or broken equipment
Works within the established facility and departmental safety guidelines
Performs other duties as assigned
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of healthcare products, stock rotation procedures, storage systems, inventory supplements, preference card management and credit.
Knowledge of medical terminology as related to healthcare products.
Knowledge of inventory control procedures.
Hands-on, a self-starter with the ability to multi-task, be detailed oriented and possess superior organization and communication skills.
Must be able to handle a large volume of detailed work accurately.
Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
Must have superior leadership, communication and organizational skills.
Must be able to bend, stoop, lift, and handle all supplies.
Must have a strong ability to interact with co-workers, vendors, and management on a regular basis and in a pleasant and efficient manner.
Ability to perform simple mathematical functions.
Ability to perform data entry procedures and both equipment and supply tracking.
: Requires sitting and standing associated with a normal office environment.
: Normal busy office environment with much telephone work. Occasional evening or weekend work.
This description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions may change as needs evolve.
Licenses & CertificationsRequired