Plans and prepare for the preadmission of the patient. Phone screens all patients prior to surgery. Ensures clinical documentation is complete prior to patient arrival. Reviews all clinical data and follow's up on any abnormal results.
Meets all required deadlines. Demonstrates discretionary ability in establishing priority.
Delivers indirect and direct patient care according to established standards, taking into consideration the age and risk factors of the patient.
Possess the knowledge and ability to use the nursing process to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate the care of the patient.
Uses nursing judgment in decision-making.
Acts as a patient advocate in meeting his/her physical and psychological needs.
Performs patient assessment and reassessment immediately upon admission and on a regular basis in accordance with standards of care with documentation of these assessments as a basis for planning each patient's care.
Ensures that all nursing interventions and patients responses are communicated to responsible practitioners as indicated and that all components of the nursing process are documented in accordance with standards of practice.
Integrates and coordinates care across settings and among disciplines.
Implements physician's orders effectively and safely in accordance with standards of practice.
Ability to recognize and intervene in stressful situations.
Maintains BLS, ACLS and PALS certifications as applicable.
Maintains or acquires skills on equipment necessary to complete required responsibilities.
Documents all records according to established policies and procedures.
Assesses information/documents on AdvantX, maintaining patient confidentiality.
Assists with reviewing and updating policies and procedures.
Provides teaching to patient/parent of child per level of understanding.
Performs additional duties as needed by the department. Required Skills:
EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
- Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
- Current Illinois Nursing License
- Current BLS, ACLS and PALS
- Minimum of 2 years experience in Pre-Op/PACU
- Strong knowledge of surgical procedures and management of the surgical patient
- Understand principles of aseptic technique and their implementation
- Ability to care for patients from infancy to geriatrics
- Knowledge base to recognize, evaluate, solve problems and correct errors
- Ability to quickly adapt to changing condition of the patient when needed
- Excellent teaching skills
- Excellent communication and organizational skills
- Demonstrate strong professional and ethical behavior
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, physicians and fellow employees. (TEAMWORK)
- Strong customer service skills
- Demonstrate accountability, creativity, innovation and be receptive to change
- Possess basic knowledge of Performance Improvement ideology
* Previous experience working in an ambulatory surgical setting preferred.Location:
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