Assesses, plans, coordinates, implements and evaluates nursing care for surgical patients.
- Accepts patient care assignments as directed. Communicates with clinical area team members appropriately. Correctly conducts all appropriate nursing aspects of patient assessment while using subjective and objective data.
- Communicates effectively with patients to assess their knowledge of surgical/invasive procedure(s) and expectations. Adheres to universal protocol.
- Involves patient/significant others in their plan of care, education, discharge planning, and prioritization of needs. Utilizes available teaching resources as appropriate, and identifies/refers patients/families as appropriate.
- Plans for patient care and/or intervenes by demonstrating basic nursing skills, observing and accurately documenting patient's response to nursing care, utilizing available teaching resources as appropriate, maintaining a safe environment.
- Evaluates care by conducting ongoing assessments to identify effectiveness of interventions, performing post-op calls following surgical procedures, and analyzing verbal responses from patient and family during hospitalization.
- Makes competent clinical decisions and displays the ability to know when to involve management or other team members. Assists in all areas of surgical services as needed.
- Provides information to the physician related to changes in the conditions of patients in a timely manner. Documents the care given to patients and their response to care in a timely manner.
- Correctly and efficiently administers medications, treatments, and nursing interventions as per hospital policy.
- Applies the existing body of evidence-based practice and scientific knowledge in health care to surgical nursing practice, ensuring that nursing care is delivered based on patient’s age-specific needs and clinical needs as described in the department's Scope of Service.
- Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Graduate of accredited school of nursing
- Constant use of speech to share information through oral communication.
- Constant standing and walking.
- Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.
- Frequent sitting, reaching and keyboard use/data entry.
- Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.
- Frequent use of smell to detect/recognize odors.
- Frequent use of hearing to receive oral communication, distinguish body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.
- Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.
- Occasional lifting/moving of patients.
- Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting, gripping and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.
- Occasional driving.
- Rare crawling and running.