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Registered Nurse

Company: OrthoArkansas, PA
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: November 22, 2020

Job Description:

Performs nursing care for the patient in the ASC, assessing and documenting patient's status upon arrival thru their discharge. Provides nursing care to meet patient needs related to surgical condition and type of anesthesia administered, monitoring patient, and informing surgeon or anesthetist of observed complications. 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 reccomendati0ons 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 and infection control policies and procedures in performing job duties and responsibilities Reports observed or suspected safety violations, hazards, and policy/procedure noncompliance to safety officer or another 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 surgery center and stock levels 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 Maintains order and cleanliness of surgery center PREOPERATIVE AREA Obtains pertinent patient records prior to patient's arrival for preoperative testing Assists in assessing the physical and emotional status of the patient prior to admission Accurately comprehends and interprets verbal orders/directs Provides preoperative instruction and explanation of patient rights and responsibilities Describes the perioperative experience to the patient/significant other, including what to expect before, during, and after the procedure, and how the significant other will participate Explains informed consent for surgery, patient's rights/responsibilities, and preoperative/postoperative instructions Preforms all preoperative testing/procedures (i.e., laboratory work, IV starts, x-rays, etc.) Reports all abnormal values to anesthesiologist/attending surgeon Obtains necessary signatures and assessments prior to escorting patient to OR Transports patients to the operating room observing policies/procedure and communicates such information to all members of the surgical team Provides comfort and reassurance to the patient and promotes privacy and dignity PROCEDURE ROOM Prepares procedure room according to requirements of patient/procedure to be performed Supervises and directs patient care in a single operating room as assigned Assesses and documents the patient's physical and emotional status Assists with the proper and safe positioning of the patient and prepares operative site as directed by established procedures Anticipates needs of surgical team and assists anesthesia personnel by supporting patient during administration of anesthesia Performs the circulating, scrub or conscious sedation nurse's role and functions following approved operating room procedures to meet the requirements of scheduled procedures. Conscious sedation responsibilities must be an independent function with no other patient responsibilities Assists with identification and confirmation of operative site as well as full time out RECOVERY Documents post anesthesia care in the recovery room during the patient's recovery from anesthesia/sedation according to approved policies and procedures Provides nursing care to meet patients Education High school graduate or GED certificate recipient Graduate of accredited school of nursing RN with active license in Arkansas CPR certification Evidence of leadership qualities Strong ethical and moral character references Language skills adequate for high-level written, interpersonal and telephone communication in American English Preferred ACLS certification ASC experience Computer literacy Job Quality Requirements Accuracy Attention to detail Timeliness Organization Little supervision needed to accomplish tasks Dependability Attendance Punctuality Ability to follow instructions Ability to meet deadlines Physical / Mental Requirements Ability to sit/stand for long periods; ability to walk Capability for occasional overhead and low reaching Physical strength for equipment needs and patient-care activities Visual and auditory acuity for timely responsiveness and patient-care assessment activities Ability to move quickly in response to patient needs Ability to make frequent judgments and respond to routine problems Ability to make occasional judgments and respond to disasters or emergencies, actual events, or drills Working Conditions (environmental) Well-lit and ventilated, with non-hazardous and hazardous equipment Category I: involves occupational exposure to blood and other potentially infectious body fluids and materials Contacts Patients Patients' family/significant others Physicians and physician office personnel Facility personnel Vendors Administration Medical director Governing Body Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 1 - 3 years Bonus/Commission: No

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