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Surgery - Perioperative PACU PRN Staff RN, Argyle

Location: Argyle, TX
Date Posted: 06-21-2018
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Coordinates nursing care and patient/family education for Newborn, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult, and Geriatric patients through the use of the nursing process; maintains positive working relationships with staff and other departments to provide optimal quality outcomes within the framework of professional nursing practice. 
  • These responsibilities are met according to anesthesia guidelines, hospital policy, hospital mission statement and the philosophy of the Department of Nursing. 
  • The RN should demonstrate a knowledge base and skill set necessary to provide care appropriate to the condition and age of the patients served. 
  • The nurse must demonstrate familiarity with the principles of growth and development throughout the life cycle. 
  • The nurse must be able to assimilate basic knowledge and patient related data to perform a comprehensive and age appropriate assessment.
  • The RN must be aware of ASPAN standards regarding patient care.
  • The RN must have or obtain an advanced understanding of surgical procedures and the effects of anesthesia.
  • The RN also follows Universal Protocol policy for correct site, side and level, institutes normothermia measures and effective pain management measures, follows VTE and SCIP protocols and collaborates effectively with other disciplines as appropriate.
  • Accepts all other duties as assigned.
 
Customer Service Excellence:
  • Customers defined as patients, families, visitors, co-workers, our community and business partners. 
  • Fosters positive working relationships across departments and campuses to represent Wise Health System as a unified supportive system. & Wise Health System’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Engages full spectrum of communication excellence:  models integrity, personal accountability, engagement, communication bridges, active listening, open dialogue, empathy, understanding and interest. 
  • Acknowledges and respects individual cultures, values, beliefs and preferences. 
  • Practices self-care and certification renewal.
  • Willingly takes the initiative to improve customer service. 
  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary team for efficient and safe patient care.
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REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: 
  • Operationally, the Staff RN reports to the Department Manager, administratively to the Argyle Chief Clinical Officer with oversite from the CNO of Wise Health System in Decatur
 
REQUIREMENTS:    
  • 1.) Possess current licensure to practice nursing in Texas    
  • 2.) BCLS, ACLS, and PALS
  • 3) Experience in PACU setting/Perioperative nursing clinical experience or other Critical Care settings preferred.   
  • 4)  Specialty Certification preferred   
  • 5) Basic Arrhythmia/Telemetry training preferred
 
Must have current licensure/certifications upon hire. 

New Hires will have 60 days to acquire the required PALS but will not assume care of a pediatric patient without a current PALS certification.
 
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Able to lift 50-60 lbs independently.  Able to independently provide and/or assist with direct patient care.
 
EMPLOYEE STATUS: 
  • Non-Exempt, Hourly
 
OSHA TASK CATEGORY ONE:       
  • There is an inherent potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood, body fluids, or tissues, or a potential for spills splashes during the performance of the job. 
  • Universal precautions must be observed and protective devices worn by the employee when performing those tasks likely to cause exposure.
 
Employment standards include current requirements as determined by Federal, State, and Wise Health System policy.
 
 
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