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Surgery - Pre-Operative Holding RN/Pre-OP RN Auditor/Pre-OP Assessment RN

Location: Decatur, TX
Date Posted: 08-08-2017
 
JOB:  PRE-OP HOLDING RN
  • The Preoperative Holding RN completes pre-op assessments of same day outpatient and inpatient surgical patients; prepares patients for surgical and/or invasive procedures; communicates patient needs with the appropriate health care providers; and provides follow-up with fellow pre-op holding nurses, the pre-op nurse auditor, the Preoperative Clinical Manager, the Surgery Manager,  the surgeon(s), primary care physician, anesthesia nurses, and anesthesia providers.
  • The Preoperative Holding RN follows anesthesia guidelines, hospital policies, and implements preoperative orders.
  • The Preop holding nurse 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. 
 
JOB:      PRE-OPERATIVE REGISTERED NURSE AUDITOR
  • The Preoperative Assessment Audit RN completes audits of all scheduled pre-op assessments of outpatient and inpatient surgical patients, and same day admit surgical patients, when possible. 
  • The Preoperative Assessment Audit RN communicates patients’  needs with the appropriate health care providers and follows up with abnormal diagnostics with the pre-op assessment and holding nurses, the surgeon(s), primary care physician, the anesthesia nurse and anesthesia providers.
  • The Preoperative Assessment Audit RN follows anesthesia guidelines and implements preoperative assessment orders.
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JOB:      PRE-OPERATIVE ASSESSMENT REGISTERED NURSE
  • The Preoperative Assessment RN completes scheduled pre-op assessments of outpatient and inpatient surgical patients, including same day admit surgical patients; communicates patient needs with the appropriate health care providers and provides follow-up with abnormal diagnostics with the pre-op holding nurses, the pre-op nurse auditor, the surgeon(s), primary care physician, the anesthesia nurse, and anesthesia providers.
  • The Preoperative Assessment RN follows anesthesia guidelines and implements preoperative assessment orders.
 
REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: 
  • Directly reports to and is under the supervision of the Preoperative Clinical Coordinator. 
  • Administratively, the pre-operative Holding RN reports to and is under the direct supervision of the Director of Surgery and the Chief Nursing Officer.
 
REQUIREMENTS:
  • 1)  Current State of Texas licensure of Registered Nurse and graduate of an accredited school of nursing
  • 2)  1 year of perioperative nursing clinical experience 
  • 3) Preferred:  2 year of perioperative nursing clinical experience 
  • 3)  BLS Certification  4) ACLS  2)  PALS 

Must have current licensure/certifications upon hire. 

New Hires will have 60 days to acquire the required Basic Life Support (CPR, ACLS, PALS, BLS, and/or any other life support certifications required for the job).
 
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.
 
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Able to lift up to ten pounds independently. 
  • Able to independently provide and/or assist with direct patient care in the Pre-op holding areas.
 
EMPLOYEE STATUS: Non-exempt hourly
 
 
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