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RN - SURGICAL SERVICES

Paris Community Hospital
Terre Haute, IN
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

 Horizon Health – Paris Community Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital located in Paris, Illinois. We have been serving residents of Edgar County since 1968 though community education, emergency services, and outpatient care. As we continue to expand our services & locations, our community has grown far beyond Paris. Our rich history and strong community support pave the way for the future of healthcare as we serve you—our family, friends, and neighbors.

 

This position is a unique role, where your time will be divided between clinic and surgical services. You will spend 16 hours a week with Terre Haute Pain Clinic & 24 hours a week with Surgical Services in Paris, IL.  Below you will find job summaries and duties for both roles. 

 

Surgical Services Role

Position Summary:   

The Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the nursing care of the patients assigned to him/her during a given period of time.  The RN functions under minimal supervision and according to established policies, procedures, and professional nursing standards.  The RN performs other assignments as required.

 

Essential Functions (Responsibilities/Accountabilities):

  • Assures that the patient’s chart is complete and includes the history & physical, diagnostic data, and the consent form.
  • Provide patient and family pre-operative education.
  • Assists the anesthetist with positioning the patient for spinal and regional anesthesia.
  • Provides for safety of patient by positioning to prevent injury, use of ground pad, padding of bony prominences, positioning to prevent nerve damage or muscle strain.
  • Preps the incision site according to established procedure.
  • Counts sponges, needles, and instruments per policy and reports any discrepancies.
  • Directs and assists with between case clean-up and proceeds with preparation for the next case.
  • Directs and assists with between case clean-up and proceeds with preparation for the next case.
  • Maintains patient safety in the recovery room (ie:        patent airway, siderails up, patient attended at all times).
  • Initiates IV therapy, obtains patient’s consent on surgical consent, performs other treatments necessary for procedure.
  • Follows established chemotherapy protocols for administration and handling of chemotherapeutic agents.
  • Assists surgeon with retracting and suturing.

 

The responsibilities listed above are not all-inclusive; other activities may be required in support of the hospital’s goals and objectives.

Position Requirements:  

  • Graduate from an associate degree, baccalaureate degree, or diploma school of nursing.
  • Current RN licensure in the state of Illinois.
  • BLS and ACLS required within 6 months of employment
  • PALS preferred

 

RN Office Procedure Role 

Position Summary:   

The RN has both administrative and clinical skills.  Communicates with and assists in direct care of patients and families.  The RN will assess the patient’s history and ensure regulatory, accreditation and payer requirement guidelines are met to help avoid unnecessary delays or cancellation of procedures and decrease any unnecessary complications and increase patient and surgeon satisfaction.   Ensures timely flow of patients and assists the healthcare provider to provide optimal care to patients of all age groups.

 

Essential Functions (Responsibilities/Accountabilities):

 

  • Schedules and monitors appointments appropriately
  • Performs basic office duties and has ability to properly use office equipment.
  • Applies computer concepts for office procedures.  Computer skills adequate to do order entry and retrieve information.
  • Maintains physical office environment and equipment.
  • Has knowledge and ability to use and maintain physical surgical environment and equipment.                              
  • Inventories and requisitions supplies.
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate with a variety of patients of all ages as well as the mentally and physically challenged patient.
  • Communicates with interdisciplinary services regarding patient needs as indicated.
  • Handles variety of telephone calls using triage to prioritize patient requests and phone call priorities.
  •  Knows and practices good customer service; demonstrates friendly and caring attitude toward patients and families.
  • Good rapport with co-workers and medical providers.  Works to create a pleasant work environment.
  •  Develop a relationship with nurses and provider so as to be viewed as an asset to the patient’s medical team.
  •  Prepares patients for procedure by healthcare provider, assisting with exam as needed.
  •  Prepares and administers medications as directed by provider and documents appropriately.
  •         Assists in procedures and supportive preparatory and follow-up work for implants.

 

The responsibilities listed above are not all-inclusive; other activities may be required in support of the hospital’s goals and objectives.

 

Position Requirements:  

  • Graduate from an associate degree, baccalaureate degree, or diploma school of nursing.
  • Current RN licensure in the state of Indiana,
  • BLS and ACLS preferred or required within 6 months of employment.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing 
  • Knowledge of nursing process and use of the same
  • Knowledge of ambulatory surgical/office-based procedure processes
  • Knowledge of sterile technique and processes
  • Good nursing practice skills
  • Ability to perform complex and multiple tasks in a fast-paced, changing work
  • environment subject to stress and interruption in an organized and timely fashion

 

 

Horizon Health is committed to caring not only for our patients, but for our staff as well. We offer you an extensive total compensation and benefits package. As an employee of Horizon Health, your benefits include a competitive salary, medical, dental and vision insurance, Employee 403(b), health savings account with Company match, as well as Vacation, Sick and Paid Holidays. 

 

Intrigued? Don’t wait, apply today. We are actively reviewing applicants for the RN Shared Role. Be part of an organization that is dedicated to the growth and development of its colleagues. Here at Horizon Health, our employees speak for themselves. Join our family & begin an incredible career!

Paris Community Hospital

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Terre Haute, IN
47802 USA

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