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Registered Nurse - Pre Admission Testing (PAT)

Spectrum Healthcare Partners
Portland, ME
Expired: May 11, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time

Spectrum Healthcare Partners is Maine's largest multi-specialty, physician-owned and directed professional organization and is comprised of over 200 physicians practicing in the areas of anesthesiology, orthopedics, pain management, pathology, radiation oncology, radiology, and vascular & interventional services. Spectrum provides services at many of Maine's hospitals throughout the state and in eastern New Hampshire.


The Registered Nurse PAT is a dynamic, self-motivated, detail-oriented position in a fast-paced ambulatory surgery environment. The PAT RN performs pre-admission screening, assessment, and management of patients scheduled for surgery in addition to acting as a patient/family advocate and educator appropriate to the provision of patient care.

  1. Assesses patients for allergies and/or conditions that would exclude them from surgery in an ambulatory care setting, based on established protocols and exclusion criteria.
  2. Identifies and implements appropriate clearances and consults as applicable to the patient's history to ensure surgical safety in an ambulatory surgery setting, based on established protocols.
  3. Works collaboratively with providers to complete the pre-surgical assessment and education.
  4. Performs pre-surgical testing, including but not limited to, EKGs, blood draws, nasal/oropharyngeal swabs.
  5. Performs accurate and timely documentation in the patient's EMR
  6. Supports patient rights and ethics by delivering consistent, competent, and ethical care within legal standards of practice, while maintaining privacy and support of the patient's value system.
  7. Demonstrates knowledge of the health system environment and administrative issues that impact job performance, patient safety, and ethical considerations.
  8. Ensures all physician orders are carried out appropriately and timely.
  9. Obtains vital signs to detect deviations from expected normal values and assesses condition.
  10. Consistently communicates effectively and respectfully with the patient to assure they understand all procedures and feel as comfortable as possible.

  • Demonstrates professionalism at all times
  • Acts as a resource to other members of the PAT team by demonstrating solid assessment skills and a strong knowledge of pathophysiology and pharmacology
  • Monitors the Pre-admission testing schedule and coordinates an efficient work-flow to complete daily work
  • Works collectively with other members of the healthcare team to ensure completion of health history review, clearances, and applicable testing in a timely manner prior to patient's scheduled surgery
  • Responsible for maintaining licensure and relevant certifications; ongoing personal and professional growth and development
  • Keeps abreast of current issues involving patient care or practice issues by attending and participating in department, team and practice meetings
  • Displays cooperative behavior and interacts positively and effectively with others to promote a team environment
  • Is proactive in identifying, reporting and participating in the resolution of any potential or actual patient safety issues
  • Support the Company's Vision and Values
  • Performs all necessary tasks in an efficient and timely manner to ensure the patient has all medical clearance(s) in place to undergo surgery

  • Registered Nurse degree from an accredited school of nursing
  • Active State of Maine Nursing License or eligible for licensure
  • Orthopedic nursing experience helpful
  • 2 or more years related experience working in a medical practice, hospital, or healthcare facility;
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills necessary for interacting with patients, physicians, supervisors, and other staff
  • Skill in time management, prioritizing and medical care coordination
  • Ability to organize and accomplish tasks, and have the flexibility to meet changing demands on a daily basis
  • Ability to demonstrate compassion and caring in dealing with others
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to project and maintain a professional image
  • Ability to work independently and excel as part of a team
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Daily use of computer operating instruments; stationary PC, Laptop PC, keyboard and mouse
  • Light lifting of paperwork, folders or other general record-keeping materials
  • Operation of various office equipment: fax machine, telephone & voice mail system, stationary/laptop computer, e-mail system, scanner, and copier
  • May be required to sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • Risk of exposure to hazardous conditions and blood-borne pathogens
  • Occasional reaching, twisting, bending

  • Health insurance
  • Health Savings Account Match ($3,000 family plan / $1,625 individual plan)
  • Dental & vision insurance plans
  • 401(k) with company match and profit-sharing plan
  • Life insurance coverage for you and your dependents
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Generous paid time off
  • Flexible spending account
  • Dependent-care plan
  • Company-wide wellness program opportunities
  • Support for professional development for providers


Spectrum Healthcare Partners

Portland, ME



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