- $38 to $46 Hourly
Full time sign on bonus. NO WEEKENDS OR HOLIDAYS OR LATE NIGHTS
Assists in the daily clinical operations of the Preop/PACU/PAT in accordance with established federal, state and accreditation standards and facility policies and procedures. Participates in direct patient care including maintaining a clean, orderly and safe environment.
- Education/Experience/Licenses/Certificates/Eligibility: Current California RN license and BLS and ACLS required, PALS preferred. Two (2) years experience of clinical experience with an emphasis in PACU, ICU or ER required. Knowledge of regulatory standards.
- Eligibility: All employees must be able to provide proof of their identity and their right to work in the United States.
- Interpersonal: Actively participates in the development of a healthy work environment. Uses interpersonal skills to establish and maintain healthy interpersonal relations, which include functional trust, positive feedback and constructive criticism. Good communication skills: oral and written.
- Critical Thinking: Ability to make sound nursing judgment based on nursing theory. Demonstrates primary nurse accountability through coordination, communication and continuity of patient care. Must be able to assess, prioritize, plan and implement direct patient care. Assumes responsibility for competency of practice and takes initiative for professional development and continuing education.
- Knowledge: Working knowledge and experience in preop/PACU/PAT from hospital or ambulatory surgery center including direct patient care. Ability to adhere to work schedule and manage time appropriately. Ability to utilize resources in a timely, organized and cost effective manner.
- Machines, Equipment, Work Aides: Telephone and fax. Knowledge of patient monitoring equipment.
Essential Competencies / Performance Expectations:
- Clinical Skills
- Accountable for obtaining the patient's health history and relative information preoperatively to assist in the planning and collaboration of individual care.
- Obtains pertinent data based on surgical procedure and health history.
- Conducts and documents preoperative health history interviews with patients scheduled for surgery.
- Prepares patients mentally and emotionally for surgical procedures preoperatively through education.
- Reviews with the Clinical Director any patients with significant health histories and/or abnormal preoperative test results.
- Assesses patient/significant others understanding of disease process and need for surgical intervention.
- Performs pre/post operative teaching to patient/significant other.
- Demonstrates appropriate nursing management and intervention preoperatively and postoperatively.
- Assess the patient for level of recovery from anesthesia.
- Provides effective airway management postoperatively.
- Assesses and manages postoperative complications, such as nausea and vomiting.
- Provides wound assessment and management to ensure uncomplicated wound healing.
- Provides safe medication administration.
- Manages patient complications/emergencies preoperatively and postoperatively.
- Manages and documents controlled substance inventory.
- Utilizes aseptic technique and infection control principles to establish and maintain intravenous access.
- Reports significant patient information to medical staff appropriately.
- Demonstrates knowledge and skill in caring for the latex sensitive patient.
- Initiates and follows procedure protocol.
- Demonstrates appropriate care for the patient experiencing pain.
- Demonstrates techniques to relieve patient's pain and evaluates the effectiveness of the techniques used.
- Documents patient response during postoperative period.
- Facilitates actions and activities that support accountability to practice.
- Identifies and initiates problem resolution.
- Actively participates, develops, and implements activities and measures promoting quality care.
- Demonstrates knowledge of medical record policy and procedure in management of patient information.
- Participates in medical records QAPI.
- Listens respectfully, gives feedback directly, honestly and talks with others to clarify differences.
- Utilizes translation services when needed.
- Utilizes appropriate services when needed to communicate with employees and patients with speech and hearing disorders.
- Effectively communicates and interacts with patients, their family, and other external and internal clients (including fellow employees) from diverse backgrounds.
Urology Associates Of Central California Medical Group IncFresno, CA
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