RN-SURGERY

Requisition ID
2020-125272
Employment Type
Part Time
Department
Ambulatory Surgery
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
6-2:00 p
Facility / Process Level : Name
MercyOne Centerville
Location
IA-CENTERVILLE

Overview

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S., from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Responsibilities

Job Summary / Purpose

Assumes responsibility and accountability for the direct and indirect care of the surgical patient during the pre-operative (Pre-op) and post-operative (PACU I) phase. Provides professional nursing care to patients, incorporating the nursing process, the environment of care and the technical equipment in conjunction with health care team members.

Essential Key Job Responsibilities

  1. Performs Pre-Admission/Assessment Telephone Call (PAT) on scheduled surgery/procedure using EMR (electronic medical record). The PAT form will be determined by the surgery/procedure scheduled: PAT Endoscopy, PAT Short Form, Pediatric PAT or PAT Long Form.
  1. Administers nursing care to patients the day of scheduled surgery/procedure: includes nursing assessment, medication reconciliation, planning, implementing and evaluating the patient’s care plan. Under the guidance of physician orders, unit protocols/policies and nursing judgment.
  2. Maintains patient confidentiality and delivers care in a manner that preserves and protects patient autonomy, dignity and rights
  3. Always considers factors relating to safety, effectiveness and cost in planning/delivering patient care
  4. Skilled starting IV for surgery/procedures patients
  5. Utilizes hospital information system to process orders and retrieve patient information/test results.
  6. Maintains knowledge about documentation requirements and continued update of information needed for accurate documentation using EMR.
  7. Accesses policies, professional publications and electronic resources to provide patient/family or caregiver education, counseling in recognition and solutions of physical, emotional, and environmental health problems in the scope of nursing practice.
  8. Communicates effectively and appropriately with patients, physicians, families, staff and other health care tam members, demonstrating maturity and accountability for job performance.
  9. Participates in ongoing educational activities related to clinical knowledge, professional development of peers and colleagues
  10. Assists with clerical duties (i.e. scheduling, maintaining chart supplies and answering telephone, using office equipment
  11. Take assigned call as scheduled with an expected response time of 45 minutes of less.

 

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Required Education (for CHI Leadership Job Levels from Supervisor through President)

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Required Education for Staff Job Levels

BLS

ACLS

Mandatory Reporter

Required Licensure and Certifications

Current license as a Registered Nurse issued by the State of Iowa

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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PREFERRED Qualifications

PALS

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