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Registered Nurse - Pre-Operative

Company: Wilmington SurgCare
Location: Wilmington
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

JOB TITLE: Pre-Operative Registered Nurse
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GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES: -
Assists in provision of nursing care to patients in an ambulatory surgical setting. - Assumes total responsibility for patient care in accordance with physician's orders and center's policies. - Monitors and controls use of and charging for supplies utilized in the center. -
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SUPERVISION RECEIVED: - Supervisor of Clinical Services
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EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:


  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
  • Current Registered Nurse License
  • Current American Heart Assn. BLS and ACLS certifications

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    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: -

    • Assesses, develops and implements total nursing care for the pre-operative patient
    • Records and reports to appropriate persons all symptoms, reactions, abnormalities and changes in the physical and/or mental conditions of the patients
    • Administers medications and treatments ordered by the physician.
    • Cares and discharges pre-operative patients according to facility policies.
    • Reviews the pre-operative patient's chart for accuracy and completeness
    • Ascertains surgical consent is completed accurately, comparing it to the physician's order and O.R. schedule
    • Ascertains all pre-operative (lab work, chest x-ray, EKG, H&P) work up, if applicable is in the chart and reports abnormal findings to the anesthesiologist and/or surgeon prior to the scheduled day of surgery
    • Reports pertinent pre-operative information to the O.R. nurse
    • Obtains and labels personal belongings bag and assists patient in proper O.R. dress attire
    • Registration form and pre-operative worksheet
    • Administers pre-operative sedation
    • An order always precedes the administration of medication
    • Allergies questioned prior to administration of medication
    • Intended action and side effects to medications are known
    • Medication is documented on Pre-Operative worksheet including does time, and method of administration
    • Functions independently in emergency situations
    • Displays proficiency in nursing skills with emergency situations
    • Able to make logical and quick decisions based on sound judgment
    • Maintain patient and employee privacy and confidential information provided psychological support to patients and/or families
    • Maintains rapport with physicians and medical departments which provide services to complete to pre-operative work up i.e. (reference lab, outside radiology services)
    • Maintains competence through continuing education
    • Meets requirements for CEU re-licensure
    • Attends all facility in-services
    • Assists in orientation of new employees as directed
    • Maintains supplies and cleanliness in the work environment
    • Reports and labels any malfunctioning or broken equipment
    • Works within the established facility and departmental safety guidelines
    • Performs other duties as assigned

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      KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

      • Knowledge of healthcare products, stock rotation procedures, storage systems, inventory supplements, preference card management and credit.
      • Knowledge of medical terminology as related to healthcare products.
      • Knowledge of inventory control procedures.
      • Hands-on, a -self-starter with the ability to multi-task, be detailed oriented and possess superior organization and communication skills.
      • Must be able to handle a large volume of detailed work accurately.
      • Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
      • Must have superior leadership, communication and organizational skills. -
      • Must be able to bend, stoop, lift, and handle all supplies. -
      • Must have a strong ability to interact with co-workers, vendors, and management on a regular basis -and in a pleasant and efficient manner.
      • Ability to perform simple mathematical functions.
      • Ability to perform data entry procedures and both equipment and supply tracking.

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        PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS: - Requires sitting and standing associated with a normal office environment. -
        ENVIRONMENTAL/WORKING CONDITIONS: - Normal busy office environment with much telephone work. Occasional evening or weekend work.
        This description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements. - Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions may change as needs evolve.MotivationsRequired
        • Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks

Keywords: Wilmington SurgCare, Wilmington , Registered Nurse - Pre-Operative, Healthcare , Wilmington, North Carolina

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