To apply the nursing process to deliver basic, safe, therapeutic care for individuals or groups of patients. Incumbents may work in a specialty area such as Adolescents (13-18 years), Adults (19-70 years), or Geriatrics (70+).
- Demonstrates the ability to establish an environment of safety for the surgical patient.
- Demonstrates the ability to assess, diagnoses, implement, and evaluate treatments and procedures that contribute to the physiological stability of the surgical patient.
- Demonstrates knowledge about the psychologic, sociologic and spiritual responses of the patient and their families to the operative or other invasive procedure, including participation of patient in their recovery.
- Supports patient’s rights and ethics by delivering consistent, competent and ethical care within legal standards of practice, while maintaining privacy and supporting the patient’s value system.
- Demonstrates knowledge of the health system environment and administrative issues that impact job performance, safety and ethical considerations.
Duties and Responsibilties:
- Is responsible to the Surgery Manager.
- Able to be flexible, training and learn other areas of the Surgical Services area. Participates in performance improvement activities and other duties as assigned on daily, weekly or monthly basis.
- Participates on Surgical Team as a member providing direct patient care for all populations, assisting surgeon and anesthesia needs.
- Provides direct patient care to adolescent through geriatric patient populations.
- Addresses the psychosocial, physical, and general aspects of care related to the surgical environment.
- Communicates with Surgeon and Anesthesiologist continuously and as needed about patient condition.
- Assists in usage and maintenance of surgical equipment and inventory.
- Assesses operating room for equipment functioning and readiness; e.g., obtains supplies for individual cases and ensures all appropriate needs of surgical operating team are met.
- Monitors, positions and assists patient during procedure.
- Remains patient advocate throughout surgical experience.
- Will take call if required.
- Knowledge of personal computers, hardware and basic software programs including email, word processing and spreadsheets.
- Observes hospital guidelines concerning unscheduled absences and reports unscheduled absences in accordance with hospital procedures.
- Observes and respects the confidentiality of information in regard to patients, doctors, and fellow employees as stated in the policy manual.
- Demonstrates behaviors consistent with organizational mission and goals.
- Participates in quality improvement programs.
- Attends staff meetings, educational in-services and reads communication book or minutes.
- Adheres to policy and procedures of the departments of the hospital and surgical services department.
- Uses hospital nursing practice standards, demonstrates appropriate assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of patient care.
- Assesses the patient pre-operatively.
- Makes accurate and ongoing assessments of patient’s status throughout their care in surgical services.
- Demonstrates knowledge and competency in the intra-operative care of patients.
- Demonstrates operational knowledge of surgical equipment.
- Participates as a preceptor for competency based orientation.
- Participates in teams associated with the healthcare delivery in Surgical Services.
- Ensures that standards such as National Patient Safety Goals, JC standards and AORN standards of practice are followed and documented appropriately.
- Participates as appropriate in community events, educational programs and local, state and national organizations and boards.
Skills and Abilities Required:
- Performance based measurement via observation and recorded on orientation record.
- Basic computer knowledge and skills
- Multitask in an environment that frequently produces a high level of stress and mental fatigue
- Organizes on a continuum due to the changing status of the patients and the environment
- Pushing, pulling and lifting of patients and/or equipment
- Dexterity skills needed for patient treatment
- Safely manage exposure to blood and body fluids and other hazardous materials
- Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing and/or walking
- Mechanical ability to deal with a large number of machines and special equipment
- Computer Skills
- Refer to policy manual for specific instructions/guidelines. Follow established policies and procedures
- Adhere to the standards of the job description and overall philosophy of Boulder City Hospital
- Perform activities that demonstrate nursing accountability
- To safely and adequately provide and utilize equipment and supplies based on patient’s needs
- Evaluate patient outcomes
- Participate in the professional development of self and team members
- Maintain flexibility to adapt to a variety of workload assignments
- Work independently with a minimum of supervision
Education and Experience Required:
- Current license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Nevada
- Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree, or Diploma from an accredited program of professional nursing
- Current BCLS certification (and re-certify every two years)
- Current ACLS (and re-certify every two years)
- CNOR preferred, but not necessary
- One to three years circulating experience preferred or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly relating to the described functions knowledge, skills and abilities.
- Skills to maintain effective communication with patients, families and other members of the health care team.
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