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General Purpose:

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+).

Essential Functions:

  • 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.

To apply for this job please visit workforcenow.adp.com.

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