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Pre/Post RN (Mercy West Lakes)

Company: Iowa Ortho
Location: West Des Moines
Posted on: February 13, 2019

Job Description:

$2,500 Hiring Bonus!

Hiring range for this position is $31.01-$34.11 per hour based on relevant years of experience.

GENERAL SUMMARY:Provides guidance and leadership for the overall operations of the Admitting and Recovery areas to ensure efficiency for patients, physicians and staff. Provides perioperative patient care during the surgical experience according to established standards of care. Serves the populations ranging from infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric.

HIPAA SECURITY COMPLIANCE: Security Access: High "Incumbent has access to restricted or confidential patient information and must comply with the terms of the center's Confidentiality and Security Policies as it applies to their job role."

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Prepare and evaluate scheduled cases to provide for a smooth patient flow throughout their experience. Collects, assesses, and analyzes patient data using nursing diagnoses to develop plan of care.
  • Maintains knowledge of equipment and stays abreast of current perioperative nursing trends.
  • Works with Nurse Manager to prepare staffing schedule according to patient needs.
  • Communicate effectively and appropriately with staff, physicians, patients, families and other health care team members.
  • Conduct assessments according to facility guidelines.
  • Prepares for surgical cases in an efficient manner, anticipating needs of patient, surgeon, anesthesia, and other surgical team members. Identifies needed resources and coordinates availability.
  • Provides a safe environment for patient and staff by implementing standards of aseptic technique and by controlling the physical and psychological aspects of that environment.
  • Provides airway management.
  • Ongoing physiological assessment through all phases of the surgical experience, including medication and pain management.
  • Participates in the performance improvement process. Assists with regulatory compliance throughout the organization.
  • Demonstrates competence in specified computer applications.
  • Adheres to all Joint Commission Ambulatory standards and CMS Rules and Regulations. Hold ARD staff accountable for the same.
  • Provides guidance for inventory management of the department.
  • Provides leadership of ARD department. Serves as a resource to others. Participates in collaborative team building..
  • Serves as a liaison between all departments.
  • Active participation in monthly staff meetings, leadership meetings and Quality Council meetings.
    MARGINAL FUNCTIONS:
    • Other duties as assigned by Nurse Manager, including staff cross training.
    • Provides orientation/education for staff, students, and other hospital and community organizations as requested.
    • Supports and participates in departmental Performance Improvement projects.
    • Attends departmental and other meetings as assigned.
      MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
      • R.N. with license to practice in State of Iowa.
      • Mandatory reporting course within previous 5 years within 3 months of hire.
      • IV skill preferred.
      • Knowledge of perioperative services.
      • Maintains BLS qualification or obtained within 6 months of hire.
      • Maintains ACLS qualification, or obtains within 6 months of hire.
      • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certified or obtained within six (6) months of hire for PACU only.
      • Ability to read, write and speak English language.

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