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(RN ONLY) Pre-Op - Full-Time - Mid-shift

Company: Doctor's Hospital at Renaissance
Location: Edinburg
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY:

Responsible for the planning, executing, directing and evaluating direct and indirect nursing care given to the surgical patient. This nursing care involves pre-operative interventions. In addition responsible for providing nursing care for patients during the pre-operative phase of the peri-operative experience based on established clinical nursing practice standards. Performs nursing activities in the pre-operative phase as the patient's advocate. Answers patient needs by assisting the physician and personnel responsible for anesthesia care.

Collaborates with other professional disciplines to ensure effective and efficient patient care delivery and the achievement of desired patient outcomes. Supports DHR vision and mission. Utilizes knowledge of patient's age and cultural diversity into the provision of patient care. Contributes to the provision of quality nursing care through performance improvement techniques that demonstrate positive outcomes in patient care.

POSITION EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing required
  • Current registered nurse license in good standing in the State of Texas
  • Current BLS certification
  • NRP certification within six (6) months of hire for Women's Hospital employees
  • One (1) - Two (2) years of progress nursing experience, preferred.
  • The successful candidate will be required to pass competencies for this position.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all levels of nursing, administration, and physicians.
  • Must be able to be sensitive to cultural and bilingual issues.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Promotes the facility mission, vision and values by effectively communicating them to others. Considers mission, vision and values in developing services, standards and practices
  • Immediately reports any unusual occurrences to charge personnel, documents appropriately in the patient record, and completes Hospital Incident Reports form if indicated
  • Assists surgeons, anesthesiologist, and other personnel as needed to ensure good patient care.
  • Observes patient for changes in condition
  • Ensures all medications are administered and charted according to established policies and procedures
  • Identifies and records patient's response to medication when necessary
  • Promptly reports medication errors.
  • Provides orderly progression of schedule by sending for following patients at proper times and notifies charge personnel of any changes.
  • Safe care of the patients during their stay Knowledge of all equipment used in the /OP
  • Attend departmental meetings

JOB KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE:

  • Occasional Charge Nurse duties as assigned by the Supervisor
  • Preparation of incident reports as needed
  • Ensures that care is delivered to each patient in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Texas, and ANA Standards of Clinical Nursing Practice.
  • Supports the philosophy, goals and objectives of DHR and the department.
  • Provides effective and efficient patient care management. Demonstrates strong and effective managerial techniques/skills in established lines of authority.
  • Maintains professional competence by participating in continuing education and other learning experiences
  • Addresses patient needs during admission to the operating room.
  • Ensures that approved operating room procedures are followed to meet the requirements of scheduled procedures.
  • Adheres to hospital/unit policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines.
  • Responds in a timely manner to meet the needs of the patient and physician.
  • Demonstrates ability to adapt to varied age-specific patient populations.
  • Supports and promotes excellence in customer/guest relations.
  • Supports and promotes the organization's Infection Control Program.
  • Supports and promotes the organization's Safety Program.
  • Supports and promotes the organization's Risk Management Program.
  • Demonstrates maturity and accountability for job performance.
  • Demonstrates problem solving skills through knowledge, research, and practice
  • Demonstrates knowledge of hospital policies and procedures for administering, transcribing, and recording medications
  • Demonstrates knowledge of commonly used meds: action, dose, and side effects
  • Observes five R's for administering meds: right patient, right drug, right does, right method, and right time.
  • Demonstrates proper procedure in all methods of medication administration
  • Administers blood and blood products following hospital policy and procedures

Keywords: Doctor's Hospital at Renaissance, Edinburg , (RN ONLY) Pre-Op - Full-Time - Mid-shift, Other , Edinburg, Texas

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