Summary of Responsibilities: Registered professional nurse who, under the immediate supervision of the Director of Surgical Services, is responsible for the safety of the patient while in the preoperative phase and assists with the supervision of nonprofessional personnel in the area. By assessment of the individual patient and procedure, he/she anticipates the needs of the surgical team and provides such services while maintaining an aseptic and safe environment.
Essential Job Functions:
• Coordinates patient care as needed with staff in surgery suite.
• Maintains supplies and equipment for preoperative, PACU and emergency cart(s).
• Provides patient with explanation and verbal reassurance consistently.
• Identifies physical symptoms and changes in the patient and takes action immediately.
• Continually assesses and reassesses pain, providing measures to eliminate pain as ordered or appropriate for patient.
• Assist in establishment and maintenance of procedures, policies, and standards.
• Must be proficient in starting Intravenous Lines.
• Must demonstrate attention to detail with chart organization
• Administer medication per standing protocols.
• Identify and communicate change of condition to the appropriate staff.
• Immediately report any unusual occurrences to the Director of Surgical Services and/or Clinical Coordinator.
• Performs all other duties as assigned.
Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.
Four-week notice from employee required if resigning from position.
• Exceptional human relations skills
• Ability to create a trustworthy and comfortable environment for patients
• Ability to work with interruptions and to manage multiple priorities
• Maintaining patient confidentiality
• Ability to function as part of a dynamic work team.
• Must demonstrate a positive work attitude, work habits at all times.
• Ability to organize and prioritize time
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule