PRE or POST RN

US Doctors in St. Louis

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY

A clinically competent, registered, professional nurse who has demonstrated expertise in the Pre-operative or Post- Operative area. Effectively delivers perioperative care to the surgical patient through the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation, and evaluation.

FUNCTIONS

RESPONSIBILITIES


Adherence to established/policy

and procedures

Maintains good attendance record.

Arrives to work punctually.

Follows dress code.

Observes confidentiality.

Adheres to safety policies.

Participates in continuing education.

Follows department of nursing and facility policy and procedures.

Complies with surgery department policy and procedures.

Complies with staffing rotations.


Patient care coordinator

Uses the nursing process.

Assesses the patient.

Plans patient care.

Documents patient care.

Collaborates with other members of health care team.

Instructs patient and family.

Conscientiously and continuously applies the principles and tools according

to facility quality standards on a daily basis.

Participates in performance improvement activities.

Provides patient care.


Implements patient care

Administers medications.

Administers treatments.

Functions as a clinical preceptor.

Performs Peri-operative duties for Pre-op and Post Op Care.


Care of environment and equipment

Maintains unit.

Maintains equipment.


Interpersonal skills

Communicates effectively.

Maintains adaptability.

Supports unit teams.

Resolves problems in professional manner

Supports customer service.


MINIMALLY REQUIRED EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Education

Must be a graduate of an accredited program of professional nursing.

Training and/or experience

Must possess current hospital experience (within past five years) or be a new nursing graduate (within last two years). Nurses who do not meet this requirement must show proof of successful graduation from an approved refresher course.

Must be knowledgeable regarding the nursing process and its application, including assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care.

Where appropriate, must be able to assess treatment and care for specific patient populations (i.e., neonatal, pediatrics, adolescents, and geriatrics). Should possess the ability to understand and react effectively to their unique needs.

Prefer minimum of six months recent peri-operative experience.

Licensure, registration, and/or certification

Must possess a current license as a registered nurse from the state of employment

Must be currently certified in CPR within 30 days of hire date (and recertified annually).


Must be certified in ACLS within 30 days of hire date. PALS preferred.

Job Characteristics

  • Works 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.

Equipment, machines, and tools

Requires a mechanical ability to deal with a large number of machines and special equipment in the department, such as:


Patient Monitors Stretchers

IV Skills Positioning equipment

Post-Operative Appliances OR Equipment


 

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