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RN - Acute Procedure Unit
Ref No.: 16-00054
Category: Registered Nurse
Location: Jacksonville, North Carolina
Start Date: 10/30/2014
RN - Acute Procedure Unit
The "Youngest City in America” with a booming economy…
The Community - Jacksonville, NC
Onslow County is Americas fastest-growing County over the past five years, according to a federal agency that tracks economics. Onslow's booming economy is fueled by Marines and sailors stationed at Camp Lejeune and New River Air Station, according to a recent report in the Charlotte Business Journal. The military, agriculture and tourism are the top three economic areas for North Carolina, which bodes well that they are also the top for Onslow County, she said. And Jacksonville is just 30 minutes from Emerald Isle and 55 minutes from historic Wilmington, NC, both favorite coastal resort destinations with pristine beaches and blue water.

Camp Lejeune
Home of 180,000 active duty, dependent, retiree and civilian employee population, Camp Lejeune boasts 156,000 acres of state-of-the-art training facilities including 11 miles of beach for amphibious operations, 32 gun positions, 48 tactical landing zones and 80 life fire ranges.  Some services available aboard Camp Lejeune include: childcare, shopping, education, family support, hunting and fishing, dining, boating and swimming. Some facilities on base include banks and credit unions, the commissary, the library, hobby shops, fitness centers, the beach, theaters and more. From the supporting infrastructure, a tradition of excellence in doing day-to-day business has evolved. From environmental programs that include a state-of-the-art landfill and water treatment system to quality of life programs that ensure Marine families are taken care of, Camp Lejeune stands out as a superior military base.
REQUIREMENTS (duties include but not limited to)
  • Perform a full range of RN duties in accordance with assignment under the task order.
  • Provide professional nursing care in a knowledgeable, skillful, consistent, and continuous manner.
  • Plan, implement, deliver, direct, and coordinate Perioperative, Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), and Ambulatory Procedure Unit (APU) nursing care using scientific and professional principles as a basis for all techniques and procedures.
  • Pre-admission: Confirm scheduled surgery date and procedure with the Main Operating Room, check procedure on consult against written consent form, ensure surgical checklist is completed. Make pre-op telephone call to client to confirm arrival time and re-enforces physician/anesthesia instructions. Provide any pre-op teaching, post procedure transportation arrangements or significant other teaching
  • Day of surgery: Greet client, properly identify client with placement of identification and/or allergy band(s). Orient client to Unit. Verify post procedure transportation arrangement.
  • Conduct and document pre-op nursing assessment. Verify client compliance with instructions. Prepare client for procedure, may need to obtain additional labs. Arrange transport to OR (if necessary).
  • Develop an individualized plan of care that prescribes nursing action to achieve desired patient outcomes.
  • Provide equipment and supplies based on patient need. Select equipment in an organized, timely and cost effective manner.
  • Post-op: Receive, assess, monitor and document findings on client. Provide education. Ambulate. Verify post-op voiding. Discharge patient after re-enforcement of teaching. Complete nursing care document, reorganize chart and sign out patient. Make follow up clinic appointment for patient.
  • Set up, operate, maintain, and discontinue medical equipment. Administer prescribed medications. Provide emergency medical/surgical treatment. Provide nutrition and nourishment. Assist with transporting patient(s). Maintain nursing record(s) and plans. Provide patient and family teaching. Provide consultative services.
  • Perform telephone follow up assessment of patient and provide instruction reinforcement.
  • Assume responsibility when assigned for in-service programs and training activities relative to surgical procedures and maintenance of aseptic technique and basic aseptic principles. Orient and train new staff member or OR tech/nursing students in scrubbing and circulating duties.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the supply procurement system
  • Adhere to Clinical Sterile Resupply (CSR) policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Monitor economic use of supplies and equipment.
  • Investigate new developments and trends in perioperative, PACU, and APU nursing practice and analyze impact on improved patient care equipment.
  • Assist in maintaining suite readiness and structural safety/integrity by reporting discrepancies to Division Officer.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the special needs (Perioperative, PACU, and APU) nursing considerations for high-risk age group: infant, pediatric, adolescents, and geriatrics.
  • Monitor patient emergence from a variety of anesthetic agents; uses the nursing process in rendering this care.
  • Use the Alderete scoring system to Guide PACU care.
  • Have education as follows: Either (a), a bachelor's degree in Nursing; or (b) a diploma graduate in Nursing; or (c) an associate degree in Nursing from an accredited university.
  • Must have at least 12 months out of the last 36 months PACU experience.
  • Possess current unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse in one of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Prior to commencing service under this contract, Contractor nurses shall attend a 2-hour lecture on IV certification. Contract nurses shall then obtain certifications (e.g., IV, medications and blood administration) in accordance with clinic nursing service and command policy not later than 60 days after commencement of services, including MTF observation of three completed IV sticks during this time.
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