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1.General job duties. Types of procedures required.
•Assesses patient status on admission to pre-op or post-op area, and on a continuing basis.
•Communicates appropriate information to surgeons and anesthesiologists concerning patient care.
•Safely carries out physician’s orders correctly and promptly, documenting all activities.
•Completes admission and/or discharge procedures safely, providing proper pre-operative and post-operative discharge instructions.
•Initiates and participates in the patient’s and family education. Assesses learning needs according to patient’s level of understanding and readiness to learn.
•Displays an understanding of each patient’s cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological maturity in the assessments, treatment, and care.
•Demonstrates complete understanding of established emergency procedures for the Center.
•Demonstrates the ability to direct and provide for patient care in emergency situations.
•Able to provide age appropriate care.
2.Equipment utilized in the unit/dept. (Is there computerized charting, medication systems, etc.)
Electronic Patient monitoring for vitals signs, and ecg.
Vision computer system.
Non computerized medication supply.
3.Required skills and minimum years of experience.
•Two years OR experience, depending on area assigned, preferably in an ambulatory surgery.
•Essential Technical/Motor Skills: Hand/eye coordination in order to give injections, draw blood, start IVs, use computer, etc. Speaking clearly to communicate with patients, families, physicians and staff regarding patient condition and care.
•Interpersonal Skills: Ability to develop positive interaction with patients, patient families, physicians and staff in order to effectively care for the patients. Periodic Ability to lift/transfer patients in excess of 100 pounds, which may require pushing, pulling, and utilizing a full range of body movements. Ability to stand walk, stoop, kneel, crouch and/or crawl.
•Ability to withstand prolonged periods of standing and walking.
•Essential Mental Abilities: Must be able to assess a patient’s condition, formulate a plan of care, select appropriate interventions, and evaluate patient response to care/treatment and to explain/teach patients about their condition/recovery. Requires higher level of mental faculties accompanied by short- and long-term memory. Ability to function in stressful situations.
•Essential Sensory Requirements: Corrected vision, hearing to normal range. Be able to communicate in environment where surgical masks are worn.
4.Specific licensures and certifications/registrations required. (ARRT, CRT, BLS, ACLS, etc)
•Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
•Licensure: Wyoming license. (active and on-time renewal)
•Certifications required: See Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification Policy and Certifications/Education Requirements Policy.
ACLS required (within 6 months of employment and maintained throughout employment)
•PALS certification preferred.
5.Shift or schedule requirements. (Will the employee ever work alone? Is call required? If so, how often? Are weekends required?)
Weekdays, no call or weekends.
6.Floating to other units/departments. (If so, to which units/departments?)
Possible float to hospital surgery dept.
7.Bed size/number of rooms for this unit/dept.
9 total beds.
8.Nurse to patient ratio of this unit. (nursing only)
Required non slip shoes.
10.Tell us about the unit/department specific training and orientation program.
First day orientation checklist, one week per area PRE and Pacu.
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