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Ambulatory Surgery RN - PRN - AVALA Hospital RH1 RH2

Company: AVALA
Location: Covington
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:


Provides carein the ambulatory setting directed towards meeting the psychosocial andphysical needs of the surgical patient. Communicates with the physicians about the patient's clinical conditionregarding the planned surgical procedure. Care given reflects initiative and responsibility indicative ofprofessional expectations. Utilizesinitiative, is a self-starter and strives to maintain steady level ofproductivity. (Is compatible, supportiveand a team player.) Communicates onbehalf of the patient (patient advocate); care provided reflects the mission,ethics and goals of the facility, as well as the focus statement of thedepartment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ability to perform a head-to-toe assessment ofall patient populations and perform reassessments per facility policy.
  • Makes decisions reflecting knowledge of facts,knowledge of diseases/surgical conditions, care required and good judgment.Identifies physical symptoms and changes, reports changes tosurgeon/anesthesiologist, and initiates appropriate actions.
  • Performance reflects knowledge in all areas ofcare specific to outpatient surgery.
  • Organizes and manages nursing activities withrespect for the needs of the patient and their families and the needs of thehospital and staff.
  • Identifies and addresses psychosocial needs ofpatients and family.
  • Manages and operates equipment safely andcorrectly.
  • Utilizes initiative; strives to maintain steadylevel of productivity; a self-starter; compatible and supportive; a teamplayer.
  • Follows the five medication rights and reducesthe potential for medication errors. Knowledge of medications and IV fluids andtheir correct administration, based on age of the patient and the patient'sclinical condition.
  • Demonstrates an ability to performtreatments. Demonstrates an ability toassist physicians in performing treatments/procedures. Utilizes medical and surgical asepsis duringtreatments and special procedures.
  • Ability to adequately assess and reassesspain. Utilizes appropriate painmanagement techniques. Educates thepatient and family regarding pain management.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in anenvironment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood ofmedical/health care errors.
  • Ability to formulate an individualized plan ofcare, as indicated, and evaluates for effectiveness.
  • Formulates a teaching plan, based on identifiedpatient learning needs, and evaluates effectiveness of learning; family isincluded in teaching, as appropriate, from pre-op to discharge.
  • Provides patient with explanations and verbalreassurance consistently.
  • Utilizes Universal Protocol (time out procedure,patient identification).
  • Ensurescompletion of documentation including but not limited to, H/P, consents, handoff communication tool, medication administration, pre-anestheticquestionnaire, medication reconciliation form, allergies.
  • Knowledgeof cardiac monitoring and can identify dysrhythmias, notifies physician ofchanges, treats appropriately based on facility protocol. Able to perform 12Lead EKG.
  • Ableto perform waived or moderate complexity testing per clinical laboratory andunit policy and procedure. Able tointerpret results of lab testing and take appropriate action on waived testresults.
  • Coordinatesand supervises patient care. Communicates appropriately and clearly to departmental charge nurse or outpatientsupervisor/manager, co-workers and physicians.
  • Demonstratesan ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
  • Treatspatients and their families with respect and dignity, maintains an environmentthat provides the patient and family with feelings of safety and security, practicesgood guest relations.
  • Maintainsa good working relationship and effective communication both within thedepartment and with other departments for the benefit of the patient. Consults with other departments as needed toprovide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient's needs.
  • Meetscurrent documentation standards and policies and completes within the shift.

    Charge Nurse Responsibilities
    • Makes daily patient assignments, monitors thesurgery schedule and daily unit progress, reports changes to involved departments.
    • Supports/oversees unit staff and monitorsstaffing efficiency. Staffs unitaccording to nursing standards. Supervises staff to ensure quality of nursingcare, delegates' specific duties and tasks. Monitors daily time sheets.
    • Provides and controls supplies and equipmentneeded for successful operation of the department. Directs and delegatescontrol of inventories to ensure proper amounts available.
    • Supervises care and cleanliness of equipmentand supplies to ensure good working conditions.
    • Effectively communicates pertinent issues tosupervisor.
    • Provides orientation to new staff members.Assists in the evaluation process.
    • Promotes the hospital's mission, values andgoals.
    • Utilizes initiative, strives to maintain asteady level of productivity, completes assigned projects by due date.
    • May rotate after hours clinical on-callsupervisory coverage.
    • Knowledgeable of lab procedures and laboratoryequipment.
    • Participates in QA/PI activities, communicatesresults to staff.
    • Completes duties as assigned by NurseManager.
      Core Competencies

      ActionOrientation - Targets and achieves results, overcomes obstacles, acceptsresponsibility, establishes standards and responsibilities, creates aresults-oriented environment, and follows through on actions.

      Communications- Communicates well both verbally and in writing. Effectively conveys andshares information and ideas with others. Listens carefully and understandsvarious viewpoints. Presents ideas clearly and concisely and understandsrelevant detail in presented information.

      Creativity/Innovation- Generates novel ideas and develops or improves existing and new systems thatchallenge the status quo, takes risks, and encourages innovation.

      CriticalJudgment - Possesses the ability to define issues and focus on achievingworkable solutions. Consistently does the right thing by performing withreliability.

      CustomerOrientation - Listens to customers, builds customer confidence, increasescustomer satisfaction, ensures commitments are met, sets appropriate customerexpectations, and responds to customer needs.

      InterpersonalSkills - Effectively and productively engages with others and establishestrust, credibility, and confidence with others.

      Leadership- Motivates, empowers, inspires, collaborates with, and encourages others.Builds consensus when appropriate. Focuses team members on common goals.

      Teamwork- Knows when and how to attract, develop, reward, and utilize teams to optimizeresults. Acts to build trust, inspire enthusiasm, encourage others, and helpresolve conflicts and develop consensus in creating high-performance teams.

      Professional Requirements
      • Meets dress code standards and adheres topolicy.
      • Completes annual education requirements andunit in-services.
      • Maintains regulatory requirements.
      • Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.
      • Reports to work on time and as scheduled,completes work within designated time.
      • Wears identification while on duty, usescomputerized punch time system correctly.
      • Attends annual review and departmentin-services, as scheduled and completed in-services in a timely manner.
      • Attends monthly staff meetings or reads staffmeeting minutes.
      • Represents the organization in a positive andprofessional manner.
      • Actively participates in performanceimprovement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.
      • Complies with all organizational policiesregarding ethical business practices.
      • Communicates the mission, ethics and goals ofthe hospital, as well as the focus statement of the department.
      • Promotes professional growth of subordinates bysharing knowledge and/or directing them to sources if information appropriateto given situation. Utilizes journals, books, etc. to learn and/or improve newtechniques and equipment.
      • Assists other staff members in performing anyduty that enhances the delivery of patient care.
        Regulatory Requirements
        • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
        • Currentregistered nurse licensure in the state of Louisiana
        • Two years nursing experience preferred
        • Current BLS certification
        • Current ACLS certification
        • Current PALS certification or be obtainedwithin 6 months of hire
          • Ability to communicate effectively in English,both verbally and in writing.
          • Basiccomputer knowledge.
            Physical Demands

            The physicaldemands described here are representative of those that must be met by anemployee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Whileperforming the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talkand hear. This position is very active and requires repetitive motions, standing,walking, bending, kneeling and stooping all day. The employee must frequentlylift or move items weighing over 100 pounds.

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Keywords: AVALA, New Orleans , Ambulatory Surgery RN - PRN - AVALA Hospital RH1 RH2, Healthcare , Covington, Louisiana

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