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RN Critical Care Coordinator - Pre Op Clinic - Full Time - Jeff Hwy

Company: Ochsner Health
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Job Description:

This job will take on a variety of assignments, such as assisting physicians and surgeons in the emergency room, administering care to patients after the surgery, consulting and assessing patients' radiology and laboratory studies with the physician, keeping medical records, planning hospital discharge, and assisting in surgery. Helps regulate administrative activities in the critical care facility by assisting the administrative nurse and providing leadership, technical support, and training to new RNs. Assumes responsibility for the inpatient and outpatient care coordination (e.g. developmental follow-up), education and care of the critical care patient population. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at the company's discretion.
 

Education 

Required - Bachelor's degree in Nursing


Work Experience

Required - 1 year Relevant nursing experience.

Certifications

Required - Current RN License in the state of practice

Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association

Clinical certification in area of expertise

Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of patient information.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally.
  • Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various software packages specific to role and keyboard.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work with and experience working with and maintaining confidential information.
  • Ability to and experience working in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work flexible schedule, including rotation and weekend schedules.
  • Organizing and prioritizing skills.
  • Decision-making and delegation skills.


Job Duties

  • Effectively uses the Nursing Process in the delivery of patient care through data gathering, planning and evaluation.
  • Incorporating anesthesia concerns to perform a multi-system assessment focused on identifying the presence or absence of additional optimization needs
  • Assesses learning needs and implements teaching strategies appropriate for the diverse needs of the patient, family and other groups or disciplines. 
  • Communicates delegates and manages nursing team resources (human and fiscal) properly and serves as a leader and partner on the Interdisciplinary Team.
  • Utilizes data, information and knowledge to evaluate and promote change in order to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Embraces concepts and behaviors that enhance customer satisfaction, employee morale and improvement in the profession of nursing.
  • Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
  • Appropriately mentor and delegate to clinical ancillary staff in records retrieval, scheduling, and patient communication.

Other related duties as required.  The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.

Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws, accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance with all such laws, regulations and standards.


This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns.

The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
 

Physical and Environmental Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.   (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress and strain of maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though the amount of force exerted is negligible.

Mechanical lifting devices (carts, dollies, etc.) or team lifts should be utilized.
Must be able to stoop, bend, reach and grab with arms and hands, manual dexterity.
Must be able to stand for prolonged periods of time.
Must be able to travel throughout and between facilities.
Must be able to work a flexible work schedule (e.g. 24/7, weekend, holiday, on call availability).

Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue.

The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area where patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works with specimens that could contain that could contain diseases. There may be an occupational risk for exposure to all communicable diseases.

Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.

Keywords: Ochsner Health, New Orleans , RN Critical Care Coordinator - Pre Op Clinic - Full Time - Jeff Hwy, Other , New Orleans, Louisiana

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