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RN-Pre-Op
SURGICAL TECH ($1,500 Sign On Bonus)
Primary Care Physician
Surgical First Assistant ($1,500 Sign On Bonus)
RN OR Circulator (PRN)
Patient Liaison

RN-Pre-Op GENERAL SUMMARY Responsible for smooth and uneventful preoperative care. Assists in general housekeeping duties and maintenance and care of equipment. Employee is responsible for making sure that the pre-operative experience is efficient, clinically correct and that all patient needs and understanding of the operative process are relayed to the patient. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES o Utilizes assessment skills and tools to identify problems, needs and intervention. o Recognizes patients and families need for instructions and initiates appropriate action. o Sets priorities for action, based on problem-solving process, common sense, and meeting patient care priorities. o Recognizes health threatening changes in signs, symptoms, and results of diagnostic studies, responding appropriately. o Utilizes work assignment to develop special abilities of individuals and meet special needs of patients/significant others. o Participates in reviewing and revising quality assurance improvement criteria and/or standards of care. o Completes PreOp Nurse Competency Checklist o Obtains a thorough medical history through interview of patient or family members with pertinent information documented and communicated to surgeon and/or Anesthesiologist. o Administers parenteral therapy and blood and blood products according to Nursing Service Policies. o Administers medications according to CPSH Nursing Policies. o Carries out physician’s orders accurately and questions unclear orders. o Participates in bedside procedures as necessary after conducting an appropriate time out o Performs treatments and procedures according to CPSH Nursing Policies. o Cost effectively maintains adequate supplies and equipment in appropriate working condition. o Initiates and carries out appropriate emergency procedures. o Initiates nurse-physician communication as appropriate. o Maintains a clean, safe, and quiet environment for patients as well as other personnel. o Utilizes sound nursing judgment as evidenced by ability to provide rationale for decisions made. o Detects early signs and symptoms of preoperative complications and report observations promptly to proper physician. o Provides for patient privacy and confidentiality at all times, allows patient dignity to be maintained. o Provides preoperative, postoperative phase 2 teaching to patient and significant family member with proper documentation. o Recognizes potential benefits of selected new products and discusses with Pre-op/PACU Lead for possible acquisition for use. o Documents in writing the specifics of performance during codes and conveys this information to Pre-op/PACU lead. o Serves as resource person for updating or improving patient care practices. o Assists in facilitating patient-physician-nurse communication process. o Serves as preceptor in orientation of new employees. o Assumes leadership role, acting as a role model especially in crisis situations. o Assists in development and implementation of departmental goals. o Possesses a working knowledge of equipment used in the Pre-op and PACU. o Assists in maintenance care and cleanliness of supplies – cost effectively maintains adequate supplies and equipment in appropriate working condition with proper documentation. o Reports damaged instruments to the Pre-op/PACU Lead and follows proper procedure for damaged instruments and/or equipment. o Documents all the necessary information to communicate the patient’s progress based on the established plan of care. o Selects and initiates appropriate forms at appropriate time(s). o Reviews and implements changes in physician’s orders throughout patient care. o Accepts the responsibility when designated as charge nurse utilizing the unit’s “Charge Nurse Job Description” as a guideline. o Other duties as assigned/ required. The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those stated in this description. EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS o Graduation from an accredited nursing program and a valid Registered Nurse license issued by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing o Must have current BLS, PALS, ACLS Through the American Heart Association or obtain within six (6) months o 1 year experience preferred

GENERAL SUMMARY Assists the surgeon as a scrub technician; assists the circulating nurse; assists in general housekeeping duties of the OR and maintenance of equipment and instruments. Anticipates the needs of the surgical team. Establishes and maintains sterile field during surgical procedures in the operating room. Reporting Relationship: Reports to RN in OR Room and OR Charge RN on a daily basis. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Ensures sterility of all supplies and instruments during set up of surgical procedures. • Assists circulating nurse and surgical team in maintaining sterile environment. • Assists circulating nurse in gathering necessary surgical supplies and equipment. Is responsible for doing sponge, needle, and instrument count pre-operatively and intra-operative with the circulating nurse. • Gowns and gloves surgeons and assistants. • Assists in keeping physician preference cards accurate/updated. • Retains all specimens to be sent to pathology, confirming source/name of specimen with surgeon. • Transports all surgical equipment to appropriate cleaning areas. • Assists in sterile supply with cleaning and reprocessing of instrument sets. • Interacts appropriately and effectively with all patients/others regardless of age or ethnic background. • Uses Standard Universal Precautions, appropriate hand hygiene, personal protective equipment, and safe practices to ensure personal safety and a safe environment. • Assists with environmental hazard and infection control surveillance and participates in emergency preparedness drills. • Follows all equipment and safety guidelines and is responsible for knowledgeable use and care of equipment. • Serves as a resource to other members of the health care team. Nursing Processes • Assists physicians as a sterile member of the operating room team. • Maintains awareness to prevent surgical harm or injury to patient. • Exhibits interest in surgical nursing procedures. • Prepares medication under the supervision of the R.N. in charge of the case. • Maintains proper body mechanics while turning, lifting, bending, stretching, walking and standing. • Performs duties designated by the Director of Surgical Services or charge nurse. Clinical Skills • Demonstrates a consistent high degree of accuracy in the accomplishments of daily activities. • Possesses knowledge of surgical procedures. • Possesses a working knowledge of equipment used in the operating room. • Assists professional nursing staff by scrubbing on all types of surgery cases. • Participates in providing and presenting educational instruction on existing and newly acquired equipment and instruments. • Cost effectively maintains adequate supplies and equipment in appropriate working condition. • Maintains quality of surgical instruments through proper maintenance, cleaning, lubricating, sterilization, utilization, and storage according to the manufacturers specifications. • Maintains a clean, safe, environment for processing sterile supplies. • Responsible for decontamination procedure on all instruments and equipment. • Reports damaged instruments to Director of Surgical Services and follows proper procedure for damaged instrument and/or equipment. • Other duties as assigned/ required. The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those stated in this description. EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS • Satisfactory completion of an accredited program for surgical technology and/or an acquired knowledge of surgical instrumentation and sterile technique from experience. Acquired knowledge and skills performance is evaluated during the orientation period and employment is contingent upon satisfactory results. • Current BLS required, PALS and ACLS preferred. Must be through the American Heart Association.

GENERAL SUMMARY

 

The Primary Care Physician (PCP) is a licensed/Board Certified/Board Eligible trained professional in internal or family medicine who plays a key role as part of the clinical operations team providing direct patient care and providing assessments primarily in the Clinic setting, or occasionally in acute care setting. 

 

The responsibilities include but are not limited to: assessment, medical history, physical exam, diagnosis and treatment, development of the plan of care, health education, specialty referrals, case management referrals, follow-up and clear documentation according to Cypress Pointe standards for quality, service, productivity and teamwork.


The PCP will be required to demonstrate the ability to function both independently and in collaboration with other health care professionals. The PCP will consult with the applicable managers and medical directors to ensure compliance with guidelines along with participating in risk and quality management programs, clinical meetings and other meetings as required.


The PCP will adhere to strict departmental goals/objectives, standards of performance, regulatory compliance, quality patient care compliance, and policies and procedures.

 

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS

 

·         Current, licensure in the state of practice is required

·         Certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support required.

·         Board certification in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine is preferred, required to successfully achieve Board certification within 2 years.

·         Must have a current CDS and DEA for controlled substances.

·         Prefer minimum of one (1) year clinical experience in geriatric, adult or family practice setting.

 

GENERAL SUMMARY

The Surgical First Assistant provides intraoperative technical skills and functions under the direct guidance/or

supervision of the primary operative surgeon, to ensure optimal results and provide safe, high-quality patient

care.

 

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensures sterility of all supplies and instruments during set up of surgical procedures.
  • Assists circulating nurse and surgical team in maintaining sterile environment.
  • Assists circulating nurse in gathering necessary surgical supplies and equipment. Is responsible for doing sponge, needle, and instrument count pre-operatively and intra-operative with the circulating nurse.
  • Gowns and gloves surgeons and assistants.
  • Assist in patient positioning
  • Placement of pneumatic tourniquet
  • Urinary catheter placement
  • Prepping of the surgical site
  • Drapes patient within surgeon’s guidelines
  • Assists in maintaining hemostasis by direct pressure, use and application of appropriate surgical instruments for the task, placement of ties and suture ligatures, application of chemical hemostatic agents, or measures as directed by the surgeon.
  • Assist in retracting tissues per surgeon’s directive.
  • Use of electrocautery both monopolar and bipolar
  • Clamp, ligation and cutting of tissue, per surgeon’s directive
  • Assist in placement and suturing of surgical drains
  • Closure of all wound layers (fascia, subcutaneous and skin) as per surgeon’s directive
  • Prepare ACL graft as directed by the surgeon
  • Assist in Laparoscopic procedures with camera and instrumentation
  • Assist in endoscopic procedures
  • Assist in OB-GYN surgery
  • Assist in Neurosurgery with back, neck and brain procedures
  • Assists in vascular procedures
  • Assist in Orthopedic surgery either open or arthroscopic
  • Assist in plastic surgery
  • Assist in ENT surgery
  • Assists with CPR of patient, during a code
  • Take call after assigned working hours to assist attending surgeons in urgent or emergency surgical procedures
  • Maintain an extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology
  • Must be able to gown and glove self-using open or closed technique
  • Demonstrate knowledge of aseptic technique in relation to the procedure and the operating field

 

The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those stated in this description.

 

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum required: Graduate from an accredited Surgical First Assistant program
  • Current, unrestricted Louisiana Certification as Certified First Assistant
  • 1 year of experience as Surgical First Assistant
  • Current BLS, PALS and ACLS required. (Must be through the American Heart Association).
  • Completion of credentialing process with MEC Privilege Approval

Job Description

Job Description

GENERAL SUMMARY

Assist the O.R. Manager in the operations of the unit. Serves as a liaison between surgeons, anesthesiologists, O.R. Manager and staff. Assists in scheduling to insure quality care. Responsible for the smooth and uneventful intraoperative care.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

·         Utilizes assessment skills and tools to identify problems, needs and intervention.

·         Recognizes patient’s and family’s need for instructions and initiates appropriate action.

·         Sets priorities for action, based on problem-solving process, common sense, and meeting patient care priorities.

·         Recognizes and responds appropriately to signs, symptoms of health threatening changes and reports abnormal results of diagnostic studies to appropriate physician.

·         Utilizes work assignment to develop special abilities of individuals and meet special needs of patients/significant others.

·         Participates in reviewing and revising quality assurance improvement criteria and/or standards of care.

Directing Staff

·         Assists OR manager in operations of the unit.

·         Makes daily staff assignments directed towards developing individual abilities and meeting patient needs.

·         Assists in scheduling staff to insure quality care:

·         Makes adjustments in assignments based on call-ins.

·         Coordinates breaks and lunches as necessary.

·         Makes assignments for the next day.

·         Acts as a resource person for staff development.

·         Demonstrates leadership as a role model.

·         Coordinates orientation of new personnel.

·         Coordinates flow of procedures to facilitate efficient use of operating rooms and staff.

Clinical Skills

·         Completes unit specific Nurse Competency Checklist on a yearly basis.

·         Obtains a medical history through interview of patient or family members with pertinent information documented and communicated to surgeon and/or Anesthesiologist.

·         Administers parenteral therapy and blood and blood products according to Policy.

·         Administers medications according to CPSH Policy.

·         Carries out physician’s orders accurately, clarifying unclear orders.

·         Performs treatments and procedures according to CPSH Policy.

·         Cost effectively maintains adequate supplies and equipment in appropriate working condition.

·         Initiates and carries out appropriate emergency procedures.

·         Initiates nurse-physician communication as appropriate.

·         Maintains a clean, safe, and quite environment for patients, as well as other personnel.

·         Utilizes sound nursing judgment as evidence by ability to provide rationale for decisions made.

·         Demonstrates skills in organization: Accurately anticipates needs of surgical team by timely availability of needed supplies and equipment.

·         Provides for patient privacy and confidentiality at all times, allows patient dignity to be maintained.

·         Recognizes potential benefits of selected new products and discusses with OR manager possible acquisition for use.

·         Documents, in writing the specific actions during codes and conveys this information to O.R. Manger.

·         Serves as resource person for updating or improving patient care practices.

·         Assists in facilitating patient-physician-nurse communication process.

·         Serves as preceptor in orientation of new employees.

·         Assumes leadership role, acting as a role model especially in crisis situations.

·         Assists in development and implementation of departmental goals.

·         Possesses a working knowledge of equipment used in the O.R., as demonstrated by completing competency checklist.

·         Assists in maintenance, care, and cleanliness of supplies – cost effectively maintains adequate supplies and equipment in appropriate working condition with proper documentation.

·         Reports damaged instruments to the OR manager and follows proper procedure for damaged instruments and/or equipment.

·         Assist the OR manager in obtaining the supplies, equipment, etc. necessary to do the scheduled cases.

·         Other duties as assigned/ required.

The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those stated in this description.

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS

·         Graduation from an accredited nursing program and at least one (2) year of recent

·         Experience as an O.R. Nurse (RN)

·         Possession of a valid Registered Nurse license issued by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing

·         Current BLS, PALS, ACLS through the American Heart Association

 

GENERAL SUMMARY
The Patient Liaison is responsible for greeting and assisting patients and guests who visit Cypress Pointe Surgical Hospital. Primary responsibilities will include acting as a liaison and as an informational resource for the physicians, patients, guests and Cypress Pointe Hospital departments regarding services, flow of patient, and to promote good customer service.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Demonstrate daily in all job functions and interactions with patients, customers, coworkers, Managers, and physicians the mission and Standards of Behavior of Cypress Pointe Hospital.
• Perform job duties professionally, consistently, and effectively to maintain and/or exceed assigned goals to support the success of the department and Cypress Pointe Surgical Hospital.
• Obtains daily procedure schedule to be aware of the types of cases and procedure times to facilitate the flow of the patient’s family members from each waiting area based on where the patient is located in the procedure process.
• Patient Liaison needs to be in continuous contact with the family members and nursing staff to keep abreast of pf the patient information and to provide updates of the patient’s condition and time frame of the patient during pre-op, procedure, and recovery.
• Keeps in constant communication with the Receptionist to obtain pertinent patient and family member information to properly identify the individuals to promote good customer service.
• Notifies the Director of Patient Access and/or Administration of any discrepancies or unhappy patients/family member.
• Maintains a positive and professional attitude at all times, works cooperatively and effectively with all members of health care team including Physicians and when answering the phone.
• Maintain confidentiality and adhere to HIPPA Compliance on a daily basis.
• Handle all special requests appropriately and timely assigned from the Director of Patient Access, OR Manager, and/or Administration.
• Must be able to handle potentially stressful situations while maintaining a positive and professional attitude.
• Must be able to multi-task and flex working schedule to ensure customer satisfaction, completion of job duties, and to support the operations of the Registration department.
• Establish work priorities related to customer satisfaction.
• Attend department, hospital, and insurance meetings as required.
• Other duties as assigned/ required.

The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job relat

GENERAL SUMMARY

The Patient Liaison is responsible for greeting and assisting patients and guests who visit Cypress Pointe Surgical Hospital. Primary responsibilities will include acting as a liaison and as an informational resource for the physicians, patients, guests and Cypress Pointe Hospital departments regarding services, flow of patient, and to promote good customer service.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

·         Demonstrate daily in all job functions and interactions with patients, customers, coworkers, Managers, and physicians the mission and Standards of Behavior of Cypress Pointe Hospital.

·         Perform job duties professionally, consistently, and effectively to maintain and/or exceed assigned goals to support the success of the department and Cypress Pointe Surgical Hospital.

·         Obtains daily procedure schedule to be aware of the types of cases and procedure times to facilitate the flow of the patient’s family members from each waiting area based on where the patient is located in the procedure process.

·         Patient Liaison needs to be in continuous contact with the family members and nursing staff to keep abreast of pf the patient information and to provide updates of the patient’s condition and time frame of the patient during pre-op, procedure, and recovery.

·         Keeps in constant communication with the Receptionist to obtain pertinent patient and family member information to properly identify the individuals to promote good customer service.

·         Notifies the Director of Patient Access and/or Administration of any discrepancies or unhappy patients/family member.

·         Maintains a positive and professional attitude at all times, works cooperatively and effectively with all members of health care team including Physicians and when answering the phone.

·         Maintain confidentiality and adhere to HIPPA Compliance on a daily basis.

·         Handle all special requests appropriately and timely assigned from the Director of Patient Access, OR Manager, and/or Administration.

·         Must be able to handle potentially stressful situations while maintaining a positive and professional attitude.

·         Must be able to multi-task and flex working schedule to ensure customer satisfaction, completion of job duties, and to support the operations of the Registration department.

·         Establish work priorities related to customer satisfaction.

·         Attend department, hospital, and insurance meetings as required.

·         Other duties as assigned/ required.

 

The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those stated in this description.

 

 

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS

 

·         Satisfactory completion of high school or equivalent.

·         Minimum of 2 years of customer service and medical hospital/physician office experience preferred.

·         Excellent written and verbal communication.

·         Excellent organization and attention to detail

ed tasks other than those stated in this description.

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS

• Satisfactory completion of high school or equivalent.
• Minimum of 2 years of customer service and medical hospital/physician office experience preferred.
• Excellent written and verbal communication.
• Excellent organization and attention to detail