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Cypress Pointe Hospital

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Surgical Tech (Fulltime) $750 Sign On Bonus
RN Pac U (PRN)
Medical Assistant (Urology Clinic)
Scheduling Clerk
RN Cath Lab
RN OR Circulator PT and FT
RN Pre OP PRN
RN Inpatient PRN

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

Responsible for smooth and uneventful postoperative care.  Assists in general housekeeping duties and maintenance and care of equipment. Employee is responsible for making sure that the PostOperative experience is efficient, clinically correct and that all patient needs and understanding of the post operative process are relayed to the patient.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Utilizes assessment skills and tools to identify problems, needs and intervention.
  • Recognizes patients and families need for instructions and initiates appropriate action.
  • Sets priorities for action, based on problem-solving process, common sense, and meeting patient care priorities.
  • Recognizes health threatening changes in signs, symptoms, and results of diagnostic studies, responding appropriately.
  • 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.
  • Completes PACU Nurse Competency Orientation Checklist.
  • Administers parenteral therapy and blood and blood products according to Nursing Service Policies.
  • Administers medications according to CPSH Nursing Policies.
  • Carries out physician’s orders accurately and questions unclear orders.
  • Performs treatments and procedures according to CPSH Nursing Policies.
  • 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 quiet environment for patients as well as other personnel.
  • Utilizes sound nursing judgment as evidenced by ability to provide rationale for decisions made.
  • Detects early signs and symptoms of postoperative complications and report observations promptly to proper physician.
  • Provides for patient privacy and confidentiality at all times, allows patient dignity to be maintained.
  • Provides postoperative teaching to patient and significant family member with proper documentation.
  • Recognizes potential benefits of selected new products and discusses with Pre-op/PACU lead for possible acquisition for use.
  • Documents in writing the specifics of performance during codes and conveys this information to Pre-op/PACU lead.
  • 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 PACU.
  • 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/equipment to the Pre-op/PACU Lead and follows proper procedure for damaged instruments and/or equipment.
  • Documents in a clear, concise, accurate, and legible manner.
  • Documents all the necessary information to communicate the patient’s progress based on the established plan of care.
  • Selects and initiates appropriate forms at appropriate time(s).
  • Reviews and implements changes in physician’s orders throughout patient care.
  • Discuss problems or complaints with Pre-op/PACU Lead, following proper chain of command.
  • Accepts constructive criticism from the Pre-op/PACU Lead and Administration.
  • Accepts the responsibility when designated as charge nurse utilizing the unit’s “Charge Nurse Job Description” as a guideline.
  • 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 a valid Registered Nurse license issued by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing.
  • Must have current BLS, PALS, ACLS through the American Heart Association or obtain within six (6) months.
  • 1 year of PACU experience preferred.

 

GENERAL SUMMARY

The Medical Assistant is responsible for providing clinical and administrative support to ensure efficient operation of the clinic.  The MA will support doctors and patients through a variety of tasks related to patient care management, organization and communication. 

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

·         Fulfills patient care responsibilities which may include checking schedules and organizing patient flow, accompanying patients to and from exam room and assisting patients as needed. 

·         Collects, labels and packages specimens and point of care testing

·         Assist physicians with various procedures

·         Takes vital signs

·         Relays instructions to patients and/or family members regarding treatment

·         Answers telephone/email/EMR inquiries from patients and/or family members

·         Assesses and document History of Present Illness (HPI), Past History, Surgical History, Medication History  and Allergies

·         Perform and update Review of Systems

·         Updates Medications through medical software platform; prepares prescription refill requests on behalf of the provider for review and approval.

·         Conducts and captures required patient information to meet Meaningful Use and PQRS requirements

·         Fulfills support responsibilities which may include sending and receiving patient medical records, obtaining x-ray reports, hospital notes, referral information, etc.; completing forms and requisitions as needed

·         Communicates to patient regarding scheduled or pending procedures and/or ancillary services; responds to patient concerns; obtains necessary Informed Consent signature

·         Manage patient electronic medical record (EMR) to ensure information is complete

·         Maintains a safe, functional and effective environment for patients, staff and other individuals in the organization

·         Maintains an effective medication management process to ensure safe storage, ordering, dispensing and monitoring of medications

·         Explaining treatment procedures to patients

·         Preparing patients for examination and assisting the physician during exams as needed

·         Preparing and administering medications as directed by a physician

·         Removing sutures and changing dressings as directed by a physician

·         Keep exam rooms stocked with adequate medical supplies

·         All other duties as assigned by clinical coordinator or practice administrator

·         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 a program accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools in Medical Assisting
  • Certified Medical Assistant by the American Association of Medical Assistants preferred
  • 3-year clinical experience in physician office or hospital setting
  • Knowledge of electronic medical record (EMR)
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication, customer service, critical thinking skills
  • Ability to function in collaboration with physician and/or non-physician practitioner
  • Clinical experience with electronic health record software
  • High level of professionalism
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Medical terminology
  • Educated on and compliant with HIPAA regulations; maintains strict confidentiality of client information
  • Complies with Infection Control, Standard Precautions and OSHA standards for the healthcare professional

 

 

GENERAL SUMMARY
Responsible for scheduling and rescheduling of radiology services, pre-operative services and surgical cases on a daily basis. Responsible for performing these tasks with the knowledge of scheduled case flow, communicating with various other departments on scheduling issues, and the routing of necessary Registration Department forms to facilitate desired patient outcome throughout the Registration process.

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.
• Responsible for scheduling Pre-operative visits, Surgical, and Radiology cases into the CPSI OR Scheduling Module.
• Responsible for the obtaining patient and clinical information pertinent to scheduling a patient for medical services. This information includes but is not limited to patient/guarantor demographics, insurance information, physician orders, and pre-certification from physician’s office.
• Responsible for scanning the documents received from the physician’s office upon scheduling services.
• Liaison between physicians and patients to determine surgery or radiology rescheduling or cancels and communicate the scheduling changes to team members in various departments daily.
• Communicates with OR Manager any unusual cases or extenuating circumstances when a surgery is scheduled to prevent any interruptions to the patient flow process and surgical procedure.
• Cultivate and maintain good working relationships with patients, physicians, vendors, and employees of all departments.
• 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.
• Demonstrates a consistent high degree of accuracy in accomplishments of daily activities.
• Possess knowledge of scheduling procedures according to CPSH Policies.
• Possess a working knowledge of computer utilized for scheduling and data entry.
• Maintain confidentiality and adhere to HIPAA Compliance on a daily basis.
• 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 two years of experience in the healthcare setting in registration, insurance verification and/or scheduling.
• Excellent written and verbal communication.
• Excellent organization and meticulous attention to detail.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Physical Requirements:
1. In an eight hour work day (check  one):
HOURS  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
a. Sit         
b. Stand         
c. Walk         

2. Job requires: 0% None 1-33% 34-66% 67-100%
Occasionally Frequently Continuously
a. Squatting _________ _________  __________
b. Bending _________ _________  __________
c. Kneeling _________ _________  __________
d. Reaching _________ _________  __________
e. Twisting _________ _________  __________
f. Crawling _________  _________ __________
g. Climbing _________  _________ __________
h. Walking on rough
ground _________  _________ __________
i. Exposure to changes
of temperature or
humidity _________  _________ __________
j. Exposure to dust, fumes,
or gases _________  _ __________
k. Being near moving
equipment _________ _______ ______ __________
l. Working from heights _________  _________ __________
3. Job requires personnel to lift/carry:
0% None 1-33% 34-66% 67-100%
Occasionally Frequently Continuously
a. 0-10 lbs. _________ _________  __________
b. 11-24 lbs. _________ _________  __________
c. 25-34 lbs. _________  _________ __________
d. 35-50 lbs. _________  _________ __________
e. 51-74 lbs. _________  _________ __________
f. 75-100 lbs.  _________ _________ __________
g. 100+ lbs.  _________ _________ __________
(State Weight)
4. Job requires personnel to push/pull:
0% None 1-33% 34-66% 67-100%
Occasionally Frequently Continuously
a. 0-10 lbs. _________ _________  __________
b. 11-24 lbs. _________ _________  __________
c. 25-34 lbs. _________  _________ __________
d. 35-50 lbs. _________  _________ __________
e. 51-74 lbs. _________  _________ __________
f. 75-100 lbs.  _________ _________ __________
g. 100+ lbs.  _________ _________ __________
(State Weight)

5. At work, personnel uses feet for repetitive movements, i.e., foot controls:
Right:  Yes  No Left:  Yes  No Both:  Yes  No

6. At work, personnel uses hands for repetitive action such as:
Grasping Grasping & Fine Speed
Turning Manipulation Work
Right:  Yes  No  Yes  No  Yes  No  Yes  No
Left:  Yes  No  Yes  No  Yes  No  Yes  No

7. Other aspects and demands of the job not listed above:
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________

JOB DESCRIPTION REVIEW

I understand that the statements included in this document are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position, and that they are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills.

________________________________________________ _________________________
Employee Signature Date

GENERAL SUMMARY

The Cath Lab RN is responsible for the daily clinical operations following best practices and regulatory guidelines that promote exceptional patient care in the Cath Lab. The person in this position will contribute to the well-being and patient satisfaction needs of the Cath Lab, positive unit relations with other departments and medical staff, and will assure services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulation requirements.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Nursing Circulator- Coordinates outpatient exams by communicating with the performing physician, coordinates inpatient exams by communicating with patient’s nurse of exam appointment time, medication, and transportation in an efficient and effective manner, ensures all information required for Cath Lab and Interventional Radiology patients are available and ready on the medical records and documentation is completed, patient interaction, monitoring/vital signs and procedural documentation, setup equipment such as IABP, power injector, temporary pacer, biopsy, and running blood oximetry for cardiac output.

Monitor- Functions in the control room operating the hemodynamic monitoring equipment, reporting EKG, blood pressure, heart rate, pulse ox changes, recording hemodynamic pressures accordingly, and input pertinent patient and procedural information into hemodynamic system.

· Responsible for assessing, planning, and implementing care for assigned patients.

· Responsible for meeting the Standards of Practice for the Cardiac Cath Lab.

· Participates in activities to plan, measure, assess, and improve the quality of patient care.

· Responsible for the care of the patient pre, intra, & post procedure.

· Administers medications in a timely manner according to drug protocols per physician’s order.

· Ensures final preparation of the patient is complete.

· Assembles paperwork packets for CPSH as needed.

· Maintains adequate supply of forms for CPSH.

· Competently operates monitoring system and pertinent equipment for all procedures performed in the Cath Lab.

· Completes QC on equipment in Cath Lab.

· Is knowledgeable about emergency drugs & is able to function in a Code Blue situation.

· Is able to provide critical care to patients managed in the Cath Lab.

· Assists physician with all procedures performed in the Cath Lab.

· Monitors and titrates special drugs (i.e. Cordarone, Adenosine, Neosynephrine, etc.).

· 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

·         Licensed RN in the state of Louisiana, Cath Lab experience preferred.

·         Bachelor of Science degree in applicable field preferred.

·         BLS, ACLS and PALS required from the American Heart Association

 

The RN Circulator manages all the necessary care inside the surgery room, assisting the team in maintaining and creating a comfortable, safe environment for the patient and observing the team from a wide perspective. Serves as a liaison between surgeons, anesthesiologists, O.R. Manager and staff. Ensures all surgical team members perform in a unified effort. Serves as a patient advocate. Responsible for the smooth and uneventful intraoperative care.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Policies

· Reports to work as scheduled (Attendance, Punctuality, etc.)

· Clocks self in and out on time clock correctly.

· Uses correct procedure for notification of illness.

· Seeks approval from OR manager for any unscheduled overtime.

· Cooperates when the work schedule must be altered.

· Adheres to appropriate dress code for area.

· Maintains personal hygiene and cleanliness.

· Adheres to aseptic technique.

· Completes annual competency update.

· Provides OR manager with verification of yearly requirements (TB test, annual physical and blood work).

· Adheres to CPSH Policies and Procedures.

· Maintains patient’s safety at all times.

· Wears ID name card so name and title are clearly visible at all times.

· Attends mandatory In service Education Classes

· Views required educational films, annually (TB, Hepatitis, Infection Control, Hospital Safety, Back Tips, Fire & Electrical)

· Provides OR manager with professional license verification on an annual basis prior to December 31 of expiration year.

Nursing Processes

· 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.

· Ensures patient safety through the utilization of accurate assessment, critical thinking, expert evaluation and skillful clinical judgment

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.

Documentation

· Uses full name and title in all signatures, as delineated in the CPSH Policy and Procedure Manual.

· Uses CPSH approved abbreviations.

· Documents information in chronological order, at the time of the event or observations, with time and date included.

· Documents and signs those events personally performed or observed.

· Actively participates in daily narcotic drug counts and documents appropriately.

· Actively participates in daily refrigerator temperature and defibrillator check and documents appropriately.

· Documents in a clear, concise, accurate, and legible manner.

· Documents the necessary information to communicate the patient’s progress based on the established plan of care.

· Selects and initiates appropriate forms at appropriate time(s).

· Reviews and implements changes in physician’s orders throughout patient care.

· Assists with the change process involved in implementing new forms within the O.R. Department.

Interpersonal Relations

· Maintains a positive and professional attitude at all times, works cooperatively and effectively with all members of health care team.

· Communicates staff performance to unit manager.

· Communicates patient issues and/or problems to Unit Manager and/or Director of Nursing.

· Communicates change and implements change cooperatively.

· Communicates with physicians, unit personnel and other departments in a courteous and professional manner.

· Discusses problems or complaints with O.R. Manager, following proper chain of command.

· Accepts constructive criticism from the OR manager and Administration.

· Identifies when coworkers need assistance and cooperates willingly with coworkers in completing heavy work assignments.

· Identifies need for change and contributes possible solutions to implement change to O.R. Manger.

· Seeks ways to improve learning experiences for unit personnel and new employees.

· Communicates with scheduling desk by giving updated information concerning changes made within the daily surgery schedule.

Professional Development

· Completes written self-evaluation two weeks prior to annual date and submits for review with O.R. Manger.

· Attends and participates in mandatory in services and unit meetings.

· Reads and initials new policies and procedures, unit meeting minutes, and memorandums.

· Shares unit staff information gained at workshops attended and participates in educational planning.

· Conducts, participates in, or coordinates one unit in service per year based on learning needs of unit.

· Demonstrates continued professional growth through participation in professional organization, continuing formal education, area certification, etc.

· Utilizes current health care literature made available by facility on a regular basis.

VI. PERFORMS OTHER RELATED DUTIES AS ASSIGNED

May assist Director of the OR and CNO when needed

VII. ADA COMPLIANCE

1. Essential Duties of a Position: The essential duties of a position are defined by ADA as job duties that are so fundamental to the position that the individual cannot do the job without being able to perform them. A function is considered to be essential if the performance of this function is the reason the job exists, there are a limited number of other employees who could perform the function, or if the function is specialized and the incumbent is hired on the basis of his or her skill/ability to perform the function.

2. Employer’s Judgment: ADA gives consideration to the employer’s judgment as to what functions of a position are essential. A written job description is considered evidence of the essential duties of the position and should be developed before advertising or interviewing applicants for the position.

3. Reasonable Accommodation: ADA requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment unless this would cause an undue hardship. The employee still has his or her responsibility to be able to perform the essential duties of the position. “Undue Hardship” means significant difficulty or expertise would be incurred and focuses on the resources and overall circumstances of the employer in terms of the cost or difficulty in providing a specific accommodation.

VII. CORPORATE COMPLIANCE RESPONSIBILITIES

· CPSH employees will adhere to compliance standards as they appear in CPSH Compliance Policy, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy.

· CPSH will Keep abreast of all pertinent federal, state and CPSH regulations, laws, and policies as they presently exist and as they change or are modified.

· CPSH ensures that the staff are trained and evaluated on their knowledge of and adherence to compliance policies and procedures specific to their jobs.

· 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

1. Graduation from an accredited nursing program and at least one (2) years of recent experience as an O.R. Nurse (RN)

2. Unrestricted Registered Nurse license issued by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing

3. Current BLS, PALS, ACLS through the American Heart Association

4. Successful completion of orientation and demonstration of competence.

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

Responsible for the care of patients, administers medication and treatments as ordered by the physician. Coordinates care with other disciplines such as physical therapy, respiratory therapy, lab and pharmacy.

Collaboration with all other nursing departments for continuation of patient care.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

· Provides direct patient care, evaluates outcomes, consults with other specialists and adjusts nursing care processes as indicated to ensure optimal patient care.

· Assists physicians with examinations, procedures and other processes related to direct patient care.

· Administers and controls narcotics and medications.

· Administers blood products, IV medications and TPN.

· Provides health care instruction/education to patient and family members.

· Maintains patient records and charts to ensure an accurate record of the patient’s medical treatment via EMR

· Participates in the planning and implementation of the patient’s care.

· Coordinates post-operative discharge. Ensures that patient is ready for discharge.

· Explains medications in criteria. Ensures that patients understand post-operative instructions.

· Checks identification of patient, including surgical permit, lab work, x-ray reports, and allergies. Reports any change in physical status of patient.

· Follows hospital Policies and Procedures.

· Responds quickly in any circumstance and cares for our patients professionally and courteously.

· Demonstrates a commitment to patient, visitor and staff by complying with all applicable safety regulations.

· Follows DNVGL ISO and NIHA Standards to standardize processes and error proof systems that will lead to increased safety and participating in safety education programs and root cause analyses as required.

· Supervises delegated nursing care given to patients.

· Preforms in a charge nurse roll when needed, to provide direction in clinical patient care

· Performs other duties as assigned.

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 (1) year of recent experience in Med/Surg and ICU

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

· Current BLS through the American Heart Association.