JOB SUMMARY: Plans, coordinates, and oversees care for patients of any age in PACU department. Provides care within nursing standards of practice and the policies of the Center. Makes decisions regarding direct patient care needs and communicates appropriate information to other team members. May have additional responsibilities as designated by the manager, which include, but are not limited to, serving on committees, participating in quality improvement audits, and projects.
JOB TITLE: PRE-OP/ PACU RN
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Reports to the PRE-OP PACU Manager
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
a. Reviews patient record for previously documented information.
QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate of an approved school of nursing. Currently licensed in the state. CPR required, advanced life support certification required. One year experience required intra-operative setting. Demonstrates clinical competency, leadership, and teaching capabilities. Physically and emotionally capable of performing responsibilities of position.
JOB BEHAVIOR: Reflective of Mission Statement:
USPI’s mission is to provide first–class surgical services for the local community in a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment; one in which we would be happy to treat our own families.
Demonstrates ability to work as a team member and to communicate directly and professionally. Is flexible, reliable, productive, patient-oriented, and self-motivated. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span. He/she is able to identify and categorize each patient’s age-specific grouping of needs, such as those for an infant, adolescent, adult, or geriatric patient. Maintains professional conduct and appearance.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Graduate of an approved school of nursing. Currently licensed in the state. CPR required, advanced life support certification required. One year experience required intra-operative setting. Prefer previous general medical-surgical nursing, operating room, emergency room, PACU or critical care experience. Demonstrates clinical competency, leadership, and teaching capabilities. Physically and emotionally capable of performing responsibilities of position.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: General familiarity with medical terminology as it pertains to anatomy and surgical procedures for an operating room.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Shall be physically able to stand, walk, and maintain varied body motions and positions for long periods of time. Demonstrates manual dexterity. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee shall be able to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects or tools. The employee is required to stand, walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Shall be able to hear and speak. Shall be able to move up to 100 pounds.
MENTAL DEMANDS: Stamina to withstand stress and strain. Must have a good memory and be patient and tactful. Emotional stability and able to both listen and direct. Skilled in organization required.
USPI’S EDGE™ (Every Day Giving Excellence)
USPI’S EDGE™ is the key to the differentiation of USPI as a customer-focused company. The process of completing EDGE™ requirements establishes processes and measurements that are collected, assimilated, and shared throughout USPI. All employees are involved with EDGE™. The involvement can range from doing their jobs to taking on the role of gathering and/or entering data into the computer. All employees shall at some time during their employment be required to participate in the EDGE™ program.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
Responsible for knowing the processes involved assuring the standards established by HIPAA, and ensuring they are followed including the practices and records relating to the use and disclosure of Protected Health Information.
ACCEPTANCE OF JOB DESCRIPTION: I understand and accept this job description. I understand that it supersedes any previous job description. I further understand that future performance evaluations shall be based in large part on my meeting the tenets of this job description. The above statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal function of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
The above statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principle functions of the job as identifies, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position. There may be other duties related to this position which are not outlines herein but which may be a part of the general daily duties expected of this position. Some duties not outlines herein will be assigned as necessary.
Required Skills Required Experience
*Lift 65 pounds from ground level to standing position, 20 pounds above my head.
*Pull 20 pounds from a standing position, from various levels, including above my head
*Pull 20 pounds from a kneeling position, from various level, including above my head
*Stand and/or walk for an 8-10-hour shift
*Frequently bend and stoop during an 8-10-hour shift