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Day Surgery Pre-Anesthesia Testing RN- Fulltime - OR - Operating Room

Company: Community Health System
Location: Milton
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Job Description:

Day Surgery Pre-Anesthesia Testing RN- FulltimeJob Description

Performs role of Day Surgery/Pre-anesthesia Nurse.Obtains history and physicals by interviews for procedural patients. Responsible for collecting patient health information, pre-operative assessment, providing pre-operative instructions, and obtaining necessary tests required. Provides preoperative and postoperative care, to include assessment, reassessment, intervention, and education of the surgical patient. Associate's degree required and current Florida RN license. BSN preferred. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures.Works close with providers for safe surgical care. Properly prepares charts for surgical patients, Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

* Performs the role or Day Surgery and Pre-anesthesia Nurse.
* Obtains history and physicals by telephone or face-to-face interviews for upcoming surgical/procedural patients .
* Orders appropriate pre-operative tests as required by anesthesia.
* Works close with anesthesiologist to provide safe surgical care.
* Works well with doctors offices, OR scheduling, and Registration. Good communication skills.
* Properly prepares charts for upcoming surgical patients,
* Makes pre and post operative telephone calls.
* Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks.
* A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Reports to a manager or head of a unit/department.
* Requires an associate's degree and is certified as a registered nurse. Prefer Bachelors degree in Nursing.
* Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and surgical procedures.
* Evaluates assigned patients and plans, implements and documents nursing care.
* Assists physicians during examinations and procedures.
* Performs various patient tests and administers medications within the scope of practice of the registered nurse.
* Promotes patients' independence by establishing patient care goals and teaching patients and families to understand conditions, medications, and self-care skills.
* Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
* Understands anatomy and physiology and has the ability to monitor and adapt to changing patient dynamics pre- and postoperatively.


* Considers patient assessment information and collaborates and consults with team members (other nursing colleagues, surgeons and anesthesia providers) to develop an individualized plan of care with ability to make adjustments to attain designated patient outcomes.


* Alerts surgeons, anesthesia personnel and co-workers to potential risks to patients (e.g. Abnormal lab results, abnormal EKG, etc.).


* Reports to the department director/ manager/Charge RN of unit/department.
* Accepts responsibility and accountability for pre- and postoperative nursing practice.


* Responsible for preoperative requirements of surgery and preparation of patient and chart for surgery.
* Obtains any lab work and preoperative testing required for the surgical patient.
* Reports any abnormal lab results to physician/anesthesiologist.


* Provides preoperative and postoperative care, including but not limited to assessment, reassessment and intervention required in care of the surgical patient.


* Responsible and accountable for pre- and post-operative nursing practice.
* Performs accurate documentation on all forms/in systems.
* Participates in pre- and postoperative teaching, answers patient's questions accurately and explains procedures before initiating actions, allows choices within scope of practice.


* Promotes comparable levels of care in all practice settings in which surgical and/or invasive procedures are performed


* Considers patient assessment information and collaborates and consults with team members (other nursing colleagues, surgeons and anesthesia providers) to develop an individualized plan of care with the ability to make adjustments to attain designated patient outcomes.


* Participates in pre- and post-operative teaching, answers patient's questions accurately and honestly,


* Explains procedures before initiating actions, allows choices within scope of practice.


* Promotes comparable levels of care in all practice settings in which surgical and/or invasive procedures are performed.


* Requires Amercian Heart Association BLS, ACL, and PALS certification prior to hire.

Keywords: Community Health System, Mobile , Day Surgery Pre-Anesthesia Testing RN- Fulltime - OR - Operating Room, Healthcare , Milton, Alabama

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