RN- PATIENT ASSESSMENT NURSE - SURGICAL SERVICES

Overview
To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

A Registered Nurse who assumes the responsibility and accountability for the peri-operative assessment and planning through interview, collection of data and collaboration with the healthcare team to determine perioperative readiness. The RN will ensure that all testing and appropriate clearances are complete to optimize patient outcomes a minimum of 5 days prior to surgery date.

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Responsibilities

  • 1. Demonstrates high level skill in assessment of health care needs for the perioperative experience.
    • 1.1 Demonstrates knowledge and experience interviewing, observing, collecting health care data, and performing systems assessment according to hospital policy.
  • 2. Demonstrates advanced skill in planning for patient health care needs for the perioperative experience.
    • 2.1 Communicates and collaborates with anesthesia team to determine patient surgical preparedness and notifies physician office if additional testing prior to surgery if required as per anesthesia guidelines.
  • 3. Demonstrates high level skills in implementing care to meet patient care needs for the perioperative experience.
    • 3.1 Demonstrates advanced nursing skills appropriate to clinical area.
  • 4. Documents appropriately, accurately and consistently to optimize the perioperative experience.
    • 4.1 Maintains unit based statistical logs and information.
  • 5. Demonstrates leadership skills and professional growth.
    • 5.1 Identifies areas in performance needing improvement as evidenced by completion of self assessment skills checklist and ongoing communication with supervisor.
  • 6. Understands and is adept with software applications as required.
    • 6.1 Maintains changes and additions to schedule on a daily basis up to 5 weeks ahead of time.
  • 7. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

EDUCATION


Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing. Bachelors degree in Nursing preferred.


EXPERIENCE


Minimum of 10 years nursing experience in an acute care setting. Previous experience in a perioperative or procedural area prefered.


LICENSURE


Current license to practice nursing in the State of Connecticut


SPECIAL SKILLS


Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills. Ability to assess medical history, labs, and tests independently in order to communicate abnormal findings to appropriate provider.


PHYSICAL DEMAND


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. They are also required to stand and walk. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is quiet.



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