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Registered Nurse - Surgery

Company: Surgery Partners
Location: Bakersfield
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

This Registered Nurse - Surgery is responsible for performing assessments, developing a plan of care, implementing and evaluating the care. The RN administers medications and treatments as ordered by physicians and in keeping with the current clinical nursing practice. The RN is responsible for directing, monitoring and evaluating the care delegated to non-licensed personnel. As a member of the interdisciplinary care team, the RN works collaboratively with the other members to assure the safe and accurate delivery of care. In addition, the RN performs a range of technical services in a cross-functional mode to comprehensively serve patient needs. Assumes, under the direction of the Laboratory, responsibility for patient specimen testing, quality control, quality improvement, and equipment maintenance.Qualifications/Specifications:Education: Graduate of an accredited nursing program.Licensure/Certification: Registered Nurse with current state licensure. BLS certification required upon hire. ACLS certification required upon hire. PALS certification required upon hire for experienced RN's working in the Emergency Department. Basic Arrhythmia requirement must be completed by 90 days of hire for RNs. New graduate nurses must have a current IP, and take state boards within 60 days of hireExperience: Minimum of one-year adult, acute care with cardiology/cardiovascular nursing preferred. RNs with less than one year experience in acute care will be considered a new graduate.Essential Technical/Motor Skills: Ability to manipulate various types of electronic and clinical equipment, adjust and troubleshoot monitoring equipment, IV infusions, and computer equipment. Ability to operate specialty equipment related to area of expertise and to perform computer tasks and electronic medical record at a end user level.Interpersonal Skills: Must possess the ability to interact and communicate in English, both orally and written, with all levels of staff, physicians, patients, and families in an effective manner, exhibiting tact, enthusiasm, and patience. Must be sensitive to cultural and bilingual issues. Must be kind and caring to our patients. Must provide a high level of customer service.Essential Functions:Completes admission assessment and periodic reassessments according to patient's progress and/or unit protocols and age-specific parameters.Documents findings and communicates all pertinent information to interdisciplinary team members as appropriate.Collaborates with interdisciplinary team members in the development, evaluation, and revision of the plan of care as appropriate to meet the patient's needs and goals.Provides competent direct care and ensures the provision of a safe and comforting environment resulting in a high level of patient satisfaction.Assists healthcare team members in the understanding of hospital policies and procedures.Provides education to patients/families/significant others, incorporating age-specific criteria and assessment of readiness to learn.Maintains patient confidentiality.Maintains standard precautions.Administers medications and completes treatments according to hospital policy and within age-specific parameters.Maintains all necessary documentation.Facilitates discharge plan in collaboration with interdisciplinary team.Demonstrates knowledge and ability to use necessary patient care equipment.Coordinates response of the interdisciplinary team to emergency situations.Performs Point of Care procedures in a timely manner according to established policy and procedure.Documents required information and complies with all Point of Care quality control standards.Staff/Unit Responsibilities:Delegates appropriately to non-licensed staff in accordance with job descriptions, license requirements, and standards of practice.Utilizes resources in an efficient and cost effective manner.Participates in developing other staff and affiliating students.Maintains and develops own professional competencies.Maintains unit-based competencies.Maintains and promotes a team spirit through active cooperation and collaboration.Assists in interdepartmental service coordination.Actively participates in the Performance Improvement and Utilization Review program.Assumes a leadership role in the maintenance of the patient-focused care delivery system.Assists in directing and guiding staff in the coordination of unit operations.Supports the multi-skilled worker environment (i.e., cross training).Demonstrates willingness to assist other areas of the hospital as needed.Cross-trains and willingly works in other areas of the hospital accepting assignments within competency level.Effectively applies prioritization and time management to patient's care.Assists in all aspects of care in the environment.Adheres to all policy and procedures.Ensures that a patient has a signed consent present in the chart prior to procedure.Preceptor Responsibilities:Works with new hires, students, and nurses from other departments to successfully care for patients while on orientationCompletes all required documentation of new hire orientationReports performance issues to director or resource nurse timely..Assists staff in problem solving work issues and in adapting to the patient-focused care environment.Maintains all competencies as required by preceptor policy.Orients new hires to hospital EMR, Pyxis system, Tigr System, and functions as the first resource to the new hire.Trains staff on hospital computer system.Assists with orientation, evaluation, and retention of clinical staff.Primary Responsibilities:Work as Needed/Float Area Not ApplicableMeets the on-call responsibilities as defined in the departmental policies and procedures manual.Maintains equipment and supplies.Fosters an environment conducive to the dynamic changing pace of today's technology through continuous review and assessment of perioperative care.Assists in teaching families/significant others of patients the information needed for successful perioperative care.Prepares operating room and equipment by opening sterile supplies and instrumentation for procedures to be performed.Assumes responsibility to maintain sterile technique and apply principles of infection control and medical ethics.Functions as a Scrub Assistant when needed; is able to assume primary and secondary scrub duties.Assists with specific and safe positioning of patient on OR table.Anticipates needs of the surgeon with little or no prompting.Counts sponges and related items with circulating nurse before and during surgical procedures.Assists operative team with donning sterile gown/gloves and applying sterile drapes to the surgical field.Cares for surgical specimens on the sterile field.Maintains sterile field in an organized manner so anyone can utilize it at any time during the procedure.Assists in transportation of the patient.Settles patient after procedures and provides accepting RN with concise reports on the patient.Ensures that patient has an H & P documented by a physician according to appropriate standards prior to procedure.Ensures that a patient has a signed consent present in the chart prior to procedure.Competitive Pay. Full Suite of Benefits.Bakersfield Heart Hospital is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our team members and patients. Therefore, we require that all team members receive all required vaccinations, including, but not limited to, measles, mumps, flu (based on the seasonal availability of the flue vaccine typically during October - March each year), etc. as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter. Medical and religious exemptions may apply.

Keywords: Surgery Partners, Bakersfield , Registered Nurse - Surgery, Healthcare , Bakersfield, California

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