Registered Nurse, Ambulatory Surgery Center (Registry)
Company: Benefis Health System
Location: Great Falls
Posted on: March 12, 2019
Job Summary: Creates an environment of ease for the patient, and the surgeon focusing on exceeding patient and caregiver experience expectations. Performs duties throughout the ASC in the capacities in which competencey has been achieved, Admissions, OR, Pain procedures, PACU and discharge. There are also speciality roles that may be assigned over time, and are specific competencies. Provides direct patient care to neonate through geriatric patient populations. Addresses the psychosocial, physical and general aspects of care related to the surgical environment. Communicates with surgeon and anesthesiologist continuously and as needed about patient condition Assesses operating room for equipment functioning and readiness, obtains supplies for individual cases and ensures all appropriate needs of surgical operating team are met. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Assures the patient/significant other, are aware of what to expect, including before, during, and after the procedure, and how the significant other will participate Follows facility policy and assists in performing a thorough assessment of the physical and emotional status of the patient , pertinent to specific stage in the procedure. Documents care according to policy and procedure. Confirms that proper techniques and procedures are used according to accepted standards of practice. Uses equipment effectively by anticipating patient needs and providing appropriate care. Organizes nursing activities efficiently. Considers staff abilities when delegating activities. Assists with inventory of supplies, drugs, and equipment to maintain availability and stock levels. Maintains order and cleanliness of area. Participates in continuing education and other learning experiences. Assists with orientation and training of new personnel and acts as a resource person for problems related to patient care. Greets patient and provides comfort and reassurance to the patient and caregivers and supports the patient's right to privacy, dignity, and confidentiality. Assures surgeon and anesthesiologist are aware of all testing results Explains informed consent for surgery, patients' rights/responsibilities, and preoperative/postoperative instructions. Obtains necessary signatures. Develops a plan of care for the patient based on assessment data and implements admission care (e.g., evaluates chart, administers medication). Identifies the patient and correct surgical intervention/ procedure and surgical site according to policy/procedure and communicates such information to all members of the surgical team. Assembles and provides properly functioning equipment, supplies, and instruments before start of procedure and positions and adjusts equipment as required during the procedure. Performs safe and individualized nursing care for the patient in each phase of the surgical or procedural experience. Reviews postoperative instructions and prescriptions from the surgeon with patient and caregiver including appropriate care and procedure to follow upon returning home and conditions that require immediate care/method to obtain immediate care. Demonstrates the ability to deal with pressure to meet deadlines, to be accurate, and to handle constantly changing situations. Demonstrates the ability to deal with a variety of people, deal with stressful situations, and handle conflict. Education/Experience Requirements: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing (BSN preferred) Current Registered Nurse licensure in the State of Montana. Current BCLS certification. Current ACLS or scheduled to be completed within the first year of employment. Previous experience in the operating room. Community Information: Great Falls has a city population of 60,000, with a draw of over 275,000 people in north central Montana. We experience mild winters and enjoy blue skies over 300 days per year. Great Falls is a wonderful and safe place to raise a family, with nationally ranked public schools and an average commute of under 12 minutes, making the quality of life in Great Falls unsurpassed in the Rocky Mountain West. Additionally, the Missouri River, a blue-ribbon fly-fishing destination, runs through the middle of town. Outdoor activities include camping, hiking, horseback riding, water and snow skiing, rock and ice climbing, boating, whitewater kayaking, off-road motorsports, upland bird and waterfowl hunting, and big-game hunting. Benefis Health System: This is your opportunity to be part of an exceptional health system in a state that is well known for its beautiful four seasons and outdoor lifestyle. While enjoying the last best place, you'll have the added benefit of having access to Benefis Health System, one of the state's most modern and progressive healthcare facilities with 500+ beds and over 270 employed medical staff members representing more than 40 specialties. Our state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technologies make Benefis an exceptional working environment and one of the "150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare" five years in a row.
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