Performs initial assessment, admits and prepares patient for appropriate surgical/special procedure. Acts as a liaison between operative team and family. Provides postoperative care and support. Implements discharge plan. Provides specialized treatments and procedures, patient and family teaching. Provides professional, courteous, and emphatic service to a population ranging from infants to adults. Performs Pre- Op Clinic duties as needed. BCLS, ACLS and PALS required.
a) Provides care for patients in Pre-Op Clinic, Same Day Surgery, PACU, and Special Procedures.
b) Completes assessments, makes nursing diagnosis, and implements plan of care for individuals of all ages.
c) Responsible for teaching and support of patient and family from preoperative/pre-procedure through post-operative/post procedure care.
d) Documents all aspects of patient care.
e) Performs resuscitation and stabilization according to established standard.
f) Operates all equipment in the department.
g) Demonstrates ability to assist with procedures.
h) Assumes responsibility for maintaining adequate supplies and keeping work areas orderly.
i) Competent in all specialties of the Department.
j) Functions in charge nurse rotation as needed.
k) Other duties as assigned.
Pre-Op, Post Anesthesia Care Unit Nurse (PACU), Anesthesia/Recovery Nurse