SHIFT: No Weekends
An outpatient surgery center of West Valley Medical Center, Idaho Surgery Center provides expert surgeons and support staff, state of the art facilities and safety-focused programs that combine the best technology for outpatient surgeries. Our expertly trained staff and board certified physicians are focused on treating everyone like family
If you are looking for a small-town, friendly environment with a big-city commitment to high-quality patient care, this is the right facility for you. You can apply your training and skills in a professional atmosphere where they will be valued. You will be part of a community facility where your contributions are appreciated and your voice is heard – where work force diversity is encouraged and personal growth is supported.
Status: Part-Time (.6FTE)
Schedule: Day Shift, 24 hours/week. No Call Required.
RN Pre/Post OP:
Under the direction of the Department Director, Manager and/or Clinical Nurse Supervisor, provides high quality, cost-effective nursing care, meeting the medical, psycho/social, spiritual, emotional and educational needs of day surgery patients. Serves in a cross functional role, performing Day Surgery/PACU/Endoscopy duties. Performs related assessments, planning, procedures/treatments, evaluations and updates of patient plan of care that assures and maintains high quality care for all assigned patients. Provides nursing care consistent with established nursing policies, protocols, and professional standards, and acts as a patient/family advocate to assure appropriate provision of patient care and to protect patients' rights.
Safely and effectively performs Day Surgery/PACU/Endoscopy procedures and treatments, maintaining sterile technique. Preps patient for surgery, coordinates anesthesiologist pre-op visit; administers pre-op meds as ordered; communicates/coordinates allergies/problems or other information to physicians, staff, and other departments as appropriate. Demonstrates appropriate airway management, vital sign, O2 saturation and EKG monitoring. Demonstrates competence in the knowledge and use of endoscopy equipment. For PACU, ensures dressings, tubes and drains are secured at end of procedure; applies splints, immobilizers and slings as needed; and safely transports patient to next level of care. Provides effective report to unit nurse. Gives discharge instructions to patients and families.
Provides ongoing evaluation of all assessments, procedures and treatments, including receiving report from PACU or OR nurse and monitoring of patient response to surgery and medications. Monitors vital signs, consciousness, O2 saturation, ECG; assists patient as appropriate to facilitate recovery and discharge; assesses whether discharge criteria is met and follows appropriate protocols for discharge or inpatient stay/transfer.
Correctly documents all care and outcomes of care/treatment provided in the medical records. Receives and follows through with physician orders. Provides a thorough and organized report to team members regarding patient's status. Documents charges appropriately. Consistently communicates with appropriate staff to ensure ordering of special supply needs for the department.
Demonstrates an awareness of and competence in ensuring patient safety, including medical/healthcare error reporting, interdisciplinary collaborative team approach to patient care planning, and medication safety. Safely transports, transfers and positions patients. Demonstrates competence in: sterile technique, cautery machines, monitoring & documentation skills, Malignant Hyperthermia, and latex allergies. Cleans, disinfects and leak tests endoscopy equipment, and recognizes and reports malfunctions. Serves as an advocate for patient safety and patient rights
Licensure: Current Idaho RN license. Compact license accepted, must obtain Idaho RN license within 90 days of hire.
Certification or Registration: Current BLS or obtain within 30 days of employment. Current ACLS and PALS or obtain within six months of employment.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Ability to manage multiple priorities, effective problem resolution skills, ability to communicate effectively with multiple levels in the organization including patients, families, physicians, supervisors, directors and other department representatives. Scrub skills recommended. Circulate to all specialties except cardiac and neuro.
Experience: 1-2 years general nursing experience in acute care setting preferred. Minimum six months experience in perioperative setting required.