\*\*\*\*THIS POSITION IS FOR THE OPERATING ROOM (NOT PACU!).
\*\*\*\*MUST HAVE OR EXPERIENCE.
MINIMUM HIRING REQUIREMENTS Associates or Bachelors Degree from an accredited school of nursing Current Wyoming Registered Nurse License or Compact License (eNLC) AHA BLS
Primary Role: Admitting and discharging patients for surgery.
ROLE SUMMARY The Registered Nurse will assess, plan, implement, evaluate and supervise individual patient care according to unit policies and procedures. Accept responsibility for direction of co-workers in the implementation of care plans. May be required to work on other units according to distribution of staff and patients.
CORE RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Completes nursing assessment of patient and documents appropriately into patient chart. Develops and reviews and revises a plan of care, including a discharge plan, based upon the assessment of patient's needs. 2. Implements medical and nursing orders per plan of care and documents appropriately. Evaluates patient's response to care. 3. Engages in patient and family teaching as appropriate. 4. Oversees staff assigned for providing patient care. 5. Collaborates with leadership to assure the integration of the ANAs Scope & Standards of Practice, assuring that these standards are identified as the measurement criteria for nursing practice on the unit. 6. Unit specific orientation and ongoing training and competencies are assigned based on department role, scope of services, and organizational standards. Documentation of these trainings and competencies will be held in an electronic format. Collaborates with the Clinical Nurse Manager to assure integration of ASPANs Standards of Perioperative Nursing Practice.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES Demonstrates effective leadership and professional skills according to Standards of Care. Ability to assess a patients condition, formulate plan of care, select appropriate interventions, evaluate patients response to plan of care and to explain to patient/family about this process. Ability to assess, evaluate, explain, teach, problem solve using critical thinking; and perform calculations. Demonstrates excellent professional and clinical skills and utilization of the Nursing process of direct and indirect patient care which includes assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care to meet patient needs and improve patient outcomes.