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RN - Preoperative Services

Estes Park, CO
++**SUMMARY**++**:** Use the nursing process (A.P.I.E.) to meet the needs of patients of all ages, diagnosis, patient classification, in all practice areas; OR, PACU (Recovery room, Pre-Op) and GI Lab. ++**DUTIES**++**:** · Performs treatments in a safe and effective manner. · Administers medications in a timely and safe manner. · Maintains responsibility for preparation, interpretation and evaluation of test data. · Demonstrates knowledge and skills to act appropriately in the Charge Nurse Role. · Demonstrates knowledge and participates in education, discharge planning and counseling of patients and significant other. · Demonstrates commitment to professional growth and competency. · Promotes positive interpersonal relationships. · Maintains confidentiality of all patient and hospital information. · Practices according to professional and ethical standards as described by State and Professional organizations. · Provides care to patients in Pre-Op area, Operating Room and GI Lab, Pacu in a professional and anticipatory manner. · Performs all sterile activity utilizing aseptic technique. · Assists Anesthesia with intubation and extubation as needed. · Takes responsibility for all activities in the OR as the Patient Advocate while Circulating. · Take responsibility to make sure a proper Time Out is performed prior to incision per P&P. · Performs accurate and timely documentation of all medical records, ie OR Record, PACU Record, Medication reconciliation, pre-op record. · Performs accurate intra-op counts for sponges, instruments, and sharps according to P&P. · Cares for specimens according to P&P. · Exemplifies Customer Service. · Promotes Teamwork with Open Communication. · Participate in committees as assigned. · Perform in accordance with all local, state, and federal laws and regulatory agency standards. · Perform in accordance with EPMC vision, mission and goals. ++**POSITION REQUIREMENTS:**++ · Graduate from an accredited nursing program, with a current Colorado RN licensure. · 1-2 years previous experience in OR preferred. · American Heart Association CPR certified. · ACLS, PALS within 6 months of hire.
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