Registered Nurse Pre Assessment Testing (PT) - Midwest Center for Day Surgery
Company: SCA Health
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: August 4, 2022
US-IL-Downers Grove# of Openings: 1Category: Registered
NurseSystem ID: 21425Group Name: LegacyOverviewSurgical Care
Affiliates (SCA) is transforming specialty care in our communities.
We relentlessly create value by aligning physicians, health plans
and health systems around a common goal: delivering exceptional
care and healing to our patients and communities we serve. We are
driven to achieve the quadruple aim in health care: high quality
outcomes and a better experience for patients and providers, all at
a lower total cost of care. As a national leader in surgical care,
SCA's 11,000 teammates operate more than 260 surgical facilities
that serve over 1 million patients per year. For more information
on SCA, visit www.scasurgery.com.Why join SCA? Consider the
following fantastic benefits...Positive work cultureCareer growth
opportunitiesComprehensive medical, vision and dental insurance -
eligible on Day 1 of employmentPaid time off plus 8 paid
holidaysMaternity/paternity/adoption benefitsEmployer-paid life and
short- and long-term disability insuranceExcellent 401(k) Plan
Accountabilities / ResponsibilitiesWe are actively hiring for an
Registered Nurse Pre-Assessment Testing.Promote the mission,
vision, and values of SCA. Describe the underlying pathophysiology
of commonly encountered disease processes. Describe the physiology
associated with various anesthesia techniques and surgical or
procedural interventions. Develop an individualized perianesthesia
plan of care by implementing: Communicating the patient's current
status throughout the perianesthesia continuum of care. Evaluating
the patient's past medical history and surgical plan using the PAT
anesthesia protocols Interviewing pre-operative patients to gather
necessary data to assist for admission Reviewing all preoperative
test results and notifying physicians when results are outside
normal limits or incomplete. Serving as initial and primary contact
for referral sources to direct screening and clearance of patients
scheduled for, or potentially to be scheduled for procedures.
Understanding medications and their actions and educating the
patient on which medications need to be taken day of surgery.
Demonstrating safe operation of equipment and machinery and follows
procedures for reporting and correcting an unsafe situation.
Speaking up with safety concerns acting as the patient's advocate.
Handling specimens according to facility policy and procedures.
Adhering to standard precautions including the use of personal
protective equipment. Administering medications safely and
correctly by using the 8-rights of safe medication administration.
Performing interventions to maintain the integrity of the patient's
wound and tissue perfusion at or above baseline levels. Providing
nursing and appropriate monitoring in accordance with policies and
procedures. Performing interventions to protect patient from
infection. Managing patient's other co-morbid conditions as
applicable. Assessing the knowledge level of the patient or
designated support person. Providing education regarding the
expected psychosocial response, nutritional management, medical
management, pain management, wound management, and expected
responses to the operative or invasive procedure. Involving patient
or designated support person actively in decisions affecting his or
her perioperative plan of care and the rehabilitation process.
Protecting patient's rights, dignity, and privacy. Providing
age-specific, culturally competent, ethical care within legal
standards of practice; and Complying with Universal Protocol and
facility site validation and time-out policy. Evaluate the
patient's progress toward attaining outcomes. Provide hand-off
report to other teammates that are accurate, concise and pertinent
to the patient's condition and response to care. Delegate tasks
according to the state Nurse Practice Act (if applicable), state
board of nursing or professional registration requirements, state
laws, and job descriptions. Document episode of care completely,
accurately, and legibly. Demonstrate effective communication and
collaboration skills with members of the perioperative team and
other stakeholders. Serve as a member of a multidisciplinary team
in planning patient care. Participate in quality review and
performance improvement projects. Participate in the performance
appraisal process. Use problem-solving and conflict resolution
skills to foster effective work relationships with team members.
Maintain required competencies. Pursue professional growth. Act as
a patient advocate and maintain privacy and confidentiality of
individuals and health information. Comply with SCA and facility
policies and procedures when providing patient care. Actively
participate in team meetings, trainings, and daily safety huddles.
Demonstrate fiscal responsibility. Perform all other duties as
assigned. QualificationsGraduate of an Accredited School of
Nursing. One year of pre-op, PACU, and/or medical / surgical
nursing experience preferred. Current state licensure to practice
within good standings. Successful completion of Basic Life Support
(BLS) or Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) within 90 days of
employment or documentation of current BLS/BCLS certification.
Successful completion of Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
(ACLS) Course within 90 days of employment or documentation of
current ACLS certification. Successful completion of Pediatric
Advanced Life Support (PALS) course is required when pediatric care
is included in the facility scope services within 90 days of
employment or documentation of current PALS certification.
Specialty certification in Perioperative or perianesthesia Nursing
is preferred. Working Conditions/Physical Requirements: Physically
demanding, high-stress environment Exposure to blood and body
fluids, communicable diseases, chemicals, radiation, and repetitive
motions Pushing and pulling heavy objects Full range of body motion
including handling and lifting patients and equipment Manual and
finger dexterity Hand eye coordination Standing and walking for
extensive periods of time Lifting and carrying items weighing up to
50 lbs Corrected vision and hearing to within normal range Working
irregular hours PI187420029
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