RN - Pre/Post Op Surg FT/PT 8HR Schedule
Company: Huntington Hospital
Posted on: February 13, 2019
When you join Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, CA, you are aligning yourself with an organization whose values drive our philosophy of care. Our focus on delivering quality, service, and cutting edge care, enables Huntington Hospital to be an organization committed to patient outcomes-not the bottom line. More importantly, it empowers you to enact change and deliver the results that continuously improve our ability to provide our community with care.
Responsible for coordination of care to meet identified needs of the patient/family. Supervises the management of patient care utilizing critical thinking and nursing process, discharge planning, resource identification, linking and scheduling patients with required services, monitoring care delivery, advocating for the patient, care planning and evaluating outcomes. Coordinates patient care across the health care continuum, and assists other team members with meeting individual patient needs. The SDS Nurse provides quality nursing care to meet the needs of the pre and postoperative patient, including discharge for Day Surgery patients having surgery in the main OR or a procedure in the Special Procedure Room within the unit. This is a full time or part time position which may require flexibility of hours and is eligible for overtime pay.
Minimum two years Med/Surg experience required; experience in a day surgery setting, preferred. Must challenge and successfully pass the Basic Dysrhythmia course curriculum within 21 days of hire. Basic computer skills/experience with computerized documentation systems required.
Bachelor's degree in Nursing, Required. Diploma or transcripts on highest degree earned required.
Current active unrestricted RN license issued by State of California. Current American Heart Association BLS, ACLS and PALS Provider required. RN-BC or related certification, preferred.
Good communications skills, good interpersonal skills, and the ability to utilize critical thinking.
Additional Unit Specific Essential Functions:
Ensures each patient's readiness for surgery/procedure via a thorough assessment and reporting abnormal findings to the surgeon and anesthesiologist. Utilizes steps in the "Universal Protocol" to verify patient identification, surgical procedure to be done, and site marking. Provide intraprocedural care for patients having a procedure within the unit, including Sedation/Analgesia with appropriate monitoring, maintenance of the sterile field, and the "Time Out". Provides postoperative monitoring for Day Surgery patients, establishing readiness for discharge based on the SDS discharge criteria, including Aldrete Scoring and pain management. Provides complete and individualized discharge instructions to patients based on the procedure performed. Answers questions appropriately and includes family/care-giver accordingly. Maintains annual competencies and self studies. Attends a code blue drill every six months. Maintains basic knowledge of The Joint Commission requirements and the National Patient Safety Goals. Demonstrates commitment to the Customer Service standards by providing information to patients, visitors, coworkers, and physicians in a friendly, helpful, courteous manner.
Innovating the delivery of healthcare as the San Gabriel Valley region's only Level II Trauma Center and Level III NICU, Huntington Hospital is a 635-bed non-profit regional medical center. We deliver nationally recognized care across over 90 service areas to our community and beyond.
Located in downtown Pasadena, you'll find yourself among charming neighborhoods and a relaxed community that is still close enough to all that L.A. has to offer. So join us, and find out what it's like to discover Careers at a Higher Level(tm).
Huntington Hospital complies with applicable federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex.
Huntington Hospital does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex.
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