Registered Nurse 8/10HR 13 742900
Company: Huntington Hospital
Posted on: June 9, 2021
When you join the
Huntington Hospital team, you are aligning yourself with an
organization whose values drive our philosophy of compassionate
community care. Over the past 129 years, we’ve grown from a small
16-bed hospital to a nationally recognized healthcare leader with
619 beds. As part of our commitment to providing equitable,
high-quality care to all members of our community, we embrace
differences and work hard to create a place of belonging for our
patients and our employees. When you join the Huntington family,
you’ll be empowered to enact change that continuously improves our
ability to deliver world-class care, with kindness and dignity, to
all who need it.
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742900 Pre/Post Op Surg
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 position may require flexibility of hours.
For hires prior to 9/1/15, Graduate from accredited nursing program
For internal promotions or for hires on 9/1/15 and thereafter, BSN
preferred or must be currently enrolled in a BSN or MSN program &
degree must be completed within 3 years of DOH or date of
transition to an RN position.
Diploma or transcripts on highest degree earned required.
Minimum 1 year of current experience in acute care area of
expertise/equivalent service area, 2 years 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.
Current active unrestricted RN license issued by State of
Current American Heart Association BLS, ACLS and PALS Provider
RN-BC or related certification, preferred
Good communications skills, good interpersonal skills, and the
ability to utilize critical thinking.
Additional Unit Specific Essential Functions:
1. Ensures each patient's readiness for surgery/procedure via a
thorough assessment and reporting abnormal findings to the surgeon
2. Utilizes steps in the "Universal Protocol" to verify patient
identification, surgical procedure to be done, and site
3. 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
4. Provides postoperative monitoring for Day Surgery patients,
establishing readiness for discharge based on the SDS discharge
criteria, including Aldrete Scoring and pain management.
5. Provides complete and individualized discharge instructions to
patients based on the procedure performed. Answers questions
appropriately and includes family/care-giver accordingly.
6. Maintains annual competencies and self studies. Attends a code
blue drill every six months.
7. Maintains basic knowledge of The Joint Commission requirements
and the National Patient Safety Goals.
8. Demonstrates commitment to the Customer Service standards by
providing information to patients, visitors, coworkers, and
physicians in a friendly, helpful, courteous manner.
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