Job Description

JOB SUMMARY: 

Pre & Post-Op assessment of all age groups infants through geriatrics.  Prior to discharge gives post-op instructions as applicable.     

 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collects and assembles patient assessment data from multiple sources, prior to and in preparation for scheduled operative procedures.  This includes but may not be limited to, consent forms, laboratory results, diagnostic testing results, and required medical records.
  • Verifies the contact information on the patient information card located on the front of the chart.     Provides patient updates with hourly rounding.
  • Provides pre and post-op teaching to all age groups (pediatric through geriatric).
  • Manages patient during all stages of Conscious Sedation.

    SCOPE OF CARE:

    Surgical Services provides surgical intervention in specialty areas of General, Orthopedics, Cardiovascular, Cardiothoracic, Spine, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Urologic, Otolaryngology, Plastic and Reconstructive, Oncology, Podiatry, Pediatric, Laser, Gynecologic and Obstetric surgery. Additional medical specialties include Endoscopy, Bronchoscopy and pain management. The services provided are for both outpatient and inpatient populations.


    The clinical areas include Pre-admission Testing, Day Surgery (Pre-op and Phase II Recovery), OR, PACU (Phase I Recovery) and ENDO.


    PRE-ADMISSION TESTING:

    Hours of operation are from 0730 until 1630 Monday through Friday. The PAT Suite consists of 5 interview rooms, 1 EKG and 1 lab draw station.


    DSU:

    Hours of operation are from 0500 until 2030. The DSU consists of 24 pre/post operative rooms and 8 holding bays.



    Qualifications

    Work Experience:

    One year experience in surgical services or critical care.

     

    License/Registration/ Certification:

    • Current RN permit or licensure issued by the Board of Nurse Examiners of the State of Texas to practice professional nursing.
    • Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider certification required.
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification is recommended, but not required.

    Education & Training

    Completion of an accredited school of nursing program resulting in an Associate Degree, Diploma or Baccalaureate degree in nursing. 

     

    Skills:

    • Technical, clerical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills relevant to total patient care/area in order to safely and efficiently treat patients. 
    • Good verbal and written communication skills necessary in order to be clearly and easily understood by patients, families and members of the Health Care team. 
    • Writes/prints legibly in order to document accurately and understandably, and to provide direction to support staff and others. 
    • Demonstrates a pleasant, helpful and caring demeanor in order to be an effective patient advocate.  

    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER MINORITIES / WOMEN / VETERANS / DISABLED

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