Job Description

Location: St. Joseph Medical Center
Posted Date: 4/25/2022

Accountable for the observation, assessment, intervention, evaluation, rehabilitation, or health teachings of a person who is ill, injured, infirm, or experiencing a change in normal health processes; the maintenance of health or prevention of illness; the administration of a medication or treatment as ordered by a physician, the supervision or teaching of nursing; the administration, supervision, and evaluation of nursing practices, policies, and procedures; the performance of an act delegated by a physician and the development of the nursing care plan.

Serves as a patient advocate for individuals prior to and during anesthesia. Provides care to all age groups – neonates through elderly.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assesses Operating Room readiness, table positioning, supplies and supply availability and equipment readiness for a variety of procedures
  • Develops the patient’s plan of care and monitors treatment in the operative environment. This includes practice of aseptic technique and maintenance of sterile fields as well as correction of breaks in technique for any of the team members.
  • Verifies contact information with family: name, cell number, where they will be waiting i.e. waiting room, plastic, home or work. This will be done prior to taking patient to the OR.
  • Updates family every two hours on the patient status. Call family approximately 10 minutes prior to case ending to let family know to return to waiting area or conference room so surgeon can speak with them. If the family member is not available, give the family contact card to the surgeon.
  • Manages patient safety by implementing operative policy and procedures including patient identification, site verification, positioning and counting of sponges, instruments and sharps. Takes action to correct deficiencies.
  • Holds self, physicians and other team members accountable for safe patient practices and environment.
  • Participates as assigned in Operative Services on-call schedule and arrives on site within 45 minutes. (Not applicable to Float Pool staff).

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