The Ambulatory Surgery Center Nurse is a licensed registered nurse with advanced specialized training in surgery settings. The Surgical Nurse coordinates total nursing care for patients, participates in patient and family/significant other teaching and provides leadership by working collaboratively with other members of the Health Care Delivery Team.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS • Patient assessment is continuous and is documented on the Operating Room record according to policy.• Nursing interventions are prioritized to provide optimum patient outcomes.• Knowledge and consideration of potential complications in the care of the peri-operative patient is demonstrated by appropriate patient supplies and organized set up and is reflected in the Nursing Plan of Care.• Knowledge of anesthetic techniques (general, regional, local) and surgical procedures is demonstrated by documentation and the Nursing Plan of Care.• Safety is demonstrated by maintaining the patient free from injury during the peri-operative experience.• Established policies and procedures for aseptic technique will be adhered to.• Competency with patient care protocols is demonstrated by patient monitoring and documentation.• Patient transfer/transport is patient focused and transition is efficient.• Maintaining confidentiality in all aspects of patient care.• Respect patient and family human rights at all times.• Maintain patient advocate role at all times.
• Successful completion of RN program, BSN preferred• Active unencumbered Maine license• Previous Ambulatory Surgery or OR Pre and Post Op, Circulating and PACU experience required. Endoscopy experience preferred. • ACLS and PALS preferred• Caring and compassionate demeanor• Excellent professional judgment, assessment taking, phone skills and decision making ability• Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks without sacrificing quality
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