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RN – Surgery

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Website SSM Health

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Demonstrates critical thinking skills in providing care for the perioperative patient by completing a comprehensive preoperative assessment, planning and implementing individualized nursing interventions and evaluating the effectiveness of care and modifying interventions as needed.
  • Prioritizes multiple complex patient and physician needs to delegate and coordinate the care provided by the surgical team to maximize patient outcomes.
  • Coordinates patient care assignments to personnel supervised, considering staff competencies, patient population, equipment used, patient condition, environmental factors, infection control, safety factors and availability of direct/indirect supervision.
  • Communicates effectively with patients, staff and physicians to anticipate needs and develop and implement actions to be taken in response to complaints related to patient care processes.
  • Maintains and enhances professional clinical skills by seeking out learning situations and remaining abreast of current advances in nursing techniques and technologies.
  • Serves as a consultant to all personnel in area(s) of nursing expertise. Teaches and mentors other less-experienced RNs and technicians.
  • Demonstrates advanced clinical judgment as evidenced by knowledge of complex nursing interventions required in multiple surgical specialty areas.
  • Exhibits willingness to take on special projects and initiates actions that work to improve processes within the department.
  • As an SSM Health nurse, I will demonstrate the professional nursing standards defined in the professional practice model.
  • Uses the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses to guide his/her response to the current and evolving health and nursing needs of our patients and our patient populations.
  • Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION

  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing

EXPERIENCE

  • Two years advanced surgical experience

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Constant use of speech to share information through oral communication.
  • Constant standing and walking.
  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.
  • Frequent sitting, reaching and keyboard use/data entry.
  • Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.
  • Frequent use of smell to detect/recognize odors.
  • Frequent use of hearing to receive oral communication, distinguish body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.
  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.
  • Occasional lifting/moving of patients.
  • Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting, gripping and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.
  • Occasional driving.
  • Rare crawling and running.

Associated topics: ambulatory, bsn, hospice, nurse, psychiatric, registed, staff nurse, surgery, surgical, unit

Tagged as: Ambulatory, Bsn, Hospice, Nurse, Psychiatric, Registed, Staff Nurse, Surgery, Surgical, Unit

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