*This is a full-time, .8 FTE. Strictly Monday – Friday, No nights, weekends, holidays, call.
The Perioperative Nurse provides individualized and specialized nursing care to patients in the Clinic procedure setting in accordance with physician orders during the perioperative time.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS DUTIES
1. Works with all health care team members to provide optimal care to the patient throughout his/her surgical experience.
2. Provides monitoring and nursing care to patients from admission to discharge.
3. Provides thorough assessment of the patient and procedure, anticipates the needs of the surgical team and provides such services while maintaining an aseptic and safe environment.
4. Starts and manages IV lines. Provides and monitors IV conscious sedation.
5. Administers medications under physician guidance.
6. Evaluates patient and documents patient vital signs and assessments.
7. Consistently reviews patient charts for completeness, in accordance with documentation protocols prior to and after the surgical procedure.
8. Performs pre-op and post-op phone calls.
9. Functions within the scope and legal limits of nursing practice.
10. Utilize general nursing skills.
11. Supports physicians in clinic as needed.
12. Precepts new team members as needed.
13. Perform other projects/tasks as requested.
This list is not inclusive of all duties and responsibilities that may be assigned. They are only listed as typical. Any other duties and responsibilities assigned will be of a similar nature requiring the same relative skill and capabilities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
· Associates or Bachelor’s degree in accredited RN program is required.
· Current State license in Nursing is required.
· BLS and ACLS certification is required.
· 2+ years in an OR or ambulatory surgery setting is preferred.
· Must possess or obtain Certification in Administration of Sedation & Monitoring prior to completion of orientation.
· Possesses knowledge of patient care charts and history (preferably charting in Epic)
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES – COMPETENCIES
· Demonstrates compassion and focuses on quality patient care
· Demonstrates initiative, insight and judgment in decision making process
· Possesses knowledge of basic nursing performance standards as outlined in the Wisconsin Nurse Practice Act
· Demonstrates competency in providing sedation and monitoring
· Possesses strong organizational, communication, and problem-solving skills
· Possesses the ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations
· Models a professional disposition and communication style.
· Demonstrates the ability to work under pressure and with constant interruptions
· Adherence to strict confidentiality standards and compliance as to scope of role, record keeping, PHI and HIPPA.
· Specific safety certification/recertification may be required per the organization.
PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS and WORK ENVIRONMENT
The nature of the job requires sitting, standing and walking for periods of time. While performing the essential functions of the job one may frequently bend/stoop and occasionally squat, reach above shoulder, crouch, push/pull. Some lifting/carrying up to 25 lbs. is required. The use of hands for repetitive simple grasping, firm grasping is required. While performing the job, one will encounter close paperwork and use of a computer monitor, visual monotony. Must utilize hearing for continuous conversations, equipment monitoring, telephone use and background noise. Frequent stress may occur. The job requires continuous independent decision-making.
This job description is not a guarantee of employment. It is understood that employment is “at will,” and the employer or the employee may terminate employment at any time.
To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job duties satisfactorily (with or without accommodation). Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions.
EOE, including disability/vets
Job Type: Full-time
- Dental insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Health insurance
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Vision insurance
- Day shift
- Monday to Friday
Ability to commute/relocate:
- Wausau, WI 54401: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)
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- Associate (Preferred)
- Nursing: 1 year (Preferred)
- BLS Certification (Preferred)
- RN (Preferred)
Work Location: In person