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Registered Nurse - ASC OR/ARD

The Registered Nurse - ASC OR/ARD is responsible for professional nursing care of the surgical or endoscopic patient and to achieve total patient centered care through use of the nursing process.

Job Relationships
Reports to the Nurse Manager-Operative Services

Principal Responsibilities
  • Nurses will be cross-trained to work other areas in the facility utilizing those nursing skills and techniques necessary to meet the patients' needs and provide quality care. Annual competencies for specific working area must be completed within designated month.
  • ADMISSION - Greet patient and instruct in changing into appropriate attire. Complete pre-operative assessment, document on appropriate chart forms and administer pre-op orders (i.e. medications, IV's). Provide pre-operative teaching to patients and significant others. Consult with other members of the health care team members regarding patient care.
  • POST-ANESTHESIA CARE NURSE - Assess and monitor the patient during Phase I Recovery. Complete applicable records. Administer medications as ordered. Ready the carts and restock supplies as needed. Transfer patient to Phase II Recovery when sufficiently recovered from anesthesia following the protocol.
  • DISCHARGE - Assess and monitor the patient during Phase II Recovery. Administer medications as ordered. Complete necessary chart forms. Assist patient in preparing for discharge and give home instructions with patient education materials. Discharge the patient per orders of the surgeon to a responsible person, following the guidelines as written in the Policy and Procedure Manual.
  • Maintain the facility in a neat and orderly manner at all times.
  • Restock supplies as indicated daily.
  • Check crash cart, defibrillator and medications daily, see that all equipment is present and in working order.
  • Complete post-op phone calls as needed.
  • Comply with the Springfield Clinic incident reporting policy and procedures.
  • Adhere to all OSHA and Springfield Clinic training & accomplishments as required per policy.
  • Provide excellent customer service and adhere to Springfield Clinic's Code of Conduct and Ethics Standards.
  • Perform other job duties as assigned.

Education/Experience
  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing.
  • Three to five (3-5) years of comparable nursing experience preferred.

Licenses/Certificates
  • Licensure as an RN in the State of Illinois.
  • PALS certification per American Heart Association guidelines required within six months of employment.
  • ACLS certification per American Heart Association guidelines required within six months of employment.
  • CPR certification per American Heart Association guidelines required within 30 days of hire

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Must have the ability to control emotions and maintain composure under stress, using tact and good judgment.
  • Must be able to adjust to various personalities and situations.
  • Must maintain professional behavior.
  • Must possess manual dexterity to handle equipment and appliances.
  • Must have the ability to control emotions and maintain composure under stress, using tact and good judgment.
  • Must be capable of stooping, bending and lifting.
  • Must be able to stand and walk for long periods.
  • Must appear well groomed.

Working Environment
  • Conditions include exposure to blood, body fluids, tissue and contagious diseases and/or potentially hazardous materials.
  • Occasional heavy lifting required.

PHI/Privacy Level
HIPAA1
Posted
04/23/2022
Location
Springfield, IL, 62703, US