As a core member of the perioperative team, the Preop/PACU/PAT RN practices as the patient’s nurse and collaborates with the team to facilitate the coordination of safe, efficient patient care during multi-facets of the surgical experience.
Leads a team of multi-skilled patient care providers in the delivery of preferred outcome oriented, safe, therapeutic and cost effective care.
Identifies patient needs based on professional knowledge and medical plan of care. Establishes individualized outcome measures for each patient's care.
Delegates interventions based on critical thinking skills and a knowledge of the competencies of each team member.
Coordinates care to maximize desirable outcomes, patient satisfaction, and cost effective utilization of available personnel and resources.
Through utilization of the nursing process, the clinical nurse diagnoses and treats patient and family responses to actual or potential health problems. The Preop/PACU/PAT nurse is accountable to the patient, family, peers, and leadership team.
Ensures and manages that appropriate nursing care is delivered by utilizing the nursing process and according to accepted standards of the operating room.
Monitors, positions and assists patient during preoperative anesthetic blocks and procedures.
Addresses the psychosocial, physical and general aspects of care related to the surgical environment.
Communicates with surgeon and anesthesiologist continuously and as needed about patient condition.
Participates in performance improvement activities.