To establish guidelines to identify the professional qualifications and skill required for employment in the pre-operative area for the RN. It is the Pre-Op nurse’s responsibility to formulate and execute the nursing care for patients of all ages in the Pre-Op area to ensure the patients receives the highest quality care, that their safety is ensured according policy and procedure, and to instigate and execute all other tasks as requested by the Chief Nursing Officer.
Key tasks and responsibilities (essential functions)
The Pre-Op nurse is to greet the patient in the lobby and escort the patient to the pre-op testing area.
The nurse is to ensure all orders are correct for lab, EKG and CXR per the doctor’s standing orders. Notify the doctor of any abnormal lab, EKG, and CXR.
Form the packet with the patient’s pre-op testing results. Print the next day’s schedule and pull packets.
Make pre-op calls on the next day’s surgery schedule.
Maintain positive working relationships with the hospital, surgery center, clinic and physicians’ offices.
Requires analytical and organizational skills, effective communications skills, problem solving abilities and assertiveness.
Licensure and Certification: BCLS, if not current, certification within 90 days of hire. Requires a degree or Diploma from an accredited school of Nursing with active registration from the Board of Nursing from the State she/he is currently licensed.
Environmental and physical requirements - The employee works in a temperature controlled environment. Candidate must be able to read and speak English fluently, have cognitive skills for math, reading, computer skills, and communication skills to deal well with the public (customers) as well as peers. Vision for near, mid-range, and far accommodation. Hearing for low, medium and high pitch. Position exerts up to 50lb. of force occasionally and/or up to 20lb. of force frequently and/or up to 10lb, of force consistently to move object. Requires pushing, pulling, reaching, kneeling, stooping, and finger dexterity. There is potential for exposure to blood and body fluids (high), and exposure to infectious disease.
Experience required: Previous experience in a healthcare environment pre-op nurse experience preferred.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Oklahoma Center for Orthopaedic & Multi-Specialty Surgery (11702)
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