Registered Nurse II- Perioperative Services OR

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Job location: Coral Gables, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-08-21
Req: R100034453
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The University of Miami UMHC/SCCC at Lennar Foundation Medical Center has an exciting opportunity for a Perioperative Service – Registered Nurse 2. The RN 2 delivers patient-family centered care in a culturally competent manner utilizing evidence-based standards of quality, safety, and service while ensuring population-specific patient care. The Registered Nurse 2 oversees nurses and allied health staff in their daily practice. Assesses assigned patients and evaluates plans to include documentation of nursing care. Reports symptoms and changes in patients’ condition and vital signs. Modifies patient treatment plans as indicated by patients’ responses, conditions and physician orders. Reviews, evaluates and reports diagnostic tests to assess patient’s condition. Consults with physicians and other healthcare professionals related to assigned patients to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans. Prepares patients for, and assists with examinations, procedures and treatments. Considers patient age and culture during patient treatments and provides any needed information regarding treatment plan. Nurtures a compassionate environment by providing psychological support. Performs appropriate patient tests and safely administers medications within the scope of practice. Administers and maintains accurate records related to medications and treatments as per regulatory bodies, policies, procedures and physician orders. Communicates plan of care in a timely manner to patient and family, as well as the appropriate team members, ensuring compliance with all regulatory guidelines (i.e. HIPAA). Uses best practices for transition of patient care. Uses available resources to assist in discharge planning. Plans, prioritizes, and adjusts assignments to accomplish goals and render superior patient care; seeks assistance when needed. Adapts to changing work demands and environment. Safely operates medical equipment. Serves as a preceptor and assists new staff in the provision of care in order to help them acclimate to the healthcare environment, and a direct patient care role. Provides concise and constructive feedback when needed. Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets. Meets requirements of Pre/PACU Nurse. Performs all responsibilities/duties required by the Recovery department/patient care services as specific to the scope of service, to ensure that the unique nature of the patient is addressed.

Demonstrates the ability to titrate intravenous medications according to the patient’s hemodynamic status. Initiates IV therapy for both GI and Radiology Areas. Demonstrates the ability to care for the patient with continuous cardiac monitoring including rhythm identification, interpretation and follow through with appropriate intervention. Demonstrates knowledge of anesthetic agents, techniques and actions. Demonstrates the ability to care for the population served: post-op patient. Demonstrates the ability to perform rapid assessment differentiating between short-and long-term needs. Verification of the operative procedure, operative site, surgeon and consents. Assesses psychological status, including level of understanding, perception of surgery/procedure, and anxiety level. Verification of patient allergies, NPO status, and whether or not patient has voided. Checks the current history and physical, laboratory results, the execution of Perioperative orders, and results of ordered diagnostic tests. Communicates relevant findings to Physician/Anesthesiology/CRNA/PA Assists and expedites the transfer of patients to and from the Recovery to In-Patient and or other facility Assists with emergency situations, such as rapid response and Code. Functions in the assessment and care of both pre/post post procedure monitoring. Communicates to accepting staff via Hands-Off Communication. Ensures patients’ privacy, comfort level and complaints are responded to immediately. Assists with pre-procedure calls to patients, as well as post-procedure calls (PCM). Engages and is committed to UHEALTH Service Pillars, AIDET and telephone etiquette. Follows UHEALTH Standards of Behavior. Performs charge nurse duties as appropriate.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Floats to off-shifts/units, such as Pre/PACU/UPAC, Evening and Night Shifts, as needed to ensure staffing is adequate and safe.
  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing
  • Current/valid Florida nursing license.
  • BSN required; CCRN or CPAN preferred
  • Valid Florida RN License
  • 3 years recent Recovery, ICU, ER, or Telemetry nursing experience required
  • Proven track record of building relationships with physicians, direct reports and key staff
  • Moderate to advanced computer literacy and skills
  • Moderate Sedation Competencies

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Posted: 8/22/2019
Application Due: 9/7/2019
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