Registered Nurse 2 - UMHC/SCCC Perio-Op & Surgery Center
Job location: Miami, FL
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-10-15
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The University of Miami UMHC/SCCC Perio-Op & Surgery Center has an exciting opportunity for a Registered Nurse 2. The Registered Nurse performs all responsibilities/duties required by the surgical 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. 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 intra 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, 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. Follows procedures for surgical interventions along with preferences of surgeon Assembles necessary instruments, supplies, and equipment prior to start of case. Checks for availability and proper condition of necessary instruments, supplies, and equipment Performs sponge, needle and instrument counts according to policy and procedure Ensure safety of patients during the use of electrical equipment Preps the surgical site using aseptic technique Correctly collects and accurately labels specimens Revises physician’s preference cards and communicates changes to appropriate personnel. Accurately and promptly documents unusual occurrences noted during the perioperative phase All areas in the intra-op documentation records are complete. Communicates relevant findings to Physician/ARNP/Anesthesiology/PA Assists and expedites the transfer of patients to and from the OR.
Performs assessments and reassessments focusing on the physical and psychosocial health status of the patient in an ongoing timely and systematic manner. Obtains baseline information utilized for the development of individualized patient plan of care. Provides direct and indirect patient and family care to assess needs. Facilitates/patient/family education with interdisciplinary team involvement. Monitors patient’s progress against plan of care until discharge from designated patient care area. Collaborates with interdisciplinary team members to identify potential barriers and variances to the plan of care
Coordinates the plan of care with patients, family and interdisciplinary team. Ensures the plan of care is accessible to the patient and family to assist them in understanding goals of care and movement toward these goals. Plans discharge and teaching needs as applicable. Promotes development of clinical practice based on research and evidence. Assists leadership team with maintenance of initial and ongoing unit-based clinical competencies
Acts as a liaison between patients, caregivers and community resources. Educates interdisciplinary team, patient/family on plan of care. Serves as a direct care provider, as appropriate, to ensure outcome obtainment. Documents concise, accurate and legible according to nursing policies and procedures and nursing standards. Provides patient/family teaching using available resources and tools. Acts as consultant to clinical staff in assisting with unfamiliar procedures/treatments. Utilizes process of performance improvement. Promotes patient safety. Communicates changes in plan of care to the patient/family and the health care team members in a timely manner. Demonstrates creativity and innovation in approach to complex problem solving. Leads crisis management. Delegates’ aspects of care to qualified personnel. Administers IV contrast materials. Administers and/or monitors blood and blood products following hospital policy and procedures Demonstrates the skills and judgment necessary to implement medical plan of care, nursing intervention and procedures as necessary for the care of the patient Delivers sedation and analgesia according to hospital policy and procedure. Demonstrates knowledge of commonly used meds: action, dose, and side effects. Observes five Rights for administering meds: right patient, right drug, right dose, right method, and right time Medication Administration as per hospital policy and procedure
Evaluates patient for improvement after implementation of plan of care to assess for the attainment of goals. Readjusts plan of care based on evaluation of the patients’/families’ needs. Monitors outcomes of patients undergoing new procedures or interventions. Evaluates staff competencies and reports to leadership team. Participates in staff evaluations
Consistently maintain complete confidentiality of all medical, financial, employees, computer and other sensitive materials, which may violate HIPAA regulations and/or jeopardize the privacy of others. Attends meetings as needed. Acts as role model and maintain professional demeanor at all times. Develops and maintains clinical competency. Demonstrates professional independence in the practice of nursing. Consults internal experts when appropriate. Maintains documentation of the continuing education requirements. Maintains CPR and ACLS or PALS provider card. Maintains certificate
Credentialed to administer all forms of anti-cancer therapy including but not limited to anti-neoplastic and biological (e.g. gene) therapies.
Attends all mandatory in-services as directed Participates in professional organization. Actively supports and participates in performance improvement activities. Seeks/accepts training to learn new skills and maintain current competencies. Maintains and completes Personnel Development Record as per policy. Maintains professional certifications/licensure in active status. Practices within the guidelines as set forth by the Florida Board of Nursing. Displays courtesy toward customers by introducing self and addressing customer by name. Meets customers’ expectation by listening to them, demonstrating sensitivity and awareness of others. Follows through to ensure that established expectations are satisfied; keep customers informed of progress. Works effectively and cooperatively in groups/teams to ensure quality patient care. Communicates effective with manager and other members of the interdisciplinary team. Attempts to resolves patient/physicians and visitors complaints and refers unresolved issues to managers. Demonstrate dependability/reliability by promptly reporting to work when scheduled. Cross-trains to other nursing units and floats as necessary. Follow hospital and nursing policies and procedures. Serves as mentor and role model Other duties as assigned.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.
Minimum Qualifications (Essential Requirements):
- Graduate from an accredited school of nursing, valid Florida RN license, BSN required
- BSN/ACLS/PALS required
- Recent OR/procedural nursing preferred
The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.
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