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General Purpose:

To apply the nursing process to deliver basic, safe, therapeutic care for individuals or groups of patients. Incumbents may work in a specialty area such as Adolescents (13-18 years), Adults (19-70 years), or Geriatrics (70+).

Essential Functions:

• Demonstrates the ability to establish an environment of safety for the surgical patient.
• Demonstrates the ability to assess, diagnoses, implement, and evaluate treatments and procedures that contribute to the physiological stability of the surgical patient.
• Demonstrates knowledge about the psychologic, sociologic and spiritual responses of the patient and their families to the operative or other invasive procedure, including participation of patient in their recovery.
• Supports patient’s rights and ethics by delivering consistent, competent and ethical care within legal standards of practice, while maintaining privacy and supporting the patient’s value system.
• Demonstrates knowledge of the health system environment and administrative issues that impact job performance, safety and ethical considerations.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Is responsible to the Surgery Manager.
• Able to be flexible, training and learn other areas of the Surgical Services area. Participates in performance improvement activities and other duties as assigned on daily, weekly or monthly basis.
• Participates on Surgical Team as a member providing direct patient care for all populations, assisting surgeon and anesthesia needs.
• Provides direct patient care to adolescent through geriatric patient populations.
• 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.
• Assists in usage and maintenance of surgical equipment and inventory.
• Assesses operating room for equipment functioning and readiness; e.g., obtains supplies for individual cases and ensures all appropriate needs of surgical operating team are met.
• Monitors, positions and assists patient during procedure.
• Remains patient advocate throughout surgical experience.
• Will take call if required.
• Knowledge of personal computers, hardware and basic software programs including email, word processing and spreadsheets.
• Observes hospital guidelines concerning unscheduled absences and reports unscheduled absences in accordance with hospital procedures.
• Observes and respects the confidentiality of information in regard to patients, doctors, and fellow employees as stated in the policy manual.
• Demonstrates behaviors consistent with organizational mission and goals.
• Participates in quality improvement programs.
• Attends staff meetings, educational in-services and reads communication book or minutes.
• Adheres to policy and procedures of the departments of the hospital and surgical services department.
• Uses hospital nursing practice standards, demonstrates appropriate assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of patient care.
• Assesses the patient pre-operatively.
• Makes accurate and ongoing assessments of patient’s status throughout their care in surgical services.
• Demonstrates knowledge and competency in the intra-operative care of patients.
• Demonstrates operational knowledge of surgical equipment.
• Participates as a preceptor for competency based orientation.
• Participates in teams associated with the healthcare delivery in Surgical Services.
• Ensures that standards such as National Patient Safety Goals, JC standards and AORN standards of practice are followed and documented appropriately.
• Participates as appropriate in community events, educational programs and local, state and national organizations and boards.

Skills & Abilities Required

• Performance based measurement via observation and recorded on orientation record.
• Basic computer knowledge and skills
• Multitask in an environment that frequently produces a high level of stress and mental fatigue
• Organizes on a continuum due to the changing status of the patients and the environment
• Pushing, pulling and lifting of patients and/or equipment
• Dexterity skills needed for patient treatment
• Safely manage exposure to blood and body fluids and other hazardous materials
• Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing and/or walking
• Mechanical ability to deal with a large number of machines and special equipment
• Computer Skills
• Refer to policy manual for specific instructions/guidelines. Follow established policies and procedures
• Adhere to the standards of the job description and overall philosophy of Boulder City Hospital
• Perform activities that demonstrate nursing accountability
• To safely and adequately provide and utilize equipment and supplies based on patient’s needs
• Evaluate patient outcomes
• Participate in the professional development of self and team members
• Maintain flexibility to adapt to a variety of workload assignments
• Work independently with a minimum of supervision

Education and Experience Required

• Current license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Nevada
• Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree, or Diploma from an accredited program of professional nursing
• Current BCLS certification (and re-certify every two years)
• Current ACLS (and re-certify every two years)
• CNOR preferred, but not necessary
• One to three years circulating experience preferred or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly relating to the described functions knowledge, skills and abilities.
• Skills to maintain effective communication with patients, families and other members of the health care team.

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