Job: RN Surgery PRN


Title RN Surgery PRN
Date Posted 2019-01-07
Location OR
Job Information

Is continuously responsible for providing professional nursing service (according to qualification and training) and non-professional services as directed; is directly responsible for performing patient care functions according to established standards, policies, and procedures.

  1. Receives outpatients for pre-operative care. Admits outpatients to floor for pre-operative care. Carries out physician’s orders for lab, x-ray, EKG, medicines, and treatment necessary before surgery. Sees that consents are completed with proper signatures. Offers support and encouragement to patient. Answers patient and family questions.
  2. Transports patient to surgery. Sees that documentation of pre-operative care is complete and accurate. Supervises patient safe transport to surgery. Communicates with surgery pertinent information.
  3. Receives outpatients for post-operative care. Monitors vital signs and observes level of consciousness in post-recovery period. Carry out post-operative physician’s orders. Make appointments and give discharge instructions to patient and/or family. Communicate with physician pertinent information.
  4. Discharge outpatient. Re-enforce discharge instructions and appointments. Answers questions. Supervises safe transport to vehicle.
  5. Maintains equipment. Checks equipment for malfunctions and reports to supervisor. Performs cleaning duties as necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Training: Graduate of a course for RN.  Licensed.  BLS. ACLS preferred.

Work Experience: Experience in Surgery preferred. Minimum 2 years Nursing experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: IV Therapy course desirable.

Physical Requirements: Lifting weights over 25 lbs.  e.g. Lifting and

moving or helping lift patients of awkward weights, moving and carrying

equipment.  Repeated bending, stooping, squatting, pushing, pulling

movements.  Medium to high level of stress.  Frequent interruptions.  Visual

and hearing acuity as well as cognitive function to make observations and

communicate these to other staff.

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