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Registered Nurse - Pre/Post Surgery Center - Pool B

Company: Advocate Aurora Health
Location: Waukesha
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Performs the nursing process to deliver safe, therapeutic, and patient quality care through assessment of patients, establishment and implementation of the nursing care plan, and evaluation of clinical outcomes within an inpatient environment. Uses in-depth knowledge of nursing practice, perceives situations as a whole, and comprehends the significant elements based on previous experience. Demonstrates proficiency in the nursing process and integrates and translates research-based knowledge and experience into well-defined actions to facilitate achievement of holistic quality patient/family outcomes.


Provides ongoing patient centered nursing care. Completes initial assessment of patient including obtaining vital signs and gathering pertinent health information. Provides triage and consultation to patient, family, and/or significant others according to protocol and established guidelines.

Initiates and implements a nursing plan of care individualized to the needs of each patient. Promotes patient/family involvement in planning and implementing care.

Anticipates and recognizes significant changes in patient's condition, status and need for care. Provides ongoing assessment of patient and takes appropriate nursing actions when changes occur. Anticipates and alters the plan of care as needed and collaborates with other health care team members to coordinate patient centered care.

Communicates with physicians and other members of the health care team. Provides patient status updates to physicians on a regular basis. Documents, maintains and updates accurate patient records according to agency, state, and federal guidelines.

Administers medications, under physician/provider orders, which may include: antibiotics, narcotic pain medications, vitamins, topical agents, insulin, blood thinners, and allergy antigens. Initiates, maintains and discontinues IV therapy; performs mixing of medications according to protocols.

Monitors the patient's medication needs and response to treatment. Adjusts medication as appropriate within scope of practice and utilizing protocols established by the physician. Performs laboratory procedures and assists the physician/provider with procedures and surgeries using principles of aseptic technique and standard precautions/infection control guidelines.

Assists the physician/provider with procedures and/or surgeries. Performs advanced clinical tasks or skills such as complex wound care, hickman/port-a-cath/PIC line, central line care, conscious sedation, hyperalimentation, venipunture, etc., with demonstrated competency and under clinical supervision.

Coordinates the discharge planning process with the patient/family, physician, social worker, and other staff members as appropriate. Assesses and provides moderately complex patient education and counseling to the patient, family, and/or significant others. Completes routine maintenance and quality monitoring of equipment using appropriate technique when cleaning, sterilizing and caring for instruments and other equipment.

Participates in all aspects of performance improvement for one or more initiatives which impact quality with demonstrated results. For example, baseline data analysis, identification of problem, creation of an evidenced-based intervention plan, implementation utilizing change theory, data collection, data analysis, and data evaluation. Participates in professional activities which contribute to personal professional development and the development of others.

Acts as a clinical and department resource. Assists in the development and implementation of staff orientation, competency and educational activities. Seeks opportunities to be taught, coached, and mentored. Responsible for developing effective relationships with other caregivers and providing leadership within the health care team integrated approaches to care. Interprets the patient and family experiences from a perspective that begins to envision and create possibilities.

Scheduled Hours

Flexible hours and days Monday through Friday

Licenses & Certifications

Registered Nurse license issued by the state in which the team member practices, and

Nursing certification in one or more specialty-specific areas issued by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or other approved national governing body required for registered nurses with an Associate’s degree, optional for Registered Nurses with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, and

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 6 months unless department leader has determined it is not required.

Degrees

Associate's Degree in Nursing.

Required Functional Experience

Typically requires 3 years of experience in clinical nursing within an acute care setting.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Demonstrates progression to a holistic view of patient care and the ability to view clinical situations from a patient and family focus.Demonstrates awareness of and beginning to utilize alternative strategies beyond routine to develop an individualized plan of care and to achieve quality patient/family outcomes.Ability to recognize situational changes that require unplanned or unanticipated interventions.Proficient computer skills including keyboarding, navigation within a windows operating system, use of electronic mail and electronic medical records systems.Excellent communication, listening and interpersonal skills.Demonstrates human relation skills with the ability to develop rapport and maintain positive, professional relationships with a variety of patients, staff and physicians. Demonstrated ability to effectively make critical, independent decisions.Excellent organization, prioritization and problem solving skills.Demonstrates time management skills with an ability to multi-task and prioritize with frequent interruptions.Demonstrates coordination, collaboration, delegation and team building skills.Must meet the ‘Proficient Characteristics of Practice’ as defined by the “Aurora Nursing Professional Advancement Model (ANPAM)".

Keywords: Advocate Aurora Health, Waukesha , Registered Nurse - Pre/Post Surgery Center - Pool B, Other , Waukesha, Wisconsin

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