Catholic Health Initiatives RN Day Surgery/PACU PRN in PENDLETON, Oregon

RN Day Surgery/PACU PRN

Description

JOB STATEMENT:

The Registered Nurse provides leadership and co-ordination to the health care team to assure the provision of high quality, cost-effective service to patients, physicians, visitors and appropriate customer groups. Serves as safe clinical practitioner using independent but collaborative judgment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Assessment:

  • Continuously and systematically assesses the health care status of assigned patients on the unit in partnership with the patient and significant other.

  • Data will focus on the patient as a whole including the physical, psychological, spiritual, cultural environment, educational, self care, and care coordination needs of the patient and the patient’s support system.

  • Respects patient’s individual rights and dignity.

Planning:

  • Initiates and maintains an individualized plan of care for assigned patients based on analysis of assessment data, standards of nursing care and practice.

  • Collaborates with patients, primary care providers, family, internal and community resources to ensure patient outcomes are met. Participates in patient and family teaching.

Implementation:

  • Prioritizes, performs, and delegates direct and/or indirect patient interventions based upon the goals and outcomes in the plan of care.

  • Delegates to available individual staff based on ability/competence and scope of practice.

  • Uses critical thinking skills to recognize/respond to urgent or changing patient needs and initiates actions to correct, reduce, or prevent risk.

  • Coordinates and promotes continuity of patient care through effective communication and documentation.

  • Is aware and demonstrates how to appropriately care for patients/customers/clients of different ages.

Evaluation:

  • Evaluates present plan of care, and revises/updates Care Plan according to the patient’s progress toward expected outcomes.

Professional and Institutional Responsibilities:

  • Promotes own professional and educational development to improve skills and knowledge by participation in departmental meetings, inservice educational programs, community resources, and established hospital nursing committees.

  • Performs nursing actions that demonstrate accountability.

Financial/Fiscal:

  • Participates in safe, cost-effective use of all hospital/patient supplies and equipment.

  • Charges appropriately for patient services and supplies.

Performance Improvement:

  • The RN must be actively involved in the Performance Improvement program, both within the department and in interdepartmental teams as assigned. In addition, the RN is to be aware of where improvements can be made, and be willing to provide that information to the Manager for future PI projects.

  • Understands and actively supports the organizational departmental Performance Improvement Initiatives.

  • Can verbalize employee’s overall responsibility and role in the St Anthony Hospital Performance Improvement Program.

  • Can identify Plan, Do, Check, and Act as St Anthony Hospital’s Guide for Performance Improvement.

  • Willingly participates in or initiates a Performance Improvement activity, organizational, departmental, or individual.

Service Delivery Standards:

REVERENCE

Pass a Smile! (First Impressions)

  1. Introduce yourself and initiate greetings with a smile, eye contact, open body language, and a handshake or touch.

  2. Use patient and co-worker's name in conversation.

  3. Listen attentively and provide patient with confirmation you have heard them.

  4. Greets patient, visitors, co-workers with a smile and hello in and out of the department.

Celebrate Differences! (Diversity)

  1. Treat all patients, visitors, and co-workers with respect as unique, valued individuals.

  2. Provide the highest level of service to everyone, regardless of who they are.

  3. Create a supportive environment and encourage people to freely express themselves.

  4. Behave in a professional, collaborative, supportive manner, regardless of personal feelings.

Look the Part! (Professional Image)

  1. Make sure employee badge is visible and appropriately placed when out of the department.

  2. Maintains good grooming.

  3. Maintains cleanliness of scrubs changing as needed.

  4. Ensures personal conversations and demeanor appropriate at all times during the procedure.

  5. Maintain an attitude of confidence and proficiency.

2.

INTEGRITY

Make it Right! (Service Recovery)

  1. Anticipate and correct problems before they become complaints.

  2. Acknowledge errors when they occur, without placing blame.

  3. Apologize for the mistake regardless of who is responsible.

  4. Help take corrective action for errors.

Let's Talk! (Communication)

  1. Follow-through on all requests and promises in a timely manner.

  2. Always say, "thank you" and "good-bye".

  3. Whenever you see a person who needs help, ask them, "What can I do for you?"

  4. Respond in a timely manner to all requests - conveying clear, concise, and accurate information.

Answer phones with appropriate respectful greeting.

Lean on Me! (Teamwork)

  1. Balance personal agenda with team and organizational goals.

  2. Value all team members and their opinions by treating everyone equally and with respect.

  3. Seek to resolve conflicts in a respectful way. Do so directly with the individual(s) involved and promptly.

Fully share information that people need to do their job constructively.

3.

COMPASSION

Welcome to Our Home! (Safe/Healing/Calm Environment)

  1. Maintain a safe, neat, clutter-free work environment.

  2. Pick up spilled items and disposes of them.

  3. Keeps voice down in and around work area and patients.

  4. Assists in addressing work area inefficiencies and recommends changes.

Keep in Touch! (Provide Information & Explanations)

  1. Apologize for delays or inconveniences.

  2. Communicate anticipated timeline for procedures and keep family updated.

  3. Use easily understood and appropriate language when giving information to patients, visitors and co-workers.

  4. Avoid technical or professional jargon and acronyms.

Privacy Matters! (Privacy/confidentiality)

  1. Always knock before entering.

  2. Be sensitive to individual privacy needs. Keep OR doors closed during procedure.

  3. Always speak kindly and positively about patients or co-workers. Show in all ways that the patient is the first priority.

  4. Maintain strict confidentiality at all times with patients, visitors, co-workers, physician information, and with proprietary organizational information.

4.

EXCELLENCE

Thank Somebody! (Recognition/Appreciation)

  1. Find ways to specifically recognize and appreciate a co-worker.

  2. Acknowledge appreciation immediately when you notice them doing something special.

  3. Commend a team member when they demonstrate one or more of our customer service standards and behaviors.

Show the Way! (Giving Directions)

  1. Make it your job to know where services are at in the facility.

  2. Offers assistance if someone appears to need directions.

  3. Offer to escort patients and visitors to their destination.

  4. Arrange for escort if unable to do it yourself.

Keep Growing! (Technical Competency)

  1. Maintain a high level of competence; continue to grow in skill and encourage others to do the same.

  2. Consistently demonstrate excellent technical knowledge on the job.

  3. Encourage and contribute innovative ideas and ways of doing things that increase efficiencies.

  4. Offers help to co-workers learning new procedures.

Age Specific Population Served:

Check the Age Categories that the position commonly serves.

x Neonatal (0-28 days) x Infant (28 days – 1 yr.) x Pediatric (1 – 12 yrs.)

x Adolescent (12 – 20 yrs.) x Adult (20 – 61 yrs.) x Geriatric (62 yrs. )

  1. Must be open to additional responsibilities as required by administration.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience:

Must be a graduate of an accredited School of Nursing.

Licensure:

Must possess a current Oregon Registered Nurse license. Current ACLS, CPR/BLS. PALS may be required, see appropriate addendum.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Demonstrates a knowledge and understanding of major disease processes, pertinent medical findings, rationale and expected outcomes in the nursing field. Applies the principles of the nursing process in the delivery of nursing care. Collects objective and subjective data from observations, examinations, interviews and written records regarding the patient’s health status. Evaluates and modifies nursing care plans and nursing interventions and accurately documents all client information using nursing diagnosis criteria. Able to perform safe medication administration, isolation precautions, aseptic and sterile technique, IV insertion and other clinical skills frequently used.

Job Perioperative Services/OR

Primary Location OREGON-PENDLETON-ST ANTHONY HOSPITAL

Daily Schedule S-S

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 0

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2017-R0118719