Ambulatory Surgery Registered Nurses (RN) may function as operating room nurses in either a scrub or circulating role, working directly with the surgeon or first assist. Ambulatory surgery RNs may also function as peri-anesthesia nurses, who admit patients, completes assessments, administer any medications needed, and help them recover from anesthesia. The incumbent is under the supervision of the Nurse Manager. The incumbent delivers fundamental, knowledge-based care to assigned clients in the Prescreening Clinic and the Ambulatory Surgery Center. Duties include but are not limited to the following: Demonstrates integration of bio-psychosocial concepts, cognitive skills and technical competence. Demonstrates leadership in delivering and improving care utilizing collaborative strategies with clients, family members and members of the interdisciplinary team. Requires knowledge of surgical procedures and sterile technique. Required to meet the individual needs of patients and families in each level of post-anesthesia care based on patient acuity, census, and physical facility. Monitor the recovery of the patient after the anesthesia and/or the surgery May don sterile protective equipment and also ensure the area around the operating site remains sterile Carries out tasks independently with specific instructions and should refer problems or deviations not covered by instructions to the Nurse Manager. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm Hours may change due to needs of the service. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Not Authorized PCS Relocation Expenses: Not Authorized Telework: Not Authorized
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