This is a part time 24 hour per week position. Either 4 or 5 days per week.
To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
A Registered Nurse who assumes the responsibility and accountability for the peri-operative assessment and planning through interview, collection of data and collaboration with the healthcare team to determine perioperative readiness. The RN will ensure that all testing and appropriate clearances are complete to optimize patient outcomes a minimum of 5 days prior to surgery date.
1. Demonstrates high level skill in assessment of health care needs for the perioperative experience.
1.1. Demonstrates knowledge and experience interviewing, observing, collecting health care data, and performing systems assessment according to hospital policy.
1.2. Responsible for collecting healthcare data.
1.3. Assesses patient health care needs.
1.4. Demonstrates a high level skill to interpret and assess medical tests, including EKGs and lab tests.
1.5. Exhibits a high level of independence relative to evaluating and assessing patient's health conditions for surgery.
2. Demonstrates advanced skill in planning for patient health care needs for the perioperative experience.
2.1. Communicates and collaborates with anesthesia team to determine patient surgical preparedness and notifies physician office if additional testing prior to surgery if required as per anesthesia guidelines.
2.2. Follows up and reviews the completion of additional necessary testing and clearances and reports any pertinent findings to anesthesia team as necessary.
2.3. Reviews patient chart for required paperwork and medical tests, including EKGs, and reports abnormal values and concerns to the appropriate health care team member.
2.4. Demonstrates ability to evaluate a patient's medical history and use of appropriate advanced nursing judgement to effectively communicate pertinent information to the appropriate member of the health care team.
2.5. Demonstrates effective communication skills with members of the health care team including physicians and physician office staff as demonstrated by feedback from both.
2.6. Acts as a patient advocate.
3. Demonstrates high level skills in implementing care to meet patient care needs for the perioperative experience.
3.1. Demonstrates advanced nursing skills appropriate to clinical area.
3.2. Demonstrates ability to prioritize patient care needs based on the pre paperwork evaluation.
4. Documents appropriately, accurately and consistently to optimize the perioperative experience.
4.1. Maintains unit based statistical logs and information.
4.2. Demonstrates highly proficient, detail oriented activity and coordination with computer documentation and spreadsheets for statistics.
4.3. Independently prioritizes and organizes work to accomplish and complete the required job tasks as observed by supervisor and as indicated by feedback from staff.
5. Demonstrates leadership skills and professional growth.
5.1. Identifies areas in performance needing improvement as evidenced by completion of self assessment skills checklist and ongoing communication with supervisor.
5.2. Sets specific realistic goals and target dates for completion.
5.3. Reviews and evaluates goals, as appropriate as discussed with supervisor.
5.4. Accepts constructive criticism and responds by implementing corrective action.
5.5. Communicates information through proper channels.
5.6. Utilizes correct resources for clarification of policy and procedure.
5.7. Attends and participates in a minimum of 8 staff meetings a year.
5.8. Understands and supports unit and organization philosophy, goals, and objectives.
5.9. Fosters personal leadership development through participation in unit activities.
5.10. Acts as role model for other members of the health care team.
5.11. Demonstrates sensitivity to diverse cultural needs.
5.12. Consistent proactive involvement and improvement in office and personal customer services methods having an alternate plan if unable to satisfy a direct customer request.
6. Understands and is adept with software applications as required.
6.1. Maintains changes and additions to schedule on a daily basis up to 5 weeks ahead of time.
6.2. Actively communicates with OR Scheduling Department, PAT phone call Department, and Park Ave. Medical Center teams as needed or required.
6.3. Coordinates patient related paperwork/filing with Business Office with accuracy.
6.4. Efficiently and accurately navigates and documents in EPIC.
6.5. Responsible for organizing, reviewing, and electronically filing paperwork prior to patient surgery.
7. Performs other duties as assigned.
Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing. Bachelors degree in Nursing preferred. Non BSN RNs must be enrolled in a BSN program.
Medical/Surgical experience required.
Current license to practice nursing in the State of Connecticut
Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills. Ability to assess medical history, labs, and tests independently in order to communicate abnormal findings to appropriate provider.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. They are also required to stand and walk. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is quiet.