General Staff Nurse - ASU

New London, CT
Feb 1, 2019


Job Description

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.


Works Under The Supervision Of The Nurse Manager/Clinical Coordinator. The Registered Nurse (Rn) Assesses, Plans, Implements, Evaluates And Supervises Individual Patient Care On A Nursing Unit/Department According To Unit Policies And Procedures. Provides Supervision Of Non-Rn Personnel On The Assigned Unit. When Assuming The Charge Role, Delegates And Supervises Unit Activities. May Be Requires To Work On Other Nursing Units According To Distribution Of Staff And Patients. Performs Other Duties As Assigned Or Requested In Order To Maintain A High Level Of Service.

  • 1. Assesses The Patient?S Physical And Psychosocial Condition On An Ongoing Basis Throughout The Continuum Of Care.
  • 2. Develops, Communicates And Documents A Plan Of Care Reflecting Individualized Patient Problems And Interventions To Achieve Desired Outcomes, Involving The Patient, Family And Healthcare Team In This Process.
  • 3. Implements And Coordinates This Plan Of Care In Collaboration With The Healthcare Team.
  • 4. Evaluates The Effectiveness Of The Plan Of Care, Patient?S Response To Care, And Readiness For Discharge. Revises The Plan Of Care As Needed And Makes Referrals Where Indicated.
  • 5. Plans For Education After Assessing The Individual Learning Needs And Readiness Of The Patient And Family. Provides Educational Opportunities And Documents Outcomes.
  • 6. Functions As A Preceptor To New Staff.
  • 7. Functions As A Charge Nurse.
  • 8. Meets Performance Expectations For Customer Service, Teamwork, Resource Utilization, And Staff And Self Development As Outlined In Performance Review.
  • 9. Performs Other Duties As Assigned Or Directed To Ensure Smooth Operation Of The Department/Unit.
  • 10. 1. Promotes A Philosophy Of Wellness.
  • 11. 2. Demonstrates Commitment To Collaborative Practice Among Physician, Nurse, Patient And Family.
  • 12. 3. Demonstrates Competency In The Care Of The: Surgical Patient, Endoscopy Patient, Medical One Day Patient, Cath Lab Patient, Special Procedure Patient.
  • 13. 4. Demonstrates Skill And Understanding In The Giving Of Post-Procedure Instructions.
  • 14. 5. Performs Basic Pain Assessment.
  • 15. 6. Demonstrates Skill And Understanding Of The Pat Process And Makes Appropriate Referrals For: Discharge Needs, Diabetic Teaching, Ostomy Nurse, Hearing Impairment.
  • 16. 7. Demonstrates Skill And Understanding In Previewing Charts Day Prior To Surgery For Compliance.
  • 17. 8. Demonstrates Follow Through Re: Any Non-Compliant Patient Or Chart Encountered During The Preview Process And/Or At The Time Of Admission.
  • 18. 9. Demonstrates Skill, Understanding And Follow Through In The Handling Of Any Patient Problems Or Complaints Encountered During The Post-Procedure Follow Up Telephone Call.

    Other information:


    Graduate Of An Accredited School Of Nursing; Bsn Preferred. Proficient In Use Of Computer Software To Include Electronic Patient Records. Must Have Ability To Use Internet For Literature Searches Regarding Care For Patients.


    Two Years Acute Med/Surg Experience Required. Previous Ambulatory Surgical Experience Preferred.


    Valid State Of Connecticut Registered Nurse License


    Bls Certification Required.


    Hospital And Unit-Based Orientation Provided



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    Job Info

    Job: 5558

    Department: Ambulatory Surgery Center
    Category: Nursing-staff
    Sub Category: OTHER
    Status: Part Time With Benefits
    Shift: DAYS
    Hours: 24.00