Pre Admission Testing RN; Registered Nurse

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New London, CT
Jul 8, 2020

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Job Description

Overview

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/PAT APRN. The Pre-admission RN performs a verbal assessment and a review of medications and medical history with the patient prior to admission via telephone interview and perform post op phone calls.  The RN also reviews the patient’s medical records to ensure consistency.  The RN works closely with the PAT clinic’s APRN and other members of PAT and surgical teams to coordinate pre-surgical needs including pre-op education, appropriate tests, medical consultations, and pre-op covid testing and post-op follow-up in the future.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • Triage of the surgical/procedural patient and assessing health status and associated risks;
  • Provide related patient education, pre and post procedural instructions;
  • Coordination of required pre-procedural ancillary tests, anesthesia and sedation risk assessment;
  • Collect patient information to ensure that EMR has all the necessary information for upcoming procedure;
  • Anticipate provider needs and follow up with provider requests in a timely manner
  • Monitor patient EMR to ensure patient completes all appropriate tests, consultations, and education and complete for upcoming procedure
  • Works with patients prior to surgery to complete paperwork and help answer question or calm fears about surgery
  • Monitoring patient’s condition and state of mind prior to and after surgery via telephone 
  • Delivers high quality comprehensive and individualized care incorporating: patient assessment, problem identification, establishment of desired outcomes, implementation of interventions, and evaluation of care with necessary revisions.
  • Meets performance expectations for customer service, teamwork, resource utilization, and staff and self- development as outlined in performance review.
  • Adequate understanding of operative procedures, required patient preparations, and expected post op care
  • Most possess demonstrated communication skills which  indicate the ability to be successful at extracting pertinent pre-surgical information, counseling and teaching;
  • Able to perform accurate and complete patient assessments over the telephone pre-op and post-op.  Skilled in the patient population age-based competencies, note and document special needs such and hearing and sight alterations, limitations in mobility, comprehension and cognitive skills, medication vulnerability and healing restrictions and psycho-social needs.
  • Contributes to fluctuating staffing needs of PAT Clinic by being flexible in own assignments and work schedules when required.
  • Responds to life saving situations based upon PSC and L&M hospital policies and procedures.
  • Meets expectations of the standards of professional behavior.
  • Performs duties as assigned or directed to ensure smooth operation of the department.
  • Meets performance expectations for customer service, teamwork, resource utilization, and staff and self- development as outlined in performance review.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or directed to ensure smooth operation of the department/unit.

Qualifications

Education:   BSN, CAPA or CPAN certification preferred
Experience: 5 years of pre-post-operative experience preferred.  Acute care experience preferred. Bilingual preferred.
Certifications:  ACLS certifications
License: CT State RN license.  Additional RI license a plus.
Other: Very strong computer skills, Microsoft office, EPIC; Strong communication skills, demonstrate ability to write effective correspondence electronically within established guidelines of YNHH. Ability to problem solve and to seek assistance when appropriate. 
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Job Info

Job: 20657

Department: PAT Clinic
Category: NURSING-STAFF
Status: Full Time Benefits Eligible
Shift: DAY/EVENING
Hours: 40

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