Maintains an environment of safety for patients, self, and others.
Performs positive patient identification accurately.
Performs Hand Hygiene per organizational standard. Consistently observed utilizing hand hygiene before and after all patient contact.
Initiates, communicates, and documents protocols related to patient safety.
Follows procedures related to medication safety
Delivery of Quality Patient Care
Assesses, completes and documents all required assessments and screening tools according to professional standards of care.
Serves as an advocate to meet the patients needs, by effectively collaborating with the entire healthcare team to develop and prioritize the patient's multidisciplinary plan of care
Effectively uses the nursing process to develop, implement and evaluate the patient's plan of care.
Maintains communication with patient , family , support system throughout the perioperative experience.
Professional Development, Teamwork, Engagement and Time Management
Attends and actively participates in unit staff meetings/huddles.
Maintains professional growth and development.
Utilizes critical thinking skills (problem solving, time management, priority setting, planning and clinical reasoning) to safely provide direct patient care in a professional, caring, culturally sensitive and cost efficient manner.
Maintains a positive and constructive attitude. Willingly and independently seeks out opportunities to assist other co workers with patient care. Provides support and information to Charge Nurse/TL to ensure adequate staffing and safe patient assignments.
Demonstrates time management skills and efficiency in completing assignments within the unit and surgical services.
Participates in the mentoring and professional development of orientees, students and volunteers. Provides a secure and nurturing environment, sets goals and documents progress.
Manages Charge Nurse duties by responding appropriately to changing patient assignments, crisis and/or emergent situations in a professional, caring and expedient manner. Assignments are made considering surgical schedule, patient acuity and co worker competency. Completes service recovery when indicated.
Performs other duties as required and/or requested based on the needs of the patient, department, and organization.
Diploma, Associate's degree (A.A.) or Bachelor's degree (BSN) from an accredited school of Nursing. Previous PACU or Recovery Room experience strongly preferred. Will consider ICU or ED experience.
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