Creates an environment of ease for the patient, and the surgeon focusing on exceeding patient and caregiver experience expectations. Performs duties throughout the ASC in the capacities in which competencey has been achieved, Admissions, OR, Pain procedures, PACU and discharge. There are also speciality roles that may be assigned over time, and are specific competencies. Provides direct patient care to neonate through geriatric patient populations. Addresses the psychosocial, physical and general aspects of care related to the surgical environment. Communicates with surgeon and anesthesiologist continuously and as needed about patient condition Assesses operating room for equipment functioning and readiness, obtains supplies for individual cases and ensures all appropriate needs of surgical operating team are met.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assures the patient/significant other, are aware of what to expect, including before, during, and after the procedure, and how the significant other will participate
Follows facility policy and assists in performing a thorough assessment of the physical and emotional status of the patient , pertinent to specific stage in the procedure.
Documents care according to policy and procedure.
Confirms that proper techniques and procedures are used according to accepted standards of practice.
Uses equipment effectively by anticipating patient needs and providing appropriate care.
Organizes nursing activities efficiently.
Considers staff abilities when delegating activities.
Assists with inventory of supplies, drugs, and equipment to maintain availability and stock levels.
Maintains order and cleanliness of area.
Participates in continuing education and other learning experiences.
Assists with orientation and training of new personnel and acts as a resource person for problems related to patient care.
Greets patient and provides comfort and reassurance to the patient and caregivers and supports the patient's right to privacy, dignity, and confidentiality.
Assures surgeon and anesthesiologist are aware of all testing results
Explains informed consent for surgery, patients' rights/responsibilities, and preoperative/postoperative instructions. Obtains necessary signatures.
Develops a plan of care for the patient based on assessment data and implements admission care (e.g., evaluates chart, administers medication).
Identifies the patient and correct surgical intervention/ procedure and surgical site according to policy/procedure and communicates such information to all members of the surgical team.
Assembles and provides properly functioning equipment, supplies, and instruments before start of procedure and positions and adjusts equipment as required during the procedure.
Performs safe and individualized nursing care for the patient in each phase of the surgical or procedural experience.
Reviews postoperative instructions and prescriptions from the surgeon with patient and caregiver including appropriate care and procedure to follow upon returning home and conditions that require immediate care/method to obtain immediate care.
Demonstrates the ability to deal with pressure to meet deadlines, to be accurate, and to handle constantly changing situations.
Demonstrates the ability to deal with a variety of people, deal with stressful situations, and handle conflict.
Adheres to dress code.
Completes annual educational requirements.
Maintains regulatory requirements.
Wears identification while on duty.
Maintains confidentiality at all times.
Attends department staff meetings as required within the department.
Reports to work on time and as scheduled; completes work in designated time.
Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.
Coordinates efforts in meeting regulatory compliance, federal, state and local regulations and standards
Communicates and complies with the Benefis Health System Mission, Vision and Values as well as the focus statement of the department.
Complies with Benefis Health System Organization Policies and Procedures.
Complies with Health and Safety Standards and Guidelines.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing (BSN preferred)
Current Registered Nurse licensure in the State of Montana.
Current BCLS certification.
Current ACLS or scheduled to be completed within the first year of employment.
As a not-for-profit community health system, Benefis is driven to provide the highest level of care. We serve nearly 230,000 residents across a 15-county region that is bigger than Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont combined. Benefis is the largest non-governmental employer in the Great Falls area, with more than 3,000 employees.Benefis has 530 licensed beds (that includes 146 beds in long-term care, 71 in assisted living and 20 beds at Peace Hospice of Montana) and partners with over 250 area physicians.Our hospital has been recognized for its exceptional work in quality care by providing a wide range of programs and services to help you live the best life possible. We’re here to help you “Live well.”Benefis Health System came about when two Christian-based hospitals became one. Our founders believed in providing good care to all in need, and trusted that this would be accomplished. The Benefis name was derived using Latin root words: "Bene-" meaning good, and "fis-" for faith and trust. It’s these same root words that make up such terms as ‘beneficial’ and ‘confidence’.Benefis has been a trusted provider of care for more than 125 years. And our name speaks to o...ur commitment: good care one can put faith in.Benefis is consistently ranked among America’s top hospitals by the nation’s leading healthcare ratings organizations for a range of services, including cancer care, joint replacement, stroke treatment, wound care and home health.To learn more about our services, continue looking through our website at WWW.BENEFIS.ORG or call 406.455.5000.