Pre-Op / Post-Op RN at CareerBuilder

Posted in Other 7 days ago.

Location: St. Louis, Missouri





Job Description:

It's more than a career, it's a calling.

MO-SSM Health DePaul Hospital - St. Louis



Worker Type:

Regular



Job Summary:

Assesses, plans, coordinates, implements and evaluates nursing care for surgical patients.



Job Responsibilities and Requirements:



PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES


  • Accepts patient care assignments as directed. Communicates with clinical area team members appropriately. Correctly conducts all appropriate nursing aspects of patient assessment while using subjective and objective data.

  • Communicates effectively with patients to assess their knowledge of surgical/invasive procedure(s) and expectations. Adheres to universal protocol.

  • Involves patient/significant others in their plan of care, education, discharge planning, and prioritization of needs. Utilizes available teaching resources as appropriate, and identifies/refers patients/families as appropriate.

  • Plans for patient care and/or intervenes by demonstrating basic nursing skills, observing and accurately documenting patient's response to nursing care, utilizing available teaching resources as appropriate, maintaining a safe environment.

  • Evaluates care by conducting ongoing assessments to identify effectiveness of interventions, performing post-op calls following surgical procedures, and analyzing verbal responses from patient and family during hospitalization.

  • Makes competent clinical decisions and displays the ability to know when to involve management or other team members. Assists in all areas of surgical services as needed.

  • Provides information to the physician related to changes in the conditions of patients in a timely manner. Documents the care given to patients and their response to care in a timely manner.

  • Correctly and efficiently administers medications, treatments, and nursing interventions as per hospital policy.

  • Applies the existing body of evidence-based practice and scientific knowledge in health care to surgical nursing practice, ensuring that nursing care is delivered based on patient's age-specific needs and clinical needs as described in the department's Scope of Service.

  • Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.



EDUCATION


  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing



EXPERIENCE


  • No experience required



PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS


  • Constant use of speech to share information through oral communication.

  • Constant standing and walking.

  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.

  • Frequent sitting, reaching and keyboard use/data entry.

  • Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.

  • Frequent use of smell to detect/recognize odors.

  • Frequent use of hearing to receive oral communication, distinguish body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.

  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.

  • Occasional lifting/moving of patients.

  • Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting, gripping and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.

  • Occasional driving.

  • Rare crawling and running.




Licenses / Certifications:



Registered Nurse (RN) - State of Work Location or Compact Multi-State License



Work Shift:

Day Shift (United States of America)



Job Type:



Employee



Department:

44050128 DePaul Surgery Ctr



Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40


SSM Health complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex.


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