ASC OR Registered Nurse - Full-Time (Ambulatory Surgery Center)
Hopkinsville, KY, United States of America

Overview

To coordinate and implement quality nursing care for the surgical, endoscopic, or pain management patient in an efficient and safe manner consistent with Standards of Care while meeting the goals of the mission, vision, and values of the unit and JSMC. To assess, plan, implement, and evaluate the needs of patients in the pre/intra/postoperative periods. To coordinate patient care needs with team members, anesthesia personnel and surgeons/physicians. To provide a safe environment for patients and team members. To continuously monitor the quality of care delivered to our patients to promote efficacy, appropriateness, availability, timeliness, effectiveness, continuity, safety, and efficiency with respect and care. To role model the philosophy of nursing and support its goals by integrating quality in daily work habits, and treating all customers and peers with respect and consideration. Provides leadership to the JSASC in its day to day operations. Supervises and directs patient care in the OR according to the policies, procedures, philosophy, and objectives of the facility. Coordinates and directs patient care and related activities according to accepted standards and regulatory agency requirements. Shares responsibility for the fiscal activities of the facility. Collaborates with the JSASC Supervisor to ensure cohesiveness within the JSASC. Oversees patient scheduling and flow. Continuously monitors the quality of care delivered to patients to promote efficacy, appropriateness, availability, timeliness, effectiveness, safety, respect, and caring then analyzes and implements quality care improvements. Participates in the development and implementation of hospital policies and procedures. Develops and maintains electronic medical record (EMR) for the JSASC and assists to guide other outpatient areas. Serves as EMR Super User for pertinent modules to include, but not limited to, Operating Room Management, Materials Management, Resource Scheduling, and Clinical Care Stations.

Job Skills / Requirements

Provides a positive and professional representation of the organization.
Promotes culture of safety for patients and employees through proper identification, reporting, documentation, and prevention.
Maintains hospital standards for a clean and quiet patient environment to maintain a positive patient care experience.
maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, trends, and developments in related scope of job role or practice.
Adheres to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.
Participates in ongoing quality improvement activities.
Maintains compliance with organization's policies for handling confidential patient information.
Complies with organizational and regulatory policies for handling confidential patient information.
Demonstrates excellent customer service through his/her attitude and actions, consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission, and Values of the organization.
Adheres to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, and local requirements, and TJC standards and/or standards from other accrediting bodies.

Other essential duties as assigned.

Education Requirements (Any)

Associates Degree in Nursing

Certification Requirements (Any)

BLS Certification - American Heart Association (Healthcare Provider) or American Red Cross (Healthcare Provider) required. Must be current.
ACLS Certification preferred.
PALS Certification encouraged

Additional Information / Benefits

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, M/F/D Affirmative Action Employer.

- Current RN license, compact state.

- Must be current on BLS. ACLS within 90 days of employment. PALS preferred.

- 2 years of surgical, endo, or PACU experience preferred.

- Must be proficient in venipuncture/IV therapy, experience administering moderate sedation.

- Must have exceptional customer service skills.

- Membership in AORN, ASPAN, SGNA encouraged.

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Educational Assistance, 403(B)

Screening Requirements: Drug Screen, Criminal Background Check, Physical Exam, Other


This job reports to the Director of Ambulatory Surgery Center Campus

This is a Full-Time position 1st Shift.

Relocation is not provided and travel is not required

Number of Openings for this position: 1