Fulfills the needs of patients, families and organization by performing a variety of patient care functions and tasks in accordance with his/her licensure, certification, training and regulatory requirements. Responds effectively to new and changing work assignments. Demonstrates competence in pro-procedural and post procedural nursing care from the initial patient evaluation to patient discharge (e.g. patient assessment and monitoring, IV fluid administration, medication administration). Assures safe discharge home with responsible party.
- Participates in the development of patient care standards. Collaborates with physicians, medical professionals and other staff to ensure quality of care. Maintains a clinical environment that demonstrates service excellence. Functions as a professional role model and resource person. Supports the Mission of the company. Establishes written policies and procedures related to clinical and administrative duties. Policies and procedures are reviewed at least annually and revised as needed.
- Consults, collaborates and facilitates communication within management, as well as staff within facilities served.
- Serves as point of contact and ensures strict compliance with the Virginia State Board of Pharmacy in regards to Controlled Substance Registration.
- Responsible for and ensures accurate files on maintained for the inventory of drugs, supplies, and forms.
- Responsible for maintaining log on drugs that includes lot numbers and expiration dates.
- Ensure narcotics are accounted for and correct counts correspond with anesthesia records.
- Coordinates Q.I. activities and reports findings to Q.I. committee. Participates in Q.I. training, and monitoring to include patient outcomes.
- Works directly with Office Managers at contracted sites regarding dates and time, of upcoming cases. Ensures appropriate forms and supplies are available at each locations.
- Elicits feedback from patients in a systematic manner in order to improve patient care. Shares information with appropriate management.
- Performs follow up phone calls.
- Assesses the inventory and orders appropriate equipment/supplies.
- Responsible for maintaining appropriate infection control guidelines and following them.
- Keeps abreast of best practices in outpatient/office based anesthesia making appropriate recommendation to Management.
- Participates in Quality Improvement Programs.
- Provides pre-op patient care to include vitals, pre-op assessment, starts IV, verifies consent for anesthesia and procedures, patient education related to endoscopic procedures.
- Organizes and manages nursing activities centered on patients’ needs and the needs of the facility.
- Ability to perform a head-to-toe preoperative assessment on all patients and regularly reassesses postoperatively.
- Demonstrates an ability to assist anesthesiologist with pre-op or post-op patient care.
- Demonstrates ability to be flexible, organized and functions under stressful situations, i.e. emergencies.
- Demonstrates competent professional practices in an ambulatory surgical setting relating to the anesthesia and moderate sedation.
- Pre and post procedure teaching.
- Coordinates with staff on outlining post-op discharge instructions to patient and family member.
- Utilizes initiative; strives to maintain steady level of productivity; a self-starter; compatible and supportive; a team player.
- Accurately documents nursing care and patient status. Submits required paperwork to billing office in a timely manner.
- Responsible for accurate documentation and record keeping.
- Performs pre procedure interview to include medical history, active conditions and current home medication list.
- Notifies anesthesiologist of any medical concerns or active conditions.
- Transports patient to procedure room via stretcher.
- Takes baseline vital signs and monitors vital signs throughout the procedure and documents accordingly.
- Medicates patient as instructed/ordered by anesthesiologist.
- Labels lab specimen and completes lab requisition. Prior to bagging specimen, has second staff member verify name, medical record number and site of biopsy.
- Safely transports patient to post-op area and provides standardized hand off to receiving RN.
- Performs narcotic count with another clinician/anesthesia care provider daily.
- Cleans procedure room and prepares for procedures for next day. Stocks area as needed. Wipes equipment between each patient’s use.
- Accesses inventory supply levels and orders to keep at PAR level.
- Assists with end of day operations.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Follows standard exposure precautions as outlined by OSHA and CDC.
- Minimum 2 years clinical experience in a hospital or outpatient surgery setting
- Demonstrates competent professional practices in an ambulatory surgical setting relating to the anesthesia and conscious sedation process.
- Demonstrated ability to be flexible, organized, and to be able to function under stressful situations.
Education: BSN or RN required.
License: VA RN license
Certification: Current CPR required/ ACLS recommended
Education: Graduate from an accredited school of nursing