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.