Company: Ssm Health
Posted on: July 30, 2022
Job Description Assesses, plans, coordinates, implements and
evaluates nursing care for surgical patients. 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.
Keywords: Ssm Health, Decatur , RN-Ambulatory Surgery, Healthcare , Centralia, Illinois
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