Posted: Saturday, January 6, 2018 11:37 AM
HCA has been recognized as a World's Most Admired Company in the Health Care Medical Facilities Industry by Fortune Magazine. The Ambulatory Surgery Division of HCA operates and jointly owns with physicians 130 surgery centers across the United States. Our cases are performed Monday-Friday which means NO nights, NO weekends, or On-call will be required. The size of our surgery centers naturally creates a culture where everyone knows one another with a shared focus on providing the best possible experience for those that we serve. We are currently in search of additional members to join our team!We value you and your future. We provide multiple health insurance plan options, tuition reimbursement, and many more programs to cover a wide variety of today's life and family needs. In addition to your salary and health insurance benefits, HCA provides a matching 401k as well as an Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP). Members of HCA receive consumer discounts on cell phones, hotels, rental cars, and many others. Interviews are being set immediately, you are encouraged to apply today!GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Contributes to the company's mission and vision by utilizing the nursing process in planning, executing, and evaluating the nursing care rendered postoperatively until patient is dismissed from the facility. Responsible for coordinating the environmental control, area staff, assistance to physicians, materials and equipment, education of personnel and all designated administrative duties. Analyzes and evaluates nursing services to improve quality of care provided. Nursing care meets the standards of the profession, the policies and procedures of the Center, and is appropriate to the Center's patient population to identify patient and family needs.Coordinator Duties:* Coordinates nursing care in the designated clinical unit/department.* Ensures sufficient staffing on a daily basis. Notifies staff of scheduling changes in a timely manner.* Coordinates and delegates tasks to individuals according to the activities required and staff competency.* Assists with managing labor cost by coordinating adequate staffing patterns according to the utilization of the area and keeping an open line of communication with Clinical Director/Manager and Administrator, as per facility practices.* Assessable to staff in clinical area and assists with staff and clinical needs i.e. providing breaks, ensure coverage for meal breaks, late cases, and staffing shortages, as required.* Monitors to ensure that the clinical area is maintained properly i.e. equipment cleaned and functioning properly.* Assists with development of policies/procedures and facility practices, as directed.* Responsible for monitoring clinical staff for compliance with facility policies and practices, procedures, and QI Program (hazardous waste, blood borne pathogens, infection control, etc.)* Monitors to ensure timely and accurate medical records documentation.* Assist with maintaining proper inventory levels and cost containment.* Encourages teamwork among staff.* Assists with selection and hire of staff.* Exhibits flexibility in self schedule.* Assists with employee orientation and performance management.* Assists with coordinating staff training/in-services and monitoring to ensure compliance.* Handles Pre Op and PACU clinical variances and coordinates follow up with Risk Manager, Center Administrator, and Clinical Director/Manager, as required.Clinical Duties:Pre Op & PACU* Demonstrates necessary practical, technical or specialized knowledge and skills required for the role of the pre and post-operative nurse in accordance with patient care and regulatory standards of practice.* Prepares patient care area adequately and ensures availability of necessary equipment and supplies.* Demonstrates proper airway management techniques (oral airway, extubation, pulse oximetry monitoring, O2 administration, etc.)* Demonstrates understanding of principles of hemodynamic monitoring and monitors patient according to policy (vital signs, temperature, cardiac, etc.).* Recognizes signs and symptoms of patient's condition that indicate potential pre and/or post procedure or anesthesia related complications and report to anesthesiologist immediately.* Monitors and maintains proper intravenous intake and output.* Exhibits proper technique for insertion, maintenance, and removal of IV catheters and saline locks.* Performs head to toe assessment of patient and evaluates patient utilizing approved scoring system upon admission and as indicated by policy.* Documents patient assessment upon admission.* Checks dressings and/or operative site and reports abnormalities to the surgeon.* Provides a safe and comforting environment for patient and family pre and post operatively.* Maintains patient safety at all times by escorting patient when ambulating, attending while changing attire, restraining patient for safety reasons, as needed and in accordance with facility policy, and remaining aware of fall risk protocol.* Prepares and administers medications in accordance with current practice (i.e. antibiotics, narcotics, preparing/labeling medications, identifying high alert medications, utilizing 7 patient rights for medication administration and appropriate handling of narcotic waste).* Demonstrates thorough understanding of medications utilized pre, intra and post operatively and recognizes the need for use of reversal drugs, when necessary.* Recognizes emergency situations and responds effectively in a calm and controlled manner.* Prepares patient for transfer to hospital when necessary.* Assures that patient meets all discharge criteria.o Patient is evaluated by a physician/anesthesia provider prior to discharge.o Written discharge order is received from the attending physician prior to patient discharge.o Patient is discharged home with a responsible adult, unless otherwise approved by physician.* Confirms that patient and family receives and verbalizes understanding of written discharge instructions.* Documents all appropriate patient information in accordance with charting guidelines.* Conducts patient post procedure calls. Documents and reports to patient's physician any abnormalities communicated by patient/family member during the follow up call.EDUCATION:* Graduate from an accredited school of professional nursing.EXPERIENCE:* Minimum 2 years experience in a PACU or ICU setting; preferably in an ambulatory surgery center.* Two year supervisor experience.* Additional specialty experience may be required as per facility practices(i.e. Pediatric, GI, etc)CERTIFICATION/LICENSE:* Active RN license as required by state of employment.* Required valid BCLS Certification upon employment. *online certification not acceptable.* ACLS, PALS and/or other as required for patient care area and by facility.
• Location: Ft Lauderdale
• Post ID: 76101437 ftlauderdale