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Registered Nurse: PACU and ER (2 positions) Location: Wolfeboro, NH

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2021-02-11 10:50:50
Job Type: Full Time only

DescriptionUnder the general supervision of the Team Leader and Director of Surgical Services, is responsible for the delivery of safe, effective and quality patient/family centered care in Surgical Services.This is a full-time position working 31.5 hours per week with required rotation in the on-call schedule.

Responsibilities

  • Patient Advocacy: - Protects the patient\'s rights, dignity, and privacy
  • Establishes a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, friends, and families
  • Develops and/or implements and maintains an individualized plan of care, including developmental and cultural needs
  • Promotes patient\'s independence by establishing patient care goals; teaching patient, friends, and family to understand condition, medications, and self-care skills; answering questions
  • Resolves patient problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies
  • Utilize appropriate resources for non-English speaking patients, hearing and sight impaired individuals, and/or healthcare illiteracy
  • Takes proactive steps to recognize and report suspected abuse to your supervisor including child, geriatric, sexual, and spousal abuseClinical Competency:
  • Assesses patients at intervals and communicates current status through the continuum of care
  • Protects patient from injury caused by chemical, electrical, positioning, heat and/or extraneous objects - Performs "time out" procedure for every patient to ensure correct side, site and level prior to procedure
  • Initiates intravenous therapy skillfully and acts as a resource for intravenous therapy needs within the hospital
  • Manages patient specimen according to hospital policy
  • Administers medications appropriately
  • Post-surgery; procedure, monitors, maintains and /or improves respiratory, circulatory, and neurologic function
  • Performs interventions to maintain body systems, fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balances, wound and tissue perfusion at or above baseline
  • Provides effective pain management
  • Performs interventions to ensure patient is at or returned to normothermia at the conclusion of procedure
  • Protects the patient from infection using handwashing and aseptic technique
  • Transfers care using hospital approved handoff
  • Documents nursing care consistently, timely, and without omissions
  • Delegates tasks as appropriate according to the state Nurse Practice Act and job descriptions
  • Identifies and acts appropriately to an emergency situation
  • May have to lift more than 25 pounds
Quality:

  • Assures quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments
  • Follows hospital and nursing division\'s mission, philosophies and standards of care - Participates in quality review and performance improvement projects
Professionalism:
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; and/or participating in professional societies
  • Demonstrates the accountability as a health care professional by recognizing each practitioner is individually responsible for his/her actions
Qualifications
Education:
  • Graduate from an accredited nursing program. BSN preferred
Experience:
  • Current clinical skills within scope of practice;
  • Effectively organize work and set priorities;
  • Current infection control practice;
  • Positive bedside manner;
  • Applicable physio/social/spiritual knowledge related to patient care;
  • Safe administration of medication;
  • Works effectively within the healthcare team;
  • Able to work irregular hours including call
  • Pediatric Advance Cardiac Life Support - Certification Preferred.
  • Current State License RN or compact license required
  • Basic Life Support required


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