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ASC Staff RN

Company: Holston Medical Group
Location: Kingsport
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

General Summary:

The ASC Staff RN provides direct nursing care to patients by performing pre-operative assessment and preparing the patients for surgery in accordance with facility and organizational policies, meeting the standards of professional nursing practice, as well as intraoperative care and post-operative care. This person is accountable for using his/her experience and judgement/nursing skills to plan for the appropriate care for his/her patients. Consistently remains calm and applies judgement during stressful situations, always putting the needs of the patient first.

  • Nature of supervision received: Direct supervision from nurse manager or charge nurse, indirect supervision from anesthesiologist, CRNA and physicians.
  • Interacts with: Patients and family, visitors, physicians, nursing staff, radiology, sales representatives, students, clerical staff and administration.

Major Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities:

Quality of Job:

Patient focus, compassion, innovation, integrity and fiscal responsibility.

Effectively utilizes the nursing process in caring for patients. Maintains working knowledge of techniques and principles of nursing care to ensure complete and competent care of patients.

EHR documentation is clear, concise and complete.

Collaboration with patient/family and members of the healthcare team. Acts as a patient advocate with others.

Complies with all safety and infection control standards/policies.

Complies with all surgery center policies and procedures.

Follows all nursing standards and protocols.

Assures patient confidentiality at all times.

Exhibits flexibility in areas of assignment.

Follows procedures and practices related to pain management assessment and identification of abuse and neglect.

Follows all OSHA Safety, Fire and Emergency Preparedness guidelines.

Performs other functions as requested by the Nurse Manger to include but not limited to, stocking and maintaining adequate supply levels, end of day narcotic counts and patient chart reviews.

Collaborate with physicians on orders and reviews lab values, EKG's and x-ray reports

Document care/charges that is given to patient

Provide prescribed medications and other pharmaceutical products in accordance with physician's orders

Remain prepared for emergency situations ensure to utilize correct emergency procedures, locations of emergency call system and location of emergency supplies and equipment

Administers medication and performs treatments to assigned patients

Participates in the maintenance of a clean and safe environment

Quality of Work:

Performs job duties competently and in a timely manner.

Adjusts work assignments and personal schedule according to patient load and staffing needs.

Knowledge of Job:

Attends all mandatory in-services.

Maintains current knowledge of skills necessary to provide nursing care to patients of all ages and levels of growth and development.

Education/Experience:

Must possess a current, valid RN license in the state of practice.

Must have BLS Certification

CPR, ACLS and PALS certification is required

Two years of PACU, ICU, ER or OR experience is desired.

  • Ability to maintain composure under stressful conditions.

Thorough knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care appropriate to any age level and any level of growth and development.

Maintains current knowledge and skills in department policies and procedures and implements appropriately

Uses problem solving techniques in resolution of patient care issues.

Acts as a patient advocate.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to perform essential functions.

Prolonged extensive considerable standing/walking.

Assists with lifting and moving patients, as well as lifting supplies and equipment.

Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling and crouching.

Working Conditions:

Regularly exposed to the risk of bloodborne pathogens.

Regular exposure to disease and infections.

Regularly exposed to different cleaning chemicals and radiation from radiology equipment.

Disclaimer:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Keywords: Holston Medical Group, Kingsport , ASC Staff RN, Other , Kingsport, Tennessee

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