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
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
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
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
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
Participates in the maintenance of a clean and safe
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
Must possess a current, valid RN license in the state of
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
Maintains current knowledge and skills in department policies
and procedures and implements appropriately
Uses problem solving techniques in resolution of patient care
Acts as a patient advocate.
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
Prolonged extensive considerable standing/walking.
Assists with lifting and moving patients, as well as lifting
supplies and equipment.
Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling and
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.
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.