Summary: This individual is a clinically competent, registered, professional nurse who has demonstrated expertise in the perioperative/cardiovascular field. He/she effectively delivers perioperative/cardiovascular care to the surgical patient through the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation, and evaluation.
Other information: Cardiovascular experience is required. Must possess current hospital experience (within the past 5 years) . Must be knowledgeable regarding the nursing process and its application--assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation.
Responsibilities: Demonstrates a thorough understanding of cardiac anatomy and physiology by accurately assessing the patient's perioperative status and selecting correct procedural supplies and equipment to provide the optimum level of care. Demonstrates competency in performance of scrub and circulating roles during cardiac procedures. Understands and utilizes established guidelines for operation of autoclaves and steris units--performs daily A-Test/Biological tests as required; performs proper care, handling, and assembly of instruments for processing; ensures complete/thorough documentation of all flash and steris cycles as per protocol. Accepts personal accountability for proper handling, judicious use, and optimum care of all department supply, instrument, and equipment inventory. Utilizes the nursing process throughout the perioperative setting per patient assessment--collecting, interpreting, recording, and communicating pertinent data relevant to patient care in surgery; care planning--utilization of collected data to plan appropriately for intraoperative nursing care; implementing--provides direct patient care to meet physical and psychological needs; evaluating care--continuously evaluates patient response to nursing intervention and modifies care plan to achieve desired outcome Demonstrates and conveys theoretical knowledge and skills related to perioperative nursing care--understands the "why" concept as well as the "how" process. Thorough/Accurate/Complete documentation of intraoperative patient care. Understands / Demonstrates / Conveys knowledge related to proper intraoperative patient positioning related to accessing all areas for the successful introduction of cardiac and perfusion lines. Assists with completion and accuracy of surgical sponge, sharps/miscellaneous items, and instrument counts as per established policies and guidelines. Assists with maintenance of up-to-date preference sheets in conjunction with the cardiac team leader to reflect changing preferences and elevation in procedure complexity. Effectively demonstrates critical thinking, prioritization of duties, and time management skills throughout the perioperative arena. Responds quickly and efficiently in emergent situations to expedite the highest level of patient care with minimal advanced notice or preparation. Consistently maintains awareness of patient status and responds to changes in a timely manner. Maintains accuracy with patient charge process, cost efficient usage of case supplies, and ensures all pertinent data is provided to post case data personnel to facilitate a time efficient billing process. Strives to ensure efficiency in turn around time between procedures--readily available; communication with OR Desk/Charge RN and/or department Nurse Manager; gross cleaning of body fluid spills to confine contamination throughout the procedure; prioritization of case completion process; assists with room clean up tasks as necessary; prioritizes case set up process toward maximum efficiency. Successfully achieves all additional Clin Ladder II responsibilities as per BMC guidelines.
Competencies and skills: Essential: * Experience In Hospital Or Acute Care Setting * Clear Communication Skills Both Written And Verbal * Able To Keep Confidential Information Regarding Patients, Team Members * Able To Withstand Crisis Situations * Has Skills To Provides Customer Service To Patients, Team Members And Visitors * Knowledge And Experience With Electronic Health Records
Education: Essential: * RN Diploma/RN Graduate Program
Beebe Healthcare serves the Sussex County community with a medical center located in beautiful, historic Lewes, Delaware, and convenient outpatient locations throughout the county. Founded in 1916 by two physician brothers, Drs. James Beebe and Richard C. Beebe, the medical center in Lewes is a 210-licensed-bed, not-for-profit seaside community hospital. Beebe's specialized service lines include cardiac and vascular, surgical services, oncology, women's health, and orthopaedic services. Beebe offers an array of inpatient, outpatient, emergency, and diagnostic services.
Beebe's five satellite campuses offer imaging, physical rehabilitation, and lab services, as well as walk-in care centers. In addition, Beebe offers Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine and Diabetes Management & Medical Nutrition Therapy.
With a mission to serve the community, Beebe also offers many free screenings and outreach programs through its Population Health Department; and advanced medical care for those who are recuperating at home through Beebe Home Care Services.
Beebe is also training the next generation of nurses through the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing, located behind the Medical Cente...r in Lewes.
Beebe's Medical Staff has grown tremendously since the early 1990s. Employed physicians through Beebe Medical Group and our affiliated physicians on Beebe's Medical Staff now serve patients from Milford to Millville in specialties including cardiac surgery, dermatology, endocrinology, family practice, gastroenterology, general surgery, internal medicine, pediatric neurology, and surgical oncology.
Beebe is proud to offer quality care, close to home for the residents and visitors of Sussex County.