Hancock Regional Hospital

  • Registered Nurse, RN, PACU

    Job ID
    2018-4012
    Shift
    Days
    Department
    PACU
    Position Type
    Full Time
  • Overview

    What can you expect from Hancock Regional Hospital? Quite a bit. Here, you'll find big city hospital services and medical expertise right in your backyard. The comfort that comes from a hospital that's easy to reach and visit. As well as, honest compassion and respect. After all, many of us are neighbors and we know how to take care of our own. We're committed to this community, our associates, and their health and well-being. So we give more, try harder, and, by doing so, provide our community with a level of care designed to meet--and far exceed--expectations. We truly hope to find associates to join us with the same compassion and commitment.

    We are currently seeking a qualified Staff Nurse, RN with a minimum of 1-3 years of experience working in a Post Anesthesia Care Unit in our same day surgery department. This position will work Full Time, 10 day shifts per pay period. The scheduled shifts are 7.5 hours each. The ideal candidate will be able to handle situations with grace and compassion.

    Responsibilities

    Bases care/decisions on Nursing Process of Assessment, Planning, Implementation and Evaluation. The Circulating nurse will assist in documentation, providing supplies, prepping patient for surgery. Assist Surgeon and Anesthesia as directed. Supply sterile supplies to Surgical Field. Trouble shoot issues during Surgery Case. Demonstrates thorough, accurate, and timely assessment. Exhibits necessary response/intervention to changes in patient condition. Oversees CST's and Surgery Tech's in OR Provides and documents care consistent with hospital, departmental, and unit policies/procedures/protocols. Demonstrates competence in clinical/technical skills performed. Prepares patient/families for discharge by providing information/education on admission, throughout the hospital stay, and reviewing at discharge. Displays/exhibits self directed growth by seeking educational opportunities to improve knowledge/skill. . Contributes to planning, implementing and supporting progressive change, making suggestions to solve patient care or unit problems. Assumes expanded responsibility at the request of the Team Leader or designee after necessary orientation/education. Assists with orientation of new staff. Attends in-service presentations as assigned. Attends unit/departmental meeting 75% of the time or as assigned. Demonstrates acceptable attendance and punctuality. Participates in identifying or recommending areas for improvement. Participates in quality improvement activities to improve patient care related to planned outcomes. Completes assigned responsibilities in an efficient, timely manner. interacts in a manner conducive to team work and cost containment Collaborates with other members of the health team regarding patient care needs and responsibilities, and delegates, as appropriate. Communicates pertinent patient information clearly, accurately, concisely, and in a timely manner to other health care providers. Directs concerns to appropriate persons within time frames suitable to the situation. Practice is consistent with: Safety principles OSHA Guidelines Infection Control guidelines. Provides for protection and support while moving, transferring or ambulating patients. . Observes equipment for malfunction and takes appropriate action Delivers patient care in a compassionate, non-judgmental manner respecting the patient’s rights. Honors individuals’ right to privacy, dignity, respect, and confidentiality at all times. Confronts individuals/situations assertively and non-aggressively when necessary to ensure the rights of patients, self, and others are respected. Readily offers assistance to families, visitors, patients/residents, and colleagues. Conducts interactions with patients, visitors, physicians, volunteers, other associates, and the public in a manner consistent with the intent of the hospital’s mission, vision, and values.

    Qualifications

    PROFESSIONAL/TECHNICAL ABILITIES: 1. Demonstrates knowledge and technical skill necessary for providing competent, comprehensive patient care. 2. Demonstrates leadership abilities including ability to give and follow instructions accurately. 3. Provides positive, professional role model for others. 4. Demonstrates ability to teach/instruct patients, families, and colleagues.
    PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: 1. Functions professionally under stressful or emergency conditions. 2. Utilizes effective verbal, nonverbal, and written forms of communication. 3. Works effectively with others consistently demonstrating tact, discretion, diplomacy and a commitment to teamwork.
    MANDATORY LICENSE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION: 1. Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing 2. Current license as a registered nurse with the State of Indiana Health Professions Bureau 3. Participates in Basic Life Support training per American Heart Association or American Red Cross standards.
    *TJN*
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