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PreOp Pre-Admissions Nurse

Company: Company Confidential
Location: Austin
Posted on: July 11, 2018

Job Description:

Pre-Admissions PreOp Nurse Opportunity at the ADC Surgery Center The Pre-Admissions Nurse will work in an office setting and will help coordinate patient care prior to surgery. HCA has been recognized as a Worlds Most Admired Company in the Health Care Medical Facilities Industry by Fortune Magazine. The Ambulatory Surgery Division of HCA operates and jointly owns with physicians 130 surgery centers across the United States. Our cases are performed Monday-Friday which means NO nights, NO weekends, or On-call will be required. The size of our surgery centers naturally creates a culture where everyone knows one another with a shared focus on providing the best possible experience for those that we serve. We are currently in search of additional members to join our team We value you and your future. We provide multiple health insurance plan options, tuition reimbursement, and many more programs to cover a wide variety of todays life and family needs. In addition to your salary and health insurance benefits, HCA provides a matching 401k as well as an Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP). Members of HCA receive consumer discounts on cell phones, hotels, rental cars, and many others. Interviews are being set immediately, you are encouraged to apply today Pre-Admissions: Maintains adequate supplies for the phone calling area. Performs preoperative patient phone calls to conduct preadmission assessments and to provide appropriate pre-operative instructions to patient. Document information in patient chart as appropriate. Facilities using Source One Passport or other online preadmission assessment tool will handle pre-admission process in accordance with facility policy/practice. Ensures that H/P is a complete full examination of all body systems and dated within 30-days prior to procedure. Ensures that H/P, orders for the procedure, and consent form are consistent prior to placing in medical chart. Reports test abnormalities and any other pertinent information to surgeon, anesthesiologist, operating room staff, and other pre-operative area staff as necessary. Obtains pertinent patient records prior to patients arrival for preoperative testing. Coordinates and/or perform necessary preoperative testing, as needed. Compiles patient chart to ensure that all required documentation is immediately available (consents, orders, H/P, diagnostic studies, etc.) Admissions: Greets patient and family in a timely manner. Checks patients armband and uses two patient identifiers to verify patients identity. Receives preoperative physicians orders and implements accordingly. Conducts complete patient assessment and evaluation of each patient prior to surgery or treatment. Reviews history, physical, and psychological assessment. Develops plan of care for the patient based on assessment data. Assess patients understanding of procedure and checks surgical consent for accuracy and completeness. Obtains and witnesses signature if needed. Participates in the anesthesia time-out process if performed in the pre-op area prior to administration of pre-operative blocks or prior to the induction of anesthesia. Recognizes emergency situations and responds effectively in a calm and controlled manner. Completes admissions checklist when turning care of patient over to operation room personnel. Documents all appropriate patient information in accordance with charting guidelines. Assists in PACU area as needed. Relays appropriate hand off communication to circulating nurse and other appropriate nursing personnel to ensure continuity of care. Complies with principles of hand hygiene, aseptic and sterile technique. Spends appropriate time and energy on tasks and assignments based on the policies that are supportive of the Centers goals and objectives. Functions independently according to job responsibilities and within scope of practice utilizing current standards of care. Takes personal initiative to maintain current RN licensure, BCLS, ACLS, PALS (if indicated) and other professional certifications current as defined by job role. Uses facility resources appropriately and avoids wasteful practices. Attends all mandatory in-services, staff meetings and participates in emergency drills. Participates in the orientation of new employees. Completes annual competency and other required education as assigned. Maintains confidentiality and security of records and patient information at all times. Practices and adheres to the "Code of Conduct" philosophy and "Mission and Value Statement". While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current Position, it is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Management reserves the right to revise the Position or require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances warrant (i.e. emergencies, changes in personnel or staffing, workload, rush jobs, or technical developments).

Keywords: Company Confidential, Austin, PreOp Pre-Admissions Nurse, Healthcare, Austin, Texas

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