Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse(LPN) Perianesthesia Department 1.0 FTE

Employer
Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center
Location
Iowa City, IA
Posted
Sep 12, 2021
Closes
Sep 16, 2021
Ref
2445147499
Organization Type
Corporate
Department/Unit/Area: Perianesthesia: Pre-Admission Screening

Lines of Responsibility: Manager, Executive Director, Medical Director

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience, included with primary job responsibilities.

Classification: Non-exempt

Job Summary: Responsible for ensuring patients at the Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center meet specified patient selection criteria, as designated by the Director of Anesthesia. Daily review of patient/medical record to ensure patient safety for surgery. Excellent communication skills a must. Moderate computer skills mandatory. Ability to prioritize, problem-solve and work independently.

Primary Responsibilities:

* Support the mission, vision, and values of the organization.

* Ensure all necessary information for each patient is present prior to the patient's scheduled procedure, including physician orders, any required lab tests, surgeon notes, and history and physical exam.

* Complete pre-op telephone call with patient to review health history and communicate all pertinent instructions for procedure

* Review patient's health history:

* Enter patient's medical and surgical history into the medical record

* Pre-screen to ensure patient is an appropriate candidate for facility

* For those patients who have multiple co-morbidities or are questionable ASC candidates, chart is given to designated anesthesia provider for review and approval

* Work closely with the surgeon's office staff, facility business office/clinical staff, and anesthesia providers, alerting them to any identified special needs or important information regarding a patient's care

* Promote a positive first impression of the facility to our patients and/or caregiver

* Act as a patient advocate and maintain privacy and confidentiality of individuals and health information.

Qualifications:

Required:

* Graduate from an accredited school of nursing
* Current registered nurse licensure in state of employment, free of restrictions or disciplinary actions
* Experience: Current 3-5 years of Medical- Surgical or other nursing experience
* Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
* Moderate computer skills (eg, Microsoft® Word)

Given an award for the one of the "Coolest Places to Work", we take pride in being a positive, upbeat facility who gives the best possible care to all of our patients from the moment they walk in to the moment they leave. www.iowacityasc.com/apply

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