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Staff RN- PACU RecoveryRoom

Company: Froedtert Health
Location: Milwaukee
Posted on: April 17, 2019

Job Description:

Wisconsin regional health care network is composed of an academic medical center, two community hospitals and more than 25 primary and specialty care health centers and clinics. The Froedtert & MCW health network offers exceptional care in the community and streamlined, coordinated access to specialty expertise, clinical trials and the full range of tertiary care capabilities of eastern Wisconsins only academic medical center when the need for more complex treatment arises. Froedtert Health has been widely recognized for our dedication to our staff, providing a work environment full of encouragement, innovation, collaboration and respect. We are honored to be recognized in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as a Top Workplace by WorkplaceDynamics for five consecutive years. Our best-in-class wellness program has earned us recognition in the Milwaukee Business Journal as a Healthiest Employer and a Gold Well Workplace award from the Wellness Council of America. We invite you to review the job posting below. If you meet the requirements and qualifications for this opportunity, you are encouraged to apply. Thank you for considering a career with Froedtert Health! Location: US:WI:MILWAUKEE at our FROEDTERT HOSPITAL facility. FTE: 0.001000 1.0 FTE is Full-Time, any position less than 1.0 FTE is Part-Time, and .001 FTE is Optional Part-Time Positions with an "FTE" (full time equivalency) of .875 - 1.0 are eligible for full-time medical, dental and vision benefits. Positions with an "FTE" of .5 - .874 are eligible for part-time pro-rated medical, dental and vision benefits Shift: 4 The PACU Registered Nurse is a practitioner who is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care for an identified group of patients in a post-operative environment. This individual demonstrates competency in the delivery of care to a primarily adult population undergoing surgical, diagnostic, or therapeutic procedures. Responsibilities may include assessment of oxygenation, ventilation and circulation, monitoring and treatment of pain, assisting with, and/or monitoring procedures, providing on-call coverage, administering complex IV therapy, and providing patient and family education and coordination of care, and other duties as assigned. The Operating Room Nurse is an indispensable member of the surgical team. He or she performs nursing activities during the intraoperative phase of the patients surgery. The operating room nurse provides continuity of care throughout the perioperative period, using scientific and behavioral practices with the eventual goal of meeting the individual needs of the patient undergoing surgical intervention. This process is dynamic and continuous, and requires constant reevaluation of individual nursing practice in the operating room. Broadly speaking, the Operating Room Nurse can perform one of two vital roles during surgery: 1) She (or he) can circulate outside the sterile field, performing such tasks as obtaining and opening up supplies, positioning and calibrating equipment, sending specimens to the laboratory, hanging medications, recording intraoperative events and data, and in general ensuring that the surgeon and others working at the surgical field have what they need; 2) He (or she) can scrub as a member of the team at the surgical field itself, handing instruments to the surgeon as necessary and helping to manipulate the patient and the wound to enable the surgeon to work effectively, as well as receiving instruments and supplies from the circulator. Nurses must be capable of circulating, or learn to circulate, but are encouraged to learn to scrub as well. The OR Nurse typically accompanies the patient from Procedure Arrival and Recovery to the OR itself, after answering any last minute questions from the patient or their family, and helps to position and prepare the patient on the table. Additionally, the nurse is responsible for helping to set up the room for surgery. The nurse often accompanies the patient back to the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) and reports relevant information to the PACU nurse. At Froedtert we have many generalist nurses, but most nurses eventually choose or are selected for a service pod. In others words, they specialize. This is an important aspect of their development as nurses. Pods include Neurosurgery / Ear Nose / Throat / Oral, Orthopedics/Plastic, Gynecology/Urology, General/ General/Endo/Oncolcology, Robotic, Transplant/Vascular and Cardiac/Thoracic Surgeries. We see our nurses as professionals and we are invested in seeing them deepen their skills"in other words, moving from novice to expert in particular procedures"as well as broaden their skills"learning new procedures and services. At Froedtert we perform over 17 thousand surgeries annually. Many are very complex and require the highest level of expertise from all team members. We follow the Standards and Recommended Practices for Perioperative Nursing by the AORN"the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses. We provide many opportunities for you to grow the depth and breadth of your expertise as an OR RN. We invite you to join our superior surgical team. Responsibilities: The Registered Nurse is a practitioner who is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care for an identified group of patients in an ambulatory procedural environment. This individual demonstrates competency in the delivery of care to a primarily adult population undergoing procedures. Responsibilities may include performing, assisting with, and/or monitoring procedures, providing on-call coverage, administering complex IV therapy, telephone triage, and providing patient and family education and coordination of care. Competencies for the Staff RN - Ambulatory Services may include, but are not limited to, pre- and post-procedure assessment, vascular access and central-line management, complex infusion therapy, phlebotomy, moderate sedation and post-procedure recovery, care coordination and teachback methods, point of care testing, and procedure-specific instruments and equipment needed for patient care. The Staff RN - Ambulatory Services job description is adapted from the ANA Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, 2nd Edition (2010), the AAACN Scope and Standards of Practice for Professional Telehealth Nursing, 5th Edition (2011), and the AAACN Scope and Standards of Practice for Professional Ambulatory Care Nursing, 8th Edition (2010). Other duties as assigned. Summary: Two years of clinical nursing experience in a field that is applicable/acceptable to specific clinic is required. Three to five years of clinical nursing experience is preferred. Professional knowledge of nursing theory and practice at a level normally acquired through completion of education at an accredited School of Nursing in order to be eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse is required. Baccalaureate degree in Nursing is preferred. Requires current state of Wisconsin Registered Nurse License or a Multi-state Nursing License from a participating state in the NLC (Nurse Licensure Compact). American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider (BLS) or an AHA approved equivalent is required within 3 months of hire. Other information: National certification in nursing specialty is preferred. Able to utilize electronic health records and other technology necessary for setting. Able to perform focused or comprehensive nursing assessments in person or via telephone, as applicable to specific practice setting and patient population. Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail when planning and performing professional nursing care, resolving patient care issues, and working with patients and their families, often during stressful situations. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer who values and maintains an environment that attracts, recruits, engages and retains a diverse workforce. As a federal contractor/subcontractor, we take affirmative action in employment based on race, sex, disability and status as a protected veteran. We welcome protected veterans to share their priority consideration status with us at 262-439-1961. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing

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