The Dedicated Call Team RN demonstrates and utilizes knowledge and skills to provide direct age-specific and culturally appropriate patient care through the use of the nursing process based on knowledge of principles of growth and development, serves as a clinical resource, participates in-patient and staff education, demonstrates leadership, and serves as a preceptor. The Dedicated Call Team RN is specifically responsible in coverage of on-call procedures during a weekday. Employees are encouraged to support Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System's involvement in the community we serve.
- Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
Experience:For General Team Dedicated Call RN: minimum of three years of service in PACU or Critical Care
- Current and unrestricted Registered Nurse (R.N) licensure permitting practice in South Carolina or compact state
- Certified in BLS and ACLS obtained thru the American Heart Association
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
- Five years experience in PACU or Critical Care area
- Hold a certification in a perioperative field of nursing and active member in a perioperative association.
Core Job Responsibilities
- Successfully completes annual hospital and unit-based required competencies and education
- Successfully completes hospital and unit-based orientation programs
- Able to establish priorities and prepare for emergency situations during scheduled work hours and scheduled on-call hours to promote optimal patient outcomes by recognizing changes in the patient's health status.
- Accepts constructive feedback to improve job performance and collaborates with Manager, Assistant Manager, CUE and/or Charge Nurse to make necessary adjustments
- Acts as patient advocate while the procedure is being performed
- Administering and evaluating pharmacological and other therapeutic treatment regimens within the limitations of licensure and institutional policy.
- Administers moderate sedation medications after additional education and maintains competency in administration and patient monitoring on a yearly basis
- Assesses assigned patients' medical history, admitting diagnosis and physician's orders, evaluating diagnostic data, and interviewing patient and family to determine patient needs
- Assists in maintaining patient normothermia
- Assures continuity of care through effective decision making resulting in quality patient care
- Assures timeliness and efficiency of patient prep and procedure start.
- Attends staff meetings and/or reads staff meeting minutes to remain knowledgeable in department updates and practices
- Collaborates and works cooperatively with surgeons and other members of the multidisciplinary health care team to ensure efficient perioperative throughput.
- Collaborates with patients, families, and other members of the health care team to assess and determine patient priorities and treatments
- Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability by performing other duties as necessary
- Demonstrates knowledge of appropriate infection prevention strategies to prevent surgical site infections
- Demonstrates knowledge of professional nursing practice and theory.
- Demonstrates knowledge of standard and transmission-based precautions to reduce the risk of cross-contamination by using appropriate disinfectant according to pathogen present in the environment
- Demonstrates knowledge of the procedure being performed and anticipates the needs of the surgeon
- Documents all aspects of patient care by following established charting procedure to show the patient's progress or any change in the patient's condition
- Documents per current standard including all quality parameters
- Ensures compliance with all clinical expectations regarding regulatory requirements such as: ER to OR patient throughput; improved on time starts initiatives; and reduction in surgical site infections
- Formulates a plan for professional growth
- Identifies appropriate standards of care, and/or collaborative clinical pathways to guide the plan of care
- Initiates and facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration to enhance outcome
- Monitors the comfort of the patient and provides verbal and tactile reassurance to the patient
- Participates in continuing education and achieving/maintaining certification
- Participates in data collection for research and using scientific findings to improve patient outcomes
- Prioritizes nursing interventions for an assigned group of patients
- Provides clinical guidance to students, residents and ancillary staff
- Provides quality patient care in accordance with the standards devised and distributed via the Association of Peri-Operative Nurses (AORN)
- Providing health education and procedural teaching to patients and significant others
- Recognizes the importance of hand hygiene and performs appropriate hand hygiene techniques
- Responsible for demonstrating competency for all new equipment and procedures.
- Seeks necessary assistance in completing nursing interventions to assure positive patient outcomes
Additional InformationAs a part of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, Pelham Medical Center consists of 48 inpatient rooms and is continuously expanding services to meet the needs of patients. Conveniently located at Westmoreland Road and Highway 14 in Greer, the state-of-the-art facility is a national award winner for its design. The hospital design focuses on both comfort and convenience for patients and visitors. This focus carries over into each patient room with several room features designed to maximize functional efficiency and effectiveness for the patient care team without disturbing the patient.
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