United Surgical Partners International Inc (USPI)
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Pre Anesthesia Assessment RN
at United Surgical Partners International Inc (USPI)
As a registered nurse working in the Pre-Anesthesia testing department you are part of a team of nurses and medical staff that complies medical records and testing in preparation for outpatient surgery. The PAT team plans, coordinates, and oversees care for patients of any age in Pre-Anesthesia Testing department. Provides care within nursing standards of practice and the policies of the Center. Makes decisions regarding direct patient care needs and communicates appropriate information to other team members. May have additional responsibilities as designated by the manager, which include, but are not limited to, serving on committees, participating in quality improvement audits, and projects.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
a) Opens the Pre-Admission office, signs on to the computer and prints out next two days’ worth of surgery schedules.
b) Verify patient charts are complete. Looks for missing charts and obtains necessary labs, EKG, chest x-ray, doctor office notes, or cardiac clearance.
c) Interview patients as they arrive at the surgery center. Provides emotional support and explains all procedures.
d) Obtain complete medical history using pre-Admission questionnaire. Obtain necessary releases for needed records and HIPPA regulations.
e) Review and give patient pre-op instructions placing initialed copy in patient’s chart.
f) Consult with anesthesiologist in charge regarding abnormal labs, EKG, or any questionable patient condition affecting clearance for surgery.
g) Telephone and interview patients not seen in person.
h) Maintain patient logs.
i) Ensure completed patient charts for next day are in locked cabinet in pre-op.
j) Leave memos communicating necessary information to pre-op staff and next day’s pre-admit staff.
k) Cross trains in related areas.
Cooperative work attitude toward co-workers, management, patients, visitors and physicians. Ability to promote favorable facility image with physicians, patients, insurance companies, and general public. Ability to make decisions and solve problems.
USPI’s mission is to provide first–class surgical services for the local community in a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment; one in which we would be happy to treat our own families.
Demonstrates ability to work as a team member and to communicate directly and professionally. Is flexible, reliable, productive, patient-oriented, and self-motivated. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. He/she is able to identify and categorize each patient’s age-specific grouping of needs, such as those for an adolescent, adult, or geriatric patient. Maintains professional conduct and appearance.
Graduate of an approved school of nursing. Currently licensed in the state. BLS and ACLS required. One year experience required intra-operative setting. Demonstrates clinical competency, leadership, and teaching capabilities.