Summary: This individual is a clinically competent, registered, professional nurse who has demonstrated expertise in the perioperative field. He/she effectively delivers perioperative care to the surgical patient through the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation, and evaluation.
Must possess current hospital experience (within the past 5 years) or be a new graduate (within the last 2 years).Prefer minimum of 1 year recent PACU or Critical Care experience.
Must complete Point of Care Testing training as part of Department Orientation. Must be knowledgeable regarding the nursing process and its application--assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation.
At time of hire, we ask that you either have a current active PALS certification or obtain PALS Certification within the first 6 months of hire. Emergency Department and/or Critical Care Experience is preferred.
Responsibilities: Identifies, labels, and dispenses medications and solutions safely and per established guidelines. Demonstrates competency with insertion of intravenous lines. Demonstrates competency with LIS lab and Invision process. Accepts personal accountability for proper handling, judicious use, and optimum care of all department supply, instrument, and equipment inventory. Utilizes the nursing process throughout the perioperative setting per patient assessment--collecting, interpreting, recording, and communicating pertinent data relevant to patient care in surgery; care planning--utilization of collected data to plan appropriately for intraoperative nursing care; implementing--provides direct patient care to meet physical and psychological needs; evaluating care--continuously evaluates patient response to nursing intervention and modifies care plan to achieve desired outcome. Demonstrates and conveys theoretical knowledge and skills related to perioperative nursing care--understands the "why" concept as well as the "how" process. Thorough/Accurate/Complete documentation of post-operative patient care. Demonstrates competency with usage of the Philips Cardiac Monitor. Demonstrates competency with airway assessment and management--O2 therapy, ventilator management, assisting with intubation and estuation, etc. Understands, demonstrates, and conveys knowledge related to patient assessment and care with the pain management process. Effectively demonstrates critical thinking, prioritization of duties, and time management skills throughout the perioperative arena. Collects adequate and correct blood/urine specimens from patients as ordered by physicians, using proper technique and equipment. Correctly labels specimens and processes. Ensures appropriate delivery of specimens to the lab via courier or specimen pick up from outside agencies. Demonstrates competency with appropriate set up and monitoring or PA lines--Cardiac Output, A-Line, CVP, Swan-Ganz, etc.
Credentials: Essential: * RN - Registered Nurse * BLS - Basic Life Saving certification * NIH - Stroke Certification * ACLS - Advanced Cardiac Life Support Nonessential: * PALS - Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Competencies and skills: Essential: * Experience In Hospital Or Acute Care Setting * Clear Communication Skills Both Written And Verbal * Able To Keep Confidential Information Regarding Patients, Team Members * Able To Withstand Crisis Situations * Has Skills To Provides Customer Service To Patients, Team Members And Visitors * Knowledge And Experience With Electronic Health Records
Education: Essential: * RN Diploma/RN Graduate Program
Beebe Healthcare serves the Sussex County community with a medical center located in beautiful, historic Lewes, Delaware, and convenient outpatient locations throughout the county. Founded in 1916 by two physician brothers, Drs. James Beebe and Richard C. Beebe, the medical center in Lewes is a 210-licensed-bed, not-for-profit seaside community hospital. Beebe's specialized service lines include cardiac and vascular, surgical services, oncology, women's health, and orthopaedic services. Beebe offers an array of inpatient, outpatient, emergency, and diagnostic services.
Beebe's five satellite campuses offer imaging, physical rehabilitation, and lab services, as well as walk-in care centers. In addition, Beebe offers Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine and Diabetes Management & Medical Nutrition Therapy.
With a mission to serve the community, Beebe also offers many free screenings and outreach programs through its Population Health Department; and advanced medical care for those who are recuperating at home through Beebe Home Care Services.
Beebe is also training the next generation of nurses through the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing, located behind the Medical Cente...r in Lewes.
Beebe's Medical Staff has grown tremendously since the early 1990s. Employed physicians through Beebe Medical Group and our affiliated physicians on Beebe's Medical Staff now serve patients from Milford to Millville in specialties including cardiac surgery, dermatology, endocrinology, family practice, gastroenterology, general surgery, internal medicine, pediatric neurology, and surgical oncology.
Beebe is proud to offer quality care, close to home for the residents and visitors of Sussex County.