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Pre-Admission Teaching Registered Nurse (RN)

Company: Orthopaedic and Spine Center of the Rockies
Location: Greeley
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Job Type

Full-time

Description

At OCR, you're joining a team that wants you to succeed and grow continuously throughout your career. With deep roots in Colorado going back over 50 years, OCR is a locally and physician-owned Orthopedic group that strives to make lasting impacts on the communities we serve every day. Want to join over 45 physicians across 6 medical campuses? It's time to start your career with the specialists in the medicine of motion!

The Pre-Admission Teaching RN serves as a member of the Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) OCR team and performs assessments with patients prior to admission for surgery either in-person or through a phone interview. The teaching RN collects the patient's medical, pharmaceutical, surgical, and family history and updates current health history as necessary. This position also works closely with the anesthesia, Pre-Op/PACU department and clinical staff in coordinating the patient's needs in order to have a successful surgical outcome.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs assessment with patient prior to admission - in person or via telephone, communicating information to appropriate team members.
  • Ensures pre-operative care requirements of patients are accomplished thorough use of the nursing process including asessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation.
  • Performs patient teaching/education as established by the ASC guidelines.
  • Assesses pertinent information, plans, implements and documents interventions an evaluates results.
  • Coordinates with outside medical specialty for surgical clearance if deemed necessary.
  • Maintains and promotes patient's safety by assessing physical and psychological needs.
  • Responds to inquiries regarding expressed needs of the patient.
  • Performs outbound post-op follow-up calls as requested.
  • Provides general health information.
  • Alerts anesthesia of lab results, physical assessment, medications, or special needs of the individual with medical problems prior to date of surgery.
  • Answers inquires in a timely and helpful manner.
  • Communicates arrival time and NPO (nothing by mouth) instructions to patients as prescribed.
  • Demonstrates flexibility in performance of patient care tasks to achieve timely, responsive, cost effective and high-quality care. Demonstrates flexibility in performance to achieve the ASC's goals.
  • Participates in quality improvement activities as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned. Requirements
    • Associates Degree from an accredited Registered Nursing (RN) program.
    • Two years' peri-operative experience, preferably in orthopedics, required.
    • One year experience in Ambulatory Surgery Center, preferred.
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite or related software, medical records software, and similar computer applications.
    • Possess a good working knowledge of nursing theory, practice, and legal aspects of nursing, and techniques, care and use of equipment used in an ambulatory surgery center setting.
    • Valid Colorado Registered Nurse (RN) license. Must provide proof of license and be in good standing.
    • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification. Physical Requirements
      • The work environment is the typical medical office environment. The employee must be able to complete their work satisfactorily in an environment where there are significant distractions, including staff, patients, and vendors walking through and conversing, telephones ringing, conversations carrying over, loud noises, and interruptions to answer questions from others.
      • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls up to 12 hours per day. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
      • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and should do so in a sound and safe manner. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Benefits
        • Medical, Dental, & Vision coverage
        • Life and AD&D Insurance
        • Short- and Long-term disability coverage
        • Retirement savings and profit-sharing plan participation
        • Employee Assistance Program
        • Paid Holidays & Paid Time Off
        • Company-sponsored events
        • Annual merit increases
          **Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status, and a waiting period may apply

          Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies (OCR) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination or harassment of any kind. OCR is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual experience and qualifications, without regard to a person's race, color, age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, the presence of any physical or mental disability, or status as a disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other protected status.

          Salary Description

          $33.00 - $46.00/hour, commensurate with experience

Keywords: Orthopaedic and Spine Center of the Rockies, Greeley , Pre-Admission Teaching Registered Nurse (RN), Healthcare , Greeley, Colorado

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