POHA/PACU HARRISON RN

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POST DATE 8/10/2016
END DATE 10/12/2016

Covenant Healthcare Saginaw, MI

Company
Covenant Healthcare
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
5824
AJE Ref #
575835980
Location
Saginaw, MI
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Description



COVENANT HEALTHCARE

US:MI:SAGINAW

DAY SHIFT, 8:30 AM-9:00 PM (VARIABLE HOURS)

FULL TIME BENEFITED, THREE 12-HOUR SHIFTS/WEEK



*WEEKDAY, WEEKEND, AND HOLIDAY CALL ROTATION



Summary:
The POHA/PACU RN focuses on validation of existing information and completion of preparation of the patient for their surgical experience. The professional registered nurse assesses the patient and develops a plan of care designed to meet the physical, psychological, sociocultural, and spiritual needs of the patient/family/significant other. This individual assesses the patient post procedure and determines if discharge criteria is met. The RN must possess excellent computer and organizational skills. This individual interprets laboratory and diagnostic testing independently. This individual works under the supervision of the Manager/Coordinator. The POHA/PACU RN nurse performs other duties as assigned.

The POHA/PACU RN demonstrates excellent customer service performance in attitude and actions at all times consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission and Values of Covenant HealthCare, and the commitment to Extraordinary Care for Every Generation.



Responsibilities:
Knowledge of nursing processes and experience in health care environment.
Proficient in Windows environment.
Performs assessments and synthesizes data collected by self and others in an ongoing and systematic manner, focusing on the patient s physiologic, psychological, and cognitive status.
Delegates, supervises and implements care in a knowledgeable, consistent and continuous manner by utilization of/adherence to standards which define the process.
Administer medications as outlined by hospital policy.
Demonstrates awareness and sensitivity to patient as identified within the organization.
Functions with an awareness and application of safely as identified within the organization.
Demonstrates awareness of legal issues in all aspects of patient care, unit function and strives to manage situation in a reduced-risk manner.
Demonstrate Basic Life Support, basic airway support and basic oral/nasal suctioning.
Administers and evaluates pharmacological and other therapeutic treatment regimens.
Responds to emergency situations to promote optimal patient outcomes by recognizing changes in the patient s health status.

Documents patient data to ensure continuity in the provision and coordination of patient care.
Effectively communicates patient care needs/expectations/priorities with team members.
Acts as resource/educator for team members.
Collaborates effectively with all health care disciplines to facilitate patient outcomes.
Documents on all hospital and department records as required.
Serves as mentor for other nurses.
Performs departmental projects as required.
Attends and participates in unit meetings.
Adhere to unit/department policies, procedures, and unit structure standards.
Functions as a responsible team member.
Maintains confidentiality in relation to patients, families, and the organization.
Appropriately represents Covenant HealthCare by promoting a positive image to the departments, medical staff, leadership and outside constituents.
Performs departmental projects as required.
Attends and participates in unit meetings.
Adheres to unit/department policies, procedures, and unit structure standards.
Remains flexible in staffing patterns and resolution of staffing conflicts; participates in temporary assignment measures within the organization.
Promptly reports actual and potential medication errors and adverse drug events.
Maintains professional standards by actively participating in continuing education activities, patient outcome activities, and in-services related to area of practice and age(s) of patient population
Demonstrates excellent customer service in attitude and actions at all times consistent with the Code of Conduct.
Contributes to organization success targets for patient satisfaction and net operating margin
Demonstrates commitment to the quality philosophy and values of Covenant by maintaining established policies and procedures; organizational objectives; continuous quality improvement; quality assessment and safety standards
Ensures all duties are performed in a courteous manner



Other information:
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
Nursing Degree (ADN, Diploma, and BSN) from an accredited school of nursing.
License to practice professional nursing (RN) in the State of Michigan.
BLS Required
ACLS Required.
PALS Preferred
Recent or Current experience in a Critical care area: i.e. PACU, OR, ICU/CCU.
CPAN certification preferred

KNOWLDEGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES
Demonstrates appropriate care for the following age groups: Infant (30 days 1 year), Pediatric (1-2), Adolescent (13-18 years), Adult (19-64 years), and Geriatric (65+ years).
Monitor interpretation.
Strong pharmacology background.
Strong physiology background.
Basic life-sustaining needs of the patient.
Ability to communicate positively with patients.
Excellent Customer Service skills.
Demonstrates basic clinical skills.
Demonstrates an awareness of and assumes self-responsibility for working within the scope of the Registered Nurse role.
Demonstrates ability to remain calm during high volume and crisis situations.
Demonstrates the ability to problem-solve and prioritize unit needs independently, efficiently, and effectively.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Ability to maintain punctual attendance consistent with ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards
Frequent lifting up to 25 lbs.
Frequent standing, walking, carrying, pushing, talking, hearing, near vision, midrange vision, and visual accommodation
Occasional lifting up to 100 lbs. or more
Occasional sitting, pulling, stooping, crouching, squatting, twisting, reaching, handling, feeling, far vision, depth perception, color vision, and field of vision.









NOTICE REGARDING LATEX SENSITIVITY IN APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT.



IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED THAT COVENANT HEALTHCARE CANNOT PROVIDE A LATEX SAFE OR LATEX FREE WORK ENVIRONMENT AT ANY OF ITS FACILITIES. UNFORTUNATELY, THAT MEANS THAT ANY INDIVIDUAL, INCLUDING AN APPLICANT OR AN EMPLOYEE, IS LIKELY TO BE EXPOSED TO LATEX WHILE ON COVENANT S PREMISES. THEREFORE, LATEX TOLERANCE IS CONSIDERED TO BE AN ESSENTIAL FUNCTION FOR ANY POSITION WITH COVENANT.