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RN Pre-Op & Recovery PRN

Company: NovaMed Surgery Center of Warrensburg
Location: Warrensburg
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

JOB TITLE: Pre-Operative Registered Nurse
Assists in provision of nursing care to patients in an ambulatory surgical setting. - Assumes total responsibility for patient care in accordance with physician's orders and center's policies. - -

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
  • Current Registered Nurse License
  • Current American Heart Assn. BLS and ACLS certifications


    • Assesses, develops and implements total nursing care for the pre-operative patient
    • Records and reports to appropriate persons all symptoms, reactions, abnormalities and changes in the physical and/or mental conditions of the patients
    • Administers medications and treatments ordered by the physician.
    • Cares and discharges pre-operative and post-surgical patients according to facility policies.
    • Reviews the patient's chart for accuracy and completeness
    • Ascertains surgical consent is completed accurately, comparing it to the physician's order and O.R. schedule
    • Ascertains all pre-operative (lab work, chest x-ray, EKG, H&P) work up, if applicable is in the chart and reports abnormal findings to the anesthesiologist and/or surgeon prior to the scheduled day of surgery
    • Reports pertinent pre-operative information to the O.R. nurse
    • Obtains and labels personal belongings bag and assists patient in proper O.R. dress attire
    • Registration form and pre-operative worksheet
    • An order always precedes the administration of medication
    • Allergies questioned prior to administration of medication
    • Intended action and side effects to medications are known
    • Medication is documented on pre-operative/post-operative record including dose time, and method of administration
    • Functions independently and displays proficiency in nursing skills in emergency situations -
    • Able to make logical and quick decisions based on sound judgment
    • Maintain patient and employee privacy and confidential information provided psychological support to patients and/or families
    • Maintains rapport with physicians and medical departments which provide services to complete to pre-operative work up i.e. (reference lab, outside radiology services)
    • Maintains competence through continuing education
    • Meets requirements for CEU re-licensure
    • Attends all facility in-services
    • Maintains supplies and cleanliness in the work environment
    • Reports and labels any malfunctioning or broken equipment
    • Works within the established facility and departmental safety guidelines
    • Performs other duties as assigned


      • Knowledge of healthcare products, stock rotation procedures, storage systems, inventory supplements, preference card management and credit.
      • Knowledge of medical terminology as related to healthcare products.
      • Knowledge of inventory control procedures.
      • Hands-on, a -self-starter with the ability to multi-task, be detailed oriented and possess superior organization and communication skills.
      • Must be able to handle a large volume of detailed work accurately.
      • Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
      • Must have superior leadership, communication and organizational skills. -
      • Must be able to bend, stoop, lift, and handle all supplies. -
      • Must have a strong ability to interact with co-workers, vendors, and management on a regular basis -and in a pleasant and efficient manner.
      • Ability to perform simple mathematical functions.
      • Ability to perform data entry procedures and both equipment and supply tracking.

        PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS: - Requires sitting and standing associated with a normal office environment. -
        ENVIRONMENTAL/WORKING CONDITIONS: - Normal busy office environment with much telephone work. Occasional evening work.
        This description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements. - Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions may change as needs evolve.
        • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well
        • Team Player: Works well as a member of a groupMotivationsPreferred
          • Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals
          • Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help
          • Growth Opportunities: Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility

Keywords: NovaMed Surgery Center of Warrensburg, Independence , RN Pre-Op & Recovery PRN, Healthcare , Warrensburg, Missouri

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