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RN - Same Day Surgery and PACU

Rivers Edge Hospital

Location: Saint Peter, Minnesota 56082
Type: Non-Remote
Posted on: May 22, 2024
Position Title: RN - Same Day Surgery and PACU
Employement Type: Non-Exempt
Base Pay: $37.41 - $56.21 / Hour
Description: Position Summary:
This position requires the RN to work effectively in Same Day Surgery (pre- and post-op), and Post Anesthesia Care Unit.
• Patient Care • Continuously assesses the patient's physiological and psychological status before, during and after surgery and recognizes abnormals. Documents in thorough, timely and accurate fashion that accurately reflects the cares provided.
• Anticipates, interprets, and acts on patient data to prevent problems/complications.
• Identifies priorities and implements care based on sound nursing judgment, individual patient needs, and facility procedure and standards.
• Able to perform in crises or complex situations, promptly grasping situation and performing role.
• Functions as a patient advocate by protecting the patient from harm during the perioperative period.
• Recommends what changes are needed in policy and procedure to assure quality care.
• Assists in admission, transfer and discharge of patients in assigned areas, completing necessary forms and referrals. Assures that educational needs are met for all patients.
• Anticipates and coordinates admission, transfer and discharge needs of patients to assure timely and smooth transition for patients.
• Skills • Demonstrates knowledge of aseptic techniques, a familiarity with surgical instrumentation and equipment, and the principles of microbiology maintaining a safe and therapeutic environment.
• Performs nursing skills according to REHC policies and procedures using proper body mechanics and universal precautions.
• Keeps current in nursing knowledge and attends educational offerings that enhance skills.
• Performs the work of the department independently with elements of accuracy, control and efficiency.
• Assists with preparing, processing and providing functioning supplies, equipment, and instruments to ensure their economic and efficient function for the patient and personnel.
• Anticipates and provides supplies consistently in a timely fashion. Keeps assigned departments and areas supplied and neatly organized using systematic inventory and material control principles/works with Purchasing Department.
• Assists with the research and evaluation of new equipment and supplies.
• Contributes to the quality and safety efforts of the facility by providing honest and valuable input.
• Collaboration • Works cooperatively with other departments and personnel to provide patient care continuity.
• Seeks opportunities to help out other staff contributing to team work and spirit.
• Assists with patient scheduling.
• Promotes a working atmosphere conductive to learning.
• Participates willingly in the orientation of staff and evaluating their readiness for independent functioning.
• Work Habits • Adheres to the Bill of Rights, Vulnerability and Confidentiality policies.
• Strives to receive no negative customer complaints.
• Treats patients and all others with courtesy and respect.
• Keeps self current and complies with Department of Health/Health and Human Services and Rules and Regulations, Fire Safety, OSHA and other regulations.
• Participates in continuing ed programs and staff meetings directed toward personal and professional growth and development.
• Contributes to the knowledge of staff by giving in-services and reporting on new developments in areas of job responsibility.
• Does not abuse sick time and work break policies. Comes to work prepared to meet the daily needs of the patient and the work load.
• Demonstrates flexibility on a daily basis to meet the demands of the changing environment.
• Follows Policy and Procedure manual found on the "G" drive.
Requirements: • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a current Minnesota license. Certified in AHA Basic Life Support (BLS), and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) within 6 months of hire.
• Knowledge and experience in perioperative nursing preferred. General knowledge in hospital nursing and the ability to use the nursing process.
• Ability to interact in a positive and cooperative manner with courtesy and respect towards co-workers, patients, physicians and other customers.
Summary: River’s Edge Hospital in St. Peter, MN has positions available in our Surgical Services department. Due to growth and service expansion, we have a variety of FTEs available from .75 to 1.0 (60 to 80 hours per pay period).
This position works Monday-Friday 9, 10, or 12 hour shifts, with rotating start times. Rotating weekday, weekend, and holiday call required 6a-6p
(must work at least .9 FTE during initial orientation and training)
Employees at River’s Edge Hospital enjoy a traditional benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. Other benefits include:
• Paid Holidays
• National Certification Bonus
• ,, defined pension benefit plan, 457 Retirement plans
• Employer paid parental leave
• Flexible Spending & Health Savings Accounts
• Employee referral bonus
• Longevity Bonus
• Voluntary accident, critical illness and hospital indemnity
• Employer paid short term disability
• Clothing Allowance
• Tuition reimbursement and Student Loan Forgiveness
• Free membership to LiveWell Fitness Center
Compensation details: 37.41-56.21 Hourly Wage