Position : Ophthalmology Team RN
Accurately records, handles and labels specimens; demonstrates care of specimens.
Adjusts expectations of patient behavior and acts according to the effect medication has on patient.
Assessment and reassessment of the patient is clearly and concisely communicated in charting.
Documentation meets current standards, policies and procedures and is completed within shift.
Carries out established techniques for safe administration of medications and parenteral fluids, as per hospital policies and procedures.
Carries out medical and surgical asepsis during all procedures.
Coordinates and supervises patient care; provides patient and family with teaching/education, as necessary.
Demonstrates competence in preparing and cleaning of OR suites before and between cases and after terminal cleaning, based on patients infection class.
Demonstrates knowledge of anesthetic drugs, actions and side effects.
Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served.
Able to interpret data about the patient's status in order to identify each patient's age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group.
Demonstrates thorough knowledge of location, care and operation of all surgical equipment.
Directs and assists in maintenance and handling of special equipment and instruments. Effectively communicates with the physician in accounting for all sponges, needles and instruments during and after the procedure and documents in the appropriate area.
Ensures Pre-op Checklist is complete (H&P present, informed consent signed, test results present, surgical site identified, etc.) before patient is taken into surgical suite.
Follows the five (5) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
Gives thorough report of patients intraoperative condition to PACU nurse.
Is able to open sterile supplies and set up for procedure.
Is consistently ready and prepared for assigned cases.
Observes behavioral and physiologic changes due to medications, takes appropriate actions and documents.
Positions patients safely; pads and protects bony prominences.
Preps and drapes patients correctly for all procedures.
Utilizes initiative; strives to maintain steady level of productivity; self-motivated; manages activity and time; does not waste time.
Other duties as assigned