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Per Diem: OR - Staff Nurse

Company: Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Location: Hartford
Posted on: May 16, 2020

Job Description:

Job Title
Per Diem: OR - Staff Nurse

Department
Operating Room/General Surgery-020120

Status
Per Diem

Job Description

SUMMARY

Under general supervision, assumes 24-hour accountability to plan and provide direct professional nursing care for specified patients throughout the entire episode of service delivery as defined by population and unit. Provides nursing services to patients and families in accordance with the standards of practice of a professional nurse, Connecticut Children's policies & procedures, TJC, and State & federal regulations. Reports to Nurse Manager.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

CLINICAL PRACTICE - On a daily basis, demonstrates clinical expertise and uses the nursing process to provide safe, appropriate patient care to a defined patient population according to CCMC and unit policies and standards.

POPULATION SPECIFIC - Demonstrates knowledge of the differences and needs of patients in appropriate, specific populations from neonate through adolescence and applies them to practice. Demonstrates cultural sensitivity in all interactions with patients/families.

UNIT LEADERSHIP - Delegates duties and tasks associated with patient care to clinical staff according to hospital policy and their scope of practice. As assigned, contributes to the leadership of the unit by functioning as the Resource Nurse and/or by participating in the professional development of others through preceptor/mentor activities. Supports the unit/department's work productivity and resource management activities.

DOCUMENTATION/COMMUNICATION - Completes all required documentation in a timely manner, according to CCMC policies and standards; necessary information is effectively communicated to all members of the health care team.

PATIENT/FAMILY PARTNERSHIP & EDUCATION - Partners with child and family in evaluating outcomes. Monitors, trends, and evaluates patient/family responses to treatment. Provides appropriate education to patients and families regarding all aspects of care according to CCMC policies and standards; supports the organization's efforts to patient/family education.

CCMC STANDARDS - Demonstrates support for the mission, values and goals of the organization through behaviors that are consistent with the Connecticut Children's Standards.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

KNOWLEDGE OF:
- Theory, principles, techniques and practice of professional nursing;
- State regulations regarding nursing practice;
- Clinical standards of care; documentation and patient record policies and standards
- Teaching techniques; identification of learning needs and provision of patient/family education
- Developmental and population-specific patient & family assessment techniques and how to apply to practice
- Accreditation and certification requirements and standards
SKILLS:
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
- Basic proficiency in utilization of personal computers in networked Windows-based health care environment to access related software applications; locate, open, edit and print files and information utilized by the unit; and use of Internet as research tool
ABILITY TO:
- Work individually or with within teams and/or other organizations within the medical and research community;
- Make clinical and procedural decisions using the nursing process
- Maintain confidentiality of information
- Delegate appropriately to ancillary staff
- Communicate effectively with individuals and groups both orally and in writing

Work Environment:

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Physical Requirements:

Amount of Time

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25% day

Occasional

25-50% day

Frequent

50-75% day

Constant

75% day

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Manual Dexterity/Repetitive use of hands, wrists, arms, elbows









Forward reach w/hands and/or arms









Climb or balance









Stoop, kneel, crouch









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Choose Applicable Lifting Demands

LIFT

Floor-Waist

Waist-Shoulder

Above Shoulder

15 lbs.

Frequently

Frequently

Occasionally

15 - 25 lbs.

Frequently

Frequently

Occasionally

25 - 40 lbs.

Occasionally

Occasionally

Occasionally

50 lbs.

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Choose an item.

PUSH/PULL

50 lbs.

Frequently

50 - 100 lbs.

(push/pull only)

Occasionally

Education and Experience
Must possess a degree or diploma from an accredited nursing program for registered nurses, BSN preferred.
Minimum of 2 years recent perioperative experience.

Licenses and Certifications

Current State of Connecticut Registered Nurse licensure required and maintained thereafter.
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) / CPR in adult, child & infant is required upon hire.
Specialty licensure/certification may be required, as specified by department.

Position Specific Job License and/or Certification Required
Certification in OR nursing is preferred.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) required within 6 months of hire or before staff has completed dept. orientation if this is longer than 6 months.
Traveler that does not do call does not need PALS certification.

Location
Hartford, CT

Projected Schedule (not guaranteed)
Per Diem

Requisition Number
8766.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Keywords: Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Hartford , Per Diem: OR - Staff Nurse, Healthcare , Hartford, Connecticut

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