The Surgical Clinic Float Registered Nurse will be expected to perform duties in the multiple Surgical Clinics and locations such as the Neuro-Surgery, Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Wound-Ostomy, Urology, GYN, General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, ENT, Ortho, Ophthalmology and Podiatry. As the Registered Nurse for the Surgical Clinic (Float), you will use professional standards of care and practice to evaluate self, programs, and service activities. You will maintain knowledge of current techniques, trends, and professional issues. You will use group process to identify, analyze, and resolve care problems. Duties of the position include but are limited to; Performs an autonomous role, triaging unscheduled patients, answering and documenting telephone encounters, supporting and utilizing various computer programs and documenting care within the electronic medical record Follow clinic protocols and assist Providers with clinics and procedures Demonstrate the ability to perform surgical postings and manage the surgical schedules within the various clinics assigned Optimizes patient care delivery and patient outcomes Provides care to patients with pre and post - surgical medical conditions and will utilize skills to promote active participation in the development of patient driven goals for health optimization. Additionally, the RN performs in collaboration with the provider and the team members and is responsible for providing patient education, Pre-Surgical Assessments and coordinating activities as directed by the physician or licensed provider Assist with patient concerns and participate in process improvement and safety initiatives Promote a positive customer environment of care Cross-train across all surgical clinics as needed and be assigned by the Nurse Manager or Assistant Nurse Manager. Work Schedule: Full time Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. may include Saturday clinics on occasion. Tour of duty and duty location may change due to patient care needs. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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