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Registered Nurse - Med Surg

Company: Clearway Pain Solutions Institute
Location: Germantown
Posted on: May 13, 2024

Job Description:

Registered Nurse
Under general direction, the Registered Nurse monitors patients, supports the providers, and documents procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

* Ensures continual delivery of high-quality nursing care
* Adopts and implements innovative nursing practices to improve the facility
* Maintains a healthy, collaborative team environment
* Mentors/trains other surgical staff, as needed
* Promotes positive customer relations within the ASC
* Has working knowledge of all equipment and procedures
* Oversees safety surveillance and task related responsibilities that have been delegated to others to ensure effective and desired results
* Oversees infection control surveillance and task related responsibilities that have been delegated to others to ensure effective and desired results
* Maintains documentation of patient care services by auditing patient and department records, including but not limited to autoclave receipts
* Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies
* Maintains a cooperative relationship among health care teams by communicating information; responding to requests; building rapport; participating in team problem-solving methods
* Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
* Consults and coordinates with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans
* Monitors all aspects of patient care
* Prepares rooms, sterile instruments, equipment and supplies
* Deals compassionately, professionally, and courteously with patients, their families, physicians, and fellow employees
* Follows safety and infection control procedures
* Adheres to all federal, state and nursing regulations and protocols including but not limited to patient safety procedures such as verification of patient identification prior to procedures
* Ensures that immediately prior to the start of any procedure in the procedure room, initiate a time-out and ensure correct patient, procedure, site and side, and that there are no additional concerns.
* Identifies every patient with two identifiers: full name and date of birth
* Documents this information in the Procedure Safety Checklist, including the time of the time-out

* Identifies an emergency situation and is able to appropriately intervene
* Understands and administers regulatory policies (i.e.: Joint Commission/AAAHC, CDC, State, etc.)
* Deploys, monitors, and ensures that the facilities operational processes are appropriately integrated within the facilitys quality programs
* Maintains patient, physician, and employee privacy and confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA, Company and other regulatory standards
* Assists with supply ordering, as needed
* Provides clinical support for procedures
* Maintains accurate, detailed reports and records
* Monitors, records and reports symptoms and changes in patients' conditions
* Records patients' medical information and vital signs
* Ensures history and physicals are complete on each patient, by the provider, prior to procedures
* Consults and coordinate with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans
* Instructs individuals, families and others on topics such as health education, disease prevention and develop health improvement programs
* Oversees and ensures that daily/quarterly/annual binders/logs are up to date
* Informs physician of patient's condition before, during and after procedures
* Acts as a liaison between the physician and the patient and patients family or support person(s)
* Maintains the role of patient advocate
* Ensures, provides and explains discharge instructions to all patients
* Ensures physician has cleared patient for discharge prior to discharging the patient
* Assists in the stocking and inventory of the clinical area
* Ensures all applicable Surgery Center staff and guests wear radiation badges
* Maintains and stores radiation safety equipment
* Conducts annual apron and thyroid shield inspections
* Conducts safety drills, as required
* Conducts daily inventory of and ensures policies and procedures are followed for controlled substances
* As assigned, ensures operation of medical and administrative equipment by verifying emergency equipment availability; completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques
* Orders/requests supplies as needed
* Checks work e-mail on a regular basis throughout the workday
* Participate in and complete all required trainings and in-services
* Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

* Associates Degree in Nursing.
* Must have knowledge of Internet and Microsoft Office software (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook).
* Must possess and maintain current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state in which the employee practices, or must hold a nursing license within a compact eligible of licensure and/or compact eligibility must be submitted.
* Must possess a current ACLS and BLS certification.
* Must have excellent written and oral communication skills, including exceptional customer service.
* Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with doctors, clinical staff, other co-workers and the public.
* Must be able to work individually as well as within a team.
* Must be able to follow both verbal and written instructions.
* Must be able to work a flexible schedule.
* Must be able to respond with patience and understanding during stressful conditions related to patient health and emergent situations.
* Must be able to multi-task and prioritize.
* Must have working knowledge of all equipment and procedures.
* Must demonstrate extreme attention to detail.
* Must possess strong organization skills.
* Must be able to problem solve and use reasoning.
* Must be able to meet predefined quality standards.
* Must maintain and project a professional attitude and appearance at all times.
* Must have a working knowledge of the healthcare field and medical specialty, as well as medical terminology.
* Must provide proof of influenza vaccination annually.
* Must complete two (2)-step PPD (NE staff) OR must complete an annual PPD (SE staff).
* Must complete all regulatory competencies prior to beginning work in the ASC.
* All staff are expected to have a strong desire to provide excellent customer service; to comply with the rules and regulations of those organizations to which we are accountable; to have high ethical and professional standards of conduct; and to have an attitude of wanting to continuously improve their own professional performance.

Preferred Qualifications:

* One (1) year experience as a Registered Nurse.
* One (1) year of prior experience working in a Pain Management practice.
* One (1) year of prior experience working with an Electronic Medical Record (EMR).


The employee must have reliable transportation. Travel for this position will be required up to 80%. While the primary workplace may be closest to the employees home, work assignments could be in any of the Companys locations.

Keywords: Clearway Pain Solutions Institute, Germantown , Registered Nurse - Med Surg, Healthcare , Germantown, Maryland

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