Registered Nurse - OR, Weekend Program

Capital Health

Trenton, NJ 08629

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

Position #: 4936

RN Weekend program in the OR - must have OR experience

Base rate plus weekend stipend.

Full time requirement:

+ Requires three-12hr fixed shifts(36hrs)

+ Includes every Sat and Sun

+ Shifts can occur between 7:00a Friday thru 7:00a Tuesday

+ The third 12hr shift will be a Monday or Friday obligation as determined between the employee and their Nurse Manager, based on the needs of the department.

OR Part time option requirement:

+ Two-12hr fixed shifts(24hrs)

+ Shifts can occur between 7p Friday and 7a Monday as determined between the employee and their Nurse Manager, based on the needs of the department.

+ Plans and provides unique, individualized comfort measures utilizing intuitive, innovative approaches which are scientifically based. Fosters an environment to include the core mission. Assists patients and families to understand alternatives to care and facilitates communication of information to all members of the health team.

+ Follows up on internal resources to determine the outcome of interventions completed by other departments.

+ Mobilizes resources in complex cases to maximize patients control and participation over his/her own recovery. Collaborates with case manager to discuss alternatives to care in preparation for family centered conference.

+ Provides information and interpretation of the patient's condition and offers coping mechanisms. Provides patient and family with accurate information regarding health problems, enabling them to become active participants in health care decisions.

+ Assesses how much information a patient wants and needs, using a vocabulary and approach that enables the patient to comprehend given information. Develops independently an individualized teaching plan and incorporates aspects of cultural diversity specific to the patient.

+ Formulates and documents a discharge plan that maximizes the patient's ability to continue with meaningful life activities. Confers with treatment team regarding special needs of patient and family upon discharge.

+ Integrates assessment and diagnostic information with intuition to foresee potential age-specific healthcare needs. Anticipates deterioration while recognizing the importance of reacting quickly and appropriately without over-reacting. Displays the ability to rapidly grasp the threatening emergency and initiates treatment measures. Thoroughly and accurately documents clinical changes, interventions and outcomes.

+ Ensures handoff communication includes a report in terms of the situations most likely to develop and the problems awaiting resolution in the next 8-10 hours.

+ Identifies proactively issues to be resolved related to patient education for medication management. Participates in various aspects of unit based chart review and patient services performance improvement activities related to documentation. Assists unit nurse manager and clinical nurse specialist with development/revision of the unit based orientation plan.

+ Uses discretionary judgments to appropriately modify patient care regimens; Facilitates appropriate response from other health team members using clear, convincing rationale; Evaluates the quality and appropriateness of care, identifies problems and initiates and documents improvement of care.

+ Explores multiple aspects of care regimen with case manager and health care providers to promote resolution of hospitalization. Advocates to LIP and/or other health members on behalf of patient using clear, convincing rationale to lead the response/treatment needed to meet the patients needs. Participates in the evaluation of unit standards of care and identification of actual or potential problems.

+ Displays ability to see the entire unit and is self motivated to develop a plan for adjusting staffing patterns. Attends advanced preceptor workshop. Utilizes non-productive time efficiently and has not received any disciplinary action related to non-productive time

+ Associates degree or AssociateDegree currently enrolled in a BSN program

+ Two years of OR experience; at least one of which was scrubbing & circulating (in a hospital setting) required.

+ Valid NJ RN License. BLS

+ Frequent physical demands include: Push/Pull , Twisting , Bending , Reaching forward , Reaching overhead , Squat/kneel/crawl , Wrist position deviation , Pinching/fine motor activities , Keyboard use/repetitive motion , Taste or Smell

Occasional physical demands include: Sitting , Climbing (e.g., stairs or ladders)

Continuous physical demands include: Standing , Walking , Carry objects , Talk or Hear

Lifting Floor to Waist 25 lbs. Lifting Waist Level and Above 25 lbs.

Effective September 7, all employees and medical staff at all Capital Health locations will be required to be vaccinated or subject to weekly testing, as required by the Governor of New Jersey's recent Executive Order 252.

Department: Perioperative

Shift: Day

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