The Registered Nurse - Surgical Navigation Center (SNC) will assist in performing comprehensive chart reviews of incoming preoperative patients in advance of their surgical procedure. The Registered Nurse - SNC collaborates with office coordinators, peers, SNC clinical providers, Ambulatory Surgery staff, anesthesiologists, and other members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team to ensure charts are complete and accurate for all surgical patients prior to scheduled surgical procedure. He/She demonstrates commitment to professional accountability and growth.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities Includes the Following: Understands and adheres to the WPH Performance Standards, Policies and Behaviors. Utilizes the nursing process to meet the age specific needs of the patient in all aspects of care: biophysical,
psychosocial, education, safety/environment, and discharge planning. Utilizes appropriate steps in the decision-making process to include recognition and priority setting related to patient care and unit-based issues. Addresses issues timely with appropriate actions. Access patient's Electronic Medical Record to obtain information and update charts as documentation is received. Communicate via e-mail, phone etc. with doctor's offices to obtain missing paperwork. Reviews chart for accuracy to confirm that all necessary information is uploaded prior to the surgical procedure. Collaborates and communicates with the interdisciplinary health care team. Integrates patient rights and nursing ethics into work practice. Adheres to infection control standards to reduce the risk of nosocomial infections to patient and staff. Adheres to the tenets of the Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals Delegate's activities to ancillary staff as it relates to the State Nurse Practice Act Adheres to the ANA Code of Nursing Ethics & Scope and Standards of Nursing Practice. Supports, promotes, and practices within the WPH Professional Nursing Practice Model. Sustains and advances the Magnet model. Participates in the Performance Improvement initiatives. Completes competency requirements. Attends mandatory in-services. Attends staff meetings as required/requested. Utilizes cost containment practice. Provides Patient education as assigned Performs all other related duties as assigned
Education & Experience Requirements Bachelor of Science (BSN) or Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) required. Knowledge of current nursing, medical and health trends and practices in rendering of patient care. One year of acute care nursing experience preferred for areas other than medical surgical or step-down BLS, ACLS certification (through American Heart Association) is required. All newly hired, experienced RNs must receive these certifications within 6 months Successful completion of Department and Unit Orientation Program.
Core Competencies Teamwork & Adaptability Acts as a professional role model Sound physical assessment skills Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written) Attention to detail Excellent planning and prioritizing skills Sound problem-solving, judgment, critical thinking and decision-making skills
Physical/Mental Demands/Requirements & Work Environment May be exposed to chemicals necessary to perform required tasks. Any hazardous chemicals the employee may be exposed to are listed in the hospital's SDS (Safety Data Sheet) data base and may be accessed through the hospital's Intranet site (Employee Tools/SDS Access). A copy of the SDS data base can also be found at the hospital switchboard, saved on a disc. (Standard for all Job Descriptions) Position requires ability to move about freely at least 85 per cent of the time Must be able to remain stationary for prolonged periods of time Frequently moves/transports objects up to 50 pounds and must be able to move patients of all weights with a minimum of 1 assist or assistive device/equipment Must be able to work in an environment with continuous interruptions Must be able to assess and respond to rapidly changing situational needs of patient, department and hospital Must be able to adapt to a high stress and fast-paced environment with multiple interruptions Must be able to detect sounds and respond to emergency sounds and signals at all times Must be able to operate computer, equipment, and other devices Position requires the ability to concentrate on fine detail with interruptions and attend to tasks for more than 60 minutes at a time Individual must be able to understand and relate to theories behind several related concepts and remember multiple tasks giving during the course of day.
Primary Population Served
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â Neonatal (birth - 28 days)
â Patients with exceptional communication needs
â Infant (29 days - less than 1 year)
â Patients with developmental delays
â Pediatric (1 - 12 years)
â Patients at end of life
â Adolescent (13 - 17 years)
â Patients under isolation precautions
â Adult (18 - 64 years)
â Patients with cultural needs
â Geriatric (> 65 years)
â 'All populations
â Bariatric Patients with weight related comorbidities
â Non-patient care population
The responsibilities and tasks outlined in this job description are not exhaustive and may change as determined by the needs of White Plains Hospital.