Assumes responsibility for the nurse care of patients treated in the Surgical Services Department (SSD). Responsibilities will focus primarily on Vascular Access placement/care. Provides direct and indirect patient care. In addition, assist with care for patients held prior to surgery, phase 1 and 2 recovery services. Provides nursing care for moderate sedation patients including pre/post Regional Block patient care. Assists in patient education. Performs the primary function of a registered nurse in assessing, planning, intervention, implementing, and evaluating the care of all assigned patients during an assigned shift. Is responsible for meeting the established Standards of Nursing Practice. Maintains professional and unit specific standards of care.
Must be a patient advocate and be willing to provide exceptional care to patient every time no exceptions. Must have a positive and professional attitude and be a team player.
Education and Formal Training: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing and current and valid license to practice nursing in North Carolina. Will have current CPR certification or obtain within 30 days of hire date. Current certification in ACLS/ PALS, or obtain within six months. Completion of PICC line Course from BARD. Board Certified Vascular Access Preferred.
Work Experience: Progressive nursing experience (3-5 years) preferred.