Apr 29, 2021

RN- Surgical Unit (Full-time)

  • The University of Kansas Hospital
  • Hays, KS 67601, USA

Job Description

Position Title

RN- Surgical Unit (Full-time)

Hays Medical Center

Position Summary / Career Interest:

Full-time 7a-7p (Two positions available)
Full-time 7p-7a (two positions available)

Under the supervision of the nursing department’s management, the RN assumes the responsibility for the nursing processes of assessment, diagnosis, outcomes identification, planning, implementation, and evaluation needed to deliver safe, evidence based care within their scope of practice.

Position Description:

  • Collects and assesses initial and on-going data about the health status of the patient.
  • Initiates and/or revises an individualized plan of care that includes immediate and long-term outcomes for the patient/family and reflects the plan of the entire health care team.
  • Carries out interventions safely and in compliance with policy to facilitate achievement of expected outcomes.
  • Evaluates patient response to intervention/therapy based upon expected outcomes.
  • Provides patient education by explaining procedures, medications and giving instructions at a level the patient can understand; addresses patient’s questions and concerns; verifies patient informed consent when indicated.
  • Documents and communicates all required components of patient care.
  • Provides direct patient care in the inpatient perioperative setting.
  • Documents and communicates all required components of patient care on chart forms, birth certificates, and computer.
  • Initiates fetal heart monitor, performs vaginal exams, interprets fetal heart tones and determines frequency duration and intensity of contractions.
  • Monitors progress of laboring mothers, interprets fetal heart monitor and notifies physician when appropriate for progress or problems. Assists mother and labor coach with breathing exercises, pain management techniques and administers pain medication as ordered. Prepares birthing room for delivery using strict sterile technique.
  • Prepares mothers for elective or emergency Cesarean Section by following written C-Section protocol. Provides emotional support to mother and coach, obtains proper consents and pre-op diagnostic studies and coordinates smooth transfer to surgery.
  • Provides patient education by explaining procedures, medications and giving instructions at a level the patient can understand; addresses patient’s questions and concerns; verifies patient informed consent when indicated.
  • Documents and communicates all required components of patient care.
  • Works collaboratively with the physician and the anesthesia health care providers to determine patient needs undergoing surgical procedures and to assume responsibility for patient care, document and evaluate the effectiveness of nursing actions and ensure a safe environment of care.

Required:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
  • BSN required or must obtain within 4 years of employment; knowledge of general nursing theory and practice
  • Knowledge of principles, methods and techniques involved in performing general nursing services and adapting or modifying standards of nursing practices for care of specific medical cases.
  • Current Registered Nurse (RN) licensure in the State of Kansas or has work permit from the State Board of Nursing.
  • BLS certification required or must complete BLS certification with in the first two weeks of employment.

HIPAA: This position will have access to the following Protected Health Information in order to carry out the duties related to their position at Hays Medical Center based on the following criteria:


Primary - required (routine) to do the job
Secondary - required for the job, but mostly be exception
None - no approved access

Description of Information Level
Primary:

  • Patient Demographic Information (information used to identify a person): Name, Date of Birth, Address, Race, Marital Status, Religion
  • Financial Information/Insurance (information related to insurance, billing and payment): Billing Information, Payer Name, Payer ID, Account Balances, Plan Elements Covered, Payment Information, Payment Rates
  • Clinical Information (information that describes a patient's health status): Diagnosis, Reports/Medical Notes, Test Results, Problem List, Procedures, History and Physical
  • Coding Information (clinical information that is in (alpha) numeric format): ICD-9 Codes, Rev Codes, CPT Codes


Infection Control:
Initial and Ongoing training in dealing with infection control. Training's could include but are not limited to, blood borne pathogens, bodily fluids and bio hazardous materials as it applies to your daily work environment.

Time Type:

Job Requisition ID:

R-5439

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