Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA, USA
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 6:45am-3:15pm
Employment Type: Full-Time; 40 hours per week
Location: Scottish Rite or Egleston
Requisition #: 45100
JOB SUMMARY Children's is seeking experienced and new graduate Registered Nurses (RNs) for our Periop 101 program in the Operating Rooms at Egleston and Scottish Rite Hospitals with a start date of August 2020. At Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, our Operating Rooms have a collaborative team of surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, technicians and assistants who provide perioperative surgical care to both inpatients and outpatients. The Children's at Egleston and Children's at Scottish Rite staff help perform approximately 38,000 surgical procedures a year in our Operating Rooms.
Our Perioperative Nurse Residency Program encompasses a range of surgery specialties, making this a unique residency program to prepare you for the role of caring for pediatric patients who are undergoing surgical intervention.
Our Perioperative Residency Program is geared toward experienced and new graduate RNs who are pursuing OR nursing for the first time.
From Didactic Instruction to Clinical Practice - Your 9 month residency begins with an in-depth classroom training from expert instructors who love to teach perioperative nursing. A preceptorship follows, in which you’ll develop and apply advanced nursing skills in the clinical setting and receive one-on-one support from a skilled perioperative nurse preceptor. This individual will help you set goals and evaluate your progress. Weekly “debriefing” sessions with your peers and instructors provide additional encouragement and support in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
Please note – the clinical and classroom training can take place at both hospital locations – Egleston and Scottish Rite.
Your residency at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta will help prepare you for obtaining your CNOR certification. When your residency is complete, you’ll join your peers and instructors in a special event celebrating your completion of the program.
EDUCATION Graduation from accredited school of nursing
Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the single State of Georgia or Multi-State through the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact
Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of employment
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or Pediatric Emergency Assessment Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS) within 1 year of employment as required by department
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS* Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Experience in pediatrics
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES* PRACTICE (Caring for the Patient)
Performs nursing process across the continuum to deliver age and developmentally appropriate patient-family-centered care.
Integrates values and language preferences into healthcare delivery through a culturally sensitive process.
Utilizes clinical decision support tools and resources to recognize issues, prioritize care, and modify plan of care as needed.
Utilizes appropriate documentation tools to record, measure, and retrieve healthcare data.
Provides patient and family education appropriate for identified learning needs.
Utilizes resources to plan and provide nursing care that is safe, effective, and financially responsible.
DEVELOPMENT (Fostering Clinical Knowledge)
Participates in lifelong learning to maintain knowledge and competence that reflects current nursing practice.
Incorporates new knowledge into nursing practice to support desired outcomes.
Maintains professional records that provide evidence of competence and learning.
Self-evaluates professional practice in relation to performance, development, resiliency, and goals.
Takes action to achieve goals identified during performance review, resulting in change in practice and role performance.
ENGAGEMENT (Engaging and Leading Professionally)
Provides oversight for nursing care given by unlicensed personnel while retaining accountability for patient care quality.
Engages in ethical practices utilizing principles from The Code of Ethics for Nurses.
Maintains therapeutic and professional relationships with appropriate role boundaries.
Contributes to a supportive and healthy work environment.
Consults, contributes to, and coordinates care with interdisciplinary healthcare team members.
Demonstrates investment in others through teaching/coaching/helper roles.
Demonstrates support of shared leadership through awareness of initiatives and providing input.
Facilitates timely admission, transfer, and discharge process for patient assignment, ensuring safe and efficient patient flow through collaboration with physicians, interdisciplinary team, hospital leadership and staff.
Removes or escalates barriers to appropriate leader.
OUTCOMES (Driving Excellent Results)
Integrates evidence and research findings into clinical judgement and nursing practice.
Participates in monitoring activities within work environment to maintain a culture of safety.
Identifies and communicates hazards and errors.
Participates in quality and process improvement activities to improve patient outcome and workflows.
Ensures equipment is in working order to provide safe patient care.
Demonstrates commitment and flexibility through times of change.
PROFESSIONAL MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS
1. Completes orientation and initial assessment of competency successfully by determined due date.
2. Completes mandatory education and annual competency assessment requirements as defined by unit and system by due date.
3. Achieves 75% attendance at staff meetings if applicable.
SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES* Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.
Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS*Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistanceBending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)Sitting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)Walking - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)Standing - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)WORKING CONDITIONS*Definite potential for exposure to blood and body fluids
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.
With 3 hospitals, 27 neighborhood locations and a total of 638 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 70 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
Children’s has been ranked on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for fourteen consecutive years and named one of the “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother magazine. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values. We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country. Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.
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Address: 1405 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322
Function: Nursing - Nursing-Bedside