University of South Florida Health - Tampa, FL3.9

The main responsibility for this position will be overseeing patient care while in the pre-op and PACU departments. Provides nursing care within prevailing national and state standards of practice and the policies of the facility. Requires a broad understanding of the nursing care needs of the surgical and anesthesia specialties. Demonstrates clinical competency and teaching capabilities.

Position Requirements

Educational Requirements:
Minimum high school diploma. Currently licensed as a RN in the State of Florida. Certification in Basic Life Support required and must be maintained. Advanced Cardiac Life Support required and Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification required. CPAN or CAPA certification preferred.

Experience Requirements:
Minimum of three years’ experience in an ICU, preoperative or PACU setting required. Working knowledge and proficiency in using electronic health records preferred.

Business Skill Requirements:
Knowledge of nursing principles, practices and techniques. Ability to administer prescribed medication and provide direct patient care. Has understanding of aseptic technique. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and written. Able to work under physical and mental stress. Ability to participate as a member of multi-disciplinary team in the implementation of treatment for individual patients. Ability to observe patient’s physical and behavioral reactions to identify problems related to the patient’s illness in conjunction with therapeutic plan, and suggests plans for resolution.

Preferred Attributes:
Requirements reflect the minimum level necessary to be eligible for this position. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
Customer Service Performance
CUSTOMER SERVICE PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS: Courteous and helpful behavior towards patients, physicians, coworkers and external customers; professional and efficient verbal and written communications; accomplishing tasks through teamwork and initiative; and ensuring a timely and thorough response to complaints and/or critiques, and anticipating the needs of all you come in contact with.

Physical Demands
Ability to lift twenty (20) pounds. Moving, lifting or transferring of patients may involve lifting of up to fifty (50) pounds, as well as assist with weights of more than one-hundred (100) pounds. Ability to stand for extended periods. Fine motor skills. Visual acuity. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and stoop, stand and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach forward with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to, kneel, or crouch. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift or move 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Work Schedule Summary
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Percentage 60
Plans, coordinates and oversees patient care in the pre-op, recovery and PACU areas. Makes decisions regarding direct patient care needs and communicates appropriate information to the other team members. Plans, implements and evaluates pre-op and PACU nursing care for patients of all ages based on individual, specific patient needs and according to physicians’ orders. Informs clinical nursing supervisor of applicable day- Follows OSHA and other standards for protection against blood borne pathogens.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Percentage 20
Participates in all patient care activities as necessary. Maintains and demonstrates current skills and knowledge in intravenous therapy, medication administration and effects, patient assessment, airway maintenance, arrhythmia detection, patient teaching, emotional/social support of patients and families, proper body mechanics and other clinical competencies. Remains calm and functions as a team member during times of stress and crisis situation.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Percentage 15
Organizes and prepares medical records of patients. Documents care appropriately and fully. Follows up on missing data and patient’s needs. Enacts patient and family centered care, including wellness-centered approach to care. Participates in Quality Improvement activities. Seeks involvement in activities that promote professional growth and behavior.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Percentage 5
Performs other duties as assigned.