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Outpatient Surgery Registered Nurse

UMC Health System


Location:
Lubbock, TX
Date:
08/18/2017
2017-08-182017-09-16
Job Code:
6006
Categories:
  • Administrative / Clerical
  • Customer Service
  • Hospitality
  • Healthcare
UMC Health System
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Title: Outpatient Surgery Registered Nurse
JobID: 6006
Description:
  • Strong Med/Surg background required. BSN/CAPA preferred. Position is 5:30am-2:00pm with standby & callback required on a rotational basis.  

    Registered Nurse / Licensed Vocational Nurse

    Outpatient Surgery (OPS)
     
    Job Location:                          Lubbock, TX
    Shift:                                       5:30a-2p
    Status:                                    Full Time
    Hours per Pay-period:           8 hour shifts are 40 hours per week
                                                    Hours Vary Based Upon Status Hired For
    About UMC
    UMC, licensed for 450 beds, is the leader in comprehensive healthcare delivery in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. UMC is home to the region’s only Level I Trauma Center, the Timothy J. Harnar Regional Burn Center, the Southwest Cancer Center, and the UMC Children’s Hospitals by delivery of state-of-the-art sophisticated patient care.  UMC serves as the primary teaching hospital for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC), to train tomorrow’s healthcare professional.  UMC has a strong and enduring partnership with Texas Tech which helps assist UMC’s mission and support Tech’s academic pursuit of education and research.  UMC is accredited annually thorough Det Norsek Veritas (DNV), a national integrated accreditation for health care organizations.  UMC Health System employs 3,890 individuals on our team.  The system has been honoured among the Best Places to Work in Texas and is proud of their high patient and employee satisfaction.  We hope you will choose UMC Health System, where “Service is Our Passion”!
    UMC’s Mission, Vision and Standards Include:
    Vision Statement:To Serve Our Patients in the Best Teaching Hospital in the Country
     
    Mission Statement:Service is our passion. We serve by providing safe, high quality care to all, achieving excellent financial performance, and training tomorrow’s healthcare professionals.
     
    Standards of Excellence:Attitude, Communication, Responsiveness, Compassion, Teamwork, Ownership, Safety and Respect
    Description / Scope of Service
    Outpatient Surgery has identified its scope of care to include pre-anesthesia and post-anesthesia care; specifically to 1) prepare the patient for surgery/procedure by assessing and evaluating his/her physical status via nursing assessment, 2) by providing pre-operative or pre-procedure teaching/education, 3) to assist the patient in returning to a safe physiological level after local, or local with sedation anesthesia, regional anesthesia, or completion of Phase I (PACU) care following general anesthesia, and 4) to prepare the patient for discharge home.
     
    B. Patient/Customer Population Served
    Patient population includes infant, child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.
     
    C. Hours of Operation
    The Standards of PeriAnesthesia Nursing Practice provide the guidelines for pre and post-anesthesia care. Outpatient Surgery is open Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and is closed on holidays and weekends. A standby team exists for coverage of unexpected Saturday/holiday cases.
     
    D. Employee Skill Mix
    Nursing staff requirements/skill mix includes the Director of Surgical/Anesthesia Services, Assistant Director, Clinical Instructor, Service Coordinator, staff registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, patient care assistants, clerical staff for registration of outpatients, and housekeeping staff.
     
    E. Staffing
    Outpatients are cared for by professional, licensed registered nurses and licensed vocational nurses who are skilled in pre- and post-operative patient assessment based on the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) recommended staffing ratio guidelines. Licensed vocational nurses work under the supervision of a registered nurse. Non-licensed and clerical personnel are employed to augment the patient care administered by these registered and vocational nurses and to perform housekeeping, clerical duties and patient care as determined by the registered nurse.
    The Department of Anesthesiology provides medical direction and coverage during the Outpatient Surgery hours of operation.
     
    F. Patient Assessment
    Outpatient Surgery consists of 12 private patient rooms with bedside oxygen and suction outlets, in-room bathrooms, and telephone access in a central location in the unit; 6 private rooms with bedside oxygen and suction outlets, access to bathrooms, and telephone access in a central location; and 7 open ward patient care areas with privacy curtains, bedside oxygen and suction outlets, access to a bathroom, and telephone access in a central location. Patient assignment and required nursing care is based on level of pre-operative preparation and postoperative requirements.
     
    The Department of Anesthesiology provides medical coverage and direction with full time attending and resident physician staff. Therapies include pre-operative preparation specific to the individual patient, diagnosis, and operative procedure; post-operative observation and evaluation of hemodynamic stability, administration of oxygen and pulse oximetry; written discharge instructions for home care and follow-up care.
     
    Equipment at each bedside is standardized to include oxygen and suction outlets and over bed lighting. Emergency resuscitation equipment is readily available including ambu-bags and crash cart equipment.
     
    Anesthetic agents are not administered in the Outpatient Surgery Department.
     
    Other services provided for the unit include, but are not limited to the following:
     
    1. Respiratory care by certified and/or licensed respiratory therapist.
    2. Laboratory services for routine and stat testing.
    3. Pharmacy services by licensed pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.
    4. Radiology services for routine and stat radiographs.
    5. Nutritional services by registered dieticians who provide consultative services for patients with special dietary restrictions.
    6. Social Services consultations provided by qualified health care workers.
    7. Financial counseling provided by the personnel in the Financial Assistance Office.
    8. Physical Therapy services provided by the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation department.
     
    Admission criteriato Outpatient Surgery is determined by, but not limited to, the following guidelines:
     
    Day Surgery Outpatient has 12 private rooms and main Outpatient Surgery consists of 12 private patient rooms with bedside oxygen and suction outlets, in-room bathrooms, and telephone access in a central location in the unit; 6 private rooms with bedside oxygen and suction outlets, access to bathrooms, and telephone access in a central location; and 7 open ward patient care areas with privacy curtains, bedside oxygen and suction outlets, access to a bathroom, and telephone access in a central location. Patient assignment and required nursing care is based on level of pre-operative preparation and postoperative requirements.
     
    The Department of Anesthesiology provides medical coverage and direction with full time attending and resident physician staff. Therapies include pre-operative preparation specific to the individual patient, diagnosis, and operative procedure; post-operative observation and evaluation of hemodynamic stability, administration of oxygen and pulse oximetry; written discharge instructions for home care and follow-up care.
     
    A multi-disciplinary approach to nursing care is utilized in the OPS. Patient care providers will include Physicians, Registered Nurses, Licensed Vocational Nurses, Nurse Assistants/Patient Care Assistants, Respiratory Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Pharmacists, Social Services, Case Managers, and Nursing Support Services.
     
    ORIENTATION
    • UMC Hospital Orientation
    • UMC Nursing Orientation
    • Galen E-learning Curriculum Modules / Online Nursing Competency Validation
    • Electronic Documentation training
    Individualized Unit Specific Orientation
    • Unit specific orientation is provided in addition to UMC’s Hospital and Nursing Orientation.
    • During clinical orientation you will be paired with an experienced nurse preceptor.  Our nursing preceptors are specially trained and work as a team to obtain the best experience for the new employee
    • Orientation length is individually based and will be determined by the Preceptor, Employee and Clinical Instructor
    • Clinical orientation will begin on day shift to maximize your exposure to patient preparation in pre assessment/ pre op, post op Phase I & II and Surgeon/Anesthesia & OR staff hand off. You will also have many opportunities for professional growth and advancement.
    • Committee involvement is encouraged in order to improve patient care and processes Committees are available at unit level as well as hospital wide. 
    • Other opportunities include: mentoring and the ability for professional growth through national certification.
    Qualifications
    • Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing
    • Valid Texas Nursing License or Compact Licensure
    • Knows clinical and nursing standards and practices in according with the nursing scope and standards of practice as set forth by the American Nurses Association and the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses.
    • Provides professional nursing care to patients and provides supervision and guidance to the members of the nursing staff.
    • Age specific knowledge is required when needed for appropriate patient care.
    • Has working knowledge of organizational and nursing policies.
    • Requires adequate hand/eye coordination and fine motor skills.
    • Talking and hearing is essential for communication.
    • Visual acuity is required to work with patients for observation, assessment, and electronic charting.
    • Current CPR certification from American Heart Association
    • ACLS may be required based upon area of practice.
    • Customer service abilities including effective listening skills
    • Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
    • Ability to perform work that requires walking, sitting and standing most of the time while on duty. Occasional lifting or patients with assistance is required.
    • All employees must review, sign and utilize UMC’s Standards of Excellence.
     
    Benefits (Full-Time based upon 36 – 40 hours per week Part-Time Benefits based on Hours Worked)
    • Full-time benefit package inclusive of health and dental coverage
    • Competitive compensation based on education and experience
    • Relocation assistance package if relocating > 75 miles / To reside in Lubbock, Texas
    • Educational Reimbursement for BSN / MSN
    • Eligible for overtime pay after 40 hours per week
    • Eligible for annual performance appraisal
    • Eligible for Career Ladder after 12 months of UMC employment
    • Uniform Payroll deduction
    • Certification Exam payment and/or reimbursement
    • Long Term Disability/Group Life Insurance/Group Dependent Life Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Tax Sheltered Annuity Program
    • Supplemental Insurance Programs
    • Healthcare and Dependent care spending accounts
    • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Extended Illness (EI)
     
     
     
     
      
     
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Job Type: Full time
Category: Nursing
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