ASC Registered Nurse (RN)

Job Locations US-WA-Bellevue | US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/15/2021 11:25 AM)
Job ID
2021-2110
# of Openings
1
Category
Clinical Support

Overview

The Registered Nurse is responsible for directing, coordinating and controlling all activities required to provide a safe environment for patients undergoing outpatient surgery in the ASC.

Qualifications

Education: Nursing School Degree

 

Experience: ASC experience preferred, 2 years of Nursing experience required

 

Certifications & Licenses: Registered Nurse License in WA and current ACLS Certification

 

Technology Applications: Computer savvy with ability to navigate between multiple systems simultaneously.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications.

 

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:

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 job responsibilities.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit for extended periods of time; use hands to finger, handle or fell objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance, stoop, kneel, bend, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell.  The employee must occasionally lift, push, pull and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Repetitive motion of upper body required for extended use of computer.  Required specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

Works in well-lit, ventilated and climate-controlled office environment with routine office equipment; some equipment has moving mechanical parts.

Noise level in the work environment is typical for an office and/or medical clinic environment.

 

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: To perform this job, an individual must perform each essential function satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation.

  • Monitors directs patient care and safety within the ASC.
  • Communicates with patients who do not come to the clinic for pre-operative evaluation. Evaluates need to stop blood thinners and contacts prescribing physician when needed.  Assesses information regarding need for pre-operative prophylactic antibiotics.  Ensures information regarding pacemaker/IAD is in EMR.
  • Directs and assists ASC medical team as necessary.
  • Assures the proper techniques and procedures are used according to accepted standards of practice.
  • Ensures care of patients through proper identification, checking of EMR, and reporting of changes in patient’s conditions.
  • Helps surgeon as required.
  • Assures documentation of patient care to meet criteria dictated by legal practice, WA State Health laws and Medicare.
  • Conducts orientation and training of clinical staff on procedures, methods, techniques and safety precautions.
  • Participates in the development of policies and procedures.
  • Determines needs of facilities, supplies and equipment. Recommend and substantiate requests for purchases.
  • Provides a channel of communication between events and team members in the ASC and authorized patient guests.
  • Performs weekly, monthly, quarterly, semiannual and annual QA checks. Reports to the QAPI Committee.
  • Responsible for overseeing and directing all drug utilization, control and accountability per policies.
  • Oversees the Pharmaceutical Program.
  • Oversees the Injection Control Activities.
  • First respondent to emergency situations.
  • Regular and reliable attendance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

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