The Registered Nurse in the Pre-Admission Testing Unit collaborates with patient, family, and health team members to assess the patient and develop a plan of care designed to meet the preprocedural physical, psychological, educational, sociocultural, and spiritual needs of the patient/ family/ significant other. The nursing roles also focus on preparing the patient/ family/ significant other for his or her experience throughout the perianesthesia continuum. Interviewing and assessment techniques are used to identify potential or actual problems that may occur.
Required: Graduate from and accredited School of Nursing.
Knowledge of general nursing principles and practice skills; knowledge of organizational functions, policies and regulations; knowledge of current trends and new developments; knowledge of principles and practices of nursing, applicable to those areas requiring special education.
Position Requirement(s): License/Certification/Registration
Required: Current licensure to practice nursing in the State of Tennessee.
Department Position Summary:
The Registered Nurse will demonstrate knowledge and skill necessary to provide comprehensive preoperative care appropriate to the age of the patients seen in the Pre-Admission Testing Unit.
The Registered Nurse will collaborate with the patient, family and health team members to obtain pertinent data about the patients medical history, physical and mental conditions, and therapies. An assessment will be made of any disease, disorder, medical or alternative therapy which may affect perioperative out comes. Physical, psychological, educational, sociocultural and spiritual needs will be assessed, care plans will be developed and interventions initiated to optimize positive outcomes.
The Registered Nurse will demonstrate the ability to assess data, recognize abnormal findings, take appropriate action in a timely manner, and document accurately.