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RN, Procedure Nurse - Neurosurgery - Full-Time

Erlanger Medical Center Chattanooga, TN

Job Description



Job Summary:
Under the supervision of the Nurse Manager and/or Physician (s) a registered professional nurse employed with the Neurosurgery Hospital Services is responsible for direct and indirect care of patients, assisting physicians/providers as needed with computer entry, scheduling, data collection. All standard nursing practices and principles are used for the care of the neurosurgery patient, including pharmacology, patient assessment and procedures documentation.

This position is involved in a team based approach to care. Team members are trained to meet the highest level of function for their role as per the State of Tennessee/Georgia guidelines. Is trained and assigned to coordinate care for patients and is trained and assigned to support patients/families/caregivers in self-management, self-efficacy and behavior change. Is trained and assigned to manage the practice�s patient population. Participates in the practice�s quality management process and performance evaluation.

Other duties included:

*Care will include, but not be limited to scheduling/screening for procedure appointments, clinical assessment of the patient, preparation for Epidural Steroid Injections; post-procedure assessment and management, and patient education.

*EPIC ECHART Trainer for the departments

*Joint Commission representative for the departments

Required: Graduate from accredited School of Nursing.
Annual Erlanger Health System E-Online learning Modules

Preferred: N/A

Required: 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. Must have 2 years of clinical nursing experience.

Preferred: Previous experience in neurosurgery
Previous physician office experience
Previous electronic medical record experience
Previous Critical Care/PACU experience

Position Requirement(s): License/Certification/Registration
Required: Current licensure to practice nursing in the State of Tennessee. BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required within 30 days of hire.

The Nurse Licensure Compact will not change how to obtain or renew a Tennessee license. However, the Tennessee nursing license will be a single state license for Tennessee Residents or non-compact state residents. Tennessee licensure or multistate licensure from a compact state must be obtained within three months of hire for non-Tennessee residents.

Preferred: N/A

Department Position Summary:
The RN, Procedure Nurse with the Neurosurgery Hospital Services must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide comprehensive direct and/or indirect care of patients with neurosurgical disease processes. The registered nurse must be able to assess and care for patients during the pre- and post-operative periods- checking heart rhythm, vital signs, pain scale and oxygen saturation per standards. The RN, Procedure Nurse. The RN, Procedure Nurse must be able to assist with procedures under the direction of EHS physicians- monitoring moderate sedation, giving sedation and pain IV medications, positioning patient for procedures, assessing patient post procedure for mobility, sensation, vital signs, pain scale and oxygen saturation. RN, Procedure Nurse will document according the Erlangers standards within the pre- and post- procedure flow sheets, using approved abbreviations. RN, Procedure Nurse will maintain medication and narcotic counts each procedure day. The RN, Procedure Nurse will maintain emergency code drug box and equipment. The RN, Procedure Nurse tests, screening patients for procedures, pulling testing and lab results, and assist with charge capture and coding. The RN, Procedure Nurse under the direction of the provider, will review and educate patient on findings. The RN, Procedure Nurse will review medication lists with patients as per medication reconciliation protocol. The RN, Procedure Nurse will serve as ECHART super user for the office. The RN, Procedure Nurse will assist with education on Joint Commission requirements and maintaining standards throughout the office setting, assisting with in house surveys for Joint Commission readiness .The RN, Procedure Nurse must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served by Neurosurgery Hospital Services. He/she must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patients status. The employee must interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patients requirements relative to their age-specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in the units policies and procedures manual.

Job Details

Date Posted February 9, 2019
Date Closes May 10, 2019
Requisition 23214
Located In Chattanooga, TN
SOC Category 00-0000.00