Specialty Procedure RN Elkhorn UroGyn
Methodist Health System Omaha, NE
Purpose of Job
Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-Ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means) - NICU only
Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
Explosives (pressurized gas)
Hazardous Drugs (exposure risks, personal protective equipment required)
Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
Essential Job Functions
Essential Functions I
Provides appropriate care specific to the age of the customer/patient, to ensure understanding and comfort level of treatment as outlined in the Population Specific Criteria.
Performs an initial and ongoing assessment to determine the patient's needs.
Includes data from the patient/significant other(s) in the assessment as appropriate.
Prioritizes data collection according to patient's immediate needs.
Triages emergency and all other patient calls to determine patient needs by making detailed inquiries of patient history, notifying physician and treating according to physician's orders 100% of the time.
Prepares patient for physician exam by assessing symptoms, weighing patient, checking vital signs, obtaining relevant information pertinent to patient needs, documenting all information/procedures and reviewing patients medical record 95% of time when applicable
Develops/reviews/revises and individualizes the plan of care to address the patient's nursing care needs for optimum patient care outcomes. (Consultation and resources, nurses as teachers.)
Collaborates with providers and other clinical disciplines as appropriate.
Provides teaching specific to the patient.
Care plan reflects continuing care needs and/or referrals.
At the direction of the physician, provides patient and family education regarding proper use of medication, medical equipment and health/illness prevention to ensure adequate knowledge/awareness and recommending appropriate community resources 95% of the time.
Implements interventions that are consistent with the established plan of care in a safe and appropriate manner (Professional Models of Care).
Is familiar with, and follows, nursing protocols and standards of care.
Uses current knowledge in nursing practice based on standards and research literature.
Performs technical skills competently and independently to assure patient safety (autonomy).
Able to competently perform technical skills independently.
Is accountable to learn new skills and equipment within areas' specifications and time frame.
Demonstrates correct and safe technique in the use of equipment according to specific product information and policy and procedure manuals.
Follows appropriate procedure for obtaining and returning or cleaning/disposing of equipment and supplies.
Administers medications according to physician orders to ensure patient health care by injection, inhalation, oral or intravenous methods 100% of the time.
Performs diagnostic testing under direction of physicians to obtain relevant information pertinent to the patient needs 95% of the time. Start, maintain and discontinue Intravenous (IV )infusions.
Performs phlebotomy to obtain specimens according to standardized procedures 95% of the time.
Maintains a professional behavior in attitude, demeanor, interactions to achieve organization's mission. (Quality Improvement, Image of Nursing, Interdisciplinary Relationships, Professional Development, community and the healthcare organization.)
Communicates effectively to solve problems at the personal and unit level.
Is approachable and professional in working with other health professionals, ancillary staff, patients and family.
Takes pride in the unit by active participation in restocking and maintaining a clean environment.
Maintains a professional appearance, behavior, and work environment.
Maintains competence in area of experience.
Participates in meetings and/or committees as needed to assist in decisions effecting area/unit or organization.
Greets, directs and assists patients to ensure proper care, by inquiring and facilitating patient care in a prompt and polite manner 99% of the time.
Initiates action to correct, prevent, and/or minimize risk(s) to the patient, family or staff/employees. (Quality of Care)
Completes appropriate report form for a risk (e.g., variance/incident report, patient concern report, maintenance request).
Communicates to appropriate personnel regarding unresolved issues.
Works within the scope of practice as defined by Nurse Practice Act.
Provides appropriate follow-up care to coordinate patient needs by following department specific guidelines 95% of the time. Includes but not limited to, following policy and procedure for post-procedure patients, post partum patients and fetal loss patients.
Maintains work areas to ensure healthy environmental conditions by cleaning and organizing equipment and rooms 95% of the time.
Assists physician with various procedures to facilitate patient care by preparing and monitoring patient, readying, supplies, medications, equipment and assisting according to physician instructions 99% of time. Procedures include, but not limited to, colposcopy, loop electrocautery excision procedure (LEEP), hysterosalpingogram (HSG), Hysteroscopy, endometrial ablation, coaptite, cystoscopy, Intravenous (IV) administration, medication administration via IV, Intramuscular (IM), sub-q, inhalation or oral routes, suturing, administer breathing treatments, mole removal, biopsies and assisting with other diagnostic test or procedures.
Essential Functions II
Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.
Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures.
Other duties as assigned.
| Date Posted
October 31, 2018
| Date Closes
December 30, 2018
| Located In
| Work At
Physicians Clinic Inc
Women's Center UroGYN
8:30a-5pm hours per week
| SOC Category