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Registered Nurse -Pre-Admission Testing

AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center
Egg Harbor, NJ 08232
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AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Egg Harbor Twp, NJ



REQ_NUM: 09-31078

Department: Center for Orthopedic Surgery

Hours Per Week 40

Holidays Required? No

Job Category: Nursing

Location: Health Park-Egg Harbor Twp

Weekends Required? No

The Perioperative Nurse in Pre-admission Testing is responsible for providing exceptional patient care and family support in preparing the patient for the perioperative experience. The Pre-Admitting RN is ultimately responsible for ensuring each patient is an appropriate candidate for their scheduled procedure at the AtlantiCare Surgery Center in accordance with established policies, procedures, and protocols. This position provides the nursing staff and physician members of the healthcare team with the required past medical history and nursing assessment of the patients overall health including physician orders, any required lab tests, surgeon notes, and history and physical exam. The PAT nurse collects and analyzes all patient data in order to establish the clinical overview and patient readiness for all surgical and invasive procedures.
This position supports organizational goals by providing quality customer service, participating in performance improvement efforts and demonstrating a commitment to team work and cooperation.

EDUCATION: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing; Bachelor's in nursing preferred. Current licensure as Registered Nurse in the State of New Jersey required. Ability to effectively communicate with others and adjust to changes within daily schedule of activities required.
EXPERIENCE: 1-3 years medical/surgical experience with strong assessment skills required. Previous Ambulatory surgery and/or PAT experience preferred. Critical Care experience preferred. Proficiency in Clinical Applications preferred at time of hire; incumbents within position will be trained appropriately and then skill will be required for this position within 30-60 days from date of hire.

General knowledge of areas of responsibilities. Knowledge of organizational policies, regulations and procedures to support medical providers. Skill in preparing and maintaining records. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, families, medical staff, and the public. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations. Ability to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures. Ability to communicate clearly. Good organization/prioritizing skills. Computer literate.

Requires full range of body motion, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination. Requires sitting, standing bending, stooping, carrying and walking for prolonged periods of time.
Judgment and Initiative: Requires considerable mental effort for decision-making and problem solving with multiple interruptions.
Independent Action: Must work independently to adapt to situations to achieve desired outcomes.

* Promotes the mission, vision, and values of the organization.
* Understand and work within AtlantiCare Surgery Center policies and procedures.
* Strong computer skills
* Communicate effectively with anesthesiologists, physicians, surgeons and endoscopists regarding AtlantiCare and total care of the patient.
* Be knowledgeable in use and dosage of medications.
* Record all pertinent information accurately and efficiently.
* Develop an individualized perioperative patient plan of care.
* Implements the plan of care by:
o Reviewing patient's History and Physical:
? Entering patient's medical and surgical history into the medical record
? Reviewing patient history to ensure patient is an appropriate candidate for AtlantiCare Surgery Center
? For those patients who have multiple co-morbidities, request that chart is reviewed by the Executive Medical Director, or designee for approval at AtlantiCare Surgery Center
o Entering patient's current medications into the medical record, and reviewing for accuracy with patient on the pre-op call
o Completing pre-op telephone call with patient, including all pertinent instructions for procedure, including having a responsible individual escort the patient home and recommending the patient have a responsible adult available for the first twenty-four (24) hours following discharge.
o Communicating the patient's current status to the appropriate parties throughout the continuum of care.
o Assessing the knowledge level of the patient or designated support person.

Demonstrates the competencies as established on the Assessment and Evaluation Tool for this position.

The essential functions for this position are listed on the Assessment and Evaluation Tool.

This position reports to department leadership.
The above statement reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principle functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.


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Posted: 2022-11-12 Expires: 2022-12-14

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