Company: SSM Health
Posted on: May 16, 2022
Assesses, plans, coordinates, implements and evaluates nursing
care for surgical patients.
Accepts patient care assignments as directed. Communicates with
clinical area team members appropriately. Correctly conducts all
appropriate nursing aspects of patient assessment while using
subjective and objective data.
Communicates effectively with patients to assess their knowledge of
surgical/invasive procedure(s) and expectations. Adheres to
Involves patient/significant others in their plan of care,
education, discharge planning, and prioritization of needs.
Utilizes available teaching resources as appropriate, and
identifies/refers patients/families as appropriate.
Plans for patient care and/or intervenes by demonstrating basic
nursing skills, observing and accurately documenting patient's
response to nursing care, utilizing available teaching resources as
appropriate, maintaining a safe environment.
Evaluates care by conducting ongoing assessments to identify
effectiveness of interventions, performing post-op calls following
surgical procedures, and analyzing verbal responses from patient
and family during hospitalization.
Makes competent clinical decisions and displays the ability to know
when to involve management or other team members. Assists in all
areas of surgical services as needed.
Provides information to the physician related to changes in the
conditions of patients in a timely manner. Documents the care given
to patients and their response to care in a timely manner.
Correctly and efficiently administers medications, treatments, and
nursing interventions as per hospital policy.
Applies the existing body of evidence-based practice and scientific
knowledge in health care to surgical nursing practice, ensuring
that nursing care is delivered based on patient's age-specific
needs and clinical needs as described in the department's Scope of
Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Graduate of accredited school of nursing
No experience required
Constant use of speech to share information through oral
Constant standing and walking.
Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25
Frequent sitting, reaching and keyboard use/data entry.
Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20
inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and
Frequent use of smell to detect/recognize odors.
Frequent use of hearing to receive oral communication, distinguish
body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.
Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing
Occasional lifting/moving of patients.
Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting,
gripping and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.
Rare crawling and running.
Keywords: SSM Health, Madison , RN-Ambulatory Surgery, Healthcare , Baraboo, Wisconsin
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