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ASC RN-Charge

Company: SSM Health Dean Medical Group
Location: Madison
Posted on: June 15, 2019

Job Description:

Role Purpose:
The ASC RN - Charge Nurse provides highly skilled nursing care in various stages of the patients' surgical/procedural experience through continual assessment, planning and evaluation of changing patient care needs. This position will work closely with clinical staff, anesthesia personnel, surgeons and/or endoscopists to facilitate safe, effective care for every patient coming to the DMG Ambulatory Surgery Centers. The ASC RN - Charge will have strong clinical skills in their area of responsibility and will staff in a clinical area as needed for breaks, lunches or to cover for staff shortages
Responsibilities:
Schedule Coordination (50%)
1. Facilitates daily schedule and coordinates staff resources accordingly
2. Coordinates and assures that staff receive breaks and lunches
3. Coordinate admissions to the hospital
4. Daily provide report to staff
5. Coordinate schedule add-ons.
6. Coordinates changes to the schedule to keep surgeries on time and communicates changes with appropriate staff and departments. Liaison with surgeons/proceduralist and anesthesia providers.
Resource Management (25%)
7. Participates in the development of and attends in-services and continuing education programs to maintain current skill level.
8. Responsible for maintaining clean, safe environment with properly functioning equipment
9. Works closely with the ASC Clinical Manager regarding (1) personnel concerns affecting the work environment, (2) complaints from patients or physicians (3) staff development needs and (4) staffing.
10. Effectively and efficiently utilizes manpower, releasing staff during time of low census.
11. Participates in cost reduction in supply resources
12. Contributes information for equipment in the budget planning process.
Clinical Support (25%)
13. Planning, organizing documenting and evaluating nursing care at various stages of the surgical/endoscopic patient's experience in the electronic medical record.
14. Coordinates changing nursing care needs with other team members.
15. Serves as a clinical resource to other staff and assists with problem solving
16. Utilizes all opportunities for continual patient assessment and patient teaching.
17. Assists in the organization and development of policies and procedures.
18. Remains current on all policies and procedures that reflect the philosophies and objectives of the DMG Ambulatory Surgery Centers.
19. Must be able to maintain professional manner in a varying and quickly changing work environment.
20. Attends and participates in staff meetings for problem solving and departmental goal setting
21. Maintains a high degree of competency and expertise in the delivery of care within the specialty area with the expectation that they maintain competency all other areas of care in the ASC.
22. Maintains the ability to respond to emergency situations (Code Blue, RN Triage, etc.)
23. The ASC RN - Charge serves as a representative of the Ambulatory Surgery Center and a clinical role model in all interactions with staff, physicians, sales representatives, clinic staff etc.
24. Participates and collaborates with the ASC Clinical Manager to assist with daily planning and coordination of specialty area to provide optimum care with the surgical/procedure suite.
25. Participates in the development and orientation of staff. Provides feedback by maintaining ongoing assessment and documentation of staff performance to be utilized by the Clinical Manager at the time of the performance review.
26. Expertise in the clinical documentation of information. Providing feedback with changes suggested for the documentation of clinical care provided.
Required: 1. Graduation from an accredited school of nursing and current state license in the state of WI. 2. Must be CPR certified or obtained within 6 months following employment. 3. Must have ACSL certification or obtain certification within 6 months following employment. 4. Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in a perioperative nursing role. 5. Ability to identify, analyze and implement problem solving techniques; 6. Show initiative for self development and continual education; 7. Accept and give direction to and from a number of other health care workers and display initiative, flexibility and adaptability. 8. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 9. Strong computer skills Preferred: 1. 2 years experience in an ambulatory surgery center or post surgical nursing role. 2. PALS certification or obtain certification within 6 months following employment. Essential Physical Functions: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 1. Ability to stand or walk for extended periods and move quickly between tasks. 2. Ability to hear and converse on the phone and in person. 3. Ability to perform fine motor tasks, such as when working with the computer, writing or phone tasks. 4. Ability to twist/bend, stoop/crouch. 5. Ability to lift and to push/pull boxes, charts, washer, autoclave, mechanical lift, OR booms, OR tables or other equipment weighing up to 50 pounds. 6. Ability to safely perform patient handling tasks, such as pushing a wheelchair, ambulation assistance or transfers. 7. Ability to wear the appropriate personal protective equipment when working around bloodborne pathogens, lasers or chemicals. 8. Ability to work first, second or third shift type hours. About SSM Health Dean Clinic- Based in Madison, Wis., Dean Clinic consists of a network of more than 60 clinics in south-central Wisconsin. Our more than 500 physicians provide primary, specialty and tertiary care in the clinics as well as eye care through our Davis Duehr Dean locations. Dean Clinic also offers urgent care services and operates outpatient surgery centers. Dean Clinic joined SSM Health in 2013.

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