Tracking Code: 204654

Perioperative RN - Outpatient Surgery Center - Day

Location: WellSpan Health, Lebanon, PA
Schedule: Full Time

Full-time Day Shift

80 hours bi-weekly

Monday to Friday

8 hour shifts

No weekends, holidays, or on-call

WellSpan's Intraprocedural Skills Execution (WISE) program provides formal learning opportunities to all perioperative Novice Nurse hires at WellSpan. Per AORN a Novice Perioperative RN is "any registered nurse who has not worked in the perioperative environment before, including a new graduate, an experienced nurse from another area of nursing, or a nurse with previous perioperative experience who has not maintained basic competency" (AORN, 2022). The program's goal is to assist in decreasing the theory-practice gap by providing foundational learning, increasing confidence, knowledge, and competence; while improving professional interdisciplinary communication; and nurse retention rates in the perioperative environment at WellSpan.

General Summary

Provides patient care and professional nursing services in pre-, intra- and postoperative areas, normally in an outpatient setting. Assists physicians during operative procedures and in providing care to patients. Instructs patients and their families in appropriate care.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides general nursing care and personal care assistance to patients.
  • Writes initial nursing histories, assesses patients' conditions and develops individual care plans for patients.
  • Prepares the operating room for cases by setting up table, instruments and supplies according to type of case.
  • Cleans and prepares rooms between procedures and after terminal cleaning. Monitors and restocks supplies.
  • Prepares patients preoperatively for surgical procedures.
  • Assists the surgical team during operative procedures.
  • Maintains aseptic techniques; actively monitors situations which could lead to breaches in aseptic technique.
  • Assists in maintaining correct count of instruments, sutures and sponges.
  • Assists in patient care related activities such as starting IV solutions and inserting tubes.
  • Administers postoperative care by monitoring status and observing for postoperative complications.
  • Provides health care instruction/education to patient and family members.
  • Performs a variety of nursing administrative duties.
  • Prepares and maintains records of patient charges.
  • Variation of duties may result based on the assigned customer care unit(s). This may include differences in the specific clinical skills required of the RN. Unit based skill lists outline expectations beyond the house wide RN requirements. SYS-NURS-L Nursing Education Requirements Policy outlines current certification(s) required for specific areas of nursing practice and is considered to be part of the job description.
  • In addition to requirements specified in the license and certification section below, current BLS certification for all areas of nursing practice is required.Current certification may be required for the following areas of nursing practice:Emergency Care Center - ACLS, PALSIntensive Care Center & MSCC Lead - ACLS, PALSL&D - ACLS, NRP, - Experienced L&D nurses will obtain within 6 months and new L&D nurses will obtain at 1 year of experienceNICU - NRPPEDS - PALSPCC/PACU/ENDO - ACLS, PALSProcedural - ACLS

Common Expectations:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span of the assigned patient population. Assesses and interprets patient age specific data and provides appropriate, age specific treatment. Provides direct patient care to assigned patient age group(s).
  • Demonstrates a commitment to patient, visitor and staff by: complying with all applicable safety regulations; learning the impact of medical errors and methodology that will lead to reduction of errors; reporting actual and potential errors, as well as hazardous conditions; identifying opportunities to standardize processes and "error proof" systems that will lead to increased safety; and participating in safety education programs and root cause analyses as required.
  • Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  • Maintains professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest trends in field of expertise.
  • Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.
  • Ensures an adequate stock of supplies and proper functioning of equipment.
  • Enters and/or retrieves data from established computer files using knowledge of various computer software applications.

Qualifications

Minimum Education:

  • Associates Degree Required

Work Experience:

  • 1 year Medical/Surgical nursing experience required

Licenses:

  • Licensed Registered Nurse Upon Hire Required or
  • Registered Nurse Multi State License Upon Hire Required and
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Upon Hire Required and
  • Basic Life Support Upon Hire Required

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At WellSpan Health, we are committed to treating all applicants fairly and equitably, regardless of their job classification. If you require assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please reach out to us via email at employment@wellspan.org. We will evaluate requests for accommodation on a case-by-case basis. Please note that we will only respond to inquiries related to reasonable accommodation from this email address. Rest assured, all requests for assistance or accommodation are handled confidentially, allowing applicants to share their needs openly and honestly with us.

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Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts
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WellSpan Health recognizes and honors the diversity of our team members, patients and neighbors, and we embrace all the human characteristics that make us similar and unique. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected and valued by creating a safe and inclusive environment to which we all feel a sense of belonging. We are equally committed to ensuring all team members have the opportunity to excel and are positioned for success through equitable policies, practices and resources.

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Formed in 1813, Lebanon is a quaint city of 25,700 residents. The area, rich in heritage and the small-town charm of yesteryear, features sites on the National Register of Historic Places, museums, scenic parks and recreation facilities, performing arts theaters, artists' studios, a farmers market and dining establishments for all tastes.

Life in Lebanon County offers affordable housing and options for pursuing higher education. Residents can find local employment in manufacturing, retail, arts and entertainment, healthcare and service sectors. Located in South Central Pennsylvania, Lebanon is within an easy driving distance of Harrisburg, Lancaster, Reading and York. (Patient population: 140,000)

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