The Registered Nurse-Pre/Post provides care and education for the patient based on their illness, symptoms, and courses of treatment. Manages individualized, goal-directed nursing care through use of the nursing process and the principles of primary nursing in accordance with departmental and hospital policies and procedures. The Registered Nurse-Pre/Post performs technical skills and provides assistance to surgeons, anesthesia personnel, and other professionals in the facility. Performs similar duties in other areas of the facility as assigned. The Registered Nurse-Pre/Post works under the supervision of the the Clinical Manager. She/He is responsible for the assessment, care coordination, and implementation of the post operative care plan of the patient according to prescribed procedures. She/he utilizes post surgical care knowledge to prepare the patient for the next level of care. The Registered Nurse-Pre/Post is responsible for the education post operatively and physician follow up in office of the surgical patient. Responsible for correct documentation during the postoperative phase of treatment.
The person in this position works under general supervision, may be subject to over 40 hours per week as required, and may also be required to remain at the facility immediately before, during, and after severe weather and/or disasters.