Same Day Surgery (SDS) provides care for ambulatory patients who are medically stable. Patients coming through SDS require a surgical procedure with a recovery period in a Phase II setting, prior to being discharged home on the day of surgery. SDS provides support to 12 different services including Cardiology and Interventional Radiology.SDS provides nursing support to Pre-Admission Testing (PAT) and Post Anesthesia Recovery Unit (PACU) as needed. The Licensed Practical Nurse works under the direction of a RN and reports to the unit manager of SDS/PAT. The LPN is responsible for observing, recording and reporting changes in the patient's condition. The LPN is a member of the larger team of SDS staff. The LPN will provide support to PAT as needed. The LPN requires a general review of their work by a RN for appropriateness and conformity with license, policies and procedures. The LPN demonstrates active collaboration and communication with all staff involved in providing care to the patient. This LPN works in SDS/PAT at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center. Duties include but are not limited to: Makes observations and thoroughly documents care and the patient's response.Appropriately seeks assistance and guidance by informing RN or medical provider of changes in the patient's condition requiring higher-level intervention. The LPN performs, reports, and records assigned nursing care in SDS/PAT including, but not limited to: Vital signs including temperature, pulse, respiratory rate, blood pressure, pulse oximetry, height, and weight Check expiration dates of meds and supplies Delegated procedures and treatments, including but not limited to:venipuncture, EKG, IV starts, bladder scan, ear irrigations, wound care, medication administration, oxygen administration, accudata, doppler, pulse oximetry, foley catheterization, weights, and other procedures requested by provider within the LPN scope of practice RMS training, scheduling, travel pay, making charts, ordering supplies. Electronic record documentation, including documentation of procedures, medication administration and effectiveness, clinical information obtained during patient calls/visits, vital signs, clinical reminders, and other pertinent clinical information Completion of tasks designated by policies/procedures/protocols and/or assigned by supervisor Places patients in rooms patients in a timely and efficient manner using correct patient identifiers Keeps exam rooms stocked with appropriate equipment/supplies needed for patient care Maintains BLS certification Performs both pre-op and post-op calls with adherence to scripting. Documents calls accordingly in the electronic documentation record. Appropriately refers all questions and concerns to specific services involved with SDS procedure. Work Schedule: M-F. Primary hours 7:30A-4:00P with rotation based on staffing needs while the unit is open between 6A-7P. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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