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Special Procedures RN, Perioperative Float Pool

Job ID 14870386

Description

With cross functional skills in the PACU and Preoperative Holding area and strong skills in sedation and procedures the Peri-Anesthesia Special Procedures Nurse collaborates with the Nurse Director, Professional Development Manager, Anesthesia leadership and Perioperative Clinical Leads in planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating patient care and developing programs to support clinical care consistent with the mission and goals of Brigham & Women’s Faulkner Hospital as well as the requirements of applicable federal, state and local regulatory and/or accrediting agencies.  Responsibilities include closely monitoring and administering medications for patients undergoing regional anesthesia and other procedures and oversight of the regional block and PACU procedure programs in all perioperative patient care areas. A central goal of this role is to strengthen collaboration and optimal allocation of resources between all perioperative areas to support optimized patient flow and excellent patient experience.  Assists the Nurse Director and Professional Development Manager in translating the philosophy, objectives, policies and procedures of the hospital and nursing service into effective action and assures the practice of the Patient and Family Centered Care Model in an environment that exemplifies evidence-based best practice.


Responsibilities include closely monitoring and administering medications for patients undergoing regional anesthesia and other procedures and oversight of the regional block and PACU procedure programs as well as other care as needed. A central goal of this role is to strengthen collaboration and optimal allocation of resources between all perioperative areas to support optimized patient flow and excellent patient experience.  Assists the Nurse Director and Professional Development Manager in translating the philosophy, objectives, policies and procedures of the hospital and nursing service into effective action and assures the practice of the Patient and Family Centered Care Model in an environment that exemplifies evidence-based best practice.

Provides care in the Perioperative Float RN role as needed. Possesses the ability to assess, plan, implement, evaluate and accurately document nursing care in the three areas of Perioperative Services including  pre-operative/PACU/CPE patients. Coordinates all aspects of nursing care with all disciplines to achieve defined patient outcomes. Demonstrates initiative, knowledge and clinical skills in caring for the patient with complex needs. Needs to possess the skill to provide appropriate education to the patient and family regarding their plan of care. The Perioperative Float RN must demonstrate excellent customer service skills when interacting with patients, families and coworkers.

Schedule: 40 hrs/week, primarily 5 8-hour shifts with variable start times from 6:00 am -11:00 am. May occasionally work 10 or 12 hour shifts based on the needs of the unit.  

About Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital
Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital is a 171 bed non-profit, community teaching hospital located in Jamaica Plain directly across the street from the Arnold Arboretum. Founded in 1900, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital has a long history of meeting the health care needs of our patients by offering comprehensive care in a wide variety of specialties. At Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, our world revolves around our patients and their families, which is why we’ve been nationally recognized for our best practices in patient care, safety measures and surgical outcomes. If you’re looking for more than a career, join Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital. Our patients call it better care. Our employees call it home.





Qualifications

BSN required. Massachusetts Registered Nurse Licensure.  Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) required.  Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required.   CPAN Certification preferred or willing to obtain within 1 year of hire.  2+ years of experience in intermediate care unit.  IV start experience preferred.  Recent demonstrated history of successful functioning administering sedation.  Acuity of work history may be considered.  

Exemplifies all I.C.A.R.E. standards.  Demonstrated expertise in evidence-based Perianesthesia nursing practice.  Demonstrated expertise in evidence-based critical or intermediate care nursing practice.  Demonstrated expertise in evidence-based nursing care of patients undergoing sedation.  Demonstrated expertise in evidence-based nursing care of patients undergoing regional-anesthesia.ASPAN membership preferred. Current perianesthesia certification preferred or willing to obtain within 1 year of hire required. Must maintain certification for duration of role.

Individual must be organized, with exceptional skill in planning and preparing for procedures. Ability to maintain pace and rhythm of fast-paced perianesthesia schedule. Ability to quickly adjust to changes in patient focused events.  Solid understanding of patient safety and standard precautions.  

Demonstrated history of:

ØHigh level of skill coordinating direct care activities to facilitate collaborative care for patients.

ØLeading development and supporting maintenance of a healthy work environment.

ØLeadership in designing, planning and implementation of successful quality/process improvement initiatives.

ØHigh level of proficiency and innovation in use of electronic health record.

ØUse of information systems and technology to enhance patient care outcomes and satisfaction.

ØHigh level of accountability and proactiveness in individual and group work.

ØDisplaying a positive attitude and acting as a positive agent for change.

ØCultivating and maintaining strong, positive collaborative relationships with leadership, nurse and interdisciplinary colleagues.

ØStrong verbal and written communication skills.

ØStrong, positive mentorship, coachingincluding the ability to adjust teaching style to the learning needs of new and current team members to facilitate success.

ØAbility to complete assigned tasks, juggle multiple priorities in stressful situations.


Excels at demonstrating the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients in the relevant area of nursing practice. 
Demonstrates leadership skills appropriate to position’s responsibilities.

EEO Statement

Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an employee’s protected status, such as age, race, sex, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation.

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