1) Conduct comprehensive or episodic health assessments and develop care plans for patients with planned anesthesia and surgery within clinical nursing practice and medical care protocols.
2) Take patient histories, conduct physical examinations, and record the date in the patient's record; screen patients to determine the need for specialized testing, making referrals to other disciplines as indicated, write progress notes; prepare patient workups and summaries noting pertinent positive and negative findings; provide tailored perioperative medication and fasting instructions; obtain psychosocial history relevant to patient care, and assume responsibility for developing therapeutic relationships with patients.
3) Order and schedule laboratory studies and diagnostic procedures; explain necessity, preparation, nature and anticipated effects of scheduled diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to the patient. Perform preanesthesia evaluation prior to minor or ambulatory procedures, identifying details relevant to formulating a safe anesthetic plan, and communicate pertinent information effectively with the patient and anesthesia care team.
4) Evaluate patients for discharge from the post-anesthesia care unit following minor procedures and address any concerns with perioperative care.
5) Conduct an evaluation of inpatients for whom anesthesia consultation has been requested, communicate recommendations with the primary care team, provide ongoing follow up on results of recommendations, and facilitate the rapid optimization of inpatients prior to surgery.
6) Evaluate outcomes of care delivered to patients and initiates changes in the nursing approach accordingly.
7) Participate in development of collaborative practice arrangements.
8) Assume accountability for patient care in making decisions, prescribing appropriate medications as set forth in the delegation of prescriptive authority, prescribing appropriate treatments, delegating tasks, and maintaining a comfortable environment for the patient.
9) Collaborate with and act as liaison among the nurse, patient, family, physician, and community resources for coordination of patient care. Select appropriate communications approach to achieve desired outcomes of patient care.
10) Actively pursue required knowledge and skills for professional development.
11) Identify and participate in quality assurance issues on the unit.
12) May participate in health education in the community and in basic science and clinical research projects conducted by supervising physician.
13) May prepare statistical reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions.
14) Act as a resource for clinical skills to staff on or off the unit.
15) May participate in teaching students and residents in techniques and procedures which are unique to specific clinical setting.
1) Demonstrated clinical competency, effective leadership and teaching skills.
2) Conduct physical examinations and health assessments.
3) Interview and obtain medical information.
4) Ability to consolidate medical information into a cohesive note, and formulate an appropriate perioperative anesthetic plan, after provision of appropriate training.
5) Willingness to enter into written collaborative agreement with a collaborating physician upon hire.
6) Once licensed and as needed, willingness to apply for a mid-level practitioner controlled substance license and DEA number.
7) Willingness to be privileged and credentialed through UCMC Nurse Recruitment Office prior to start date.
8) Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently and strong organizational skills.
9) Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills and strong analytical skill.
10) Basic typing and computer skills required. Proficiency in the use of computers.
1) Advanced degree (or equivalent, if license received prior to July 1, 2001) from an accredited school/college of nursing.
1) Minimum one year nursing experience in an inpatient/outpatient/surgical setting.
2) Knowledge and understanding of anesthesia types and specific patient care to such.
Licenses and Certifications
1) Ability to obtain Illinois advanced practice nurse (APN) license by start date. Current license as a Registered Nurse.
2) Ability to obtain Illinois Controlled Substance License and a current DEA license.
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