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Department Overview: The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) at the UW School of Dentistry specializes in the diagnosis, surgical treatment, and management of diseases associated with the face and jaws such as trauma, infections, disorders, and cancer associated with the face and neck. Our clinical teams work closely with residents acquiring their OMS certification and the school’s General Practice Residency program, giving students unique learning experiences like extractions, implant placements, and dental anesthesia and sedation in a clinic setting. Our core values include compassion and respect for our patients, high moral and ethical standards, and a commitment to evidence-based and technically excellent clinical practices.
Position Overview: Under the direction of the administrator and clinic chief, the Registered Nurse 2 will provide care and coordination of patient services through the assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation of safe, therapeutic care in the clinics associated with the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS). The candidate must have strong IV skills and excellent multi-tasking abilities appropriate for a fast paced clinic. This position will be tasked with ensuring the health and safety of OMS patients throughout the clinic space, and assist with enhancing the overall effectiveness of: faculty, residents, dental students, staff, operations, and administration. The RN2 will be an active contributor in strategy meetings with department leadership, the School of Dentistry Dean’s office, interdepartmental groups, facilities, vendors, and external entities that have associations with OMS. The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is committed to the principle of diversity, equity, and inclusion and to providing an environment where every employee feels welcomed, valued, and appreciated.
Duties and Responsibilities: In the OMS department, the RN2 has a variety of duties.
Prepares medications for procedures
Assists in admitting patients to the operatory suite
Administers sedation i.e. versed, fentanyl IV push and monitors patients receiving propofol
Provides pre-, intra-, and post-procedural care for sedation patients, including vital sign monitoring, assessment of cognitive skills, and alerting attending staff of complications
Assumes responsibility for complete documentation of patient records to the administering of sedation and documents patient information in the EHR
Provides post-op instructions and follow up to the patients
Assesses the side effects of treatment and identifies additional health problems that may require medical attention
Counts and stores all sedation medications, is accountable for all controlled substances used for conscious sedation
Is responsible for making sure equipment is available and functioning when needed, ensuring safety and adequate supply by carefully inspecting equipment fully at the beginning of each day
Collaborates with team members to assure continuity of patient care and to meet patient care needs
Helps train new nurses or staff members if required May perform other related duties.
A commitment to the principle of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Educational Requirements/Qualifications: No educational requirements.
Legal/Licensing Requirements: The candidate should have a current license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Washington.
The candidate for Registered Nurse 2 should have current BLS and ACLS certifications and a degree from an accredited school of professional nursing as well as one year of professional nursing experience of equivalent. Intensive care unit or emergency department experience with significant exposure to IV sedation is preferred, and the RN2 should also have excellent IV placement skills.
The candidate should be a team player and problem solver with a commitment to providing patient-centered, high quality care. The candidate should have experience working in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities and experience with online-based healthcare management systems. The candidate should be professional and courteous with clients, patients, staff, faculty, residents, students, and the public at all times. Additional desired qualifications include previous experience in an academic medical center setting, and dental experience in a private/public clinic setting.
Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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