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Registered Nurse - Pre Admission Testing (PAT)

at Spectrum Healthcare Partners in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

COMPANY OVERVIEW

Spectrum Healthcare Partners is Maine’s largest multi-specialty, physician-owned and directed professional organization and is comprised of over 200 physicians practicing in the areas of anesthesiology, orthopedics, pain management, pathology, radiation oncology, radiology, and vascular & interventional services. Spectrum provides services at many of Maine’s hospitals throughout the state and in eastern New Hampshire. POSITION OVERVIEW The Registered Nurse PAT is a dynamic, self-motivated, detail-oriented position in a fast-paced ambulatory surgery environment. The PAT RN performs pre-admission screening, assessment, and management of patients scheduled for surgery in addition to acting as a patient/family advocate and educator appropriate to the provision of patient care. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

+ Assesses patients for allergies and/or conditions that would exclude them from surgery in an ambulatory care setting, based on established protocols and exclusion criteria.

+ Identifies and implements appropriate clearances and consults as applicable to the patient’s history to ensure surgical safety in an ambulatory surgery setting, based on established protocols.

+ Works collaboratively with providers to complete the pre-surgical assessment and education.

+ Performs pre-surgical testing, including but not limited to, EKGs, blood draws, nasal/oropharyngeal swabs.

+ Performs accurate and timely documentation in the patient’s EMR

+ Supports patient rights and ethics by delivering consistent, competent, and ethical care within legal standards of practice, while maintaining privacy and support of the patient’s value system.

+ Demonstrates knowledge of the health system environment and administrative issues that impact job performance, patient safety, and ethical considerations.

+ Ensures all physician orders are carried out appropriately and timely.

+ Obtains vital signs to detect deviations from expected normal values and assesses condition.

+ Consistently communicates effectively and respectfully with the patient to assure they understand all procedures and feel as comfortable as possible.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

+ Demonstrates professionalism at all times

+ Acts as a resource to other members of the PAT team by demonstrating solid assessment skills and a strong knowledge of pathophysiology and pharmacology

+ Monitors the Pre-admission testing schedule and coordinates an efficient work-flow to complete daily work

+ Works collectively with other members of the healthcare team to ensure completion of health history review, clearances, and applicable testing in a timely manner prior to patient’s scheduled surgery

+ Responsible for maintaining licensure and relevant certifications; ongoing personal and professional growth and development

+ Keeps abreast of current issues involving patient care or practice issues by attending and participating in department, team and practice meetings

+ Displays cooperative behavior and interacts positively and effectively with others to promote a team environment

+ Is proactive in identifying, reporting and participating in the resolution of any potential or actual patient safety issues

+ Support the Company’s Vision and Values

+ Performs all necessary tasks in an efficient and timely manner to ensure the patient has all medical clearance(s) in place to undergo surgery

QUALIFICATIONS

+ Registered Nurse degree from an accredited school of nursing

+ Active State of Maine Nursing License or eligible for licensure

+ Orthopedic nursing experience helpful

+ 2 or more years related experience working in a medical practice, hospital, or healthcare facility;

+ Current Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification

+ Excellent communication and interpersonal skills necessary for interacting with patients, physicians, supervisors, and other staff

+ Skill in time management, prioritizing and medical care coordination

+ Ability to organize and accomplish tasks, and have the flexibility to meet changing demands on a daily basis

+ Ability to demonstrate compassion and caring in dealing with others

+ Ability to maintain confidentiality

+ Ability to project and maintain a professional image

+ Ability to work independently and excel as part of a team

+ Excellent customer service skills

+ Proficient computer skills

PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORK ENVIRONMENT

+ Daily use of computer operating instruments; stationary PC, Laptop PC, keyboard and mouse

+ Light lifting of paperwork, folders or other general record-keeping materials

+ Operation of various office equipment: fax machine, telephone & voice mail system, stationary/laptop computer, e-mail system, scanner, and copier

+ May be required to sit or stand for extended periods of time

+ Risk of exposure to hazardous conditions and blood-borne pathogens

+ Occasional reaching, twisting, bending

BENEFITS

+ Health insurance

+ Health Savings Account Match ($3,000 family plan / $1,625 individual plan)

+ Dental & vision insurance plans

+ 401(k) with company match and profit-sharing plan

+ Life insurance coverage for you and your dependents

+ Short- and long-term disability insurance

+ Generous paid time off

+ Flexible spending account

+ Dependent-care plan

+ Company-wide wellness program opportunities

+ Support for professional development for providers

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Job Posting: JC229659318

Posted On: Dec 03, 2022

Updated On: Dec 19, 2022

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