Yale New Haven Health System

REGISTERED NURSE-PACU

US-CT-Bridgeport
Job ID
62891
Department
PACU - RECOVERY ROOM
Category
RN - PERIOPERATIVE SERVICES
Position Type
Full Time Benefits Eligible
Scheduled Hours
40
Work Schedule
DAY/EVENING
Work Days
M-F
Work Hours
4P - 1230P
Work Shift
CALL APPROX. 4 WEEKENDS PER YEAR/HOLIDAY CALL APPROX. 3 TIMES PER YEAR/NO NIGHT SHIFTS (SCHEDULED OR CALL)
Requisition ID
2017-16416

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

At Bridgeport Hospital, we are committed to providing quality medical care and treatment that is coordinated and centered on the patient’s specific needs. We strive to achieve benchmarks as a Patient Centered Medical Home and provide health care in a setting where patients are at the center of their care team. All employees of Bridgeport Hospital are part of the patients care team and contribute to the team approach of promoting access, continuous, comprehensive care and work to provide quality improvement in the care provided to their patients.

A registered professional nurse who utilizes the nursing process in providing nursing care and assumes the responsibility and accountability for prescribing, delegating and coordinating that care; assumes the responsibility for the direction of patient care through the resource nurse role; acts as a mentor for staff and students; provides programs for select staff.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Demonstrates skill in assessment of health care needs.
    • 1.1 Demonstrates comprehensive skills in observing & collecting health care data through interviewing, observing, performing systems assessment & identifying patient support system on admission according to hospital policy.
  • 2. Demonstrates skill in planning for patient health care needs.
    • 2.1 Initiates clinical pathway utilizing information from initial assessment and guidelines for nursing care according to hospital policies.
  • 3. Demonstrates skills in implementing patient care in order to meet patient care needs.
    • 3.1 Prioritizes patient care based on assessment.
  • 4. Demonstrates skill in evaluating care delivered.
    • 4.1 Assesses patient responses to medical and nursing interventions based on expected outcomes.
  • 5. Documents outcomes appropriately, accurately and consistently.
    • 5.1 Completes Admission Assessment Forms.
  • 6. Performs decentralized laboratory testing, as credentialed and following established policies and procedures.
    • 6.1 Appropriately collects specimens, performs test and interprets results.
  • 7. Demonstrates leadership skills and professional growth.
    • 7.1 Identifies areas in performance needing improvement, sets specific realistic goals for self-development & sets target dates for completion through ongoing communication with supervisor.

Qualifications

EDUCATION

 

Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing. BSN or higher degree preferred. If non BSN, must show evidence of active enrollment in minimum of a BSN program.

 

EXPERIENCE

 

Minimum of one year of experience in acute care setting.  ACLS AND PALS REQUIRED; CRITICAL CARE REQUIRED

 

LICENSURE

 

Licensed and a currently registered nurse in the State of Connecticut. All newly hired Registered Nurses must have current BCLS certification or obtain within one month of hire.

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

 

Demonstrated evidenced of interpersonal skills. Successful completion of orientation. All staff members must meet the criteria for their clinical level on an annual basis, as defined in the Professional Ladder. The individual nurse must submit written documentation to their manager, a checklist will be provided on the intranet under the Shared Governance site supporting maintenance of advanced clinical status to the Manager. The nurses supporting documentation must be submitted thirty days before annual evaluation is due or by the nurse managers discretion. The checklist will then be sent to the director for their signature and filed in your personnel folder. Failure to meet criteria by the evaluation due date will result in a demotion that will have an impact on pay rate. The employee may voluntarily withdraw their clinical ladder status and be demoted. This eval must be accompanied by documentation of all the activities performed during the eval year as listed below and on checklist. The following performance standards MUST be met annually to maintain Professional Nurse Status. Should these criteria stand unmet, the PN2 status is reduced to a PN1, as appropriate to the standards that have been met. (Continued below in Accountability)

 

PHYSICAL DEMAND

 

Requires prolonged standing; walking; use of sight, hearing and touch; moving/lifting patients of varying weights.

 

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