This professional staff person is responsible for maintaining the day-to-day operations of his/her assigned duties within the Pre-Admission Testing department. As a member of the interdisciplinary care team, the Pre-Admission Testing Nurse works collaboratively with the other members to assure safe and accurate delivery of care. In addition, the Pre-Admission Testing Nurse serves as a resource for technical services in a cross-functional mode to comprehensively serve patient needs
Flexible schedules to cover all shifts and weekends, as hospital needs demand.
Specific Unit Duties:
- Collaborates with the Pre-Admission Testing Coordinator to perform all aspects of preadmission teaching and testing for each patient scheduled.
- Able to interpret lab values and notify appropriate people with abnormal results.
- Able to perform head to toe assessment on all patients per policy.
- Maintains competencies to properly care for PATT patients.
- Demonstrates timely and appropriate completion of documentation required by PATT.
- Documents clearly and concisely patient information per policy.
- Able to multi-task and maintain professional communication when under stress.
- Assists in the completion of the admission process as needed and may assist in the periodic assessment of the patient.
- Documents findings and communicates all pertinent information to interdisciplinary team members as appropriate.
- Collaborates with interdisciplinary team members in the development, evaluation, and revision of the plan of care as appropriate to meet the patients needs and goals.
- May provide direct care and ensures the provision of a safe and comforting environment resulting in a high level of patient satisfaction.
- Assists healthcare team members in the understanding of hospital policies and procedures.
- Provides education to patients/families/significant other and to staff, incorporating age-specific criteria and assessment of readiness to learn.
- Maintains patient confidentiality.
- Maintains standard precautions.
- Administers medications and completes treatments according to hospital policy and within age-specific parameters.
- Maintains all necessary documentation.
- Facilitates discharge plan in collaboration with interdisciplinary team.
- Demonstrates knowledge and ability to use necessary patient care equipment.
- Coordinates response of the interdisciplinary team to emergency situations.
- Responds to, reports and resolves patient complaints.
- Ensures quality patient care through appropriate staff/patient assignments.
- Performs Point of Care procedures in a timely manner according to established policy and procedure. Documents required information and complies with all Point of Care quality control standards.
- Education: Graduate of an accredited professional nursing program required.
- Licensure/Certification: Registered Nurse with current state licensure or licensure from a state within the Nursing Compact. BLS certification required within 30 days of placement in position. Certification is to be renewed by recommended renewal date on certification card.
- Experience: Minimum of one year adult, critical care with an emphasis on cardiology/cardiovascular care.