Pre-Admission Testing Charge Nurse – ENCORE (FT)

Full Time Job Category: Nursing Shift Type: Days

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

Work Schedule

Flexible schedules to cover all shifts and weekends, as hospital needs demand.

Primary Duties

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.

Patient Care:

  • 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.

Qualifications/Specifications:

  • 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.