Pagosa Springs Medical Center has an opening for a Surgical Pre-admission Testing (PAT) RN.
The PAT RN is responsible for the planning, coordination, screening, and pre-procedure orientation for all of the patients undergoing a planned surgical/procedural event.
The PAT RN serves as the facilitator of communications within the multi-disciplinary team.
The PAT RN will evaluate each patient to identify perioperative and intraoperative risks or problems, so that they may be avoided.
In addition, the PAT RN will work directly with anesthesia providers and surgeons to determine necessary safety screening criteria and pre-op teaching standards.
This role is required to perform the full pre-surgical history either over the phone or via a scheduled onsite PAT nurse appointment in conjunction with an anesthesia provider (as needed).
The PAT RN helps to arrange medical consultations for patients, if necessary.
All the pre-operative teaching and coordination of teaching with other departments in the hospital is managed by this position.
Surgical prep instructions, including but not limited to, NPO requirements, medications to be taken on the morning of surgery, and anesthesia options will be covered routinely.
The PAT RN will ensure that all ordered diagnostic tests and labs are completed by the patient in a timely manner.
The PAT RN is a member of the Surgical Services team and will be expected to cross-train to other roles as assigned such as the PreOp/PACU RN, Circulator RN or Infusion RN roles.
Three to five years of previous experience in a relevant surgical RN role is a must.
BLS, PALS, and ACLS required. Resumes and applications must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to (970) 731-0907.
Pagosa Springs Medical Center is an EEO employer.
Location/Region: Pagosa Springs, CO (US - 81147)