Shall provide inpatient/outpatient services for patients as scheduled by the Government. HCW shall assess, plan, implement, and evaluate nursing care for all patients including newborns, children, adolescents, adults and the elderly; disabled to include visually and hearing impaired; or individuals developmentally challenged, and individuals of varying ethnic and religious backgrounds to include those who do not speak or understand English.
Shall manage, plan, direct and coordinate activities of the surgical team.
Shall act as a consultant and clinical resource for perioperative services personnel within the specialty using evidence-based knowledge and standards.
Shall coordinate patient care with other members of the surgical team. Prepare and maintain operating room for all surgical procedures.
Assists provider(s) and supply custodian with maintaining, as well as evaluating/updating supplies and equipment, and creating strategies for further improvement within the specialty.
Maintains accurate and current notes in the operating room records, inpatient medical records and electronic medical records of all patients seen, as appropriate, and produces reports of evaluation and/or treatment, as required per DoD Directive 6040.41 Section 4.3.1.
Shall provide educational resources and coordinate with the perioperative educator regarding team education specific to specialty service.
Shall have accessible the type and quantity of material and special equipment needed for daily procedures and possible emergencies.
Shall responds to surgical emergency requirements such as cardiac, pulmonary, or respiratory failure, hemorrhage, and cesarean section.
Shall provide perioperative nursing care, for all types of patients admitted to the surgical suite for surgical intervention, to include elective, urgent and emergency procedures on patients of all ages.
Shall maintain effective lines of communication and conflict resolution techniques, both intra-departmentally and inter-departmentally, to provide for total needs of the patient.
Shall conduct preoperative and postoperative visits. Discusses operative procedures with patients and informs them of what to expect during surgery.
Shall consult with the operating surgeon and establishes priorities of care for each patient entering the operating suite.
Shall coordinate with other hospital units, which include recovery room, intensive care, obstetrics, and nursing units, on patients’ progress and any special equipment or supplies that will be needed for the patient returning from surgery.
Shall have knowledge of laboratory test values.
Shall possess ability to acquire and use basic computer skills to enter patient data and extract patient’s information, from a variety of sources to include Composite Health Care System (CHCS), Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application (ALTHA) and Integrated Clinical Database (ICDB).
Shall administer medications, electrolytes, fluids, blood, and blood products. Adhere to perioperative, infection control and safety policies and procedures.
Shall direct and instruct personnel in preparing, sterilizing, and caring for operating room equipment and supplies.
Shall knowledge of a variety of pharmacological agents used in patient treatment, the desired effects, side effects, and complications of their use as well as the accurate administration of the pharmacologic agent, including dosage calculations as required.
Shall show basic knowledge of established clinic standards of care and Joint Commission requirements for clinical and documentation protocols, safety, infection control, performance improvement, etc., to insure compliance with policies and provide consistent training and guidance for clinic staff.
Shall operate and monitor specialized therapeutic and resuscitative equipment.
Shall possess skill in setting up, operating and monitoring specialized medical equipment such as IV infusion pumps, cardiac monitoring devices, EKG units, oxygen analyzers, nebulizers, and other unit specific equipment.
Shall possess knowledge of medical privacy and confidentiality (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act [HIPAA]), and accreditation standards of Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), The Joint Commission (TJC), and Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs).
Shall possess knowledge and experience in Patient Advocacy, Patient Privacy, and Customer Relation. Release medical information obtained during the course of this contract to other MTF staff involved in the care and treatment of that individual patient.
Shall possess basic knowledge of established clinic standards of care and Joint Commission requirements for clinical and documentation protocols, safety, infection control, performance improvement, etc., to insure compliance with policies and provide consistent training and guidance for clinic staff.
Shall be responsible to identify service team learning needs and patient safety issues. Develops and appropriate plan for service team in-service education program to continually update knowledge and skills of all assigned operating room nursing personnel.
Productivity shall be comparable to that of other comparable positions assigned to the same position and authorized the same scope of care.
Shall have direct oversight and communications with Surgery Logistics and OR Surgeons for the assigned team specialty.
Shall be required to consult with other OR Nurses, physicians, Physician assistants, or other Healthcare Specialists for continuation of care.
Facilitate patient access to medical care by recommending appropriate referrals to other healthcare providers in accordance with policies and regulations of the medical treatment facility.
Shall adhere to the policies/standards of the Air Force Medical Service in meeting or exceeding established Air Force standards for access, Preventive Health Assessment Individual Medical Record (PIMR) and Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measures.
Shall check procedure set up for accuracy and perform routine cleaning and organization of work area.
Shall complete orientation and competency verification programs IAW unit guidelines