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Nurse Patient Care-RN ASC - Moses Lake

Confluence Health

Moses Lake, WA

Wenatchee Valley Hospital

Ambulatory Surgery Center

Pool Position

Day Shift

.01

18615

***Please note: this is a pool position, no guarantee of hours*** 

Position Summary:

Ensures quality patient care by assisting in the performance of all procedures in the ASC department. Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates the care of patients in the ASC department. Communicates with the physician as needed about patient's condition, assists with procedures, and assists with maintaining equipment and inventory. Participates in performance improvement projects, maintains regulatory agency requirements, nursing and medical center policies and standards.

Essential Functions:

1.     Prepares each suite prior to each case by following the daily schedule and procedure requirements.

2.     Assists with positioning of patients.

3.     Assists the MD in the procedure rooms, including but not limited to: biopsies, dilation, charting vitals/patient status and the collection and labeling of specimens.

4.     Ensures optimal outcomes by proper handling of instruments and equipment.

5.     Maintains manufacturer's recommendations and CH policies by proper processes-cleans, disinfects and reprocesses scoped and other instruments, per policy.

6.     Prioritizes activities based on knowledge and comprehension of the endoscopy schedule.

7.     Understands operation, function and handling of special equipment according to manufacturer's recommendations.

8.     Provide assessment by troubleshooting malfunctioning equipment. If further service is required, process equipment, complete paperwork and calls biomed.

9.     Participate in overall ASC functions including, but not limited to, scheduling of procedures, training of new staff, maintaining appropriate statistics, assisting with Quality Assurance projects, education to improve self and others, and attending staff meetings and annual education in-services as required.

10.  Respond appropriately to emergency situations, recognizing the need for assistance and obtaining support from ASC personnel and/or physician as needed.

11.  Compliance with universal precautions and the use of personal protective equipment.

12.  Understands the safety precautions associated with the use of OPA and other chemicals in the healthcare environment. Is trained and responsible for the operations of the Steris equipment and scope cleaning process.

13.  Delegate's tasks to the ASC staff, recognizing what duties are within their scope of practice.

14.  Understands the inventory of sterile, non-sterile and disinfected instruments by demonstrating proper handling, function, availability and location.

15.  Assists where needed to insure efficient and safe care in the ASC patient continuum.

16.  Maintains adequate inventory based on department need.

17.  Demonstrates economic use of equipment and supplies.

18.  Maintain confidentiality of all pertinent patient care information to assure patients' rights are protected.

19.  Communicate appropriate information to other members of the healthcare team in a timely manner.


Demonstrate Standards of Behavior and adhere to the Code of Conduct in all aspects of job performance at all times.

Qualifications:

 

Required:

    • Current Washington State RN license.
    • ACLS training (within a year).


Desired
:

    • Previous experience in ambulatory care setting or endoscopy lab.

Who We Are: Confluence Health is an integrated healthcare delivery system that includes two hospitals and more than 40 medical specialties, to provide comprehensive medical care in North Central Washington. With over 270 physicians and 150 advanced practice clinicians, Confluence Health is the major medical provider between Seattle and Spokane. Our goal is to deliver high-quality, safe, compassionate, and cost-effective care close to home. Staying on the leading edge of healthcare innovation is important, so we invest in technology--to provide better care for our patients and allow our providers to operate at the highest level. Our Mission: We are dedicated to improving our patients' health by providing safe, high-quality care in a compassionate and cost-effective manner. Our Vision: To become the highest value rural healthcare system in the nation that improves health, quality of life, and is a source of pride to those who work here.