Registered Nurse (PACU) / Fulltime / Days / Afternoon - Detroit

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GENERAL SUMMARY: 


Provides leadership in the coordination and delivery of quality compassionate patient care.  Utilizes the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation, to provide, delegate, supervise and document care and teaching of patients and family.  Effectively communicates pertinent patient/family information to health care team.  Participates in finding solutions for variances from patient goals and ensures implementation of solutions. 


The PreOp and PACU department at Henry Ford Hospital Detroit campus is a 53-bay unit that cares for a very diverse surgical patient population. The hospital is recognized for clinical excellence in the fields of cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics and sports medicine, multi-organ transplantation, and the treatment of prostate, breast, and lung cancer. All bedside staff are cross-trained to provide for both pre- and post-anesthesia patient care. Due to the multitude of surgical procedures available, our nurses must be trained and proficient in the knowledge of service specific needs and appropriate care pathways. RNs applying should have significant critical care background, as the customers they care for will range from outpatients to those requiring admission into an intensive care unit. It is also understood that the RN will learn to use a collaborative approach to patient management with respect to anesthetic agents and adjuncts in this specialty practice area.


 Additionally, it is expected that the Perioperative RN is a professional care provider who provides safe, effective, and individualized care using the nursing process. Performance of these duties require skills, effective working relationships, setting priorities, and demonstrating knowledge of standard ASPAN procedures and guidelines.


 


PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 


People: 


  • Provides leadership in the professional practice setting. 

  • Supports and contributes to the professional development of peers and colleagues. 

  • Actively participates in the shared governance process to promote nursing practice. 

  • Delegates tasks and communicates plan of care to assistive personnel in a respectful professional manner. 

  • Promotes a healthy work environment through promotion of professional communication standards, commitment to co-workers, and positive problem resolution. 


Service: 


  • Anticipates and exceeds patients and customers’ expectations that meet all elements of the Henry Ford Experience.   

  • Identifies services and care improvement ideas and act on them to create excellent customer experiences. 

  • Demonstrates, supports and assumes personal accountability for consistently upholding team members to the standards across the System and adhering to HFHS policies and procedures.   4.  Recognizes the unique contribution all health care team members contribute to the patient experience.    


Quality and Safety: 


  • Acts as a patient advocate while utilizing the nursing process to plan, deliver, and evaluate goal focused, individualized, safe, age specific care for all patients including those with complex pathophysiological needs and/or psychosocial needs. 

  • Seeks to understand and incorporate both safe practices and evidence-based practices into daily nursing care. 

  • Maintains compliance with regulatory standards regarding practice, environment and documentation. 

  • Directs and delegates nursing care based on patient acuity and staff competency that is consistent with the nurse’s obligation to provide optimum patient care. 

  • Participate in quality improvement/patient safety initiatives and programs.   



EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: 

  • BSN preferred

  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing

  • Clinical knowledge and analytical abilities necessary to formulate effective nursing care plans

  • Ability to perform a wide variety of professional nursing services

  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, families, and hospital personnel.  

  • Previous experience (not including clinicals) working in ICU, ED or PACU


  • Shift: 3-12's               


 

CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURES REQUIRED: 

  • Current licensure by the Michigan State Board of Nursing

  • BLS of Current

     Overview

       Henry Ford Health System, one of the largest and most comprehensive integrated U.S. health

       care systems, is a national leader in clinical care, research and education.  The system includes

       the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, five hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health

       insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory

       network and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a

       full continuum of care.  In 2015, Henry Ford provided $299 million in uncompensated care.

       The health system also is a major economic driver in Michigan and employs more than 24,600

       employees.  Henry Ford is a 2011Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient.  The

       health system is led by President and CEO Wright Lassiter III.  To learn more, visit HenryFord.com.

     Benefits

       Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

       making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice.  Henry

       Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

       Rewards.  My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves.  There are

       dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

       and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life.  As an

       employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

       (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness

       and access to day care services at Bright Horizons Midtown Detroit, and a whole host of other

       benefits and services.  Employee's classified as contingent status are not eligible for benefits.    

      Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

        Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is

        committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to

        race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height,

        weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information,

        or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

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