Spectrum Healthcare Partners Registered Nurse - Periop (Float) in Portland, Maine
Spectrum Healthcare Partners is Maine?s largest multi-specialty, physician-owned and directed professional organization and is comprised of over 200 physicians practicing in the areas of anesthesiology, orthopaedics, pain management, pathology, radiation oncology, radiology, and vascular & interventional services. Spectrum provides services at many of Maine?s hospitals throughout the state and in eastern New Hampshire.
Assists in the delivery of optimal patient care, comfort, and safety by providing surgical services to surgeons in a Multispecialty Surgery Center. The primary location of this position is at InterMed, located on Marginal Way in Portland, ME. The secondary location is at Sewall Street, Portland, ME. Ensures patient comfort and safety while in the PACU. Delivers post-operative care to patients in the PACU. Assumes the overall responsibility of Phase I and Phase II recovery - prepares and educates patient for eventual discharge. Provides back up to pre-operative process. This opening is a part-time (36 hours, .8 FTE) benefit-eligible position.
The Registered Nurse PERIOP encompasses all three phases of surgery (the pre-, intra- and post-operative stages) and provides, manages, teaches, and studies the care of patients undergoing surgery or other procedures.
Establishes an environment of safety for the surgical patient.
Assesses, diagnoses, implements, and evaluates treatments and procedures that contribute to the physiological stability for the surgical patient.
Demonstrates knowledge regarding the psychologic, sociologic, and spiritual responses of patients and their families to the operative or other procedure, including participation of patients in their recovery.
Supports patient rights and ethics by delivering consistent, competent, and ethical care within legal standards of practice, while maintaining privacy and support of the patient?s value system.
Demonstrates knowledge of the health system environment and administrative issues that impact job performance, patient safety, and ethical considerations.
Ensure that all physician orders are carried out appropriately and timely
Gather and ensure that proper supplies and equipment are available in the OR and for the operation
Assists and passes medical instrument or other objects to surgeon as needed during operation
Obtains concurrent vital signs to detect deviations from expected normal values and assesses condition
Supports patient rights and ethics by delivering consistent, competent, and ethical care within legal standards of practice, while maintaining privacy and support of the patient?s value system
Consistently communicates effectively and respectfully with the patient to assure they understand all procedures and feel as comfortable as possible
Maintains consistent and accurate patient care documentation
Consistently performs hand hygiene practices for the prevention of infection
Assume duties within or out of the sterile field as assigned
Demonstrates professionalism at all times
Responsible for maintaining licensure and relevant certifications; ongoing personal and professional growth and development
Keeps abreast of current issues involving patient care or practice issues by attending and participating in department, team and practice meetings
Displays cooperative behavior and interacts positively and effectively with others to promote a team environment
Is proactive in identifying, reporting and participating in the resolution of any potential or actual patient safety issues
Supports the Company's Vision and Values
Performs other duties necessary to maintain the overall efficiency and continuity of the surgery centers
36 hours per week
Completion of a college or technical training program in nursing with 2 or more years related experience working in a medical practice, hospital, or healthcare facility; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous experience as a Registered Nurse in a surgical setting is required.
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification required; Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) preferred.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills necessary for interacting with patients, physicians, supervisors and other staff
Skill in time management, prioritizing and medical care coordination
Ability to organize and accomplish tasks, and have the flexibility to meet changing demands on daily basis
Ability to demonstrate compassion and caring in dealing with others
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to project and maintain a professional image
Ability to work independently and excel as part of a team
Excellent customer service skills
Proficient computer skills
PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORK ENVIRONMENT
Daily use of computer operating instruments; stationary PC, Laptop PC, keyboard and mouse
Light lifting of paperwork, folders or other general record-keeping materials
Operation of various office equipment: fax machine, telephone & voice mail system, stationary/laptop computer, e-mail system, scanner, and copier
Lifting up to 20 pounds occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds frequently
May be required to sit or stand for extended periods of time
Risk of exposure to hazardous conditions and blood-borne pathogens
Occasional reaching, twisting, bending
Benefits and Perks
Health Insurance (80% company-paid)
Dental & Vision Insurance Plans
401(k) Match and Profit-Sharing Plan
Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
Long-term Disability Insurance
Short-term Disability Insurance
Generous paid time off
Voluntary, Employee-Paid Benefits
Medical Reimbursement Plan
Dependent Care Plan
Generous HSA match