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Spectrum Healthcare Partners Registered Nurse - Periop (Float) in Portland, Maine

Company Overview

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.

Job Summary

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.

POSITION SUMMARY

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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • 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

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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

  • Walks 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

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