Cleveland Clinic ASC-OR-NURSE in Westlake, Ohio

Job Summary:

Provides clinical nursing in the Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC). Provides for the efficient functioning of the ASC and for personal and staff development.

Responsibilities:

  • Establish and maintain courteous and cooperative relations with patients and other users of the ASC.

  • Oversees the clinical practice of nursing in the ASC including assessing patient care needs and planning the delivery of care utilizing the nursing process in a variety of settings.

  • Directs other caregivers in providing patient care.

  • Assumes charge responsibilities and resolves problems.

  • Reports variances from standard practice to the Nurse Manager.

  • Develops educational material and provides health education to patients and families.

  • Processes patients through the ASC.

  • Assesses the level of personnel skills and the availability of resources to meet established patient outcomes.

  • Actively participates in attaining ASC goals and mission.

  • Monitors and evaluates cost effective practices within the ASC.

  • Participates in the development and utilization of quality monitoring programs within the ASC.

  • Responsible for personal and staff development by maintaining nursing competencies.

  • Completes all mandatory nursing competencies and educational requirements within a defined time frame.

  • Participates in the preparation of staff development programs. Identifies self-learning needs, establishes personal and professional goals to meet those needs and evaluates attainment of set goals.

  • Demonstrates a positive, concerned and sensitive response in the workplace.

  • Contributes to the positive atmosphere of the workplace.

  • Interacts with patients, visitors and staff in a courteous, helpful manner.

  • Demonstrates respect for the cultural and social differences that exist among people.

  • Maintains confidentiality of information regarding patient, families and staff members.

  • Resolves conflict in a positive manner.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Education:

  • Graduate of an approved school of nursing.

Certifications:

  • Current state license as Registered Nurse (RN).

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certified or complete ACLS training successfully within 6 months of hire.

  • If performing moderate/procedural sedation must have Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) within 6 months of hire.

  • For those caring for pediatric population, completion of Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification.

Complexity of Work:

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

  • Current demonstrated clinical proficiency.

  • Ability to establish and maintain courteous and cooperative relations with patients and other users of the ASC.

Work Experience:

  • One year of clinical experience as a RN in a perioperative or critical care setting.

  • Three years Surgical Technician experience may substitute for the one year clinical RN experience.

Physical Requirements:

  • Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

  • Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.