This is an Interdisciplinary Medical Preoperative Assessment Consultation and Treatment (IMPACT) Clinic vacancy within the Surgical service line of the Pittsburgh VA Medical Center. The incumbent will be based at the University Drive campus with telework/onsite hybrid scheduling available for the highly successful incumbent. The IMPACT Clinic provides pre-operative assessment and education to the surgical patient being evaluated and optimized through the IMPACT Clinic. The IMPACT Clinic RN is accountable for promoting patient safety, continuity and quality of care, and general wellbeing of the patient. The incumbent will collaborate with Physicians, CRNPs/PAs and ancillary services to provide this care. She/he will demonstrate clinical competency in completion of core and practice specific procedures/competencies according to the competency checklist of the IMPACT Clinic. She/he must maintain active certification in Basic Life Support (BLS). The incumbent's core duties include but are not limited to the following: Effectively utilizing all aspects of the nursing process to ensure optimization of the surgical candidate throughout the entire IMPACT evaluation. Practicing within the guidelines of the policies, standard operating procedures, and standards of care relative to the continuity of care for the pre-operative surgical candidate in the outpatient surgical setting. Performing nursing assessments both as live face to face interviews and telephone assessments. Providing assessment and teaching per SOP-221, Interdisciplinary Medical Preoperative Assessment Consultation and Treatment (IMPACT) Clinic SOP. Proficiently using multiple computer systems to access remote date to ensure all pertinent medical history is considered. Effectively communicating with appropriate nursing, surgical, anesthesia and interdisciplinary team members; providing SBAR communication for safe patient hand-off. Participating in unit specific and hospital wide in-service training, facility teaching conferences, quality improvement and research activities. Effectively collaborating with the entire IMPACT Clinic team, including those performing telework to ensure efficient clinic flow. Recognizing and responding promptly and appropriately to emergency situations. Triaging phone assessment charts, answering the phone lines, paging medical providers, reviewing medical provider orders, facilitating carrying out orders, printing lab labels, obtaining patient labs as ordered, completing encounters, checking for expired supplies and cleaning non-critical reusable medical equipment. This is a Bargaining Unit position. Work Schedule: 10 hour tours Monday-Friday 6:30AM-5:00PM Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 600093700
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