Pre-Admission Nurse Practitioner- Turlock, CA
Company: Emanuel Medical Center
Posted on: January 10, 2019
Under the supervision of an anesthesiologist physician, the NP performs patient examination and procedures within scope of practice following standardized procedures and protocols. Participates in pre-procedure patient care. Complies with all appropriate safety and infection control standards. Participates in quality assessment and continuous quality improvement activities. Performs other duties as assigned.
Meets and calls the designated pre-operative patients. Completes all pre-operative assessments, identifying before procedures, all medical, physical, psychological, and spiritual needs of the patient. In addition, to liaise where appropriate with discharge planning
Preoperative assessment is essentially a clinical risk assessment where the health of a patient is appraised to ascertain that the person is fit to undergo the anesthetic for a planned procedure. The optimum time frame for this assessment to take place is three to four weeks before the surgery.
The assessment is divided into three parts. The first involves taking a full medical history, with particular attention to any complications following previous operations/anesthetics. When indicated, appropriate tests will be performed such as bloods, X-ray and electrocardiogram.
If any abnormalities are detected can be addressed before the procedure, discussed with the physician, anesthetist and, if necessary, surgery can be deferred until the patient has reached optimum health.
The second assessment includes a patient's use of medications and herbal preparations must also be assessed, with a list from the pharmacy; the medication bottles with a list will also be accepted.
The third assessment concerns the social aspects of the patient's well-being and factors that may affect his or her discharge from hospital, such as transport, the involvement of social services, a physiotherapist, an occupational therapist, or any community care that is being provided for the patient.
There will be a coordinated effort between Admissions departments, Registration, and the NP.
Valid California RN license
NP licensure for State of California
NP furnishing number in State of California
DEA furnishing certificate
Healthcare Provider ACLS & PALS
Analytical and grammatical skills are necessary to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
Must be fluent in spoken and written English.
Must be able to fulfill the essential functions of the position.
Primary Location: Turlock, California
Facility: Emanuel Medical Center
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
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