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Registered Nurse Perioperative Svcs Intern

Company: Rhode Island Hospital
Location: Providence
Posted on: November 15, 2023

Job Description:

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Summary:ThePerioperative Novice Nurse Program is a 6 month program dedicated to providingtraining and education to Registered Nurses either new graduates or experiencedRNs who have not worked in the intraoperative setting in the previous fiveyears or more. Under the generalsupervision of the PeriOperative Services Nurse Educator nurses will beequipped with the fundamental skills and tools critical to providing patientcare in the perioperative setting. Internswill be trained to perform the duties of scrub nurse and circulatingnurse. Responsibilities:Theintern will consistently apply the corporate values of respect honestyfairness and the constant pursuit of excellence in improving the health statusof the people of the region through the provision of customer-friendlygeographically accessible and high-value services within the environment of acomprehensive integrated academic health system. The intern is responsible for knowing andacting in accordance with the principles of the Lifespan Corporate ComplianceProgram and Code of Conduct. Lifespan employees areexpected to embrace Lifespan's mission of "Delivering health withcare" and successfully role model Lifespan's values of CompassionAccountability Respect and Excellence as these guide our everyday actionswith patients customers and one another. 1. The initial five to sixweeks comprises the didactic portion of the program; consisting of classroomlectures selected evidence-based literature reviews simulation practice andobservational experiences in the operating room. During this phase of training the internwill be paired with preceptors who will model program objectives exploring thePNDS Domains of Safety Physiologic Response to Surgery Behavioral Response toSurgery and the Health Care System. Students will be asked for return demonstration of skills. 2. The remaining 20 weeks oftraining are spent in service-line rotations designed to familiarize the nurseintern with various surgical specialties equipment supplies and processes asthey further develop their critical thinking skills. Interns will progressively become moreindependent during the program. 3. The intern utilizes the nursingprocess throughout the pre-intra- and post-operative phases of care. They will: Performs preop nursing assessments as demonstrated by a review of patient information. Ensures pertinent information is readily available (e.g. lab reports consents history and physical plan of care); ensures pre-operative medications preps and orders have been carried out; verifies patients identity prior to surgical procedure; institutes patient and family teaching; and completes a verbal hand-off from the preoperative nurse. Demonstrates progressive critical thinking skills as demonstrated by the development of intraoperative nursing diagnosis outcome identification and plan of care. Implements patient specific plan and evaluates the appropriateness of planned or prescribed treatment. Modifies treatment or contacts physician as circumstances require. 4. Interns learn to performnursing duties according to the policies procedures and evidence-based bestpractice of area assigned. Assistsduring surgical procedures by ensuring patient safety preparing and/ordirecting others in preparation of instruments equipment and supplies;scrubbing or circulating on cases under the tutelage of expert RN and SurgicalTechnologist preceptors; anticipating needs of surgeon; maintaining steriletechniques and preventing infection; applying dressings; administeringmedication; developing the ability to react to life-threatening situations andproviding for total nursing care of patients in the Operating Room. 5. Interns learn to maintain theelectronic medical record reporting pertinent information regarding patientscondition medication given and treatments administered during theintraoperative phase of care. 6. Maintains and enhancesprofessional expertise through engaged participation in educational activitiesand dedication to lifelong learning. Other information:BASICKNOWLEDGE: 1. Interpersonal skills toeffectively communicate with patients physicians and other hospital personnel. 2. Visual and aural acuity tomonitor patient progress. 3. Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to providecare to patients throughout the life span with consideration of agingprocesses human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of thecare process. 4. Graduation from accredited school of nursing. Those individuals possessing an AssociatesDegree in Nursing must be actively enrolled in an accredited to BSN program. 5. Must have current licensure to practice as aRegistered Nurse in the State of Rhode Island. 6. All individualsmust successfully complete the didactic portion of class by passing the FinalExam with a score of 80%. 7. Successful completion of all service line rotations asevidenced by positive feedback and reviews from preceptors and directobservation of students work validating incorporation of knowledge intopractice. 8. Successful completion of all PeriOperative NursingCompetencies and demonstrated ability to practice independently upon graduationfrom the program. 9. Verbal agreementat day 79 to complete the program and commit to 3 years of employment withinthe department upon graduation from the Internship Program. Interns who commit to surgical services andday 80 through 3 years from graduation resign from their position within thedepartment may be required to re-pay the department tuition costs on apro-rated basis as outlined in the internship contract. 10. At month 5 prior to graduation from the PeriOperativeNovice Nurse Program the intern will bid into or be assigned to an openfulltime position based upon departmental needs. WORKENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 1. Works in Operating Room andpost-anesthesia recovery area with frequent exposure to anesthetic gases. 2. Some risk in injury frompuncture by surgical instruments exposure to infectious wounds; burns fromautoclaves and electrical equipment but hazards minimized through adherence toappropriate established precautionary procedures. 3. Physical ability forextensive walking and standing; lifting positioning and pushing patients onstretchers. 4. Works 40 hours per week forthe duration of the internship program with some rotations to PMs nightsholidays and weekends. Assigned to callwith an expert nurse for the duration of the program. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None. IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND DATES REGARDING THEPROGRAM: Applications are acceptedonline by applying to this posting. Your online submission must include aresume and cover letter. The cover letter is your letter of intent and shouldinclude why you are interested in the Perioperative Internship Program. Itshould also include what makes you an ideal candidate for the Operating Room. If you are selected for aninterview we will request a letter of recommendation. If you are a newgraduate RN then the letter can be from either a Clinical Instructor orNursing Professor. If you are an experienced RN then the letter should be froma current or recent nursing manager. Deadline for applications isNovember 2 2018. Interviews and shadowing in the OR will occur the first 3weeks in November. The program is expected to start early January 2019. We encourage you to take theopportunity to join our excellent team of perioperative nurses at Rhode IslandHospital! **************************** Applications will be accepted online. Aftersubmitting the online application a completed packet should be emailedto Complete application packet mustinclude: Updated Resume A Cover Letter which is your letter of intent stating why you are interested in the Perioperative Internship program and what makes you an ideal candidate for the Operating Room Any letters of recommendation from Nursing instructors Nursing professors or current employers in the healthcare field (optional at this time) Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status. Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Location: Rhode Island Hospital USA:RI:Providence Work Type: Full Time Shift: Shift 1 Union: UNAP

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