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Pre-Op Registered Nurse Full Time TOPS Surgical Specialty Hospital (NW Houston)

at United Surgical Partners International Inc (USPI)

Posted: 7/23/2019
Job Reference #: 13421
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Tracking Code
13421-147
Job Description

TOPS Hospital has served the North Houston community for more than 30 years and recently underwent a major expansion and renovation project that included all new operating room suites as well as updated patient care and public areas.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Effectively organizes time, equipment, supplies, and personnel
  2. Uses equipment effectively by anticipating patient needs and providing appropriate care
  3. Confirms that proper techniques and procedures are used according to accepted standards of practice
  4. Assists in inventory of supplies, drugs, and equipment to maintain availability and stock levels in the preoperative area
  5. Maintains order and cleanliness of preoperative area
  6. Performs thorough preoperative patient assessment required in the outpatient setting
  7. Assists in assessing the physical and emotional status of the patient prior to admission
  8. Provides preoperative instruction and explanation of patient rights and responsibilities
  9. Describes the perioperative experience to the patient/significant other, including what to expect before, during, and after the procedure, and how the significant other will participate
  10. Obtains pertinent patient records prior to patient’s arrival for preoperative testing
  11. Performs all preoperative testing (i.e., laboratory work, electrocardiogram, x-rays, etc.)
  12. Reports all abnormal values to anesthesiologist/attending surgeon
  13. Explains informed consent for surgery, patients’ rights/responsibilities, and preoperative/postoperative instructions
  14. Obtains necessary signatures
  15. Informs patient about routine care and procedures related to the perioperative experience
  16. Discusses all findings with anesthesiologist prior to anesthesiologist’s preoperative evaluation of patient
  17. Provides comfort and reassurance to the patient and supports the patient’s right to privacy, dignity, and confidentiality
  18. Documents preoperative care according to policy/procedure
  19. Ensures that the patient’s chart is complete on day before surgery is scheduled
  20. Performs other tasks and duties as assigned in an efficient, effective and cost conscious manner, complying with all USPI’s policies, procedures, regulations.
Required Skills
  • Accuracy
  • Attention to detail
  • Timeliness
  • Organization
  • Little supervision needed to accomplish task
Required Experience
  • Required
  1. High school graduate or GED certificate recipient
  2. Graduate of accredited school of nursing
  3. RN with active license in appropriate state
  4. CPR, ACLS certification
  5. Evidence of leadership qualities
  6. Strong ethical and moral character references
  7. Language skills adequate for high-level written, interpersonal and telephone communication in American English

  • Preferred
  1. Hospital experience
  2. Computer literacy
  3. BSN preferred
Job Location
Houston, Texas, United States
Company Location
TOPS Surgical Specialty Hospital (11000)
Company Location Description
U.S. Hospital
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular