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RN Navigator - Pre Anesthesia Center

Company: CARLE
Location: Ivesdale
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

The Nurse Navigator in the Pre-Anesthesia Assessment Center is responsible for ensuring all requirements are met at least seven days prior to surgery. Working within the EMR to apply the nursing process through evaluation and implementation of the patient's pre-anesthesia clearance and preparedness. Works closely with nursing peers in a virtual environment to ensure a seamless transition through the pre-surgical process. Uses comprehensive assessment skills and big-picture thinking to act as a patient advocate. Completes pre-surgery phone calls to patients providing arrival times, specific medication instruction, and reinforcement of surgeon instructions.

  • Resource to peers ensuring pre-anesthesia requirements are completed.
  • Maintains knowledge of tests, medications, pre-surgical anesthesia guidelines, and EMR documentation standards.
  • Independently monitoring and updating the surgical clearance work que.
  • Completion of pre-op checklists at least 48 hours prior to surgery.
  • Maintaining professional communications with PAAC providers and outside PCPs to obtain documents of tests and additional forms.
    • Provides support and direction to surgery schedulers, surgeon's office, and OR schedulers.
    • Serves as a liaison with the surgeon's office, PCP, DHI, ASC, outside surgeon's office, PAAC nurses, Pre-Op, and OR staff.
    • Ensures the patient is ready for surgery by checking the H&P is available and complete, labs and tests are reviewed by the provider, and the patient has been cleared.
    • Maintains knowledge of tests, medications, and contraindications associated with anesthesia.
    • Completes review of symptoms and medication reconciliation as needed during report calls.
    • Performs report calls, for Main OR or Champaign ASC, to patients having surgery informing them of their arrival time, surgery time, medications to take and avoid according to current anesthesia guidelines.
    • Completing any needed reinforcement of bowel prep, ERAS, or CHG instructions.

Keywords: CARLE, Champaign , RN Navigator - Pre Anesthesia Center, Healthcare , Ivesdale, Illinois

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