Inland EYE INSTITUTE (IEI) is one of the premiere eye care practices in the nation. We believe in One Team, All In. The culture at IEI is one of excellence and teamwork. We are passionate about patient care and dedicated to improving quality of life through life-changing vision procedures and treatments.
Inland Eye Institute is currently hiring for a Full-Time Registered Nurse (RN) Pre/Post.
Provides professional, high quality, safe and efficient peri-operative nursing care to patients as a registered nurse. Roles include but not limited to circulating, scrubbing, preoperative and postoperative areas as assigned.
This non-exempt position will work Monday-Friday with shifts varying from early morning to early evening. The position is located in Upland, CA and may require occasional travel to our other surgery center in Colton as needed.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Evaluation of self-practice in context with professional practice standards and relevant statutes and regulations.
Acquires and maintains current knowledge in nursing practice.
Obtains patients’ medical history and performs physical assessment for assigned patients.
Presents the historical and physical data to the physician to aid in determining the diagnostic and therapeutic measures necessary to correct the patient’s problem, if needed.
Initiates a patient education plan according to the individualized needs of the patient, as prescribed by Physician and/or practice policy including patient and family instruction; explains procedures and treatments to patient to gain cooperation, understanding and allay apprehension.
Prepares equipment and aids Physician during treatment and examination of patient; administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniques; prepares rooms, sterile instruments, equipment and supplies for surgery.
Observes patient, records significant conditions and reactions and notifies Physician of patient’s condition and reaction to drugs, treatments and significant incidents; takes temperature, pulse, blood pressure and other vital signs to detect deviations from normal and assess condition of patient.
Maintains awareness of comfort and safety needs of patient; responds to emergency situations based upon nursing standards, policies, procedures and protocol.
Participates in training of personnel.
Pre/Post Operative Duties
Responsible for preparing the patient for the anticipated surgical procedure, including verifying informed consent signatures, completing a pre-operative patient assessment and performing any procedure or administering medications required to prepare the patient for surgery
Communicates with the circulating staff, the recovery room nurse, the anesthesia care provider and the surgeon to coordinate a safe and comfortable surgical experience. She/he participates in patient education, makes nursing diagnoses and plans nursing care
Responsible for patient assessment and maintaining the patient’s safety in recovering from anesthetic and surgical medications
Responsible for ensuring that the patient understands their post-operative care requirements
Collaborates with other peri-operative nursing staff, anesthesia care providers and the surgeon
Assesses patient outcomes
Other duties as assigned.
This position has no supervisory responsibility.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Completion of accredited Registered Nursing Program from college or technical school.
Two years RN experience in a hospital and/or surgery center setting.
One year pre/post operative experience highly preferred.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Current, valid California Registered Nursing (RN) License required.
Current ACLS required.
We offer a competitive starting wage and a comprehensive benefits package available to full-time positions.