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Perioperative Services Nurse Liasion (RN)

Company: Nemours
Location: Wilmington
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

The Perioperative Nurse Liaison is responsible and accountable for assessing, planning, and providing care to surgical patients and their families/caregivers. This nurse liaison provides communication, information, education, and support to families/caregivers during a patient's perioperative and intraoperative course of care. The nurse liaison also serves in a flexible capacity to deliver safe, effective, and quality patient-family centered care in the operating room for all patient populations as surgical schedules/staffing require.This primary position at Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware, will include collaboration with the Nemours Children's Hospital, Surgery Center, Bryn Mawr, PA and the Nemours Children's Hospital, Surgery Center, Deptford, NJ to optimize available resources in achieving optimal patient outcomes. This position may require periodic rotation to the ambulatory surgery centers. Travel is compensated based on organizational policy. This position requires active registered nurse (RN) licensure in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, and current Pennsylvania Clearances to include FBI Fingerprint Report, PA Criminal Background Record, & Child Abuse Clearance. This position requires working shifts aligned with the needs of the department and the assigned FTE of the RN. This position may include on-call and holiday requirements based on the needs of the department.Responsibilities:Responsible for assessing/evaluating initial and ongoing patient and family/caregiver needs, responding to care needs and concerns surrounding the surgery, and modifying the care plan accordingly.Responsible for assessing/evaluating family/caregiver knowledge and anxiety regarding the surgical procedure and applies this information to communication with the family.Responsible for assessing/evaluating family/caregiver expectations regarding the surgical procedure and utilizing this information for education and communicating, when appropriate, information to the surgeon and/or members of the surgical team.Responsible for implementation of a family plan of care, formulating a nursing plan based on the identified patient needs/problems, and serves as an advocate for the family in working with other members of the healthcare team.Responsible for providing direct communication to the surgical team and family/caregiver and facilitating communication between the surgical team and family/caregiver with progress reports during surgery.Responsible for providing a support mechanism for the family/caregiver under the stressful circumstance of their child's surgery and supporting the family/caregiver during unanticipated surgical outcomes.Responsible for collaboration with colleagues, investigating and developing educational materials/resources for children undergoing surgery and their family/caregiver.Responsible for the maintenance and appearance of the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit Waiting Area through communication with ancillary support services to resolve issues.Responsible for supporting patient family/caregiver discharge planning in order that care needs are anticipated and planned.Responsible for performing all duties and responsibilities of a perioperative registered nurse as needed in response to changes in staffing and scheduling.Qualifications:BSN required (if ASN, must sign three year BSN commitment)DE RN License upon hirePA RN License within 6 months from the date of hireNJ RN licensure within 1 year from the date of hirePA Clearances: FBI Fingerprint Report, PA Criminal Background Record, & PA Child Abuse Clearance within 6 months from the date of hireAHA BLS upon hire AHA PALS within 6 months from the date of hire AHA ACLS within 1 year from the date of hire

Keywords: Nemours, Wilmington , Perioperative Services Nurse Liasion (RN), Other , Wilmington, Delaware

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