Career Opportunity

Preoperative Registered Nurse

Join our team!  Our Minneapolis Eye Center is looking for talented and experienced Registered Nurses for hours, Monday – Thursday. No holidays or weekends!

Main Function

Responsible for conducting preoperative testing and patient counseling.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Philosophy
    a) Supports the center’s ideology, mission, goals and objectives
    b) Performs in accordance with the center’s policies and procedures
    c) Follows the center’s standards for ethical business conduct
    d) Conducts self as a positive role model and team member
    e) Recognizes patients’ rights and responsibilities and supports them in performance of job duties
    f) Participates in center committees, meetings, in-services and activities
  2.  Communication
    a) Communicates effectively and professionally with patients, visitors, physicians, and coworkers
    b) Interacts with others in a positive, respectful, and considerate manner
  3. Financial practices
    a) Uses center resources appropriately and avoids wasteful practices
    b) Reports wasteful practices
    c) Analyzes work area and makes recommendations for potential cost-effective improvements
  4. Compliance program
    a) Contributes to the progress and development of the organization’s adopted compliance program
    b) Performs according to established compliance policies and procedures
  5. Performance-improvement program
    a) Contributes to the progress and development of the organization’s adopted performance-improvement program
    b) Performs according to established performance-improvement policies and procedures
  6. Safety/risk-management program
    a) Adheres to safety policies and procedures in performing job duties and responsibilities
    b) Reports observed or suspected safety violations, hazards, and policy/procedure noncompliance to the safety officer or other designated person
  7. Professional competence
    a) Participates in continuing education and other learning experiences
    b) Shares knowledge gained in continuing education with staff
    c) Maintains membership in relevant professional organizations
    d) Seeks new learning experiences by accepting challenging opportunities and responsibilities
    e) Develops teaching programs as requested for use in surgical or medical management, safety, health awareness, and enhancement of patient care
    f) Develops and maintains current materials for teaching and consent procedures
    g) Implements approved teaching programs as requested
    h) Monitors the patient education and counseling programs to assess quality and areas for improvement
    i) Evaluates the outcome of teaching and counseling programs as they pertain to patients’ overall satisfaction with the surgical experience
    j) Welcomes suggestions and recommendations
  8. Duties
    a) Effectively organizes time, equipment, supplies, and personnel
    b) Uses equipment effectively by anticipating patient needs and providing appropriate care
    c) Confirms that proper techniques and procedures are used according to accepted standards of practice
    d) Assists in inventory of supplies, drugs, and equipment to maintain availability and stock levels in the preoperative area
    e) Maintains order and cleanliness of preoperative area

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