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Registered Nurse Mentor - Operating Room City - Per Diem

Location: Atlantic City, NJ  |  Position Status: Per Diem/Pool  |  Position Shift: Days
The OR nurse mentor is an experienced registered nurse of the interdisciplinary care team who works to improve clinical practice through mentorship and coaching.  The OR nurse mentor establishes a caring relationship with a novice nurse as a trusted counselor, guide, role model and teacher, while providing opportunities for personal and career development, growth and support to the less experienced individual. The nurse possess and demonstrates advanced skills and expertise in the operative setting.

The OR nurse mentor serves as a coach and mentors peer nurses using their advanced skill set and expertise while supporting the RN in their role of:
  • Assisting with assessing planning, implementing, evaluating and, if necessary, delegating patient care for a specified group of patients.
  • Collaborating with physicians, medical professionals and other staff to ensure quality of care.
  • Providing collaboration of care for the patient entering the perioperative suite.
  • Creating an environment of belonging and inclusion.
  • Assisting with assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating and, if necessary, delegating patient care in the perioperative suite.
  • Demonstrating effective critical thinking, problem solving and conflict management to achieve desired outcomes.

The OR nurse mentor utilizes the nursing care process consistent with their license and/or certification, including initiation of culturally competent continuum of care, including inpatient, outpatient and community settings. The registered nurse is responsible for overseeing any necessary coordination of the interdisciplinary plan of care and provides for its consistency with the medical treatment plan. The patient care process includes:
  • Assessment – an orderly process consisting of the identification, gathering and organization of subjective and objective data pertaining to the patient/family/significant other, including physical, psychosocial, spiritual and cultural.
  • Planning – an organized step in the process that consists of the identification of actual or potential problems and desired outcomes (goals) that result in a documented plan of care. The plan of care provides direction for the patient/family/significant other and interdisciplinary team.
  • Intervention – the specific interventions or orders that are implemented consistent with the plan of care and medical treatment plan.
  • Evaluation – a step in the process that involves determining the effectiveness of the interventions in achieving the plan of care and determining the conclusions concerning the achievement or lack of achievement of desired outcomes. The evaluation may initiate the need for reassessment and revisions to the problems, goals, plan of care and interventions. This step provides for documentation of required actions. Based upon findings identified during assessment and reassessment:
    • Patients have problems identified and prioritized relative to biophysical, psychological, environmental, self-care, educational and social status.
    • Goals are identified consistent with the problem to provide direction for patient care and health promotion.
    • Education is consistent with the identified problem and associated goals and is seen as critical to creating an environment that promotes patient empowerment.
  • Employee may be required to perform limited laboratory services, to include patient identification and preparation for specimen collection; processing samples for testing; performing required quality control testing and instrument maintenance and function checks; monitoring, recording and reporting tests results to clinicians, to include critical values; and maintaining competency/certification of the aforementioned tasks and duties.

Licensed and registered care providers are responsible for utilizing the care process relative to their scope of practice and knowledge base; may document the assessment, plan, intervention and evaluation. All patient care activities are administered according to standards, procedural guidelines and organizational policy.

The registered nurse actively supports performance improvement initiatives and provides leadership to other members of the patient care team.  By participating in educational activities, the registered nurse assumes responsibility for continued professional and personal growth.

QUALIFICATIONS
  • EDUCATION/LICENSE: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. BSN from an accredited school of nursing strongly preferred. Current licensure as a registered nurse in the state of New Jersey or current multi-state license required. BLS required.
  • EXPERIENCE: More than 5-10 years of OR experience. Proficiency in clinical applications preferred at time of hire. Incumbents within position will be trained appropriately and then skill will be required for this position within 30-60 days from date of hire.
AtlantiCare is an equal opportunity employer that takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.
Rebecca Leeds
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