HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Ambulatory Services Nurse in Chattanooga, Tennessee

_Parkridge Medical Center__–__Chattanooga, TN_ _Registered Nurse (RN) – Day Surgery / Pre Op Holding / Pretesting _

Parkridge Medical Centerhas served the community for nearly 40 years. Over the years, we have built a reputation for advanced technology and compassionate care, making us a hospital of choice for patients seeking quality treatment in the community. From our comprehensive cardiac services program to orthopaedics and oncology care at The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center at Parkridge, we are proud to be one of Chattanooga’s best hospitals for healing. Parkridge Medical Center was the first hospital in the area to offer robotic surgery, and features the area’s most knowledgeable and experienced robotic surgery team. The Parkridge Medical Center Emergency Department is an Accredited Chest Pain Center, making it a natural choice for those suffering from cardiovascular events when every minute matters.

Our Day Surgery unit covers Pretesting, Outpatient Lab, Surgery admits, GI Lab Admits, Specials, Infusions, Preop Holding, phase 2 recovery and discharge. The unit processes patients for surgery, GI lab, Specials, and Infusion procedures. We have a very diverse patient population and require nurse that can work in a very fast paced and high patient turnover unit with strong critical thinking and communication skills.

Parkridgeis currently looking for a*Registered Nurse (RN) in Day Surgery / Pre Op Holding / Pretesting areas *

Will work full time position 4 - 10 hour shifts

_Responsibilities:_ * Assess and preop patients for procedures * Handle admission and discharge paperwork * Conduct IV starts and discontinue IVs as ordered * Handle infusions * Assesses plans and evaluates patient care needs. * Carries out physician orders. * Administers prescribed medications, changes dressings, cleans wounds, monitors vital signs. * Serves as the primary coordinator of all disciplines for well-coordinated patient care. * Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems. * Instructs and educates patients and families. * Provides age and culturally appropriate care. * Orients and mentors new staff members. * Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

_Qualifications:_ * TN State Registered Nurse Licensure * Must be a graduate of an accredited nursing (RN) program * Current BLS required * ACLS and PALS preferred but can be obtained after hire * Moderate Sedation Certification preferred * Strong IV experience required * At least 2 years of medical/surgical experience preferred

Job: *Nursing - Professional

Title: Ambulatory Services Nurse

Location: Tennessee-Chattanooga-Parkridge Medical Center

Requisition ID: 00031-14237