Milauskas Eye Institute/Eye Surgery Center of the Desert, Ltd. (an ASC) performs surgeries that do not require hospital admission. Procedures are performed in a fully equipped operating room and recovery is under the care of highly skilled nurses. Surgeries performed include procedures related to ophthalmology. We are seeking a Perioperative RN with previous, verifiable experience in eye procedures, such as cataracts, retina, cornea and glaucoma. The position is a fulltime day shift position with variable start times.
This is your opportunity to join one of the areas most recognized leaders in ophthalmology and optometry. We are a nationally recognized leader in EMR and technology with an excellent clinical support team and a dynamic leadership.
The Perioperative RN must have a basic understanding of preoperative/postoperative equipment and policies related to: patient care monitor, patient jurney, glucometer, pregnancy testing devices, medical gases, AED, and defibrillator.
Maintenance of electronic medical record. Recognition of the need for narrative recording of unusual perioperative events, such as cancellation of procedure by anesthesia provider or medical emergencies.
Ability to provide accurate preoperative instructions to patients.
Ability to provide customized discharge education and follow-up phone call to patients.
Ability to utilize general nursing foundation to formulate a patient specific plan related to pre-existing conditions, act as the patient’s advocate, and relay information (report) to others during patient “hand off.”
Ability to apply Perioperative & Ophthalmic Nursing Principles to the care of the patient, especially as they relate to perioperative policies/instructions; and postoperative care of vision impaired, sedated patients who have received ophthalmic anesthetic blocks.
Administer medications safely, adhering to Safe Injection Practices and their implications. Awareness of the impact of patient allergies on eye drop orders. Adherence to Controlled Substance Policies & Procedures. Participate in Medication Outdate Checks.
Participate in Supply Inventory Maintenance.
Adherence to Infection Control Policies & Procedures.
In turn we will provide: