In addition to the objective outlined in the AVH Registered Nurse (RN) Job Description, the Women and Infants Pavilion (WIP) Pre-Op RN is responsible for preparing patients for the surgical and/or procedural experience. The WIP Pre-Op RN shall function under the guidelines of Association of PeriAnesthesia Nursing (ASPAN) standards, Association for Women’s Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN) Standards for Professional Nursing Practice in the Care of Women and Newborns, as well as the policies and procedures of the department and hospital.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Meets all the essential duties and responsibilities of the Registered Nurse (RN).
Additional duties and responsibilities of the WIP Pre-Op RN:
Provides age and developmentally appropriate specialized nursing care to obstetric/gynecologic patients during the pre-operative/pre-procedural period.
Provides accurate interpretation and documentation of fetal monitor tracing.
Conducts pre-operative phone interview of patient and provides pertinent education.
Review of scheduled cesarean sections to confirm appropriate scheduling.
Prepares and assesses patients for procedures/surgery per hospital and department policies under the ASPAN guidelines.
Provides patient and family centered education.
Contacts appropriate physician(s) with abnormal diagnostic/laboratory test results and/or patient issues.
Completes and reviews all relevant documentation pertinent to this phase.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Possesses all the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities of the Registered Nurse (RN).
Possesses knowledge of “Core Measures” as it applies to the perioperative period.
Ability to function independently with strong critical thinking skills.
Possesses knowledge of ASPAN and AWHONN standards
AVH Values: All AVH employees will effectively demonstrate these values:
Patients Come First – We listen actively and communicate with our patients and families, placing safety as a top priority.
Accountability & Ownership – We fully complete tasks, are transparent, effectively communicate, and recognize that what we do reflects on us.
Teamwork – We build trusting relationships, promote a sense of community, and are respectful of everyone. Success is about the whole team.
Integrity & Honesty – We tell the truth at all times, speak up when something is wrong, and do the right thing when no one is looking.
Excellence – We take pride in our work, are goal-oriented, and on a never-ending quest for top tier quality.
Initiative & Innovation – Our can-do attitudes, creativity, and resourcefulness empower us to improve the patient’s experience, solve our own problems, make timely decisions, and look for opportunities to add value.
Tenderness & Compassion – We have genuine empathy, show kindness, and encourage and advocate for each other.
Education and Experience:
Graduate from an accredited school of nursing.
Completes twenty (20) hours of training in Breastfeeding and Lactation within 6 months of hire.
BSN or MSN preferred.
Minimum of one (1) year recent clinical experience in Critical Care/Intensive Care, Operating Room, PeriAnesthesia/PACU, Emergency Department and/or L&D specialty area required; two (2) years preferred.
Required Licensure and/or Certifications:
Meets all required licensure and/or certifications of the Registered Nurse
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
Neonatal Resuscitation Program certification required prior to completion of orientation and within 4 month from date of hire to WIP Surgical Services.
Basic Fetal Monitoring certification required prior to completion of orientation and within 4 months from date of hire; Advanced Fetal Monitoring certification required within 2 years of basic certification.
Certification as a Certified Post-Anesthesia Nurse (CPAN), Certified Ambulatory PeriAnesthesia (CAPA) Nurse, Inpatient Obstetric Nursing (RNC-OB), or Inpatient Obstetric Nursing (RNC-OB)
STABLE Program certification.
Looking for an opportunity to work in healthcare the way you always dreamed you could? At Antelope Valley Hospital, our employees are at the heart of what we do best – delivering high quality, patient-centered healthcare.
Antelope Valley Hospital, a 420 bed acute care facility, located just 60 miles north of Los Angeles, the Antelope Valley is one of Southern California’s fastest growing communities. We are a Level II Trauma Center and Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Accredited. Serving the community for over 50 years, our non-profit hospital has grown to be the preeminent healthcare facility for our district’s nearly 1.2 million residents.
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