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LPN – Pre-Surgical Testing | Savannah

Job Description:

Optim ASC is seeking a full time Licensed Practical Nurse - Pre-Surgical Testing for our Savannah location.

Job Requirements:

  • Completing the pre-surgical testing per anesthesia guidelines and surgeon orders.
  • Collaborate closely with Surgeon’s office and ASC team to prepare patients for surgical procedures.
  • Follows established process to ensure that all patients receive timely pre-surgical testing to limit surgery schedule delays and surgery cancellations.
  • Serve as a liaison to surgical patients prior to day of surgery for any questions or concerns that may arise.
  • Tracks patients that require further workup for medical clearance and/or cardiac clearance to assist Surgeon’s office staff with follow up as necessary.
  • Performs venipunctures and skin punctures competently and expediently while maintaining aseptic technique. Coordinates sending off labs for pre-op testing and retrieves results.
  • Performs EKGs while using correct lead placement. Communicates abnormal results with Surgeon’s office to determine if there is a need for cardiac clearance.
  • Assists in preparing the OR board for the next day's cases.
  • LPN will coordinate with the RN and Patient when they will come in for pre-op testing.
  • Under the supervision of an RN, as needed will perform pre-surgical patient assessments.
  • Reports any medical problems to anesthesia, and or PACU Coordinator.
  • Performs and monitors results of ancillary tests needed and reports results out of the norm to anesthesia/surgeon.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality, patient dignity, patient rights, and serves as a patient advocate at all times.
  • Provides education for the patient and family regarding procedure, medication, etc.
  • Assists pre-op and PACU as needed. Starts IV, cleans stretchers, transports patients, etc.
  • Performs any other duties assigned.

Education & Certification:

  • Graduate from an accredited school of practical nursing.
  • Current license as an LPN.
  • Current CPR certification.

Optim Offers

  • Competitive Pay
  • Company Benefits
  • Vacation, Personal Time Off, and Sick Leave
  • Holiday Pay
  • 401K Plan

Apply for this position by sending your resume and cover letter to staffing@optimhealth.com.