Advertised Summary Job Description: Reporting to the Director of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) at the College of Dental Medicine (CDM), and working closely with the Nurse Coordinator, the primary duties involve providing quality patient care under the supervision of the OMFS attending staff and the Nurse Coordinator of the OMFS Clinic/Faculty Practice areas. Responsibilities include, but are not be limited to, the following: ordering medications and controlled substances; dispensing medications; maintaining logs of controlled substances; conducting assessments of patients undergoing IV conscious sedation procedures; monitoring patients intra and post operatively while undergoing IV sedation in the Clinic and Faculty Practice areas; starting intravenous (IV) lines for sedation; administration of medications and monitoring patients for untoward effects. Will perform venipunctures in conjunction with CDM's Exposure Control Protocol. Ensures the completion, accuracy and compliance of patient records (i.e. IV conscious sedation records). The nurse will also respond to laboratory data results as related to patient care conducted in the Oral Surgery Clinic. Will monitor and order inventory/supplies with auxiliary personnel. The nurse will order, organize and maintain emergency supplies located in the adult and pediatric crash carts in the Vanderbilt Clinics located on VC7, VC8 and VC9. Will also perform daily checks of crash carts and emergency equipment. Will provide patient education information/materials and post procedure discharge instructions. Will work collaboratively with students, residents, faculty and staff. The nurse may also be involved in data collection of Institutional Research Board approved clinical research projects. Performs other duties as assigned.
General Minimum Qualifications: RN or BS in Nursing with NYS license and at least three (3) years experience in recovery room, critical care or emergency room preferred.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Must have excellent skills inserting intravenous lines as well as performing venipuncture. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to work in a fast-paced environment required. HIPAA certification and strict adherence to confidentiality required.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in outpatient care preferred. Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred.
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