Job Opportunities

PYXIS MANAGER

The Pyxis Manager is responsible for ordering, receiving and monitoring medications for the ASC; maintaining and updating facility formulary (in conjunction with Medical Director), working closely with oversight pharmacist to complete monthly checks related to controlled substances and medications and performing chart audits related to medication usage. Also responsible for implementation and maintenance of Pyxis equipment as well as updating Pyxis software.

Job Duties:

  1. Demonstrates knowledge of appropriate vendors to obtain appropriate medications and Pyxis equipment and supplies
  2. Maintains current files, records, and catalogs for medications and Pyxis equipment and sales representatives who service facility
  3. Researches vendors to locate specialized medications as requested by the medical staff and approved by the Administrator/Medical Director
  4. Meets with vendor representatives to review new items available and changes in prices
  5. Understands responsibility in maintaining proper levels of inventory and timely distribution
  6. Places orders in a timely manner
  7. Monitors orders to ensure correct and timely delivery
  8. Supervises receiving area to maintain stores securely; particularly narcotic inventory. Reports any discrepancy in narcotic count immediately to Administrator.
  9. Participates in monthly Pharmacy Audits (with Oversight Pharmacist), Monitors changes in Rules and Regs, DEA, statutes etc.
  10. Maintains facility formulary and works closely with Medical Director and Administrator to ensure formulary is continuously updated. Monitors Pharmacy License and DEA license to ensure renewals occur promptly.
  11. Demonstrates appropriate response to changes in schedule to avoid delay in providing medications and overstock of inventories
  12. Reviews schedules well in advance to anticipate any unusual high or low demand for medications.
  13. Continually communicates with the Medical Director, Anesthesia and Administrator regarding special medication requirements
  14. Determines whether correct orders are received, tracks back orders, and rectifies incorrect charges
  15. Reviews all packing slips for accuracy and notifies the Purchasing Charge with any discrepancies
  16. Monitors back orders in conjunction with Purchasing Charge and communicates shortages to Administrator and Medical Director
  17. Demonstrates knowledge of appropriate systems for the collection and maintenance of records and documentation pertinent to medication and Pyxis equipment and systems
  18. Maintains current files and records regarding orders and back orders
  19. Reviews orders at specific intervals to determine delays
  20. Maintains and frequently reviews records of warranties and preventive maintenance requirements and contracts related to pyxis machines
  21. Maintains supplies and records for biohazard waste management related to DEA regs

We will only consider candidates who meet the requirements below:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.
  2. 3-5 years recent Management experience
  3. Current Florida RN license
  4. Familiar with generic and trade names of medications routinely used in ASC setting
  5. Experience with generating, reviewing and auditing reports
  6. Ability to research new medications and alternatives and appropriately educate staff
  7. Excellent time management and organizational skills

Preferred

  1. Pyxis Management Experience
  2. Master Degree
  3. ASC experience

SPD MANAGER

 Responsible for all operational activities in the sterile processing department as well as managing all SPD staff

 Job Duties:

  1. Oversees the sterile processing department to ensure that sterilization practices are maintained according to AORN and AAMI standards and sterilization processes are properly documented. Submits data for quality reporting
  2. Responsible for ensuring biohazard material is managed by employees according to acceptable infection control standards and is packaged and properly prepared for pick-up, according to Stericycle’s guidelines
  3. Effectively manages various personnel actions including, but not limited to, supervising, coaching, mentoring, hiring, orienting, counseling, and evaluation of staff for determination of merit increases, promotions and manages staffing hours and vacation schedules; coordinates a program of continual education and training for staff
  4. Responsible for identifying employee strengths and utilizing those strengths for the purpose of employee growth. Provide in-service training to employees to help develop knowledge/skill levels
  5. Monitors the efficiency and productivity of the staff
  6. Completes annual mandatory educational programs, such as, Violence in the Workplace, Child and Elder Abuse, Infection Control/bloodborne Pathogen, Emergency Preparedness and Pain Management, Attends facility in-services
  7. If requested, takes responsibility to chair one or more committees, or serve as a participant on a committee
  8. Creates and/or revises internal policies and procedures for the Sterile Processing Department

We will only consider candidates who meet the requirements below:

  1. SPD certified
  2. 3-5 years recent SPD experience
  3. 3-5 years recent Management experience
  4. Excellent time management and organizational skills

Preferred

  1. Bachelor’s Degree
  2. ASC experience

OPERATING ROOM RN – PRN

The Registered Nurse, as a professional practitioner, assumes responsibility and accountability for the application of the nursing process and the delivery of patient care. The Registered Nurse demonstrates his/her ability to make clinical judgments in an efficient and effective manner, without supervision. He/she demonstrates critical thinking and performance ability in the coordination of patient care and consistently performs according to the standards of the profession. He/she assumes ultimate responsibility and accountability in managing his/her patient care and in assisting others in the management/delivery of patient care.

Essential Functions:

  1. The Registered Nurse serves as a provider of care for a caseload of patients utilizing the nursing process in collaboration with other members of the health care team.
  2. Delivers personalized comprehensive perioperative care to patients through the nursing process.
  3. Accountable for providing leadership to non-licensed staff for optimum patient outcomes.
  4. Ensures documentation of all aspects of care as per Andrews Institute and unit guidelines; demonstrating excellent technical skills and judgment.
  5. Ensures that proper techniques and practices are used according to accepted standards of practice.
  6. Promotes the corporate philosophy of service of excellence by effectively relating with patients, their families, visitors, nursing staff members and members of other disciplines and departments.
  7. Creates a working climate that provides growth and job satisfaction of personnel.
  8. Demonstrates self-direction and professionalism by identifying areas of needed professional developmental skill and participating in educational activities.
  9. Assumes accountability and responsibility for his/her scheduled work days with minimal absences; performs competently in new situations.
  10. Performs all circulating duties with efficiency in a timely manner; supplying appropriate supplies and equipment needed for procedures.
    1. Identifies patient, checks name, date of birth, site verification.
  11. Supervises and assists scrub nurse as necessary.
  12. Positions patient, prepares operative area, and adjusts table to proper position according to standard policies.
  13. Has supplies and equipment in room and provides to team as necessary.
  14. Opens all sterile packs and supplies according to sterile technique.
  15. Assists surgeons, anesthesiologists, and other personnel as needed to ensure good patient care.
  16. Observes patient for changes in condition.
  17. Reviews surgeon’s preference cards/paper for desired medications and verifies same with surgeon.
  18. Ensures all medication are administered and charted according to policy and procedure.
  19. Cares for specimens and cultures as directed by policies and procedures.
  20. Maintains records of procedure and reports any unusual occurrences.
  21. Provides orderly progression of surgical schedule and notifies charge nurse of any changes.
  22. Accompanies patient to PACU and reports to nurse on patient, procedure, and special happenings to ensure continuity of care.
  23. Performs scrub duties with efficiency and to keep current.
  24. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served.
  25. Assists in the supervision of personnel and department to provide optimum assurance of a safe environment.
    1. Checks rooms, material, and equipment for proper care handling.
    2. Ensures clean, safe environment through continued alertness to safety and explosive hazards and aseptic techniques.
    3. Coordinates with material manager to maintain high standards and quality in the materials used.
    4. Assists in control of traffic and personnel to ensure proper control of infection and asepsis.
  26. Participates in operating room staff development and education, orientation of new personnel.
    1. Avails his or herself in the ongoing nursing education process of the center.
    2. Reviews pertinent periodicals, scientific and medical, and related materials.
    3. Attends mandatory in house education programs.
  27. Completes annual mandatory educational programs, such as, Violence in the Workplace, Child and Elder Abuse, Infection Control/bloodborne Pathogen, Emergency Preparedness and Pain Management, Attends facility in-services.
  28. If requested, takes responsibility to chair one or more committees, or serve as a participant on a committee.

We will only consider candidates who meets the requirements below:

Requirements

  • Active Florida RN license
  • CPR, ACLS and PALS Certification

 Job Type: 

  • Full-time

Required education:

  • Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred

Required experience:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years Orthopedic Circulating experience in ASC or Acute Care Setting

PAT/PRE/POST OP RN

The Pre/Post Anesthesia Care nurse serves as a licensed professional practitioner, providing personalized, comprehensive, responsible, and skilled care through the use of the nursing process. Actively participates as an accountable member of the health care team and supervises care by Certified Nurse Assistants, and services of non-licensed personnel.

Duties:

  1. Collaborates with members of the health care team to provide primary nursing care to patient case load utilizing the nursing process.
  2. Effective interaction with co-workers to promote and coordinate patient care.
  3. In providing care the nurse professional will be accountable for: documentation of all aspects of care per facility guidelines; demonstrate excellent skill and judgment; administration of medications, IV’s, and treatments; maintain patient safety and comfort; accurately implements physician orders, and accountable for clinical computer entry.
  4. Demonstrate self-direction, motivation, and professionalism by identifying areas of needed professional development, participation in educational activities and staff meetings, and being reliable and accountable on scheduled work days.
  5. Promotes a professional working climate helping to provide growth and job satisfaction through teaching and coaching.
  6. Demonstrates the use of facility resources, personnel and other, in dealing with patient problems.
  7. Provides exceptional practice within acceptable standards ensuring optimal patient outcomes.
  8. Accountable for promoting corporate philosophy of service excellence demonstrated by effectively relating to patients, their families, visitors, nursing staff, and members of other departments.
  9. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient.
  10. Demonstrates the knowledge of the principles of growth and development over a life span. Is able to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and relate appropriate information needed to meet the patients’ requirements relative to their age specific needs.
  11. Competently demonstrates patient care assessment skills of the pre-op/post-op surgical patient.
  12. Demonstrates good time management skills to maintain optimal efficiency and productivity of the department.
  13. Effectively explains pre-op and/or post-op discharge instructions to the patient.
  14. Completes annual mandatory educational programs, such as, Violence in the Workplace, Child and Elder Abuse, Infection Control/bloodborne Pathogen, Emergency Preparedness and Pain Management, Attends facility in-services.
  15. If requested, takes responsibility to chair one or more committees, or serve as a participant on a committee

We will only consider candidates who meets the requirements below:

Requirements

  • Active Florida RN license
  • CPR, ACLS and PALS Certification

 Job Type: 

  • Full-time

Required education:

  • Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred

Required experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years Pre and/or Post Op experience

 Only qualified applicants should submit a resume with a cover letter with salary requirements in Word format to Deb Stock (dstock@andrewsinstitutesc.com).