Worked with surgeons to initiate surgical case requests (clinic visit or hospital admission) including case planning, day of surgery orders and linking of related encounters.
Assisted clinic schedulers in locating and reviewing case request questionnaire, documenting patient follow up, PreOp and PostOp appointments, labs, and patient information.
Supported OR scheduler in creating of case requests as required. Assisted in their understanding of steps required to make adjustments to procedure location and name , staffing, equipment additions, and case times as required.
Knowledge of electronic White Board (GreaseBoard) functions: Locating correct patient and surgical case, verifying correct orders and existence of proper History and Physical, and chart look up and review.
Trained PreOpRNs in completing patient verification, assessment information, medication history and where to documenting the periop nursing care plans.
Demonstrated knowledge on where and when to document important PreOp notes.
Extensive Operating room experience.
Accompanied circulators and/ or transport staff when patients were being transferred from floor to OR to ensure that documentation was accurate and complete.
Worked at elbow level with circulators in documenting intraop information such as catheters and drains, medication administration, PYXIS overrides as needed, site documentation and required comments.
Supported circulators in documenting in the surgical log including Time Out w/ Briefing form, staff, visitors, supplies, equipment, implants as required, and other important information.
Advised how to enter information otherwise not listed as options.