Role/Position Definition: The Pre-admission Testing (PAT) nurse is responsible for obtaining all preoperative assessments and testing for all Surgery Center Patients. The assessment is documented and placed in the patient’s medical record. After the completion of the assessment, the PAT nurse, using pre-established criteria, will determine the patient’s ASA classification and/or will work with the Anesthesiologist to determine ASA classification. The PAT nurse will be responsible for identifying if specialty or internal medicine consults are required and all problem resolution as identified in the Preadmission Testing policy and protocols. The PAT nurse will solve challenges and obstacles as identified within the PAT program flow chart. The PAT nurse is also responsible for assisting the Internal Medicine physician with preoperative history and physicals and deliver preoperative education based on diagnosis and procedure. The PAT nurse will act as a nurse navigator for all Total Joint patients.
- Graduate of accredited school of nursing required
- 5+ years working on a Medical Surgical Unit.
- 10+ years working in a hospital environment in a clinical setting.
- Current unrestricted State of Michigan Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse licensure required.
- Current BLS required.