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Registered Nurse (RN) - Pre Operative Line Area (Per Diem)

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Hartford Hospital


Hartford, CT

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Job Schedule: Per Diem
Standard Hours: 1
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: RN Perdiem position hours and shifts may vary

Work where every moment matters.

Every day, over 30,000 Hartford HealthCare colleagues come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network.

Hartford Hospital is one of the largest and most respected teaching hospitals New England. We are a Level 1 Trauma Center that provides cutting edge treatment to its patients. This is made possible by being home to the largest robotic surgery center in the Northeast and the Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI), one of the most-advanced medical simulation training centers in the world. When hospitals cannot provide the advanced care, expertise and new treatment options their patients require, they turn to us.

Job Description:

Our Nurses work in collaborative environments with strong interdisciplinary teams, focused on a patient centered care model in a richly diverse work space. Under the direction and general supervision of the Nurse Manager, the registered nurse utilizes evidence based practices in accordance with the State Nurse Practice Act, policies and procedures of the hospital and as directed by the medical staff. The registered nurse who through knowledge and ability uses the nursing process to develop a plan of care which includes standards of practice to meet the physical, emotional spiritual, cultural and educational needs of the patient and family.

The role of the preoperative nurse during the preanesthesia phase of care will be to provide nursing care to patients and their designated support person on the day of surgery or procedure. 

Education and Professional Practice

  • Assesses the knowledge level of patient or designated support person.
  • Provides education regarding the expected psychosocial response, nutritional management, medication management, and pain and comfort management, wound management, and expected responses to the operation or procedure.
  • Actively involves the patient or designated support person in decisions affecting his/her/their perioperative plan of care and the rehabilitation process

Preanesthesia patient Assessment and Monitoring

  • Performs pre-admission assessment including physical assessment and review of pertinent labs and relevant preoperative diagnostics testing.
  • Prepares and administers ordered medications safely using the 8-rights of safe medication administration.
  • Prepares for and monitors patient that has received procedural sedation.
  • Manages patient’s other co-morbid conditions as applicable.
  • Verifies that all the pre-operative preparation has been complete.
  • Verifies safe ride home.
  • Collaborates and effectively communicates with the entire perioperative team to ensure safe and timely transition to the operating room or procedural area.

Postanesthesia Phase II Assessment, Monitoring, and Discharge Planning

  • Provides ongoing assessment and documentation of care.
  • Evaluates of patient’s discharge readiness based on discharge criteria.
  • Provides education and discharge instructions to patient and designated support person.
  • Ensures safe transportation home.
  • Provides safe transfer of care.


  • Current unrestricted Connecticut RN License.
  • Graduate of an accredited nursing school (BSN preferred).
  • BLS certification by the American Heart Association prior to date of hire.
  • ACLS certification by the American Heart Association prior to date of hire for external candidates and within 90 days for internal candidates.
  • 1 year of recent medical surgical nursing experience.

We take great care of careers.

With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment.

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