Registered Nurses in the Perioperative unit at UK Chandler Hospital provide care for adult and pediatric patients requiring inpatient and same day surgical services. Patient conditions include: preparation for and recovery from elective, emergent, transplant, and all specialties of surgical procedures. The Perioperative unit provides guidance to support the patient through their perioperative experience while insuring ideal patient centered care. As a part of this unit, the RN serves as an important component of the multi-disciplinary perioperative team. This team is responsible for caring for the surgical patient during the immediate preoperative, intraoperative and immediate post-operative periods of the surgical experience. 
The primary responsibilities for this position consist of providing total, comprehensive, continuous and patient centered care which includes: assessing, documenting, planning, implementing, teaching, developing, and evaluating a comprehensive nursing plan of care; delivering direct patient care; ensuring patient satisfaction; training and delegating duties for Nursing Care Technicians (Nursing Assistant); and adhering to University policies and procedures as well as federal, state and local regulations. Furthermore, this environment supports collaborative efforts among the nursing staff and the team of physicians to increase communication and enhance expected patient outcomes. This includes utilization of the nursing process in conjunction with a comprehensive patient-centered plan of care, ensuring patient satisfaction.