RN - Surgery
Clark Fork Valley Hospital - Plains, MT

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WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; risk of electrical shock; explosives; risk of radiation; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

SUMMARY Assist the patient pre-operatively; performs duties as a circulatory nurse; may also work in scrub technician role and has direct care post-operatively.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Reviews pre-op documentation at pre-admission Verifies operative procedure, site, consent and NPO status. Prepares the patient for surgery, obtains nursing pre-admit history, vitals and allergies Evaluates patient's level of understanding, perception of surgery, and anxiety level. Follows standard procedures for surgical interventions. Ensures the availability and proper function of supplies and equipment. Shares plan of care with all members of the surgical team. Provides emotional support and comfort measures. Gives information or explanations to patients and their families. Applies and monitors the principles of aseptic practice. Assists with anesthesia management. Recognizes symptoms of cardiac arrest, respiratory distress, and/or impending crisis and initiates necessary emergency action. Performs sponge and needle count according to policy and procedure. Identifies, labels, dispenses, and counts medications and solutions safely. Applies principles of proper body alignment during transfer and positioning. Ensures the safety of the patient during the use of electrical equipment. Preps the surgical site using aseptic technique. Correctly collects and accurately labels specimens. Directs and guides support personnel. Documents intra operative care. Monitors and evaluates the patient in the recovery room. Provides patient teaching and discharge instructions. Documents patient response to care provided. Participates and monitors different levels of quality. Prepares and mails specimens for evaluation.

Requirements CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS Current Montana License- Registered Nurse CPR ACLS NALS Experience in the Operating Room as a circulator, scrub assistant and recovery room.

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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