Provides quality patient care in accordance with nursing philosophy, approved standards, and applicable regulatory laws. Functions as a scrub or circulating nurse in all areas of surgical specialties.
• Utilizes the standard of care in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the surgical patient in the delivery of perioperative nursing care during the surgical process.
• Directs the coordination of efforts of the OR team members in rendering perioperative nursing care while in the roll of the circulating, scrub, pre-op or recovery nurse.
• Develops a perioperative nursing care plan on each surgical patient.
• Ensures a safe supportive environment for staff, physicians and patients.
• Assembles and communicates appropriate information in verbal or written reports in order to maintain continuity of care in the perioperative nursing process.
• Maintains current skill and knowledge of surgical procedures and principles of sterile techniques.
• Executes proper use, care, handling and processing of equipment, supplies and instrumentation used in the area of surgical specialty.
• Participates in operating room Quality Assurance program.
• Promotes personal and professional growth by actively participating in continuing education programs.
• Participates in the professionalism of the Operating Room by showing courtesy, compassion, respect and adherence to the standards.
• Performs other related duties as directed.
• 2 years of current operating room experience required.
• Current RN licensure in appropriate jurisdiction.
• CPR certification required.
• Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation required.
• Experience in scrub and circulating roles in major surgical specialties required.
• Certification in IV insertion and therapy preferred.
• Recent ambulatory surgery experience preferred.|
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