Operating Room RN ( Job Number: 165568 )
Kaiser Permanente - Gaithersburg, MD

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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. Essential Functions: • 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. Qualifications Basic Qualifications: • 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. Preferred Qualifications: • Certification in IV insertion and therapy preferred. • Recent ambulatory surgery experience preferred.
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