The Perioperative Registered Nurse (R.N.) delivers nursing care for perioperative patients across their life span, and through the nursing process, assesses and documents the effects of care. Works cooperatively with ancillary, nursing and other patient-team personnel to maintain standards for professional nursing practice. These nursing functions of the R.N. are carried out according to the Pennsylvania Nurse Practice Act, hospital policy, the hospital Mission Statement, and the Philosophy of the Department of Nursing.
. Graduate of professional nursing program.
2. Registered Nurse with current license to practice in the state of Pennsylvania.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
. Two years OR experience .
2. AORN Certification preferred.
3. Successful completion of Basic Cardiac Life Support Course.
4. Successful completion of Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course preferred.
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
Sit up to 2 hours per day; 1 hour at a time. Stand for up to 8 hours per day; 4 hours at a time. Walk up to 6 hours per day; 10 minutes at a time. Consistently lift, carry and push objects up to 10 pounds. Frequently lift, carry and push objects up to 75 pounds. Transport patients weighing up to 250 lbs. via wheelchair, bed and/or stretcher with assistance when appropriate. Consistently pull up to 10 lbs. Frequently pull up to 250 lbs. with assistance when appropriate. Frequently stoop and bend, crouch, kneel and climb. Frequently reach above shoulder level. Occasional crawling. Must be able to perceive attributes of an object through touch. Frequently finger and handle objects. Occasionally firmly grasp, twist, turn objects with hands and fingers. Must be able to hear as it relates to normal conversation, and high and low frequencies. Must be able to see as it relates to general, near, far color, and peripheral vision, depth perception, and visual monotony (e.g. computer screen).
POTENTIAL ON-THE-JOB RISKS:
At risk for cuts and punctures, being confined to small spaces, slippery surfaces, assault and battery, radiation, chemical and biohazards, injuries from operating machinery, burns, and back injuries.
SPECIFIC PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE:
Lead aprons for radiation exposure. Follows MSDS and OSHA precautions for exposure to biological and chemical hazards.
Employees who work in patient care areas where they may have potential exposure to patients with suspected or proven tuberculosis (TB) must have the ability to wear a particulate respirator and be fit-tested in compliance with the current recommendations from the CDC (enforced by OSHA) or must provide physician documentation as to the inability to wear a particulate respirator.
Job Desc. - Registered Nurse - 3 -
MOST COMPLEX DUTIES ARE:
Using the nursing process to provide individualized, professional nursing care to patients.
SUPERVISION (RECEIVED AND/OR GIVEN):
Supervised by the Patient Care Manager/Director.
Directs care delivered by LPN’s and ancillary personnel.
Must be able to communicate with other departments, patients, families, the community and medical staff.