RN - Perioperative Services - Experience Required
OU Medical Center - Oklahoma City, OK

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General Description:

Under general supervision, provides direct nursing care to patients undergoing surgical procedures. Position is in the Float Pool and work may be at any of the OUMS facilities.

Essential Function/Duties:
Provides direct nursing care to patients undergoing surgical procedures with special emphasis placed on sterile technique, perioperative nursing care and provision of appropriate equipment. In collaboration with the patient, patient
's family and members of the healthcare team, assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care. Assesses care received before, during and after surgery. Monitors the patient's physical and emotional well-being. In conjunction with healthcare team, creates and maintains a sterile and safe surgical environment. Administers medications and/or confirms medications placed on the sterile field. Documents medications used. Carries out physician orders. Provides pre- and post-operative patient/family education. Transports patients to the OR and positions them appropriately. After procedure is completed, transfers patient to carrier and, with anesthesia caregiver, transports patient to Recovery area. Takes emergency action as required.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

*Education: Graduation from an approved school of nursing

*Experience: Three (3) years of experience as a Registered Nurse to include two years in perioperative services.

*License: Possession of a valid license issued by the Oklahoma State Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education as a Registered Nurse.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of professional nursing theory, practices, techniques and procedures. Knowledge of nursing duties as related to Perioperative services. Ability to organize, plan, coordinate and evaluate nursing services and to apply nursing techniques. Ability to maintain good working relationships with other employees. Good verbal and written communication skills. Good computer skills. Ability to work effectively as part of a team providing excellent specialized care.

Physical Requirements (with or without accommodation):
Requires frequent bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients. Requires sufficient manual dexterity to operate equipment. Must be able to stand and/or to walk for long periods at a time. May be required to perform repetitive tasks and motions. Requires sufficient visual acuity to read charts and equipment displays. Requires ability to hear alarms, telephones and normal speaking voice. Work is in a surgical environment and frequent exposure to blood, body fluids and/or communicable diseases may occur. Good mental and physical health to work for long periods of time in a highly stressful atmosphere is required.

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