JOB DUTIES : The duties of the Surgical Staff Nurse shall include but not be limited to :
Delivers nursing care as needed throughout the scheduled procedure while assuming the team position of Circulating Nurse, Scrub Nurse, or Recovery Room Nurse.
Keeps proficient and knowledgeable of the surgeons needs, techniques, and requirements, assisting the adequate preparation of the room accordingly.
Assists the Scrub Technicians in the positioning and transportation of patients.
Demonstrates a working knowledge of surgical equipment, instruments, supplies, and procedures utilized in the operating room. Knowledge of Exposure Control Plan; utilize Universal Precautions.
Insures availability of supplies and equipment by assisting cleaning and sterilization of the same.
Records treatment, comments and notes as necessary on the appropriate patients chart, alerting other personnel to all orders, problems, and other pertinent information.
Responds to emergency calls as necessary.
Participates in regular in-service training and other quality assurance activities, as well as continuing education seminars and workshops.
Assumes the responsibilities of the Supervisor of Surgical Services in the event of absence of Supervisor.
Miracle Workers - 22 months ago