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This individual is a clinically competent, registered, professional nurse who has demonstrated expertise in the perioperative field. He/she effectively delivers perioperative care to the surgical patient through the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation, and evaluation.
Must possess current hospital experience (within the past 5 years) or be a new graduate (within the last 2 years). Must be knowledgeable regarding the nursing process and its application--assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Prefer minimum of 1 year recent perioperative experience.Must complete Point of Care Testing training as part of Department Orientation. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
Demonstrates competency in performance of scrub/surgical routines and aseptic technique--utilizes proper scrub, gown and gloving technique for self, surgeon, and assistant; ongoing monitoring of asepsis in all roles--scrub, circulator, and assistant; anticipates needs of surgeon; consistently recognizes sequence of procedures in all roles--scrub, circulator, and assistant; passes instruments correctly; appropriate review and preparation for assigned procedures. Understands and utilizes established guidelines for operation of autoclaves and steris units--performs daily A-Test/Biological tests as required; performs proper care, handling, and assembly of instruments for processing; ensures complete/thorough documentation of all flash and steris cycles as per protocol. Accepts personal accountability for proper handling, judicious use, and optimum care of all department supply, instrument, and equipment inventory. Utilizes the nursing process throughout the perioperative setting per patient assessment--collecting, interpreting, recording, and communicating pertinent data relevant to patient care in surgery; care planning--utilization of collected data to plan appropriately for intraoperative nursing care; implementing--provides direct patient care to meet physical and psychological needs; evaluating care--continuously evaluates patient response to nursing intervention and modifies care plan to achieve desired outcome. Demonstrates and conveys theoretical knowledge and skills related to perioperative nursing care--understands the \"why\" concept as well as the \"how\" process. Thorough/Accurate/Complete documentation of intraoperative patient care. Understands / Demonstrates / Conveys knowledge related to proper intraoperative patient positioning--universal skin care precautions; prevention of nerve damage; prevention of pressure related skin breakdown. Assists with completion and accuracy of surgical sponge, sharps/miscellaneous items, and instrument counts as per established policies and guidelines. Assists with maintenance of up-to-date preference sheets in conjunction with Resource RNs and department PCCs. Effectively demonstrates critical thinking, prioritization of duties, and time management skills throughout the perioperative arena. Maintains accuracy with patient charge process, cost efficient usage of case supplies, and ensures all pertinent data is provided to post case data personnel to facilitate a time efficient billing process. Strives to ensure efficiency in turn around time between procedures--readily available; communication with OR Desk/Charge RN and/or department PCC; gross cleaning of body fluid spills to confine contamination throughout the procedure; prioritization of case completion process; assists with room clean up tasks as necessary; prioritizes case set up process toward maximum efficiency.
* RN - Registered Nurse
* BLS - Basic Life Saving certification
Competencies and skills:
* Experience In Hospital Or Acute Care Setting
* Clear Communication Skills Both Written And Verbal
* Able To Keep Confidential Information Regarding Patients, Team Members
* Able To Withstand Crisis Situations
* Has Skills To Provides Customer Service To Patients, Team Members And Visitors
* Knowledge And Experience With Electronic Health Records
* RN Diploma/RN Graduate Program