Surgery RN, Circulator
Surgery RN, Circulator
Salary Range: $31.83 - $48.59
Provide professional nursing care within the Surgical Services Department and Nursing Services as needed. Coordinate care planning with other disciplines. Delegate duties to other surgery staff as appropriate. Contribute to daily patient care management by modeling professional practice.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Provide direct patient care in the perioperative and intraoperative environments according to HDH policy and AORN and ASPAN standards.
Perform complete assessments on all pre and post-op patients and reassessments as per policy. Maintain accurate and continued nursing documentation including patient histories, conditions, plans, treatments, responses and assessment of changes. Consult with the CRNA and surgeon as required and adjust nursing care processes as indicated to ensure optimal patient care.
Treat patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identify and address psychosocial, cultural, ethnic, age-appropriate, and religious/spiritual needs of patients and family. Act as a liaison between the hospital, patients, physicians and other healthcare providers. Act as patient advocate.
Interact professionally with patient and family and involve them in the pre/post op teaching. Formulate teaching plans based on identified learning needs and evaluate effectiveness of learning. Include family in teaching, as appropriate.
Prepare and administer medications. Prepare, hang, monitor and discontinue IV fluids; evaluate patient responses and to ensure appropriate intervention.
Evaluate patient infectious process or disease. Evaluate patient areas for potential sources of pathogenic transmissions. Evaluate need for isolation precautions as appropriate to the disease process, and initiate precautions and/or isolation as needed. Apply infection control policies and procedures. Consult with Infection Control Nurse as needed.
JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS: Thorough knowledge of professional nursing principles, practices and license limitations. One year circulating experience in the OR. Knowledge of mathematics to include basic algebra and geometry, and computer and keyboard operations. Ability to read, analyze and interpret professional journals, technical procedures and governmental regulations. Ability to write medical reports and procedures. Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, or any satisfactory combination of experience and training that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above duties.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/LICENSES: Possession of a current Registered Nurse license within the State of Oregon, or ability to acquire by the time of appointment. Possession of current BLS certification. All full time and part time staff must possess ACLS and PALS certification within one (1) year of appointment.
DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS: Possession of ACLS, PALS and TNCC at time of appointment. CNOR preferred. Previous nursing experience including Perioperative, Circulating, Oncology infusion and Surgery clinic.