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Operating Room Nurse (RN)

Category:

Clinical

Department:

Nursing

Status:

Full Time

Description:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of surgical procedures and has the ability to oversee the instrument and equipment set-up, prepare for the case utilizing preference cards, and anticipates needs of surgeon.
  • Coordinates and oversees the room during a case as the circulator.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of management of patient, including: being available to anesthesia during intubation and extubation, assisting as needed in sudden changes in patient condition and being readily available to assist as directed.
  • Performs thorough patient interview and assessment in accordance with procedure and assures an appropriate, detailed time out process is done according to policy.
  • Consistently reviews charts for completeness, in accordance with documentation protocols prior to and after the surgical procedure. Assures appropriate consent, H/P, diagnostic reports, and relevant information are on chart prior to the start of procedure.
  • Prepares and administers medications in accordance with current practice (i.e. review physician orders, pre-op antibiotics, preparing/labeling medications on/off field, utilizing the 7 medication rights, identifying high alert medications, conducting independent double checks when indicated, and narcotic waste, etc.). Assures only licensed personnel administer medications.
  • Relays appropriate hand off communication to PACU staff to ensure continuity of care.
  • Participates in the anesthesia time-out process if performed in the pre-op area prior to administration of pre-operative blocks or prior to the induction of anesthesia.

Qualifications/Education:

  • Graduate from an accredited school of professional nursing.
  • 2 years experience in an operating room setting preferred.

Certification/License:

  • Active RN license as required by state of employment or appropriate compact licensure
  • Valid BCLS Certification upon employment.
  • ACLS upon employment.
  • CNOR certification preferred.
  • Able to work rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays. Also, available for on call.

Interested applicants may submit a resume to nortiz@myfrh.com or apply on our website or apply on our website at www.frioregionalhospital.com Applications are also available at the admitting desk located in the lobby of our hospital.

Salary Range:

Based on experience

Posted:

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Closing:

Open until filled

Contact information:

Nancy Ortiz, HR Director 830-334-3617 ext. 135

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