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Operating Room Registered Nurse

United Surgical Partners International Inc (USPI)

Operating Room Registered Nurse

Albuquerque, NM
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    JOB SUMMARY: Supervises and directs patient care in a single operating room. Plans, implements and evaluates care for all age patients in operating room. Provides care within nursing standards of practice and the policies of the Center. Makes decisions regarding direct patient care needs and communicates appropriate information to physicians, patients, family members, and personnel in other departments as well as team members. May have additional responsibilities as designated by the manager, which include, but are not limited to, serving on committees, participating in quality improvement audits and projects.

    Position requires weekdays only -- no holidays, weekends, or call. Competitive salary and benefits for the right candidate.

    Required Skills

    ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Participates as a team member in support of the total perioperative process

    Organizes time, equipment, supplies, and personnel to provide effective and efficient case management

    Supervises and directs patient care in a single operating room

    Organizes nursing activities efficiently and effectively

    Delegates activities appropriate to the abilities of available staff members

    Considers cost containment by using supplies economically and in effective turnover time

    Assists with supply, drug, and equipment inventories to maintain stock level and availability

    Addresses patient needs during admission to the operating room, with attention to requirements specific to the outpatient setting

    Transports patients to the operating room observing policies/procedures, safety requirements, and patient needs

    Identifies the patient and correct surgical intervention according to policy/procedure and communicates such information to all members of the surgical team

    Reviews patients’ medical records/needs to plan care with other healthcare team members

    Provides comfort and reassurance to patient

    Maintains patients’ privacy and dignity

    Explains intraoperative phase of routine procedures and care to the patient

    Performs the circulating nurse’s role and functions following approved operating room procedures to meet the requirements of scheduled procedures

    Prepares operating room according to requirements of patient/procedure to be performed

    Assembles and provides properly functioning equipment, supplies, and instruments before start of procedure and positions and adjusts equipment as required during the procedure

    Anticipates needs of surgical team and assists anesthesia personnel by supporting patient during administration of anesthesia

    Assists with the proper and safe positioning of the patient and prepares operative site as directed by established procedures

    Monitors compliance with principles of aseptic technique according to accepted standards

    Assists with identification and confirmation of operative site

    Provides for comfort in the physical environment by monitoring designated parameters

    Provides continuity of patient care by communicating with other perioperative care personnel and documenting records accordingly

    Responds in a timely manner to meet the needs of the patient and physician

    Accurately comprehends and interprets verbal orders/directions

    Documents patient care records and other forms accurately following policies and procedures

    Accurately advises others responsible for care of the patient about patient’s status

    Required Experience

    EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Graduate of an approved school of nursing. Currently licensed in the state of New Mexico. BLS and ACLS Required. One year experience required intra-operative setting. Demonstrates clinical competency, leadership, and teaching capabilities.

    QUALIFICATIONS: Cooperative work attitude toward co-workers, management, patients, visitors and physicians. Ability to promote favorable facility image with physicians, patients, insurance companies, and general public. Ability to make decisions and solve problems. Demonstrates ability to work as a team member and to communicate directly and professionally. Is flexible, reliable, productive, patient-oriented, and self-motivated. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span. He/she is able to identify and categorize each patient’s age-specific grouping of needs, such as those for an adolescent, adult, or geriatric patient. Maintains professional conduct and appearance.

  • Qualifications

    ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Participates as a team member in support of the total perioperative process

    Organizes time, equipment, supplies, and personnel to provide effective and efficient case management

    Supervises and directs patient care in a single operating room

    Organizes nursing activities efficiently and effectively

    Delegates activities appropriate to the abilities of available staff members

    Considers cost containment by using supplies economically and in effective turnover time

    Assists with supply, drug, and equipment inventories to maintain stock level and availability

    Addresses patient needs during admission to the operating room, with attention to requirements specific to the outpatient setting

    Transports patients to the operating room observing policies/procedures, safety requirements, and patient needs

    Identifies the patient and correct surgical intervention according to policy/procedure and communicates such information to all members of the surgical team

    Reviews patients’ medical records/needs to plan care with other healthcare team members

    Provides comfort and reassurance to patient

    Maintains patients’ privacy and dignity

    Explains intraoperative phase of routine procedures and care to the patient

    Performs the circulating nurse’s role and functions following approved operating room procedures to meet the requirements of scheduled procedures

    Prepares operating room according to requirements of patient/procedure to be performed

    Assembles and provides properly functioning equipment, supplies, and instruments before start of procedure and positions and adjusts equipment as required during the procedure

    Anticipates needs of surgical team and assists anesthesia personnel by supporting patient during administration of anesthesia

    Assists with the proper and safe positioning of the patient and prepares operative site as directed by established procedures

    Monitors compliance with principles of aseptic technique according to accepted standards

    Assists with identification and confirmation of operative site

    Provides for comfort in the physical environment by monitoring designated parameters

    Provides continuity of patient care by communicating with other perioperative care personnel and documenting records accordingly

    Responds in a timely manner to meet the needs of the patient and physician

    Accurately comprehends and interprets verbal orders/directions

    Documents patient care records and other forms accurately following policies and procedures

    Accurately advises others responsible for care of the patient about patient’s status