RN Registered Nurse - OR, Operating Room
Kennewick WA 99338
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Job Description :
First and foremost the role of the perioperative RN is to serve a patient advocate. The perioperative RN plans, coordinates, delivers and evaluates nursing care for patients during operative or invasive procedures. The perioperative RN works collaboratively with other perioperative professionals to meet patient needs. Using clinical knowledge, judgment, and clinical-reasoning skills based on the nursing process, the perioperative RN plans and implements nursing care to address the physical, psychological, and spiritual responses of the patient having an operative or other invasive procedure.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
•Follows and completes all assignments as given by the charge nurse.
•Assists in and assesses Operating Room readiness, table positioning, supplies and supply availability and equipment readiness for a variety of procedures.
•Develops the patient s plan of care and monitors treatment in the operative environment. This includes practice of aseptic technique and maintenance of sterile fields as well as correction of breaks in technique for any of the team members.
•Manages patient safety by implementing operative policy and procedures including patient identification, site verification, positioning and counting of sponges, instruments and sharps. Takes action to correct deficiencies.
•Holds self, physicians and other team members accountable for safe patient practices and environment.
•Documents accurately and appropriately, following regulatory and hospital requirements.
•Participates in the responsible management of health care resources.
•Assumes responsibility for clinical competency and professional development.
•Other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications :
•Current RN licensure in the state of Washington
•Obtain BLS certification within 3 months of hire and maintain as current
•Operating room experience required
•Scrub experience preferred
•Current AHA HCP card required
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•Demonstrate sound judgment, patience and maintain a professional demeanor at all times
•Ability to work in a busy and stressful environment
•Organizational skills and the ability to prioritize
•Computer skills: Word, Excel, Outlook, Electronic medical records software
•Strong interpersonal verbal and written communication skills
•Creativity, problem analysis and decision making
•Ability to work varied shifts
Our Employees receive: Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug, Life Insurance/AD&D,
Supplemental Group Life, Short and Long-Term Disability, Paid Time Off, Extended Illness
Bank (EIB), Flexible Spending, Employee Assistance Program, and company discounts.