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OR/Surgery Clinical Nurse

TUBA CITY REGIONAL HEALTH CARE CORPORATION
Tuba City, Arizona, United States
12 days ago

Description

POSITION SUMMARY

Using the Nursing Process; provides cares for the Perioperative Patient. The nursing process includes assessment, formulation of nursing diagnoses, planning interventions, and evaluation of interventions per patient outcomes. The Operating Room clinical nurse is expected to circulate in all specialty areas. These may include; Orthopedics, ENT, GYN/OB, General, Ophthalmology, and Dental. Obtaining Scrubbing experience is highly encouraged.  May have to work varied, odd hours when on call; and prepare for emergency cases on very short notice.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Observes, interviews and assesses surgery patients during perioperative phase.
  2. Initiates treatments, medications, emergency and resuscitative measures based on evidence based information, and appropriate utilization of physicians' pre- and post-op orders, standing orders and post anesthesia protocol.
  3. Utilizes AORN Standards of Care to develop, implement, evaluate nursing plan of care for the peri-operative patient.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in dealing with expectant mother/baby care for C-sections.
  5. Records observations, nursing interventions, patient outcomes, and other data relevant to surgical patients.
  6. Operates and monitors specialized OR equipment. Operates autoclaves as needed.
  7. Monitors patients having surgical procedure under local anesthesia and moderate sedation by assessing cardiopulmonary, and hemodynamic status, level of consciousness and pain levels. Responsible for management of patients undergoing local anesthesia and moderate sedation under the direct supervision of the provider.
  8. Collaborates with members of the surgical and multidisciplinary teams in assessing, planning and implementing surgical intervention in management of patient’s peri-operative health care.
  9. In case of any abnormal diagnostic or physical findings in the patient; the Surgeon and/or Anesthesia provider shall be notified.
  10. Communicate to the patient any ambulation/movement restrictions when applicable. Inform the patient that further education on ambulation/movement restrictions will be performed by Short Stay Surgery, or nursing unit RN’s.
  11. When called in for emergency functions as team leader and supervises on call team members.
  12. Monitors supplies and instruments to assure a sterile product is delivered to the sterile field.
  13. Correctly labels, handles, and processes all operative specimens.
  14. Participates on hospital committees as assigned.
  15. Participates in planning and conducting continuing education.
  16. Identifies, initiates, and participates in nursing studies.
  17. Ensures quality patient care despite the situation encountered, be it routine or emergent.
  18. Scrub duties when needed if trained or experience at prior facility
  19. Helps maintain supplies and monitor outdates.
  20. Will take O.R. Call as assigned by immediate supervisor.
  21. Responsible for electronic health records data entry pertinent to patient service role.
  22. Performs other duties as assigned.

MENTAL AND PHYSICAL EFFORT

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an   employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical:

Work requires walking, long periods of standing, and bending.  Agility and the ability to lift, pull and bend are required to move patients to and from beds, wheelchairs, stretchers, et cetera, and in moving equipment and medical supplies.

Mental:

Communication often requires tact and sensitivity, especially when it is related to a stressful situation such as death, dying, and catastrophic illnesses.  Must be able to prioritize and use good judgment.  Must be able to multi-task while being frequently interrupted.



Requirements

Education:

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
  • A valid, current, full and unrestricted Professional Nursing License to practice nursing in any state of the United States of America, The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States
  • Must have a valid and current BLS Certification that is maintained throughout employment
  • Must have a valid and current ACLS Certification that is maintained throughout employment

Experience:

  • One year clinical nurse and/or operating room experience

Other Skills and Abilities:

A record of satisfactory performance in all prior and current employment as evidenced by positive employment references from previous and current employers.  All employment references must address and indicate success in each one of the following areas:

  • Positive working relationships with others; efficient team management skills
  • Possession of high ethical standards and no history of complaints
  • Reliable and dependable; reports to work as scheduled without excessive absences
  • Competency in circulating skills

Job Information

  • Job ID: 58043616
  • Location:
    Tuba City, Arizona, United States
  • Position Title: OR/Surgery Clinical Nurse
  • Company Name: TUBA CITY REGIONAL HEALTH CARE CORPORATION
  • Job Function: Staff Nurse
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Associates Degree
  • Min Experience: 1-2 Years
  • Required Travel: None
  • Salary: $33.00 - $52.00 (Hourly Wage)

• The Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (TCRHCC) is a 73-bed, acute and outpatient regional health system organized as a private nonprofit healthcare organization • TCRHCC serves a large geographic area, primarily encompassing over 6,000 square miles on the western Navajo Nation and adjacent Hopi and other communities.

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