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Registered Nurse Operating Room - Great Benefits

Company: Interim HealthCare
Location: Severn
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

General Purpose:The Operating Room Registered Nurse provides technical nursing care (i.e., scrub/instrument nurse) and coordination of surgical activities (i.e., circulating nurse) under the direction of the surgeon, and/or anesthesiologist/anesthetist. - The O.R. RN performs the activities of preparing, monitoring and assisting in the instrumentation management of the patient undergoing surgery, as allowable by state law/practice act.Essential Functions:

  • Prepares the surgical suite, coordinating equipment and instrumentation.
  • Initiates and maintains accurate accounting of instruments, appliances and surgical supplies used during the procedure, immediately alerting the surgeon and other appropriate individuals of any discrepancies.
  • Participates in activities to ensure the safety of the patient and the O.R. (i.e., identification of the patient and verification of surgical procedure, the monitoring of asepsis, equipment, gases, and medications, positioning of the patient, drapes and grounding pads).
  • Performs complete age and developmental status appropriate physical assessments as necessary, using appropriate tools and methodology.
  • Administers medications/infusions under the order of a physician and according to applicable state practice act.
  • Assists the surgeon in surgical intervention as allowable under state practice acts (i.e., providing instrumentation retraction, application of surgical appliances).
  • Documents/reports pertinent data in accordance with the facility information system and protocols.
  • Completes other assignments as requested and assigned.
  • May have access to personal health information ("PHI") necessary to fulfill the above duties and responsibilities. - Access to use and ability to disclose PHI is further defined by each organization/department.Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:
    • Registered Nurse with current active license in the state(s) in which he/she is employed.
    • One (1) year of operating room experience, to include scrub/instrument nurse, within the past five (5) years.
    • Able to provide proof of a current Basic Life Support (BLS) Training including adults, children and infants. Additional certifications may be required dependent upon specialty or facility requirements.Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required: -
      • Able to effectively communicate with clinical, non-clinical staff, physicians and others.
      • Able to provide proof of valid driver's license, if applicable.
      • Meets applicable health requirements to provide patient care.Working Conditions & Physical Effort: -
        • Work is performed in hospital settings, ambulatory surgery centers, doctor's offices equipped with surgical suites.
        • Able to physically stretch, reach, bend, stoop, twist, sit, walk, climb stairs and stand for long periods of time.
        • Able to wear head, body and facial coverings (e.g., surgical masks, latex or non-latex surgical gloves) for long periods of time.Working Conditions & Physical Effort (continued):
          • Requires frequent exposure to antiseptics, disinfectants and water, rigorous hand washing and cool temperature work environment.
          • Work environment involves frequent exposure to communicable diseases, blood borne pathogens and/or potentially infectious or hazardous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precaution and may include the use of protective equipment (e.g. face masks, goggles, latex and or non-latex gloves).
          • Requires hand-eye coordination and fine motor function necessary to operate equipment and prepare/calibrate medications and solutions.
          • Able to read and interpret technical instructions.
          • Requires normal correctable vision and hearing, (to observe and assess the patient) and the ability to accurately distinguish colors as necessary to meet job functions.
          • Physical activity is medium and requires frequent lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling up to 50 lbs. -

Keywords: Interim HealthCare, Severn , Registered Nurse Operating Room - Great Benefits, Other , Severn, Maryland

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