OR Registered Nurse PRN – Summit Medical Center – Casper, WY

Peri-operative RN will function primarily as a circulator, but may be used as a scrub with adequate training. The peri-operative RN provides patient care before, during and after procedure. They have specific surgical experience whose primary job is to function as part of a team, giving guidance to the team while being a patient advocate.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Willing to work as part of a team and communicate openly with all member of the team.
  • Follows the guidelines related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), designed to prevent or detect unauthorized disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI).
  • Treats all patients equally adhering to the patient rights policy.
  • Promotes a culture of safety for patients and team members through proper identification, proper reporting, documentation and prevention of medical errors in a non-punitive environment.
  • Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, and uses evidence based practice to provide exemplary care for our customers.
  • Participates in quality improvement activities.
  • Attends in-services, meetings and functions as advised.
  • Reviews and carries out physician orders in an appropriate professional manner.
  • Assesses patient’s condition based upon observation, examination, and/or interview, physician’s diagnosis, laboratory findings, age-related issues and other pertinent information. Completes assessment in specified time frame. Identifies and consistently recognizes changes in normal and abnormal parameters in the patient’s physiological, psychological, cultural, developmental and spiritual needs.
  • Implements nursing interventions using evidence based practice to achieve progress toward expected patient outcomes or to stabilize a patient’s condition and/or prevent complications.
  • Evaluates and documents patients’ response to nursing interventions; modifies or revises treatment plans, and uses interdisciplinary resources as needed to provide safe, effective quality patient care.
  • Provides patient specific education based on diagnosis, treatment plan and current condition taking into consideration patient and family demographics and learning style.
  • Uses professional judgment and critical thinking to prepare, prioritize and execute a plan of care consistent with assessment data. Prepares treatment plans standard of evidence based practice/care. Incorporates the patient’s physiological, psychological, cultural, developmental, and spiritual needs into the plan of care. Consistently follows professional patient care standards daily execution of duties.
  • While working as part of a team provides direction, delegation, guidance, and demonstrates methods, as necessary, to prevent deviation from established standards to provide consistent patient care for all members of the team.
  • Administers medications, start’s intravenous fluids and blood products, performs both complex and routine treatments as prescribed and warranted by patient’s condition. Is able to perform all technical skills specific to unit patient population such as; but not limited to Aseptic technique, sterile technique, venipuncture, restraints, etc.
  • Promotes good stewardship of hospital resources while ensuring quality patient care. Collaborates with hospital Departments in order to resolve operational problems.
  • Uses appropriate infection control and standard precautions with every customer interaction.
  • Upholds the Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance.
  • Sets an example to all staff in daily activities, remaining flexible, adaptive and able to formulate, accept and implement ideas and changes to improve the constantly changing performance standards for patient care.
  • Willingness to perform other duties as assigned.
  • Assists in orienting and training new employees, students, and contract personnel. Serves as a resource person all team members.
  • May be required to cross-train in other areas within Nursing Services.
  • Behave and dress in a professional and courteous manner consistent with the facilities Standards of Behavior.
  • Degree from accredited nursing program.
  • Current Wyoming RN License.
  • PALS or ENPC and ACLS or successful completion within 3 months of hire date.
  • 1 year OR experience preference for experience with Orthopedics and spine.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE

Category I exposure to blood borne pathogens, frequent exposure to chemical hazards and radiation hazards.

LICENSE/REGISTRATION/ CERTIFICATION:

  • Work requires an advanced level of knowledge and clinical competencies typically acquired through the completion of advance education and training; and current RN permit or licensure issued by the Board of Nurse Examiners of the State of Wyoming to practice professional nursing.
  • RNs are supported in obtaining certification in their specialty area.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

  • Work requires a general level of knowledge and clinical competencies as typically acquired through the completion of an accredited school of nursing program resulting in an Associate Degree, Diploma or Baccalaureate degree in nursing.

SKILLS:

  • Technical, clerical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills relevant to total patient care/area in order to safely and efficiently treat patients in the operating room.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills necessary in order to be clearly and easily understood by patients, families and members of the Health Care team.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to sit, converse, and listen; use hands to touch, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and to reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee must be able to lift and/or carry over 20 pounds on a regular basis and be able to push/pull over 25 pounds on a regular basis.
  • The employee must be able to stand and/or walk at least five hours per day.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Types: Part-time, PRN

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching

Medical Specialty:

Physical Setting:

Education:

  • Associate (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Nursing: 1 year (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • BLS Certification (Preferred)
  • RN (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

Work Location: One location

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