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$15,000 Sign On Bonus

Job Summary: Provides direct patient care to neonate through geriatric patient populations. Addresses the psychosocial, physical and general aspects of care related to the surgical environment. Communicates with surgeon and anesthesiologist continuously and as needed about patient condition. Assists surgeon during operative and invasive procedures. Assists with the maintenance of surgical equipment and inventory. Participates in performance improvement activities. Assesses operating room for equipment functioning and readiness, obtains supplies for individual cases and ensures all appropriate needs of surgical operating team are met. Monitors, positions and assists patient during procedure.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Demonstrates competence in preparing and cleaning of OR suites before and between cases and after terminal case, based on patient’s infection class. Restocks OR suite as needed.

Carries out established techniques for safe administration of medications and parenteral fluids, as per hospital policies and procedures.

Coordinates and supervises patient care; provides patient and family with teaching/ education, as necessary.

Demonstrates knowledge of anesthetic drugs, actions and side effects.

Protects patient’s sensitivities and right to privacy.

Demonstrates knowledge of arterial lines and epidural catheters and how to document appropriately.

Is able to open sterile supplies and set up for procedure.

Demonstrates thorough knowledge of location, care and operation of all surgical equipment.

Accurately records, handles and labels specimens; demonstrates care of specimens.

Ensures Pre-op Checklist is complete (H&P present, informed consent signed, test results present, surgical site identification, etc.) before patient is taken into surgical suite.

Is consistently ready and prepared for assigned cases and has patient in the surgical suite 15 minutes before the scheduled time.

Checks all equipment/instruments needed prior to each procedure to ensure proper functioning.

Prepares room in a timely manner with all anticipated instruments, sutures, supplies and equipment for each individual surgical procedure.

Always maintains an orderly and sterile instrument table and Mayo for the purpose of efficiency; follows department standard set-up.

Anticipates needs of surgeon during intraoperative phase.

Appropriately responds to the patient in an emergency or physically distressful situation.

Assessment and reassessment of the patient is clearly and concisely communicated in charting. Documentation meets current standards, policies and procedures and is completed within shift.

Effectively communicates with the physician in accounting for all sponges, needles and instruments during and after the procedure and documents in the appropriate area. Reports discrepancies to Circulating RN and surgeon immediately.

Communicates Clinical Laboratory/Imaging Services reports to the surgeon during the procedure.

Demonstrates ability to make independent and intelligent nursing decisions in the care of the PACU patients.

Demonstrates thorough knowledge of instrument processing, sterilization and biological monitoring. Actively participates in instrument processing, as schedule allows.

Is able to perform all duties of circulating and scrub nurses.

Completes other duties as assigned by Director of Surgery, within the scope of practice.
Professional Requirements

Education: Graduate from a Registered Nurse Accredited Program.

Required licensure/certification: Hold a current, unencumbered and valid license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Kansas or a multi-state licensure. Must hold current certification of Basic Life Support, {BLS} and Advanced Cardiac Life Support {ACLS}.

Experience: Prior surgical nursing is preferred.

Additional Information
Position Type : Full Time
Shift : Day

Contact Information
Jessie Schneider - HR
Community Memorial Healthcare
708 N 18th St
Marysville, KS 66508
Phone: 785-562-4382
Fax: 785-562-2348


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