Doctor's Hospital at Renaissance
Posted 2 months ago
Listing Type: Nursing
Employment Type: Nursing
Education Level: ADN/ASN
Experience Level: All|Experienced
Job Title: (RN ONLY) OR
Job Req # 24584
Location: Doctors Hospital at Renaissance
Type of Position: Full-Time
Responsible for the planning, executing, directing and evaluating direct and indirect nursing care given to the surgical patient. This nursing care ranges from pre-operative intervention onto post-operative evaluation. In addition responsible for providing nursing care for patients during the intra-operative phase of the perioperative experience based on established clinical nursing practice standards. Performs nursing activities in the operating room where the circulating nurse is the patient's advocate. Answers patient needs by assisting the physician and person responsible for anesthesia care.
Collaborates with other professional disciplines to ensure effective and efficient patient care delivery and the achievement of desired patient outcomes. Supports DHR vision and mission. Utilizes knowledge of patient’s age and cultural diversity into the provision of patient care. Contributes to the provision of quality nursing care through performance improvement techniques that demonstrate positive outcomes in patient care.
Promotes the facility mission, vision and values by effectively communicating them to others. Considers mission, vision and values in developing services, standards and practices
Preparation of the surgical suite for the procedures which are performed.
To include: opening sterile supplies, preparation of equipment and general paperwork which is to be preformed for each case.
Maintains count on sponges, needles and instruments to ensure no loss of items according to present policy
Immediately reports any unusual occurrences to charge personnel, documents appropriately in the patient record, and completes Hospital Incident Reports form if indicated
Performs all circulating duties with efficiency and speed.
Supervises and assists scrub technicians as necessary
Positions patient, prepares operative area, and adjusts table to proper position according to standards
Has all supplies and equipment in room as necessary
Opens all sterile packs and supplies according to aseptic technique
Assists surgeons, anesthesiologist, and other personnel as needed to ensure good patient care.
Observes patient for changes in condition
Reviews Surgeon’s preference cards for desired medications and verifies same with surgeon
Ensures all medications are administered and charted according to established policies and procedures
Identifies and records patient’s response to medication when necessary
Promptly reports medication errors.
Provides orderly progression of schedule by sending for following patients at proper times and notifies charge personnel of any changes.
Transferring patient to the OR table
Safe care of the patients during their stay in the OR according to AORN standards
Knowledge of all equipment used in the OR/PACU/Pre-Op
Perform surgical preps or supervise another staff member in this duty
Attend departmental meetings
Graduate of accredited school of nursing required
Current registered nurse license in good standing in the State of Texas
Current BLS certification
ACLS certification within 6 months of hire.
PALS certification within 6 months of hire and preferred for Women’s Hospital employees
NRP certification within 6 months of hire for Women’s Hospital employees
One (1) – Two (2) years of progress experience as a Operating Room Nurse, preferred
The successful candidate will be required to pass competencies for this position.
Thorough knowledge of the OR nursing and standards is preferred.
Good written and verbal communication skills required.
Ability to read, write and speak English required.
Occasional Charge Nurse duties as assigned by the Supervisor
Preparation of incident reports as needed
Ensures that care is delivered to each patient in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Texas, and ANA Standards of Clinical Nursing Practice.
Supports the philosophy, goals and objectives of DHR and the department.
Provides effective and efficient patient care management. Demonstrates strong and effective managerial techniques/skills in established lines of authority.
Maintains professional competence by participating in continuing education and other learning experiences
Addresses patient needs during admission to the operating room.
Ensures that approved operating room procedures are followed to meet the requirements of scheduled procedures.
Adheres to hospital/unit policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines.
Responds in a timely manner to meet the needs of the patient and physician.
Demonstrates ability to adapt to varied age-specific patient populations.
Supports and promotes excellence in customer/guest relations.
Supports and promotes the organization’s Infection Control Program.
Supports and promotes the organization’s Safety Program.
Supports and promotes the organization’s Risk Management Program.
Demonstrates maturity and accountability for job performance.
Demonstrates problem solving skills through knowledge, research, and practice
Demonstrates knowledge of hospital policies and procedures for administering, transcribing, and recording medications
Demonstrates knowledge of commonly used meds: action, dose, and side effects
Observes five R’s for administering meds: right patient, right drug, right does, right method, and right time.
Demonstrates proper procedure in all methods of medication administration
Administers blood and blood products following hospital policy and procedures