The Operating Room staff nurse is directly responsible to the Operating Room Patient Care Manager ( delete Director of OR Services).
His/Her responsibilities include:
Assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the nursing care of patients undergoing surgical intervention.
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served
Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development
Possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age specific needs
To provide the care needed as described in the department's policies and procedures with a focus on surgical counts, prepping, timeouts, and specimen handling.
Documents care according to the requirements of hospital policy
Completes charges according to hospital policy
Maintains an accurate implant log meeting all the requirements of hospital policy
Demonstrates the critical thinking skills to respond in an emergency situation
Maintains current status in all educational offerings of the hospital and department
Performance expectations will be covered in the orientation and precepted phases of your orientation to your job. Demonstrates technical aptitude for dealing with and troubleshooting multiple pieces of Operating Room equipment including but not limited to electro-cautery, bi-polar devices, suctions, drills, video equipment, lasers, microscopes, headlights, surgical lights, and OR tables.
Demonstrates the aptitude for use of patient positioning devices in a variety of required ways using a full range of positioning devices inclusive of but not limited to yellow fin stirrups, Jackson Frames, peg boards, bean bags, kidney rests, and fracture tables.
Demonstrates aptitude for assisting anesthesia as needed throughout the procedure but especially during induction and reversal.
Demonstrates the ability to tolerate high and low temperature ranges set to accommodate desired patient outcomes.
Demonstrates the ability to tolerate physically demanding tasks of moving equipment and patients utilizing safety measures for both yourself and/or patient.
Demonstrates ability to properly label and process specimens collected from the field.
Demonstrates the ability to safely scrub, gown and glove, maintain the sterile field, and hold retractors or heart as needed.
Adhere to the OR policies for Attire and Attendance
Education: Graduate of a recognized non-online RN program required.
Work Experience: Experience as OR RN preferred but not required.
Certification/Licensure: Current license - Mississippi State Board of Nursing required. Preferred certifications: PALS & ACLS.