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RN-OR, Surgery

Company: Community Hospital
Location: Grand Junction
Posted on: September 7, 2019

Job Description:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Registered Nurse will provide perioperative patient care by: Reviewing the patient chart by becoming familiar with orders including but not limited to lab orders and results, radiology orders and results, H & P's and updates, consents Acting as patient advocate throughout perioperative stay Maintaining standards of professional care in accordance with Association of Operating Nurses (AORN) standards Explaining procedures/treatment to patient and family members to alley apprehension and to verify understanding of procedure Following all universal precautions and bloodborne pathogen protocols as outlined by hospital policy Initiating/maintaining isolation precautions as appropriate for safety of patient, staff, and visitors Assuring needed supplies and equipment are available as needed per surgical procedure; marks charges appropriately and rectifies charges where needed by Buyer. Providing for the emotional/physical comfort and safety of patients and visitors Responds to life saving situations based upon nursing standards, policies, procedures and protocols j. Collaborating with anesthesiologist, surgeon, scrub personnel, PACU, and pre-op for assigned procedures The documentation of patient information will be completed by: Documenting patient assessment in the electronic patient record, nursing care plan, and patient transfer sheet (if applicable) Ensuring that timely, accurate and complete supply charges are documented Maintaining and updating surgeon preference cards correctly Giving a patient report for transfer of care that includes assessment, safety issues including allergies, alerts (falls, isolations, history) Medication administration will be completed by: Administering prescribed medications in accordance with approved nursing techniques Accurately labels all medications Completing medication reconciliation/charges The patient will be assessed by: Preparing patient's surgical suite for needed supplies and equipment; checks "blue wrap" Maintaining awareness of patient's safety needs at all times Continuously maintaining focus on surgical procedure in assigned room Anticipating patient, surgeon, anesthesia, and scrub personnel needs Assisting with room turn-over, including clean-up of supplies, instruments and equipment returns The registered nurse will provide clinical expertise by: Sharing knowledge with other staff and students as appropriate Assisting with the orientation and education of staff and students Demonstrating ability to use critical thinking skills by assessing situation and adapting to changes Cross-training to other patient care areas The registered nurse will act as a resource / consultant by: Demonstrating clinical expertise and contributes to the advancement of professional perioperative nursing practices by communicating current research and trends related to a specialty Ensuring patients and physicians needs are being met through collaboration and use of preference cards Coordinating with OR materials buyer on specialty needs to maintain proper adequate par levels and instruments in relation to stock requirements and upcoming surgeries Coordinating, developing, implementing, and evaluating specialty education programs in collaboration with Clinical Nurse Educator, OR Manager, and/or Director to meet the needs of the perioperative staff Expanding clinical expertise through appropriate education YourMembership. Keywords: Registered Nurse (RN), Location: Grand Junction, CO - 81505

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