Registered Nurse

8 to 13 week assignment/ Shift 7A-7P or 7P-7A

Position Reports To: Nurse Manager

Position Overview: Provides ongoing assessment and nursing care to patients in the facility in accordance with Physician’s orders, policies, procedures and processes within the scope of practice. Participates in the teaching o patients and family and provides leadership by working cooperatively with the other health care team members. Collaborates with physicians and team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care. Maintains standards for professional nursing practice in the clinical setting.

The Pre-Op/PACU RN may act as the interim Nurse Manager in the absence of the Nurse Manager as designated by the Governing Board.

Physical Demands:

-Visual Acuity: Average visual acuity is acceptable. Must be able to use visually oriented medical equipment. Must be able to read.

-Auditory Acuity: Average auditory acuity acceptable. Must be able to use auditory oriented medical equipment. Must be able to communicate person to person and via telephone.

-Hand/Eye Coordination: Must be able to and have knowledge to adequately use all equipment and supplies needed in the operating room.

-Hand Dexterity: Average dexterity acceptable. Must be able to adequately perform hand movements in the categories as follows: fine manipulation, gross manipulation, simple grasping, firm grasping and hand twisting.

/Body Mobility: Must be able to lift 1 to 50 lbs on a regular basis from floor to waist, waist to shoulder and overhead. Must be able to push, pull, bend, twist and reach up while performing duties.

Working Conditions

Work is performed in a temperature-controlled environment. Work may be stressful at times.

May be exposed to the following hazards:

Blood Borne Pathogens

Communicable Diseases

Chemicals

Steam

Sharp Objects

Moving Parts of Equipment

Safety Equipment Provided:

Gloves

Glasses

Protective Gowns

Masks

Hair Restraints

Fire Extinguishers

Bio-hazard Disposals

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Essential Job Functions:

Preparing patients for the planned procedure.

Obtaining the patient’s medical history, including medications, allergies, and reactions.

Carrying out physician’s orders.

Observing the patient’s medical condition including vital signs, affect, pain, and symptoms requiring further evaluation and treatment, and escalating concerns to the physician.

Educating the patient including providing instructions in preparation for discharge.

Administering medications per physician order.

Appropriate documentation of care.

Maintaining patient privacy and confidentiality at all times.

Maintaining patient’s rights.

Communicating to the patient and the care team in an effective manner.

Maintaining positive and effective interpersonal relationships.

Maintaining appropriate supplies and medication.

Assisting with the preparation and performance of procedures.

Assisting in medical records maintenance.

Utilizing safe practices and controls to protect patients and self from infection and exposure.

Reporting and documenting any unusual occurrences and incidents in a timely manner.

Utilizing proper body mechanics while lifting.

Serve as a clinical resource.

Supervise non-licensed personnel as assigned.

Demonstrating professional accountability.

Observing facility policies, procedures and processes.

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications