Registered Nurse (RN) Surgery Department
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
-The following is intended to describe the major requirements and the major duties which comprise the framework for the job. It is not to be constructed as an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or requirements. Medina Healthcare System retains the discretions to add or change duties at any time.
-Plans, assesses, directs and participants in the delivery of operating room nursing care.
-Monitors cardiac rhythm, and evaluates and treats cardiac arrhythmias appropriately.
-Manages care of patients receiving intravenous drug therapy and monitors hemodynamic stability, according to established procedure.
-Assists with various surgical procedures including but not limited to: Cholecystectomy, appendectomy, bowel resections, C-section, hysterectomy, D&C, hip fixation of fractures, ophthalmology, etc. with understanding of the pathophysiology involved.
-Cares for surgical patients over the age of two (2) perioperatively including statement of surgical procedure, IV care, fluid and electrolyte maintenance, monitoring adequate urine output, incisional dressing, drains, NG tube, recovery from anesthesia, adequate ventilation, 02 therapy, vital signs and signs and symptoms of complications and reports them to the physician in a timely manner.
-Cares for the patient receiving orthopedic surgery including CSM checks below surgical intervention and/or cast with documentations and noting signs and symptoms of complication and reports them to the physician in a timely manner.
-Maintains proficiency in proper aseptic technique in the operating room and autoclaves instruments if necessary. Demonstrates ability to recognize improperly functioning equipment.
-Provides nursing measures to prevent any loss of skin integrity and maintains safety in the OR. Recognizes emergency situations and institutes the established procedure for the specific situation.
-Maintains accurate and timely operating room documentation.
-Provides psychosocial care to the patient and family including assessment of needs and provides nursing interventions according to policy and procedure.
-Takes call for surgeries scheduled during off hours.
-Cares for patients receiving minor procedures including endoscopies and pain management. Notes signs and symptoms of complications and reports them to the physician in a timely manner. Completes documentation in a timely manner.
-Administers IV conscious sedationEvaluates the quality of nursing care in compliance with the established standards of nursing care.
-Maintains positive and effective relationships with other departments and the Medical Staff.
-Consults with physicians to resolve problems and to obtain and provide patient care input.
-Maintains open communication and problem solving atmosphere with other departments to achieve quality patient care
Prior work experience as a Registered Nurse in Operating or Recovery Room preferred.
Demonstrated ability in nursing practice. Leadership and management abilities and effective oral and written communication skills.
Technical Training, completion of orientation to the Operation Room. .
Graduate of an accredited school of Professional Nursing. Bachelor’s degree in Nursing preferred. Prior work experience as a Registered Nurse in the Operating Room preferred.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Current Texas Registered Nurse licensure required, BLS required within 30 days of hire, ACLS required within 90 days of hire, PALS required within 180 days of hire.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Medina Healthcare System is a drug-free and tobacco-free employer with smoke free campuses. This job description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions may change as needs evolve.
Open until filled