OPERATING ROOM NURSE
|Des Peres Hospital is currently seeking a RN Scrub/Circulate for the OR working 10 hours days who is responsible for the
delivery of quality patient care through the nursing process of assessment,
planning, implementation and evaluation.
The Registered Nurse functions within the limits of the Missouri Nurse
Practice Act, Des Peres Hospital and Patient Care Services policies and
practice guidelines, and performs in a comparable manner to peers with
similar training, experience and circumstances. This nursing care ranges from preoperative
evaluation onto the post operative evaluation.|
|Assesses the physiological health status of the
patient including, but not limited to, proper patient identification and
operative procedure verification.
Alerts appropriate team member or physician as necessary regarding
deviations from normal, with respect to laboratory and diagnostic testing, as
well as vital signs. Maintains
awareness of changes in patients’ condition and reports appropriately. Recognizes medical-surgical risk factors.
|Assists anesthesia personnel with preoperative
procedures and facilitates preparation of the patient for surgery.
|Communicates with Outpatient Surgery personnel and
Operating Room personnel regarding surgery schedule status, patient condition
and patient readiness for surgery.
|Demonstrates principles of aseptic and sterile
technique, and counts of sponges, needles and instruments.
|Provides nursing care for surgery patients while
in the surgery area and collaborates with the anesthesia department .
| Appropriately prepares for surgical case(s)
obtaining equipment and supplies.
Anticipates surgical cases needs throughout surgical procedure.
|Demonstrates the principles of patient positioning
as it relates to specific surgical procedures in the OR.
|Participates in the surgical site/time out
identification process per hospital protocol.
|Participates in the informed consent process.
|Performs other duties as assigned.
|EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
|Graduate of a school of nursing. BSN preferred
|Eligible for or currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in
the State of Missouri
|Recent clinical experience preferred.
|Experience in scrubbing surgical procedures
|SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
|Evaluative skills necessary for patient assessment.
|Decision making skills required for treatment
|Clinical reasoning and judgment skills necessary for
evaluation of nursing interventions and for safety of patients and self.
|Excellent oral and written communication skills to interact
with patients, visitors and staff.
|Ability to recognize a need for and alter communication with
patients with communication impairments.
|Ability to manage time, organize daily schedule to meet
productivity standards, and cope with professional stress.
St. Louis, Missouri
Des Peres Hospital
10 Hour Day
If Other Shift, Specify: