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 Job Number tenetnurse0313_5347    
 Job Type
 Job Category Nursing
 Company Tenet Healthcare Corporation-Nursing & Therapy
 Location St. Louis, MO
 Salary Competitive
 Date Posted 06/27/2017
 Start Date Immediately
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 Job Description

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.

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
Evaluative skills necessary for patient assessment.
Decision making skills required for treatment planning/implementation.
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.
Job:   Nursing
Primary Location:   St. Louis, Missouri
Hospital Location:   Des Peres Hospital
Job Type:   Full-time
Shift Type:   10 Hour Day
If Other Shift, Specify:   with call


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