OR Registered Nurse (RN) - Surgery
The OR Registered Nurse (RN) will practice within the legal boundaries of nursing through the scope of practice authorized in the Wyoming Nurse Practice Act and Wyoming State Board of Nursing Rules. The OR RN will deliver care to the peri-operative patient utilizing the nursing process of assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation. They will effectively interact with patients, significant others and other health team members while maintaining all standards of professional nursing.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION STANDARDS:
Education: Graduate of an accredited nursing program with an associate degree or a Bachelor of Science in nursing.
Licensure: Current and active Wyoming registered nurse license or multiple state license. Current BLS, ACLS, and PALS.
Work Experience: 3-5-years’ experience in peri-operative nursing
Free from illegal use of drugs, and free from the use and effects of drugs and alcohol in the workplace.
Persons who have been found guilty by a court of law of abusing, neglecting or mistreating individuals in a health care related setting are ineligible for employment in this position.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS:
• Knowledge of HIPAA regulations and other federal and state laws
• Ability to answer the telephone and converse in a professional manner
• Internet, email, MS Office, and data entry skills
• Able to understand medical terminology
• Team oriented
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Creating a safe, welcoming, and efficient environment
• Experience with electronic medical records
• Excellent Customer Service skills
• Knowledge of peri-operative circulating nurse process (AORN Standards)
• Knowledge of endoscopy (SGNA Standards) preferred
• Knowledge of the sterile environment
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Implement the nursing process which includes conducting a thorough and comprehensive peri-operative nursing assessment, plan nursing care and nursing interventions consistent with the patient’s overall health care plan, utilize decision-making/critical thinking and clinical judgment to make independent nursing decisions and peri-operative nursing diagnosis.
Implement treatment and therapy, including medication administration and delegated medical and independent nursing functions. Follow policies and procedures established by the facility.
Evaluate the patient’s response to nursing care and other therapy.
Identify changes in the patient’s health status and comprehend clinical implications of the patient’s signs, symptoms, and changes as part of expected or unexpected patient course and emergent situations.
Collaborate with physicians, nurses, and other members of the care team to devise individualized care plans for patients.
Provide comprehensive nursing and health care education in which the peri-operative RN assesses and analyzes educational needs of the learners; plans educational programs based on learning needs and teaching principles; ensures implementation of an education plan either directly or delegating selected aspects of the education to other qualified persons; and evaluates the education to meet the identified goals.
May delegate components of assessment and care tasks, but shall retain responsibility for the peri-operative nursing process itself and delegate only those tasks that are within his/her area of responsibility and scope of practice.
Appropriately assess patients presented to the operating room and handle emergent situations in a prompt, precise and professional manner.
Communicate pertinent patient information to provider(s) during the course of per-operative care in a concise and prompt manner so provider (may quickly and efficiently address the patient’s needs.
Give a thorough, concise report at change of shift. Communicate pertinent information
to the appropriate person in a timely manner.
Must attend a minimum of 10 monthly staff meetings per year and must attend all in-service training as required by supervisor. Provide education information when instructed during staff meeting and participate in quality improvement processes.
Will be crossed trained into other clinical departments at managers discretion. Scheduled shifts, hours and department coverage is subject to change depending on needs of facility.
Will follow federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations.
Will keep up to date and will follow facility policy and procedures.
Able to carry out the essential functions of this job (with or without reasonable accommodation) without posing specific, current risk of substantial harm to health and safety of self and others.
NOTE: The essential functions are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Specific tasks, responsibilities and schedules may change as documented and outlined by the incumbent’s immediate supervisor.
Position Type : Full Time
South Big Horn County Hospital District
388 South US Highway 20
Basin, WY 82410