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Registered Nurse Operating Room – Surgical Services

Posted 8 months ago

Contract Terms:

  • 6-13 weeks
  • 36–48-hour work week

Pay Package: $4,105.92 per week in taxable and nontaxable monies (exact pay package will be determined at time of offer)

Job Objective: Under the supervision of the Director of Surgical Services and/or the OR Charge Registered Nurse, is responsible for the nursing care of patients undergoing surgical and/or other invasive procedures. The RN shall function under the guidelines of AORN Standards, as well as the policies and procedures of the hospital. Essential Duties: Meets all essential duties of a Registered Nurse 1. Nursing Process Applies nursing process in direct patient care.
  • Responsible for creating a safe and comfortable environment for the surgical patient
  • Insures that patients have a safe intraoperative period from general, regional or local anesthesia vProvide accurate and ongoing patient assessment
  • Creation and maintenance of quality care provided for patients undergoing surgery
  • Allows the patient to participate in his/her care and respects and carries out wishes accordingly, i.e. decision to decline blood transfusion, etc
  • Acts as patient advocate while patient is impaired either under general anesthesia, regional or sedation
  • Accounts for sponges, needles, instruments, and sharps during intraoperative phase

Skills and Abilities:

  • Meets all skills and abilities of a Registered Nurse
  • Knowledge and application of surgical asepsis and sterile technique
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of proper supplies equipment and instrumentation needed for surgical procedures, i.e. electrocautery, patient monitoring equipment, and equipment such as neurological, cardiovascular, orthopedic equipment during procedures
  • Demonstrates competency in use of the new technologies relating to equipment and procedures
  • Adheres to accepted policy and procedure in providing patient care

Required Licensure and/or Certifications:
  • Current CARN or EMSA
  • ACLS
  • BLS
  • National certification such as Certified Nursing in Operating Room (CNOR) desirable
Working Conditions:
  • Meets required working conditions of a Registered Nurse
  • May be required to take night as well as weekend call shifts in rotation with other OR staff

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