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RN/Registered Nurse - OR Nurse - Tallgrass Surgical Center - Days

Company: St. Francis Health Center
Location: Manhattan
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Job Description:

Overview Position: RN/Registered Nurse - OR - Days Schedule: Monday-Friday 32-40 hours per week NO CALL, NO Holidays, NO weekends Location: Tallgrass Surgical Center Position Summary The Circulating Nurse is responsible for coordinating and managing the multidisciplinary activities required to provide a safe environment for patients undergoing surgical intervention. Assess patient's physical and psychological needs. Evaluate and implement appropriate measures to assure a safe recovery from anesthesia. The OR nurse serves as a patient advocate in the provision of care and is responsible for ensuring patient safety during intra-operative period and with recovery from anesthesia during immediate post op period and with transport to PACU.

Advancing Healthcare Together - The Future of Healthcare is in Topeka Kansas Why The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Our People. Our people truly are our greatest strength. They make a massive difference in the amazing care we provide every day.

We work closely together to create a positive experience for our patients and each other. Our Purpose. We will build on your experience and provide meaningful and purposeful career growth for your future. You will have the opportunity every day to make a difference in someone's life and change the course of healthcare.

Our Place. St. Francis Campus is proud to be a part of a long legacy of high-quality, compassionate care. For more than 100 years, the hospital has combined compassionate care with lifesaving technological advancements to our patients and the communities served.

Today, the hospital has 378 licensed beds, a history of technological advancements, and a generous and supportive community. The UKHS - St. Francis Campus is fully accredited by the Joint Commission. We also have the following notable accreditations and certifications: Advanced Primary Stroke Center Certification Inpatient Rehab Stroke Certification Chest Pain Accreditation, by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, by the American College of Radiology (CoC) Accreditation We are an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to a person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic information.

COVID-19 and flu vaccines are required for all health system employees. Learn more at: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information - The University of Kansas St. Francis Campus ( Responsibilities Clinical Serve as patient advocate during the intraoperative period. Provide a channel for communication between events and team members in the operating room and persons who may not be in the immediate operating area, but who are concerned with the patient's operative status.

Oversee the preparation of OR for surgical procedure. Check function of lights, suction, and all mechanical equipment. Assist OR Technician with the opening of supplies. Obtain anesthesia supplies as requested.

Perform and document needle and sponge counts preoperatively, intra-operatively, and postoperatively with the Scrub Tech. Transport patient from preoperative area to OR. Identify patient by reading identification bracelet. Compare signed consent to the scheduled procedure and confirm with patient.

If there are any discrepancies, contact surgeon immediately. Assist patient to OR table. Secure patient safety strap. Assist with induction of anesthesia as requested.

Position patient per surgeon preference card assuring natural body alignment and protection in such a manner as to prevent nerve damage. Perform skin prep per surgeon preference card. Perform time-out per Center policy. Anticipate the needs of the surgical team and provide additional supplies and equipment as needed.

Assist with the application of dressings and casts. Verify with surgeon, disposition of specimen following Center policy. Assist anesthesia with the care of the patient during the arousal from anesthesia as requested. Assist with the transfer of the patient from the OR table to gurney.

Accompany patient to PACU. Give accurate report of patient's surgical intervention to the PACU nurse. Include any physical or psychological needs of the patient. Qualifications Qualifications: Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing; Current Nursing License in the State of Kansas; Current BLS certification; Current ACLS, PALS certifications; required within first 30 days Has a working knowledge of surgical and aseptic technique; One year of OR experience preferred.

Keywords: St. Francis Health Center, Manhattan , RN/Registered Nurse - OR Nurse - Tallgrass Surgical Center - Days, Healthcare , Manhattan, Kansas

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