Directs and/or provides professional perioperative nursing care for an assigned group of patients across the age continuum. Utilizes the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation to direct or provide nursing care. Provides supervision and guidance to other members of the operating room staff; and may be authorized, in the absence of the Director of the Operating Room, to make decisions affecting the operating of the surgical suite. Serves as a professional and technical subject matter expert for at least two surgical services. Demonstrates the abilities and willingness to float to other patient care areas (Pre-op, PACU) and Central Sterile Department to enhance organizational efficiency. The Registered Nurse Circulator works shifts as assigned by the Department Head. Weekday, weekend and holiday call are assigned on a rotating basis. May occasionally work past assigned shift due to extenuating circumstances related to the care and safety of a patient(s). May be assigned additional duties within scope of practice, including but not limited to central sterile duties.
May be expected to lift up to 50 pounds or up to 150 pounds with assistance. May be expected to push or pull 500 pounds with assistance. Work is of medium demand; walking or standing most of the time while on duty. Visual and auditory acuity and manual dexterity essential to performing designated duties required. Optimal auditory acuity required. Manual dexterity involving the handling of equipment and instruments or armamentarium is essential to performing assigned duties. Physical conditions are clean, neat and well-lit. May be subjected to unpleasant sights and odors, stressful situations and hazardous or infectious agents where judgment as to precautions needed to be taken is essential. Climate control and ambient temperature variances may be experienced and required by patient care and needs of the surgical team. Exposure to limited amounts of radiation, hazardous chemicals or substances and infectious disease processes are a possibility. Hours of duty may be irregular or unexpectedly extended due to the requirements of the daily surgical schedule.
OSHA Exposure Classification:
Job Classification I. Direct contact with blood or other body fluids to which universal precautions apply. Personal protective equipment is made available and must be worn.
Qualifications, Knowledge & Ability:
Demonstrates eligibility for employment in the U.S.
Registered Nurse; Current licensure in the State of Texas
Certification as a perioperative nurse (CNOR) preferred
Must have BLS and renew every 2 years prior to expiration.
ACLS and PALS required within 6 months of employment or sooner if covering call or conscious sedation and renew both every 2 years prior to expiration.
Previous experience as a perioperative nurse preferred but may receive on the job training here at TPCH
Ability to relate and work effectively with others
Demonstrated skills in verbal and written English communications for safe and effective patient care and to meet documentation standards
Willingness to participate in goal-setting and educational activities for own professional advancement
Is aware of professional nursing standard and performs in accordance with them
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