Company: SpineSearch LLC
Posted on: November 14, 2021
Growing ASC is seeking experienced RNs to join their growing
surgical team in the operating room. Center is located in Nassau
County NY RN (operating room) job description: Provides nursing
care to the patient during the intra-operative phase. Performs
nursing activities in the operating room where the circulating
nurse is the patient's advocate. Answers patient needs by assisting
the physician and the person responsible for anesthesia care.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:1. Graduate of an accredited school of
nursing required.2. Current New York State licensure required.3.
Operating room experience preferred. ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND
ABILITIES:1. Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.2.
Strong organizational skills, detail oriented.3. Proficient at
setting priorities.4. Constant and frequent judgment and response,
occasionally in response to an emergency, actual events or
drills.5. Excellent interpersonal skills - must be able to work
independently and as a team member.6. Computer literate preferred
(Microsoft - Word, Patient Database Software).7. Basic Cardiac Life
Support required; Advanced Cardiac Life Support required. PHYSICAL
DEMANDS:1. Require high level of visual and auditory acuity for
timely response and patient care assessment activities.2. Ability
to move quickly in response to physician and patient needs.3.
Ability to stand for long periods, occasional overhead and low
reaching.4. Occasionally exert force up to 50lbs, frequently up to
20 lbs, and constantly up to 10lbs.5. Patient care activities may
require the ability to exert force up to 30lbs constantly, up to 40
lbs occasionally, and up to 100lbs. rarely. JOB RELATIONSHIPS:1.
Works with the Center's clinical and non-clinical staff,
physicians, patients, patients family/significant others,
consultants, and vendors (in-services on supplies or equipment).
May direct ancillary personnel caring for patients in that assigned
area. RESPONSIBILITIES:1. Supports the philosophy, goals, and
objectives of the Center.a. Supports, and performs according to,
approved policies and procedures.b. Participates as a team member
in support of the total peri-operative process.c. Considers
patients rights in performance of job duties and responsibilities.
2. Contributes to the progress and development of the approved
Quality Management Program.a. Supports risk management and
participates in programs directed to patient and staff safety.b.
Contributes to the quality management process, identifies role and
contributions to functional teams.c. Objectively evaluates
suggestions, grievances, and processes to identify opportunities to
improve performance and quality of care. 3. Communicates and
interacts effectively with patients, visitors, physicians, and
co-workers.a. Interactions are respectful and courteous.b. Assist
others with their questions or needs.c. Provide excellent customer
service to all patients, families/significant others, co-workers,
managers, physicians, consultants, and vendors.d. Communicates
effectively and professionally, using a translator when
necessary.e. Documents that information, received from the patient
is disseminated to the appropriate people or departments. 4.
Maintains and promotes professional competence through continuing
education and other learning experiences.a. Participates in
committees, conferences, and quality management activities.b.
Researches and submits pertinent articles for review at staff
meetings.c. Seeks new learning experiences by accepting challenging
opportunities and responsibilities.d. Objectively evaluates
suggestions or criticisms and attempts to improve performance or
seeks further guidance, as needed.e. Maintains membership in
relevant professional organizations.f. Attends and actively
participates in meetings, committees, in-services, workshops,
seminars, and conferences according to job responsibilities and
Center requirements.g. Assists with the orientation and training of
new personnel and acts as a resource person for patient care
problems. 5. Adheres to safety policies and procedures in
performing job duties and responsibilities.a. Reports observed or
suspected violations, hazards, and noncompliance according to
Center policy.b. Observes safety measures in performance of job
duties and responsibilities; enforces compliance with safety and
security policies and procedures.c. Responds to emergency
situations with competence and composure. 6. Interacts
appropriately with various age groups.a. Accurately assess and
interprets age-specific patient data.b. Accurately interprets
age-specific patient responses to questions and instructions.c.
Involves the patient's family/significant other in decision making
about the patient's care.d. Provides care appropriate to the
patient's age group.e. Accurately applies knowledge of growth and
development.f. Considers age-specific patient requirements when
responding to emergency situations. 7. Organizes time, equipment,
supplies, and staff to provide effective case management.a.
Supervises and directs patient care in a single operating room.b.
Organizes nursing activities efficiently and effectively delegating
activities appropriate to the abilities of available staff
members.c. Considers cost-containment by using supplies
economically and in effective turn-over time.d. Assists with
supply, drug, and equipment inventories to maintain stock level and
availability.e. Maintains order and cleanliness in the operating
room. 8. Addresses patient needs during admission to the operating
room.a. Transports patients to the operating room according to
Center policy, safety requirements, and patient needs.b. Identifies
the patient and correct surgical intervention according to Center
policy and communicates with all surgical team members.c. Reviews
the patient's medical record and needs to plan care with other
health care team members.d. Provides comfort and reassurance to the
patient; maintains patient's privacy and dignity.e. Explains
intra-operative phase routine procedures and care to the patient.
9. Performs the circulating nurse's functions adhering to approved
operating room procedures for the scheduled procedure.a. Prepares
the operating room according to the procedure to be performed and
patient needs.b. Assembles and provides properly functioning
equipment, supplies, and instruments before the start of the
procedure; positions and adjusts equipment as required during the
procedure.c. Anticipates needs of the surgical team; assists
anesthesia staff by supporting the patient during administration of
anesthesia.d. Assist with the proper and safe positioning of the
patient and prepares the operative site as directed by established
procedure.e. Monitors compliance with principles of aseptic
technique according to accepted standards.f. Assists with
identification and confirmation of operative site.g. Provides
comfort in the physical environment by monitoring designated
parameters.h. Provides continuity of patient care by communicating
with other peri-operative care personnel and documenting records
appropriately. Performs other duties as directed by the OR
supervisor or administrator
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