Operating Room Nurse

Location
Maryland-Kensington-Kensington Medical Center 10810 Connecticut Ave.
Posted
Sep 26, 2011
Closes
Oct 18, 2011
Ref
089305
Sector
Nursing
Organization Type
Corporate
Contract Type
Employee

Provides quality patient care in accordance with nursing philosophy, approved standards, and applicable regulatory laws. Functions as a scrub or circulating nurse in all areas of surgical specialties.

Essential Functions:
• Utilizes the standard of care in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the surgical patient in the delivery of perioperative nursing care during the surgical process.
• Directs the coordination of efforts of the OR team members in rendering perioperative nursing care while in the roll of the circulating, scrub, pre-op or recovery nurse.
• Develops a perioperative nursing care plan on each surgical patient.
• Ensures a safe supportive environment for staff, physicians and patients.
• Assembles and communicates appropriate information in verbal or written reports in order to maintain continuity of care in the perioperative nursing process.
• Maintains current skill and knowledge of surgical procedures and principles of sterile techniques.
• Executes proper use, care, handling and processing of equipment, supplies and instrumentation used in the area of surgical specialty.
• Participates in operating room Quality Assurance program.
• Promotes personal and professional growth by actively participating in continuing education programs.
• Participates in the professionalism of the Operating Room by showing courtesy, compassion, respect and adherence to the standards.
• Performs other related duties as directed.


Basic Qualifications:
• 2 years of current operating room experience required.
• Current RN licensure in appropriate jurisdiction.
• CPR certification required.
• Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation required.
• Experience in scrub and circulating roles in major surgical specialties required.


Preferred Qualifications:
• Certification in IV insertion and therapy preferred.
• Recent ambulatory surgery experience preferred.

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