Operating Room Nurse RN
Company: Altus Health
Posted on: May 12, 2022
Job Description Provides circulating nurse services in the
operating room during surgical or pain management procedures and
assists the surgical team as needed in any other capacity,
according to established procedures. The staffing of the hospital
is based on a teamwork concept. Employees may be cross-trained in
other clinical areas and may be expected to perform duties other
than their normal ones as staffing and patient needs change.
Essential Duties: 1. Supervises and directs patient care in the
individual operating rooms 2. Performs all circulating duties with
efficiency and speed 3. Ensure patient---s emotional, physical and
psychological needs are met 4. Ensures that proper techniques and
practices are used according to accepted standards of practice. 5.
Supervises and assists scrub technician as necessary 6. Ensures
care of patient through proper identification, checking of chart,
and reporting of changes in condition 7. Performs scrub duties as
necessary 8. Assists in control and maintenance of supplies and
equipment 9. Assists the anesthesiologist/CRNA as necessary 10.
Documents all nursing care delivered in the operating room in the
medical record 11. Performs other nursing duties as assigned 12.
Help to check dates on expirables, i.e. medication, chemicals,
equipment, etc---. 13. Maintains and keeps up-to-date with
established hospital/departmental policies and procedures 14.
Maintains confidentiality of patient and hospital related business
15. Develops and maintains an effective working relationship with
patients, families, visitors and other hospital employees 16.
Documents concisely, precisely and accurately on all records or
documents as indicated by policy. 17. Participates in Quality
Assessment activities as directed for the continuous improvement of
patient care and hospital business 18. Understands and maintains
clinical competencies (general, age specific and drug
administration) Education: 1. Graduate of an accredited school of
professional nursing. 2. Licensed to practice in the state of
Texas. Operating room experience (minimum 1 year). 3. ACLS, BLS,
PALS required, 4. Compliance with continuing and mandatory
education programs. 5. Practices nursing within the scope of the
Nurse Practice Act of Texas and accepts responsibility and
accountability for own actions. 6. Possesses appropriate
communication skills to practice collaborative nursing. 7. Ability
to respond quickly, physically and mentally when priorities and /or
the patient---s condition changes.
Keywords: Altus Health, Baytown , Operating Room Nurse RN, Healthcare , Baytown, Texas
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