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Operating Room Nurse RN

Company: Altus Health
Location: Baytown
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

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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