GENERAL SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the V.P. of Perioperative Services and the OR Nurse Manager
according to established policies and procedures, the OR RN plans, coordinates, implements, and evaluates nursing care provided to patients of all ages, whose protective reflexes or self-care abilities are potentially compromised during a surgical or invasive procedure. Performs any other specialized nursing duties as assigned. The OR RN possess clinical knowledge, judgment, and critical thinking skills based upon scientific principles and evidenced based practice to address the patientï¿½s physical, psychological, and spiritual needs. Practice is in compliance with all regulatory agencies including: The Joint Commission, Department of Public Health, CMS, CDC, and OSHA.
The OR RN ensures a safe environment for patients and staff, and serves as a resource to healthcare team members. The OR RN collaborates and consults with Management, Service Leaders, physicians, educator, staff nurses, and technical staff to ensure patient and family-centered perioperative nursing care. Although the OR RN collaborates with professional and technical providers, the OR RN is accountable for patent outcomes resulting from the nursing care provide during a surgical or invasive procedures.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides competency based patient and family centered care to patients undergoing a planned or emergent surgical procedure.
Collaborates and consults with management, Service Leaders, physicians, educator, and
technical staff to ensure patient and family- centered Perioperative Nursing care
Serves as a resource to healthcare team members
Minimizes delays for the surgeon and patient by ensuring required supplies and equipment are available
Provides progress reports directly or indirectly to the patient or family members.
ï¿½Circulates and scrubs all elective and emergent surgical procedures
ï¿½Maintains up-to-date knowledge of the AORN Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices
ï¿½Ensures optimal quality of patient care by monitoring and assessing the skill level of staff personnel
ï¿½Participates in the development, revision, or deletion of departmental policies, standards, and procedures
Quality and Safety
ï¿½Participates in unit or hospital based Nursing, Quality Improvement, and Safety Programs
ï¿½Identifies and participates in the resolution of problems
ï¿½Communicates physician's requests and preferences to Service Leaders
ï¿½Immediately removes defective instruments or equipment from service
ï¿½Informs the Nurse Manager/Charge Nurse of any unplanned adverse events
ï¿½Complies with regulations, including but not limited to: The Joint Commission, CDC, CMS, and DPH
ï¿½Complies with policies and procedures to ensure patient safety including but not limited to: preventing the retention of unplanned surgical items, prevention of surgical sites infections, medication safety, and OR fire safety
ï¿½Minimizes wastage of supplies by maintaining up to date preference cards
ï¿½Participates in the identification, evaluation, and selection of new equipment, supplies, or instruments
ï¿½Informs the Service Leader of any items that need to be added or deleted to the surgeonï¿½s preference cards
ï¿½Ensures that documentation meets the requirements for the use of supplies and equipment
KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, AND OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS:
ï¿½Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in Massachusetts
ï¿½Three years of related nursing experience preferred
ï¿½Certification in Operating Room Nursing (CNOR) preferred
ï¿½Ability to arrive within 30 minutes when called in for and emergent or urgent procedure
Job: Surgical Services
Primary Location: Worcester, Massachusetts
Facility: Saint Vincent Hospital
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Evening
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Internal Number: 2005040351
About Saint Vincent Hospital
Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company with 115,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives. Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International, the Company operates general acute care and specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers and other outpatient facilities. Tenet's Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans.