MetroWest Medical Center is the largest community health care system between Worcester and Boston. MetroWest Medical Center is committed to providing high quality, comprehensive care, at a location close to home. The 307-bed regional healthcare system includes Framingham Union Hospital, Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick and the MetroWest Wellness Center. MetroWest Medical Center has been named to the 2019 Americaâ��s 100 Best Hospitals List by Healthgrades.
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 patientâ��s 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.
â�¢ Circulates and scrubs all elective and emergent surgical procedures
â�¢ Maintains up-to-date knowledge of the AORN Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices
â�¢ Ensures optimal quality of patient care by monitoring and assessing the skill level of staff personnel
â�¢ Participates in the development, revision, or deletion of departmental policies, standards, and procedures
Quality and Safety
â�¢ Participates in unit or hospital based Nursing, Quality Improvement, and Safety Programs
â�¢ Identifies and participates in the resolution of problems
â�¢ Communicates physician's requests and preferences to Service Leaders
â�¢ Immediately removes defective instruments or equipment from service
â�¢ Informs the Nurse Manager/Charge Nurse of any unplanned adverse events
â�¢ Complies with regulations, including but not limited to: The Joint Commission, CDC, CMS, and DPH
â�¢ Complies 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
â�¢ Minimizes wastage of supplies by maintaining up to date preference cards
â�¢ Participates in the identification, evaluation, and selection of new equipment, supplies, or instruments
â�¢ Informs the Service Leader of any items that need to be added or deleted to the surgeonâ��s preference cards
â�¢ Ensures that documentation meets the requirements for the use of supplies and equipment
Onboarding Process: Please be advised that candidates must successfully complete a background check and pre-employment health screening which includes a drug screen.
KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, AND OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS:
â�¢ Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in Massachusetts
â�¢ Three years of related nursing experience preferred
â�¢ Certification in Operating Room Nursing (CNOR) preferred
â�¢ BCLS (American Heart Association) required upon hire
â�¢ Ability to arrive within 30 minutes when called in for and emergent or urgent procedure
Job: Surgical Services
Primary Location: Framingham, Massachusetts
Facility: MetroWest Framingham Union Hospital
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Rotate
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.
Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) is a diversified healthcare services company headquartered in Dallas with 112,000 employees. Through an expansive care network that includes United Surgical Partners International, we operate 65 hospitals and approximately 510 other healthcare facilities, including surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care and imaging centers and other care sites and clinics. We also operate Conifer Health Solutions, which provides revenue cycle management and value-based care services to hospitals, health systems, physician practices, employers and other clients. Across the Tenet enterprise, we are united by our mission to deliver quality, compassionate care in the communities we serve.