The Registered Nurse- ASC OR is responsible for professional nursing care of the surgical or endoscopic patient and to achieve total patient centered care through use of the nursing process.
Job Relationships Reports to the Nurse Manager-Operative Services
Nurses will be cross-trained to work other areas in the facility utilizing those nursing skills and techniques necessary to meet the patients' needs and provide quality care. Annual competencies for specific working area must be completed within designated month.
CIRCULATING - Accompany the patient to the operating room, assume responsibility with other members of OR team for the comfort and safety of the patient. Assist the anesthesiologist with induction. Perform intraoperative nursing duties. Complete the intraoperative record. Observe and maintain sterile technique. Dispense medications as ordered by physician. Supply the scrub person with sterile supplies as needed. Follow protocol of lab specimens and sponge/needle count as outlined in Policy and Procedure manual. Accompany the patient to recovery room or Phase II Recovery and reporting to RN.
SCRUB - Prepare necessary instruments and supplies for the case. Scrub-in and assist the doctor during the operation. Pass instruments, maintain sterile field, safe disposal of blades and needles and count sponges/needles. Advise the supervisor or equipment repair needs. Assume responsibility along with other members of OR team for the comfort and safety of the patient.
Maintain the facility in a neat and orderly manner at all times.
Restock supplies as indicated daily.
Check crash cart, defibrillator and medications daily, see that all equipment is present and in working order.
Transfer specimens/cultures to lab.
Comply with the Springfield Clinic incident reporting policy and procedures.
Adhere to all OSHA and Springfield Clinic training & accomplishments as required per policy.
Provide excellent customer service and adhere to SC Way customer service philosophy.
Perform other job duties as assigned.
Graduate of accredited school of nursing.
Three-five years of comparable nursing experience preferred.
Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois.
CPR certification per American Heart Association guidelines required within 30 days of hire.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must be able to adjust to various personalities and situations.
Must have the ability to control emotions and maintain composure under stress, using tact and good judgment.
Must maintain professional behavior.
Must possess manual dexterity to use keyboard and handle equipment and appliances.
Must be capable of pushing, pulling, stooping, bending and lifting.
Must be able to stand and/or walk for long periods of time.
Conditions include exposure to blood and body fluids, tissue and contagious diseases and/or potentially hazardous materials.