Registered Nurse OR Circulator

Corpus Christi, TX
Full-time


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

The Operating Room Registered Nurse, under the supervision of the OR Director or the Director of Nursing and according to organizational structure, is responsible for providing peri-operative patient care in accordance with sound nursing judgment, regulatory and accreditation standards, and the facility’s mission, vision, and values. The position must provide direct and indirect patient care across the age continuum; and utilize the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation according to policies and procedures of the facility.

Administrative responsibilities include internal physician marketing, cost awareness, and adherence to staffing schedule. Supervises other Registered Nurses as requested; and directs ancillary staff in the operating room, endoscopy and central processing. Responsible to assist with administrative tasks related to Risk Management, Infection Control, Performance Improvement, and Clinical Recruitment/Retention. In conjunction with the nursing leadership, the OR Nurse may assist with development and implementation of policies and procedures, which assure that cost effective, safe and high quality of care is implemented. May work in other areas as qualified and when needed. May require taking “call” and or “call back”. Demonstrates skills and needs necessary for the age of the patients served.

Projects a professional demeanor and appearance while maintaining the confidentiality of patients, co-workers, and the surgery center and adhering to the HIPAA policy. Reports, in good faith, any known or suspected activity that appears to violate laws, rules, regulations or the Surgery Partners Code of Conduct. Fulfills annual Healthstream continuing education and competency requirements.

Personal attributes include the ability to be self-directed; demonstrates accountability, professionalism, and receptiveness to change; seeks guidance, direction, and assistance when needed. Works under stress and in situations that demand patience, stamina, endurance, and tact while providing impeccable service. Fosters an attitude of teamwork and willingness to assist others and does not refuse performing other job duties as requested. Set’s priorities, responds timely to issues which require a decision, and ensures desired results are achieved by means of consistent follow through. Non-exempt status.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrates eligibility for employment in the U.S.
  • Graduate of approved school of Registered Nursing with current and valid licensure with Texas State Board of Nursing
  • Minimum of two years of experience required in the Operating Room, Endoscopy center or other critical care nursing environment preferred.
  • Knowledge of State, Federal and Accrediting Body regulations and standards related to healthcare.
  • Ability to achieve PALS & ACLS certification within 90 days of employment.
  • CPR certification valid upon employment.
  • Ability to relate and work effectively with others.
  • Demonstrated skills in verbal and written English communications for safe and effective patient care and to meet documentation standards.
  • Willingness to participate in goal-setting and educational activities for own professional advancement.
  • Is aware of professional nursing standard and performs in accordance with them.

Physical Requirements:

Should use assistive devices when weight being lifted exceeds 35lbs or when required to push/pull more than 58lbs. (OSHA)

Work is of heavy demand; walking or standing most of the time while on duty. Visual and auditory acuity and manual dexterity essential to performing designated duties required. Optimal auditory acuity required. Manual dexterity involving the handling of equipment and instruments or armamentarium is essential to performing assigned duties. Physical conditions are clean, neat and well-lit. May be subjected to unpleasant sights and odors, stressful situations, limited radiation , hazardous chemicals, or infectious diseases where judgment as to precautions needed to be taken is essential. Climate control and ambient temperature variances may be experienced and required by patient care and needs of the surgical team. Hours of duty may be irregular or unexpectedly extended due to the requirements of the job.

OSHA Exposure Classification:

Job Category I. Direct contact with blood or other body fluids to which universal precautions apply. Personal protective equipment is made available and must be worn.

Our employees are critical to our success and we value their contributions. South Texas Surgical Hospital offers a competitive compensation and benefits package and an opportunity to grow and develop your career in an environment that values employee ideas and diversity. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled. We maintain a drug-free workplace and require pre-employment drug screening and background check.

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