Located at Broadway Surgical Institute, the OR/PACU/Pre-OP Nurse uses the nursing process, to design, coordinate, and deliver patient care that meets the identified needs of patients having operative procedures. May act as scrub or circulating nurse in various procedures. Functions as a patient advocate and Patient Care Coordinator as requested. The identification of essential functions below is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties that may be assigned to this position, nor does it restrict the duties which may be assigned if such duties reasonably relate to the position.
- Work with all members of the health care team to provide optimal care to the patient throughout his/her surgical experience.
- Maintain a friendly, positive and caring attitude with all patients, physicians and staff.
- Maintain excellent physical and mental health.
- Provide patient education during all phases of the patient’s experience at the Center.
- Ensure that the proper supplies and equipment are available in the Operating Room.
- Ensure that equipment is functioning properly.
- Assist supervisor with preparation of budget.
- Charge for all supplies used in Pre-Op and PACU. Assist with inventory control by proper count of supplies/time used.
- Appropriately document patient care provided.
- Attend continuing education offerings to remain current with orthopedic and ASC issues.
- Display professionalism at work and in the community.
- Identify actual and potential risks to patients and others. Take action to minimize or eliminate risk and maximize safety in the facility.
- Prepare for arrival of patients to the surgery center by ensuring that proper supplies and equipment are available.
- Review the patient chart and health history to assure that the necessary pre-operative evaluations have been completed. Ensure that consent form has been signed.
- Provide ongoing information to the patient to assure that they understand all procedures and feel as comfortable as possible.
- Perform nursing assessment of patient, start IV and ordered medications.
- Communicate with other health care team members to assure continuity of care.
- Remain prepared for emergency situations by knowing correct emergency procedures, locations of emergency call system and location of emergency supplies and equipment.
- Ensure that Universal Precautions are maintained.
- Assist with ordering drugs and supplies.
- Wipe down gurneys and recliners between patients with a germicidal solution. Remake beds as needed.
- Perform narcotic counts at the end of each surgical day.
- Perform daily crash cart checks.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Must be a Team Player
- Minimum 2 years experience in Critical Care/ PACU/ OR
- BLS/ACLS/PALS certification
- Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment, ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision
- Effective Oral and Written Communication Skills
- Computer skills
- Ability to perform work requiring frequent standing, sitting, bending, reaching, kneeling, moving, lifting of equipment and/or patients up to 50 lbs
This is a regular part-time position