Operating Room Registered Nurse-PRN

Posted 2 years ago

Perioperative Registered Nurse-Circulator (Operating Room)

CLINICAL RESPONSIBILITIES / ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Preoperative

  • Assists in assembling needed supplies.
  • Open sterile supplies.
  • Assists scrub in gowning.
  • Performs and records counts.
  • Interviews patient in admission.
  • Admits patient to surgical suite.

Pre-incision

  • Assists with transport of patient to surgical suite if applicable.
  • Assists with the positioning of the patient.
  • Assists with anesthesia during induction.
  • Performs skin prep if applicable.
  • Assists with draping, connects suction and cautery, video etc… if applicable.
  • Performs time out before surgical incision.

During the Procedure

  • Anticipates needs for surgical team.
  • Maintains record of supplies needed and maintain changes.
  • Receives specimen and labels correctly.
  • Maintains documentation of O.R. records.
  • Continually monitors aseptic technique and patient needs.

Closing Phase

  • Counts with scrub at proper intervals.
  • Finalizes records and charges.
  • Begins the cleanup of O.R. suite and assists with dressing if applicable.
  • Assists anesthesia in preparing patient for transfer to PACU.
  • Take patient to PACU with anesthesia and reports significant information to PACU nurse.
  • Documentation of specimen and records according to Insurance carrier and appropriate Lab.

Non-essential duties

  • Participates in other committees, activities and duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
  • Current Registered Nurse license in the State of Delaware.
  • Current BCLS certification.
  • Current ACLS certification
  • Minimum of  Two (2) years of clinical experience in the Operating room experience, preferred with the ability to circulate and scrub

Job Features

Job CategoryDelaware Surgery Center
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