Jamestown Regional Medical Center

Registered Nurse (RN) - Circulator, Scrub - Surgery

Location
Jamestown, ND
Salary
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Posted
Oct 30, 2020
Ref
1893
Industry
Healthcare
Role
Nurse
Job Type
Long-Term
Hours
Full Time
Overview

Sign-on Bonus Available.

Full time, benefited position working 72-80 hours per two week pay period. Days of work are Monday - Friday with hours from 6:30 am - 3 pm. Required on call every 4th weekend and one night per week. Required on call every 4th Holiday. This is a primarily scrubbing/circulating to surgery cases. Specialty areas are general surgery, urology, ob/gyn, orthopedics, podiatry, ophthalmology and endoscopy.

Coordinates total nursing care for patients of all ages utilizing the nursing process; directs patient and family teaching; provides leadership by working cooperatively with ancillary nursing and other patient team personnel in maintaining standards for professional nursing practice in the clinical setting.

Responsibilities

Staff RN
  • Maintains the standards of nursing care and implements the policies and procedures of the hospital and Clinical Services.
  • Provides direct patient care for assigned patients of all ages including pediatrics, adult and geriatrics, utilizing the nursing process including assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation.
  • Assesses the patient's condition considering age-specific developmental needs, educational needs of patient and family and discharge planning needs.
  • Develops a plan of care for the patient and prescribes appropriate nursing interventions to achieve expected patient outcomes.
  • Evaluates patient outcomes and modifies plan of care as patient's needs or condition changes.
  • Directs and participates in discharge planning and patient and family/significant other education.
  • Reports pertinent observations and reactions regarding patients to the appropriate person (i.e., physicians, Unit Supervisor, and/or Nursing Manager) and records those observations accurately and concisely.
  • Delegates nursing care to other health care members in accordance with the patient's needs and the nursing personnel's capabilities and qualifications.
  • Administers medications, IV therapy and performs treatments for assigned patients as ordered by the physician.
  • Assists physicians with special tests and procedures such as thoracentesis, lumbar tap, etc.
  • Ensures that equipment is maintained in a clean and safe manner.
  • Participates in orientation of new personnel and performance evaluations of nursing staff.
  • Coordinates nursing care of patients when scheduled for therapy or procedures by other departments.
  • Establishes and maintains effective communications with patients, families and staff to contribute to the hospital mission.
  • Initiates and/or assists in emergency measures for sudden adverse developments in patients such as cardiac arrest.
  • Participates in the maintenance of a clean and safe environment.
  • Participates in staff development programs.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Surgical Services Circulator/Scrub RN
  • Prepares tables, instruments, supplies, and implants as required for specific operations. Has knowledge of surgeon's preference and step-by-step procedure.
  • Assists in preparation and draping of the patient and operative area
  • Prepares and passes instruments, sutures, sponges and supplies needed in the operative procedure and maintains a correct count.
  • Prepares and maintains the sterile field for the surgical procedure
  • Assists in the delivery, labeling, and preparation of medication on the sterile field
  • Assists in maintenance and care of surgical specimens for laboratory analysis.
  • Assists with table equipment, positioning patients, application of casts and dressings.
  • Decontaminates all equipment, instruments, and supplies.
  • Assists in transferring patients to and from the OR suite.
  • Assists other members of the team with terminal cleanup of room in readiness for the next patient.
  • Cleans and stocks assigned rooms.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.


Qualifications

Work requires a professional level of knowledge acquired by completing an accredited RN nursing education program. Must hold RN licensure from the ND State Board of Nursing for the current year.

Must have experience working in a surgical technician capacity, either through on the job training or through an accredited surgical technician program.

Time to reach competency on the job: 3 weeks to 3 months following orientation to the work area.

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