RN/Registered Nurse - OR Nurse - Tallgrass Surgical Center - Days
Company: St. Francis Health Center
Posted on: May 14, 2022
Overview Position: RN/Registered Nurse - OR - Days Schedule:
Monday-Friday 32-40 hours per week NO CALL, NO Holidays, NO
weekends Location: Tallgrass Surgical Center Position Summary The
Circulating Nurse is responsible for coordinating and managing the
multidisciplinary activities required to provide a safe environment
for patients undergoing surgical intervention. Assess patient's
physical and psychological needs. Evaluate and implement
appropriate measures to assure a safe recovery from anesthesia. The
OR nurse serves as a patient advocate in the provision of care and
is responsible for ensuring patient safety during intra-operative
period and with recovery from anesthesia during immediate post op
period and with transport to PACU.
Advancing Healthcare Together - The Future of Healthcare is in
Topeka Kansas Why The University of Kansas Health System St.
Francis Our People. Our people truly are our greatest strength.
They make a massive difference in the amazing care we provide every
We work closely together to create a positive experience for our
patients and each other. Our Purpose. We will build on your
experience and provide meaningful and purposeful career growth for
your future. You will have the opportunity every day to make a
difference in someone's life and change the course of
Our Place. St. Francis Campus is proud to be a part of a long
legacy of high-quality, compassionate care. For more than 100
years, the hospital has combined compassionate care with lifesaving
technological advancements to our patients and the communities
Today, the hospital has 378 licensed beds, a history of
technological advancements, and a generous and supportive
community. The UKHS - St. Francis Campus is fully accredited by the
Joint Commission. We also have the following notable accreditations
and certifications: Advanced Primary Stroke Center Certification
Inpatient Rehab Stroke Certification Chest Pain Accreditation, by
the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care Breast Imaging Center of
Excellence, by the American College of Radiology (CoC)
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without regard to a person's race, color, religion, sex (including
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Responsibilities Clinical Serve as patient advocate during the
intraoperative period. Provide a channel for communication between
events and team members in the operating room and persons who may
not be in the immediate operating area, but who are concerned with
the patient's operative status.
Oversee the preparation of OR for surgical procedure. Check
function of lights, suction, and all mechanical equipment. Assist
OR Technician with the opening of supplies. Obtain anesthesia
supplies as requested.
Perform and document needle and sponge counts preoperatively,
intra-operatively, and postoperatively with the Scrub Tech.
Transport patient from preoperative area to OR. Identify patient by
reading identification bracelet. Compare signed consent to the
scheduled procedure and confirm with patient.
If there are any discrepancies, contact surgeon immediately. Assist
patient to OR table. Secure patient safety strap. Assist with
induction of anesthesia as requested.
Position patient per surgeon preference card assuring natural body
alignment and protection in such a manner as to prevent nerve
damage. Perform skin prep per surgeon preference card. Perform
time-out per Center policy. Anticipate the needs of the surgical
team and provide additional supplies and equipment as needed.
Assist with the application of dressings and casts. Verify with
surgeon, disposition of specimen following Center policy. Assist
anesthesia with the care of the patient during the arousal from
anesthesia as requested. Assist with the transfer of the patient
from the OR table to gurney.
Accompany patient to PACU. Give accurate report of patient's
surgical intervention to the PACU nurse. Include any physical or
psychological needs of the patient. Qualifications Qualifications:
Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing; Current
Nursing License in the State of Kansas; Current BLS certification;
Current ACLS, PALS certifications; required within first 30 days
Has a working knowledge of surgical and aseptic technique; One year
of OR experience preferred.
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