RN/Registered Nurse - Operating Room - PRN (Tallgrass Surgery Center)
Company: St. Francis Health Center
Posted on: May 13, 2022
Overview Position: RN/Registered Nurse - Operating Room - PRN
(Tallgrass Surgery Center) Schedule: PRN Variable Location:
University Kansas Health System - St. Francis (Tallgrass Surgery
Center) 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
day. 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 healthcare.
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
served. 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)
Accreditation We are an equal employment opportunity employer
without regard to a person's race, color, religion, sex (including
pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national
origin, ancestry, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status or
genetic information. COVID-19 and flu vaccines are required for all
health system employees. Learn more at: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Information - The University of Kansas St. Francis Campus
(kutopeka.com) Responsibilities Registered Nurse (RN) duties
include: GENERAL Participate in appropriate educational programs
relating to clinical practice and/or communication and continuing
education required to maintain necessary licensures and
certifications. Maintain confidentiality of all patient and Center
matters. Comply with all Center policies and procedures, code of
conduct and compliance program. Attend Center meetings as
applicable. Participate in quarterly fire and disaster drills.
Assume the responsibility for assurance of patient safety during
the period of enforced dependency created intra-operatively.
Demonstrate an understanding and interpretation of diagnostic
tests, labs, EKGs, x-rays, etc. Initiate action as needed in
accordance with standards of practice subject to the nurse's scope
of practice. Demonstrate skill in the management of emergency
situations. Evaluate results of actions taken and modify plan of
care accordingly. Create a professional and caring environment for
patient by assuring a safe and clean environment for all patients
and visitors in preoperative area. Have needed equipment and
supplies available. Report to appropriate personnel any equipment
failures, breaks in technique, incidents or other unusual event.
Perform other duties as assigned. 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. Qualifications Requirements: Two years'
experience as an R.N. preferred. Graduate of an accredited school
of professional nursing; BSN preferred Current Nursing License in
the State of Kansas Current BLS certification, or must obtain
within 2 weeks of hire Current ACLS certification, or must obtain
within 30 days of hire Current PALS certifications, or must obtain
within 90 days of hire, as required for primary PACU RN (PRN RNs
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