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RN Surgical Services - OR

Company: Mercy Health
Location: Cincinnati
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

RN Surgical Services - ORApply NowRequisition R123556 Market Cincinnati, Ohio Department Inpatient Surgery - West Shift Days Schedule Full-timeThank you for considering a career at Mercy HealthLocation: Mercy Health West HospitalYou are called to serve and we are called to serve you! We are serving you by offering:

  • Higher Pay Scales and Sign-On Incentives
  • Accredited Residency Programs & Specialty Fellowships
  • Flexible Scheduling to live the life you DESERVE
  • Preceptor PaySummary of Primary Function/General Purpose of Position
    The Surgical Services Registered Nurse (RN) delivers patient care utilizing the nursing process through data collection and assessment, identifies and determines the priority of patients problems/needs, and evaluates the process and outcome of nursing care; coordinates, provides and directs patient teaching activities and coordinates the care provided by health team members.

    Essential Job Functions
    In collaboration with the interdisciplinary care team, conducts initial and ongoing patient assessment, analyzes assessment data, creates a plan of care, implements treatment and evaluates treatment effectiveness.
    Administers medications in a safe manner consistent with the State of Practice and Bon Secours Mercy Health policies and procedures.
    Serves as point of contact for patients' care coordination throughout hospital departments.
    Acts as a patient safety advocate by participating in ongoing quality improvement in the department.
    Delegates tasks and functions according to applicable laws, regulations, and standards, taking into consideration the competency of the assignee.
    Responsible for managing the nursing care of the patient within the OR and coordinating the needs of the surgical team with other care providers necessary for completion of surgery.
    Observes the surgery and surgical team from a broad perspective and assists the team to create and maintain a safe and comfortable environment for the patient.
    Provides preop, intraop, and post-op care, including assessment and discharge instructions.
    Assess the patients condition before, during, and after the operation to ensure an optimal outcome for the patient.
    Anticipates the scrub nurses needs and opens sterile packs, operates equipment, and keeps accurate records.
    Responsible for reprocessing if on Endoscopy team.
    BSMH nurses are expected to practice and deliver care in accordance with the core concepts and intention of the BSMH Nursing Professional Practice Model.

    This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be required to perform other job-related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.

    Licensing/Certification
    Current RN License in the state in which they are working or covered by compact (required)
    BLS Basic Life Support (preferred upon hire, must obtain from approved source prior to direct patient care)
    ACLS Advanced Cardiac Life Support (preferred)
    PALS Pediatric Advanced Life Support - American Heart Association (preferred)
    CNOR Certified Perioperative Nurse (preferred)
    SGNA Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (preferred)

    Education
    Bachelor of Science Nursing (preferred)

    Work Experience
    2 years of Critical Care experience (preferred)
    Completion of OR internship program (preferred)

    Training
    Successful completion of Periop 101 (preferred)

    Skills
    Assigns patient care according to the nursing skill, knowledge, and scope of practice of staff.
    Orients, facilitates learning experience, and provides education (based upon quality improvement indicators, outcomes, and implementation) to nursing staff and others.
    Possesses clinical knowledge, skills, and competency to provide evidence-based patient care in accordance with the current standards of practice, policy and procedure, and BSMH mission.
    Performs comprehensive assessment of patient's clinical condition and psychosocial needs of the patient and their supportive resources.
    Safely and efficiently develops, implements, and prioritizes plan of care.
    Application of the nursing process in patient care delivery.
    Assesses patient's physical and emotional responses to treatment to evaluate effectiveness of intervention and patient outcomes; revises plan of care accordingly.
    Assists patient and family in coping with patient's illness.
    Collaborates with others in the delivery of coordinated patient care.
    Strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills.
    Applies cultural diversity and inclusion principles when caring for patients and their support resources.
    Recognizes own limitations and seeks assistance and acquires information to perform safely.
    Advances personal and professional growth through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-services, and workshops.
    Exhibits professionalism through accountability for own and delegated actions.
    Integrates cost-effective measures into practice and models effective stewardship of available resources.
    Practices self-care and cultivates resilience in conflict and difficult circumstances.
    Protects the safety and privacy of all persons.
    Understanding and utilization of office and clinical technologies.
    Ability to communicate with patients in a manner they can understand considering their personal preferences.
    Compassionate, relationship-based approach to help find meaning in illness, suffering, pain, and existence.
    Remains calm, adaptive, and collective during an emergency.
    Knowledge of AORN and SGNA standards and best practices
    Knowledge of sterile field and sterilization guidelines
    Positions and completes procedures such as Foley, prepping, IV insertion, catheters, etc.
    Assists in gowning and draping
    Anticipates needs for the use of surgical equipment and supplies
    Monitors room and personnel for adherence to aseptic technique
    Safely moves and transports patients
    Assists anesthesia during induction and emergence

    Working Conditions
    Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur
    May be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuse
    May be required to use physical restraints
    May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights
    May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids*
    May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materials*
    May have periods of constant interruptions
    • Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.
      Physical Requirements
      Lifting/Carrying (0-50 lbs.): 34-66%
      Lifting/Carrying (50-100 lbs.) 34-66%
      Push/Pull (0-50 lbs.) 34-66%
      Push/Pull (50-100 lbs.) 34-66%
      Stoop/Kneel 1-33%
      Crawling 1-33%
      Climbing 1-33%
      Balance 1-33%
      Bending 34-66%
      Sitting 34-66%
      Walking 34-66%
      Standing 34-66%

      Additional Physical Requirements/Hazards
      Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)
      Perform shift work
      Maneuver weight of patients
      Hear alarms/telephone/audio recorder
      Reach above shoulder
      Repetitive arm/hand movements
      Finger Dexterity
      Color Vision
      Acuity - far
      Acuity - near
      Depth perception
      Use of latex products
      Exposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents
      Exposure to moving mechanical parts
      Exposure to dust/fumes
      Exposure to potential electrical shock
      Exposure to x ray/electromagnetic energy
      Exposure to high pitched noises
      Gaseous risk exposure

      Patient Population
      Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.
      Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the life span and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age, specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in departmental policies and procedures.
      Neonates (0-4 weeks)
      Infant (1-12 months)
      Pediatrics (1-12 years)
      Adolescents (13-17 years)
      Adults (18-64 years)
      Geriatrics (65 years and older)MercyHealth is an equal opportunity employer.Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:
      • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
      • Prescription drug coverage
      • Flexible spending accounts
      • Life insurance w/AD&D
      • Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligible
      • Paid time off
      • Educational Assistance
      • And much more
        • Benefits offerings vary according to employment statusScheduled Weekly Hours:36Work Shift:DaysDepartment:Inpatient Surgery - WestAll applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If youd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.comApply Now

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