Gardner, MA - Operating Room Registered Nurse

Gardner, MA

*Wages are based on average rates and may be impacted by facility budgets and seasonality and may include a combination of taxable and non-taxable earnings and reimbursements.
Job Description:Operating Room (OR) RN is a valuable member of Perioperative and Surgical team. Responsibilities of the OR RN include, but are not limited to, circulating and scrubbing in surgical cases, monitoring patients and administering moderate sedation in select cases per Heywood Hospitals moderate sedation policy. OR RN takes call per operating room rotation as required by the operational needs.Qualifications:Current MA RN License required. AHA BLS, BCC, and ACLS certifications (can be obtained within 90 days of start date). Recent OR experience required.  CNOR preferred.   Excellent communication and critical thinking skills required. Must take call per unit rotation.Physical Requirements:Exerts 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Frequently reaches (extending hands and arms in any direction), handles (seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or working with hands), and feels (perceiving attributes of items such as size, shape, temperature, or texture by means of fingertips).  Occasionally stoops (bending the body downward and forward by bending the spine at the waist), and kneels (bending the legs at knee to come to rest on knee or knees).Organizational ExpectationsBehavioral AttributesThe following behavioral attributes are required: achievement motivation, concern for order, flexibility, initiative, self-confidence, customer service oriented, interpersonal effectiveness, teamwork, analytical thinking and information seeking.Essential FunctionsConducts interactions with everyone in a friendly, courteous and respectful manner.Goes out of his/her way to offer assistance to others. If he/she cannot offer assistance, then finds someone who can.Advocates to ensure privacy and confidentiality while helping others to maintain awareness.Maintains a clean and safe hospital.Responds appropriately and immediately in emergency situations.Maintains a safe and healthy environment for patients, visitors, and/or staff to provide the highest level of physical comfort, and minimize risk and injury.Ensures compliance with regulations to maintain accreditation and licensure.Complies with the Hospital Attendance and Tardiness Policy.Completed all Hospital and Department Specific Mandatory requirements in the prior calendar year.Reports Incidents in a timely and effective manner.All employees with direct patient contact are responsible for actively engaging in the practice of, monitoring and enforcing compliance to hand hygiene.Assesses (and reassesses), plans, implements, and evaluates nursing interventions/plans of care/patient goals.Provides patient care based on standards of care, standards of practice, protocols, and established policies and procedures.Respects each patient as an individual; provides care that fosters the patients sense of dignity and positive self-regard.Provides patient/family teaching based on identified learning needs, readiness to learn, and barriers to learning.Collaboratively plans and prepares patient/family for discharge incorporating support systems/resources as necessary.Appropriately delegates and supervises nursing interventions performed by others.Appropriately prioritizes patient care (e.g. seeks assistance as needed from appropriate resources, reassigns personnel as necessary, recognizes need for emergency intervention, etc.).Provides thorough, timely, and accurate documentation of all pertinent data, therapeutic interventions and patient responses according to established standards.Provides timely and thorough report on assigned patients to other health care team members to ensure integration of services and continuity of patient care.Promotes learning for colleagues and self (e.g. functions as preceptor, instructor, trainer, attends professional development programs, etc.).Proactively identifies risk to patient safety and identifies opportunities to reduce medical/health care errors (i.e. appropriate reporting of errors/incidents).Identifies ethical issues in care and develops plan to address.Safely administers medications and intravenous therapy in accordance with physicians orders, protocols, policies and procedures.Assesses patient pain level upon admission and as necessary, depending upon diagnosis utilizing the numerical pain scale.Reassesses effectiveness of pain control and notifies physicians as needed, as well as, documents assessment and patients response to medication.Responsible for obtaining supporting information and completing required documentation related to medication reconciliation for use by the Attending MD.Collaborates with surgeon, anesthesiologist, clinical coordinator and surgical technicians to assure the patients well being during surgical intervention.Maintains sterile fields and directs the correct care, handling, and sterilization of sterile supplies and instruments.Identifies patients correctly by checking patient identification bands and consent forms as well as verifying operative procedure and site before taking patients to the operating room.Applies principles of aseptic practice, oversees the selection and preparation of supplies, equipment and instrumentation to all surgical cases.Applies principles of body mechanics and adapts them to various situations during positioning and transfer of patients.Assures that all techniques and practices carried out during the surgical procedure are accurate and reflect standards of perioperative practice.Maintains sponge, needle and instrument counts according to policies and procedures, including notifying the surgeon of the result of the counts.Identifies, labels, cares for and handles all specimens and cultures according to established policy and procedure.Statement of Other DutiesThis document describes the major duties and responsibilities for this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that employees may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described.

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