*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.
This position is responsible at all times to fulfill the
responsibilities and duties of preoperative RN, intraoperative RN, and postoperative
RN. Responsibilities include: providing
surgical patient care by assessing, planning, and implementing the nursing care
patients receive before, during and after surgery
Preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative RN
Supervises sterility in operating room as well
as scrub nurses sterile technique.
Assures that appropriate personnel are available
for surgery and diagnostic procedures and that equipment and supplies are
available and in working order.
Has all equipment and supplies needed available
and in working order, including emergency equipment.
Visits patients pre-op and does pre-op teaching
and answering patients questions concerning procedure.
Provides reassurance to the patient and
Checks that patient is properly prepared for
surgery and that the chart has all the necessary information.
Obtains all necessary information needed to
complete the operative nurses record.
Positions patient correctly for the procedure.
Remains at patients side with reassurance
during induction of anesthesia.
Counts sponges, needles, and instruments prior
to operation and during operation as needed, and at close of procedure.
Assists scrub nurse if needed and on equipment
Preps patient per Infection Control policy.
Supervises scrub nurse and fulfills circulating
duties during procedure.
Cleans surgical incision area and applies
dressings at the end of procedure.
Assumes role of any other surgical staff
position as needed.
Assists with moving patient to Recovery Room.
Acts as Recovery Room nurse when needed.
Completes all necessary surgical records and
care of specimens.
Ensures that Surgery Room and procedure rooms
are cleaned properly and ready for use again.
Provides patients with instruction prior to
admission for elective surgery or diagnostic procedure.
Oversees patient observation and dismissal
following diagnostic procedures, unless taken to acute care area.
Disassembles, cleans and decontaminates surgical
Operates autoclave and other processing
Takes inventories of existing supplies and
replenishes to maintain established levels.
Supervises bedside of the post-anesthetic
patient, to include physical assessment, monitoring of vital signs, airway
management, and other pertinent assessments.
Carries out pertinent physician orders.
Provides emergency care measures as indicated.
Communicates with CRNA, surgeon, and/or
physician of change in patients condition.
Determines when patient is sufficiently stable
to return to next level of care.
Documents assessments and care provided.
Communicates with acute care staff when patient
Cleans and restocks recovery room.
Demonstrates familiarity with facility and
department infection control policies.
Maintains confidentiality of patients,
department and hospital.
Has a clear understanding of the Health
Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations and develops
and follows department policies and procedures to maintain compliance.
Works effectively as a team member within the
facility to provide quality service to hospital departments through
communication, cooperation, and collaboration.
Expands job-related knowledge and skills to
improve and adjust to change.
Participates in departmental CQI.
Follows policies and procedures to contribute to
the efficiency of the Surgical Department.
Attends scheduled inservices that pertain to the
hospital as a whole or to the Surgical Department.
Performs other related duties as needed in order
to support the achievement of department goals and objectives.
Performs any other duties as may be assigned.
Completes required continuous training and
education, including department specific requirements.
Ability to work and stand continuously (up to
80% of the time) and up to 30% of the time lifting, positioning, and
transporting equipment and patients of varying weights.
Ability to work for long periods of times as
Ability to work with hands in cleaning and
sterilizing solutions when necessary.
Ability to see and hear in order to safely care
for patients, prepare for cases, and make accurate assessments and
Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions
The following tasks/movements are likely to be
encountered in this job:
1 lift every 30