Registered Nurse Orthopaedic Surgical Center Operating Room

Concord, NH
Days 4 -10s

*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 DescriptionSummaryThe Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care for ambulatory surgical and pain management patients, from simple to complex, with multi-system issues in a safe and therapeutic environment. The RN uses knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the lifespan, assesses data reflective of the patient's status and interprets information needed to identify each patients requirements relative to his/her age specific needs. The RN engages in caring relationships with patient's families and significant others. Works collaboratively with other health care workers, and uses sound judgment while performing nursing and medical interventions. Reports to the Director and/or Resource Nurse. May participate in supervision of the Surgical Technologist and Patient Care Coordinator.EducationAssociates Degree (A.D.)or Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN), from an accredited School of Nursing.Certification, Registration & LicensureCertification required to obtain: BCLS and ACLS certification within 3 months of hireLicensure required: Current New Hampshire State Registered Nurse license.ExperienceEvidence of experience in working effectively and positively with patients, care providers, and the multi-disciplinary team. Evidence of the ability to perform as a member of a team.ResponsibilitiesDelivers care to patients effectively and safely according to facility policy.Teaches the patient and/or significant other(s) about the plan of care. Prepares patients and/or significantother(s) to manage their care after discharge.Manages the care of simple to complex multi-system patients by using time and resources efficiently.Administers medications effectively, efficaciously and safely.Gathers data through history taking and physical assessment and interprets data in order to plan andimplement interventions to meet patient care needs.Develops, evaluates and revises patient's plan of care and nursing actions in response to patient's needs.Bases nursing actions by applying principles of purposeful, organized thinking to make sound clinicaljudgment/decisions.Participates and engages in center activities.Documents care provided and patient's progress toward attainment of desired outcomes.Directs and supervises others (nursing students, orientees, surgical technologists) in the performance ofdelegated nursing activities.Leads the health care team.Performs other duties as assigned.The physical demands and characteristics of the work environment described here are representative of those that will be encountered by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.The Dictionary of Occupational Titles Material Handling Classification is MEDIUM. The employee must regularly lift, carry or push/pull up to 10 pounds, frequently lift, carry or push/pull up to 10 - 25 pounds, and occasionally lift, carry or push/pull up to 20 - 50 pounds.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to hear, and speak. The employee is frequently required to bend, and walk. The employee is occasionally required to climb, do finemotor, kneel, reach, sit, squat, and stand.Specific vision abilities required by this job include color vision, depth perception, far vision, near vision, and peripheral vision.The employee is frequently exposed to airborne pathogens, bloodborne pathogens, and bodily fluids. The employee is occasionally exposed to airborne contaminants, electrical hazards - shock, moving mechanical parts, non-weather related heat or cold, radiation, slippery surfaces, toxic or caustic chemicals, and variable weather conditions.The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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