The Operating Room Registered Nurse, under the supervision of the OR Manager or the Director of Nursing and according to organizational structure, is responsible for providing peri-operative patient care in accordance with sound nursing judgment, regulatory and accreditation standards, and the facility’s mission, vision, and values. The position must provide direct and indirect patient care across the age continuum; and utilize the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation according to policies and procedures of the facility.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Administrative responsibilities include internal physician marketing, cost awareness, and adherence to staffing schedule. Supervises other Registered Nurses as requested; and directs ancillary staff in the operating room, endoscopy and central processing. Responsible to assist with administrative tasks related to Risk Management, Infection Control, Performance Improvement, and Clinical Recruitment/Retention. In conjunction with the nursing leadership, the OR Nurse may assist with development and implementation of policies and procedures, which assure that cost effective, safe and high quality of care is implemented.
Projects a professional demeanor and appearance while maintaining the confidentiality of patients, co-workers, and the surgery center and adhering to the HIPAA policy. Reports, in good faith, any known or suspected activity that appears to violate laws, rules, regulations or the NSH Code of Conduct. Fulfills annual Healthstream continuing education requirements.
Personal attributes include the ability to be self-directed; demonstrates accountability, professionalism, and receptiveness to change; seeks guidance, direction, and assistance when needed. Works under stress and in situations that demand patience, stamina, endurance, and tact while providing impeccable service. Fosters an attitude of teamwork and willingness to assist others and does not refuse performing other job duties as requested. Set’s priorities responds timely to issues which require a decision, and ensures desired results are achieved by means of consistent follow through.