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RN/Registered Nurse - Operating Room - PRN (Tallgrass Surgery Center)

Company: St. Francis Health Center
Location: Lawrence
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

Overview Position: RN/Registered Nurse - Operating Room - PRN (Tallgrass Surgery Center) Schedule: PRN Variable Location: University Kansas Health System - St. Francis (Tallgrass Surgery Center) The Circulating Nurse is responsible for coordinating and managing the multidisciplinary activities required to provide a safe environment for patients undergoing surgical intervention. Assess patient's physical and psychological needs. Evaluate and implement appropriate measures to assure a safe recovery from anesthesia. The OR nurse serves as a patient advocate in the provision of care and is responsible for ensuring patient safety during intra-operative period and with recovery from anesthesia during immediate post op period and with transport to PACU. Advancing Healthcare Together - The Future of Healthcare is in Topeka Kansas Why The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Our People. Our people truly are our greatest strength. They make a massive difference in the amazing care we provide every day. We work closely together to create a positive experience for our patients and each other. Our Purpose. We will build on your experience and provide meaningful and purposeful career growth for your future. You will have the opportunity every day to make a difference in someone's life and change the course of healthcare. Our Place. St. Francis Campus is proud to be a part of a long legacy of high-quality, compassionate care. For more than 100 years, the hospital has combined compassionate care with lifesaving technological advancements to our patients and the communities served. Today, the hospital has 378 licensed beds, a history of technological advancements, and a generous and supportive community. The UKHS - St. Francis Campus is fully accredited by the Joint Commission. We also have the following notable accreditations and certifications: Advanced Primary Stroke Center Certification Inpatient Rehab Stroke Certification Chest Pain Accreditation, by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, by the American College of Radiology (CoC) Accreditation We are an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to a person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic information. COVID-19 and flu vaccines are required for all health system employees. Learn more at: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information - The University of Kansas St. Francis Campus (kutopeka.com) Responsibilities Registered Nurse (RN) duties include: GENERAL Participate in appropriate educational programs relating to clinical practice and/or communication and continuing education required to maintain necessary licensures and certifications. Maintain confidentiality of all patient and Center matters. Comply with all Center policies and procedures, code of conduct and compliance program. Attend Center meetings as applicable. Participate in quarterly fire and disaster drills. Assume the responsibility for assurance of patient safety during the period of enforced dependency created intra-operatively. Demonstrate an understanding and interpretation of diagnostic tests, labs, EKGs, x-rays, etc. Initiate action as needed in accordance with standards of practice subject to the nurse's scope of practice. Demonstrate skill in the management of emergency situations. Evaluate results of actions taken and modify plan of care accordingly. Create a professional and caring environment for patient by assuring a safe and clean environment for all patients and visitors in preoperative area. Have needed equipment and supplies available. Report to appropriate personnel any equipment failures, breaks in technique, incidents or other unusual event. Perform other duties as assigned. Clinical Serve as patient advocate during the intraoperative period. Provide a channel for communication between events and team members in the operating room and persons who may not be in the immediate operating area, but who are concerned with the patient's operative status. Oversee the preparation of OR for surgical procedure. Check function of lights, suction, and all mechanical equipment. Assist OR Technician with the opening of supplies. Obtain anesthesia supplies as requested. Perform and document needle and sponge counts preoperatively, intra-operatively, and postoperatively with the Scrub Tech. Transport patient from preoperative area to OR. Identify patient by reading identification bracelet. Compare signed consent to the scheduled procedure and confirm with patient. If there are any discrepancies, contact surgeon immediately. Assist patient to OR table. Secure patient safety strap. Assist with induction of anesthesia as requested. Qualifications Requirements: Two years' experience as an R.N. preferred. Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing; BSN preferred Current Nursing License in the State of Kansas Current BLS certification, or must obtain within 2 weeks of hire Current ACLS certification, or must obtain within 30 days of hire Current PALS certifications, or must obtain within 90 days of hire, as required for primary PACU RN (PRN RNs excluded)

Keywords: St. Francis Health Center, Lawrence , RN/Registered Nurse - Operating Room - PRN (Tallgrass Surgery Center), Healthcare , Lawrence, Kansas

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