Registered Nurse Circulator -Perioperative - Crescent City (Full Time)

The RN Circulator provides care to patients undergoing surgical procedures, with primary emphasis on the intra-operative period as well as responsibility for the preoperative assessment and postoperative evaluation of the patient.The physical, psychological, safety, rehabilitative and learning needs of patients and family are addressed.These functions are performed in association with peers, attending physicians, anesthesiology department and allied support services.The RN delivers care through the use of the nursing process based on AORN Standards and encompasses both technical competency and professional behavior in all specialties provided for at Sutter Coast Hospital.Performs specialized duties as related to the department; Circulating Nurse, Scrub Nurse, Recovery Room Nurse.Takes call on a scheduled basis.
Provides individualized, goal-directed nursing care to patients through the use of the nursing process & documentation from admission to discharge.This includes & is not limited to:patient assessment by gathering information necessary to formulate a nursing diagnosis to be used as a basis for planning care by developing a written plan consistent with formulated nursing diagnosis.Implements care that is skillful, efficient, safe & based on patient care standards by performing nursing procedures required for patient assignments, providing the outlined care & documenting the care given & changes in the patient's condition in accordance withstandards.Anticipates & recognizes potential problems & intervenes appropriately by correlating data, test results, progress notes & patient condition.Evaluates the degree of effectiveness & makes changes as needs are recognized.Provides leadership by managing care through others using Standards of Practice (TJC, Title XXII, Professional Practice Acts) & interpreting (or uses others to interpret) Standards of Practice to other staff which may include legal implications.
Associates Degree required.
Bachelors Degree preferred.
Registered Nurse RN state licensure required.
Certified Operating Room RN CNOR preferred.
BLS and ACLS required.
PALS required within 180 days.
Minimum of 12 months Perioperative Nursing experience in an acute care facility within the past 3 years, with competence to function in the circulating role required.
Prior experience in Post Anesthesia Care is desirable.
Competence to function in the scrub role is highly desirable.
Demonstrated skill in providing intra-operative nursing care in the following service areas: Orthopedic, Opthalmic, ENT/Plastic Surgery, General, Urologic, OB/GYN, and Endoscopy.
Good interpersonal communication skills both oral and written, computer skills, knowledge of infection control practices, knowledge of applicable regulations and standards (AORN, TJC, CMS, Title 22), ability to operate clinical equipment in the pre-op, operative and PACU area, ability to be flexible and open to change while handling multiple priorities.
Primary Location: California, North Coast, Crescent City
Organization: Sutter Coast Hospital, Crescent City, CA
Employee Status: Regular
Benefits: Yes
Position Status: Non-Exempt
Union: No
Job Shift: Day/Evening
Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift
Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday
Weekend Requirements: Rotating
Schedule: Full Time
Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 80

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