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Operating Room Nurse

Company: Premier Ambulatory Surgery Center
Location: Nashville
Posted on: July 20, 2021

Job Description:

Description

$5000 SIGN ON BONUS AVAILABLE FOR EXTERNAL CANDIDATES
Introduction

Do you have the career opportunities as an Operating Room Nurse you want in your current role? We invest in what matters most to nurses like you – at home, at work, and at every stage in your career. We have an exciting opportunity for you to join Premier Ambulatory Surgery Center which is a part of the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services, HCA Healthcare.

Benefits

We are committed to providing benefits that matter to nurses. At Premier Ambulatory Surgery Center, our benefits package offers eligible colleagues an attractive benefit package that includes medical, wellbeing, dental and vision benefits along with some unique benefits including:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Flexible Spending
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Personal Leave
  • 401K (100% annual match - 3% to 9% of pay based on years of service)
  • Academic Assistance and Reimbursements for Tuition and Student Loans
  • Employee Discounts including Tickets, Retail, Mental Health Apps, Education Apps, Identity Theft Protection etc.
  • HomeAuto, and Pet Insurance
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)
  • Short Term Long Term Disability coverage
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Legal Benefits and lots more!

Learn more about Employee Benefits

Do you want to work where you have a voice? Nurses are at the forefront of our commitment to the care and improvement of human life. At HCA Healthcare, there are many ways for nurses to have a voice through professional practice councils, advisory councils, vital voices surveys, and units of distinction. We learn from our multi-generational nursing family. We partner with our Nurses at Premier Ambulatory Surgery Center!

Job Summary and Qualifications

The OR Nurse contributes to the company’s mission and vision byutilizing the nursing process in planning, executing, and evaluating the nursing care given to the surgical patient during the intra-operative period. Plans and delivers safe, effective nursing care until the patient is transferred from his/her care to the recovery R.N. Performs duties of the circulating or scrub role in caring for all age patients. Nursing care meets the standards of the profession, the policies and procedures of the Center and is appropriate to the Center’s patient population to identify patient and family needs.

OPERATIONAL DUTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Demonstrates necessary practical, technical or specialized knowledge and skills required for the role of the peri-operative nurse in accordance with AORN and other regulatory standards of practice.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of surgical procedures and has the ability to oversee the instrument and equipment set-up, prepare for the case utilizing preference cards, and anticipates needs of surgeon.
  • Coordinates and oversees the room during a case as the circulator.
  • Facilitates effective and efficient transition between surgical procedures.
  • Utilizes preference cards and updates as necessary.
  • Utilizes appropriate body mechanics in moving patients, stretchers, and OR tables to prevent injury to patient and self.
  • Demonstrates knowledge/understanding of management of patient, including being available to anesthesia during intubation and extubation, assisting as needed in sudden changes in patient condition i.e. cardiopulmonary arrest, Malignant Hyperthermia, etc., and being readily available to assist as directed.
  • Performs thorough patient interview and assessment in accordance with procedure and assures an appropriate, detailed time out process is done according to policy.
  • Consistently reviews charts for completeness, in accordance with documentation protocols prior to and after the surgical procedure. Assures appropriate consent, H/P, diagnostic reports, and relevant information are on chart prior to the start of procedure.
  • Ensures that H/P is a complete full examination of all body systems and dated within 30-days prior to procedure.
  • Ensures that H/P, orders for the procedure, and consent form are consistent prior to placing in medical chart.
  • Prepares and administers medications in accordance with current practice (i.e. review physician orders, pre-op antibiotics, preparing/labeling medications on/off field, utilizing the 7 medication rights, identifying high alert medications, conducting independent double checks when indicated, and narcotic waste, etc.). Assures only licensed personnel administer medications.
  • Relays appropriate hand off communication to PACU staff to ensure continuity of care.
  • Performs nurse circulator duties as assigned.
  • Participates in the anesthesia time-out process if performed in the pre-op area prior to administration of pre-operative blocks or prior to the induction of anesthesia.
  • Takes responsibility for careful and accurate handling and/or logging of narcotics, biohazardous materials, and surgical specimens.
  • Recognizes emergency situations and responds effectively in a calm and controlled manner.
  • Assures all members of the surgical team comply with principles of surgical hand asepsis, aseptic, and sterile technique.
  • Demonstrates knowledge related to maintenance, cleanliness, and sterilization of instruments and equipment. Maintains a sanitary environment for the provision of patient care.
  • Appropriately handles the disposal of biohazardous materials.
  • Restocks area daily, using appropriate par levels and daily stock sheets.
  • Prepares procedure room for use the following day by bringing in equipment, setting up, "pulling cases" accurately, and reporting to supervisor items that are needed and not available.
  • Spends appropriate time and energy on tasks and assignments based on the policies that are supportive of the Center’s goals and objectives.
  • Functions independently according to job responsibilities and within scope of practice utilizing current standards of care.
  • Takes personal initiative to maintain current RN licensure, BCLS, ACLS/PALS (if indicated) and other professional certifications current as defined by job role.
  • Uses facility resources appropriately and avoids wasteful practices.
  • Attends all mandatory in-services, staff meetings and participates in emergency drills.
  • Participates in the orientation of new employees.
  • Completes annual competency and other required education as assigned.
  • Maintains confidentiality and security of records and patient information at all times.
  • Practices and adheres to the “Code of Conduct” philosophy and “Mission and Value Statement”.
  • While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current Position, it is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Management reserves the right to revise the Position or require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances warrant (i.e. emergencies, changes in personnel or staffing, workload, rush jobs, or technical developments).
What qualifications you will need:
  • Minimum 2 years experience in an operating room setting; preferably in an ambulatory surgery center.
  • Active RN license as required by state of employment orappropriate compact licensure.
  • Valid BCLS Certification upon employment. ***online certification not acceptable.
  • ACLS as required by facility.
  • CNOR certification preferred.

Premier Orthopedic Surgery Centeris located in Nashville, Tennessee. We serve the residents of Middle Tennessee. We are an ambulatory surgery center that is AAAHC accredited. The center performs a wide range of orthopedic procedures including total joints. We see an average of 150 cases a month. We are accessible to I-24 and I-65. As a member of the HCA Healthcare Ambulatory Surgery Division, we follow our mission. Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life. 

HCA Healthcare has been named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute for over a decade. In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

"Bricks and mortar do not make a hospital. People do."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.
HCA Healthcare Co-Founder

If this opportunity is your next step in your career path, we encourage you to apply for our Operating Room Nurse opening. We review all applications. Qualified candidates will be contacted by a member of our team. We are interviewing apply today!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: Premier Ambulatory Surgery Center, Nashville , Operating Room Nurse, Other , Nashville, Tennessee

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