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Surgery OR Nurse – RN
Ref No.: 18-00261
Location: Dallas, Texas
Surgery OR Nurse – RN – Dallas, TX

Full-time - Days (rotating weekends)

Position Summary:

The Surgical Services (Surgery - OR) RN (Registered Nurse) performs direct patient care within the scope of the Registered Nurse Practice Act, with emphasis on the Peri-operative Patients/Surgical Services
  • Use therapeutic communication in daily practice
  • Maintain a safe and therapeutic OR and pre-surgical area environment
  • Implement and direct care, using the nursing process with emphasis on the needs of individual OR patients
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the nursing process
  • Provide emotional support of the patient and significant others to make informed choices regarding health care
  • Delegate tasks to the appropriate caregiver
  • Participate in Surgical Services specific initiatives and process improvement
  • Promote a supportive OR environment
  • Provide supervision of new employees, patient care assistants, vocational nurses, nurse technicians, student nurses and/or nurse externs
  • Maintain high quality (age specific) care for adolescent, adult and geriatric patients as assigned
  • Support the mission, vision and values of the organization
  • Provides pre and post-surgical care of patients ranging from infant to geriatrics who will have (or have had) general anesthesia, epidural/spinal anesthesia and IV sedation
  • Monitors all patients for airway and pain management'
  • Proficient in interpretation of EKG changes, lab values and hemodynamic monitoring
  • Provides care to patients receiving high-risk intravenous therapies and blood components
  • Performs direct patient care in the peri-operative patient with duties related in developing a surgical plan of care throughout the continuum
  • Following competency verification, may perform and monitor conscious sedation and blood/blood products administration
  • Propose the plan of care for pre and post-operative/pre and post procedure patient
  • Provides supervision for Patient Care Assistant, LVN, Nurse Techs, student nurses and nurse externs

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
  • Current TX RN Licensure
  • Surgery (Circulating) RN experience required
  • BLS certification, issued by American Heart Association
  • BSN preferred – will consider Associates Degree for RNs who are in process for BSN and/or can commit to obtain BSN within 24 months