Perioperative Nurse Job Description

Perioperative Nurse Job Description

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Perioperative nurse provides clinical care as prescribed by the Department of Nursing, internal and external regulatory bodies, and standards of nursing practice.

Perioperative Nurse Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Act as a clinical educator implementing the nursing practice model and nursing process
Provide direct patient care as needed
Assume administrative responsibility in the absence of the Nurse Manager
Provide input to Nurse Managers in reference to hiring, counseling and terminating employees
Provide educational programs and activities for Perioperative Services (OR, SDS, PAT, Endoscopy, and PACU) staff to enhance the delivery of care utilizing evidence-based practice
Developing QI processes for the Nursing and Perioperative Services
Assisting in development and monitoring of perioperative budget
Providing care for patients (Peri-Operative Float Pool)
The role of the Charge Nurse is to supervise patient care administered by RN’s, PCT, PCA’s, Tech’s, and Secretary
The Charge Nurse provides care for newborn/pediatric patients between 2 weeks to 11 years of age

Perioperative Nurse Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Perioperative Nurse

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, ACLS, BCLS, PALS, CPR, CNOR, ALCS, NOTE

Education for Perioperative Nurse

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the perioperative nurse job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Nursing, Education, Graduate, Nursing Program, Science, Business, Associates, Department of Education, School of Nursing, Patient Care

Skills for Perioperative Nurse

Desired skills for perioperative nurse include:

Principles and practice of nursing standards
Ensures compliance with all regulatory and professional standards of care which includes JCAHO
Providing education and information
Age-appropriate competencies to department specific population
Nursing practice and education
Patient's age and cultural diversity in the provision of patient care
Research process

Desired experience for perioperative nurse includes:

Clinical Nurse Specialist experience preferred
Eligible for graduation from a NLN-AC or CCNE Accredited Nursing Program with an Associate or Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing prior to employment
Goals with a 5-year plan
Why did you choose Nursing?
Why are you interested in the TriStar Division Nurse Residency Program?
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Perioperative Nurse Examples


Perioperative Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a perioperative nurse. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for perioperative nurse
  • Prepare operating rooms for surgery, using appropriate techniques
  • Interpret policies, procedures, standards, and regulations as appropriate
  • Demonstrate proficiency in delivering care to assigned age specific patient population (e.g., infants, adolescents, adults, geriatrics, pediatrics)
  • Act within the nurse-patient, nurse-nurse, and nurse-system spheres
  • Facilitate a multi-disciplinary and collaborative approach in the provision of health care, within a specialty area
  • Be responsible for the promotion of excellence in the provision of nursing care through the implementation of clinical standards of practice and establishing competency standards for staff members
  • Demonstrate a firm knowledge base and clinical expertise, function as a clinical resource, conduct and facilitate patient care consultation, and provide resources to assess the impact of appropriate practice on patient outcomes
  • Support clinical rounds with the multi-disciplinary health care team and work closely and collaboratively with the physicians in establishing collegial relationships that benefit our staff, patients, and community
  • He/She must be able to circulate multi-specialty cases
  • Developing effective working relationships with all members of the Nursing / Operating Room staff, Surgical staff, Anesthesia staff, and other Surgery Center Departments
Qualifications for perioperative nurse
  • Three years of management experience in the area of Surgical Services
  • Must possess and maintain a current Registered Nurse license issued by the State of California
  • Must possess and maintain a current Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certificate
  • Must attain a current Pediatrics Advanced Life Support Certificate (PALS) three months after hire date
  • One year experience in Med/Surg unit
  • 3 years of experience in OR/PACU preferred

Perioperative Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of perioperative nurse. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for perioperative nurse
  • Provide specialized perioperative care to patients undergoing a variety of procedures ranging from highly complex, high acuity or trauma surgery to routine
  • Assess patients' current health status in order to formulate nursing care plans, which include preparing goals based upon nursing diagnosis, and developing patient outcomes
  • Manage patient care for a wide range of procedures of an advanced nature and difficulty, such as procedures with high susceptibility to infection, and require bodily functions to be mechanically assisted by life support equipment
  • Brief the post anesthesia nursing staff on pertinent information related to the surgery
  • Serve as a project officer/unit coordinator for 1-2 surgical specialties
  • Responsible for performing direct patient care preoperatively and postoperatively with proficiency hemodynamic/cardiac monitoring
  • Must demonstrate ability to assess airway adequacy and intervene quickly and appropriately when necessary
  • Assessing, documenting and managing postoperative pain
  • Must demonstrate understanding and knowledge of all phases of recovery nursing principles and expectations in pre op and PACU phase 1 and 2
  • Administers and charts medications as ordered by physician
Qualifications for perioperative nurse
  • A program agreement must be signed upon acceptance
  • The training period for this program is expected to be between March 20–May 16, 2017
  • Upon completion of the program, a 24-month work commitment commences
  • Must have valid Connecticut state nursing license from an accredited nursing school
  • At least 1 year of heavy orthopedic OR experience as an RN
  • Preferred – 1 year perioperative experience

Perioperative Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of perioperative nurse. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for perioperative nurse
  • Provides and records all intraoperative medications and obtains physician signature of administration of same
  • Is knowledgeable or operation and cleaning of surgical equipment
  • Cleans equipment and operating room/procedure room according to procedure.Reviews charts for completeness and signatures of physicians
  • May float within perioperative and Pre-Admissions Testing services as required
  • Heart & Vascular - Assists physician and/or anesthesiologist in the preparation and care of patients undergoing transesophageal echocardiogram, cardioversion and other procedures that need moderate sedation
  • Prefer a minimum of 9 -12 months Registered Nurse experience in a health care setting
  • Assists in promoting patient safety and maintaining compliance with The Joint Commission (TJC) standards and National Patient Safety Goals, SCIP, NSQIP and other internal and external regulatory quality/patient safety standards
  • Facilitate performance improvement activities within perioperative services
  • Collaborates and facilitates with department leadership in developing Evidence Based Practice and implementing process changes for safety patient care
  • Participates in the data gathering and review of perioperative report card metrics and development of action plans for improvement
Qualifications for perioperative nurse
  • At least one year of OR and/or medical / surgical nursing experience preferred
  • 1 year Operating Room / Perioperative experience in an acute setting
  • Successful completion of BCLS/ACLS/PALS within 90 days of employment or documentation of current BCLS/ACLS/PALS certification
  • Associate's degree in nursing, required (BSN required within 5 years of experience)
  • One (1) year of experience in an inpatient setting such as Med/surg
  • Must possess a current Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification

Perioperative Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of perioperative nurse. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for perioperative nurse
  • Ensures that briefings, debriefings and other elements of the team communication occur in the operating room
  • Audits OR records in real time for Wound class correctness
  • Conducts training once per year (more if needed) officially on wound class data and NSQIP benchmark comparisons to the Perioperative teams
  • Facilitates/coordinates or helps with team patient safety training, human factors training and education
  • Prior to the day of procedure
  • Assess patient status on admission to the operating room and/or the post-op area, and on a continuing basis
  • Provides safe, therapeutic quality care to patients by utilizing the nursing process and nursing diagnosis in a timely manner and by setting appropriate priorities
  • Communicates appropriate information regarding patient conditions to those who require the information including, surgeons, anesthesia, management and other staff
  • Safely carries out physician’s orders correctly and promptly, documenting all activities
  • Displays an understanding of each patient’s cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological maturity in assessments, treatment, and care
Qualifications for perioperative nurse
  • Must possess a current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) card
  • Must be certified in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification
  • Must possess an active Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
  • Successful completion of the AORN Periop 101 final exam with a minimum average of 80%
  • Within two attempts
  • Successful completion of lab skills check offs with a passing score of 90%

Perioperative Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a perioperative nurse. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for perioperative nurse
  • Expertise in safety principles, asepsis, sterile technique and universal precautions
  • Assesses, anticipates and implements appropriate care throughout the surgical process
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, prioritizes work to meet the changing needs of the department
  • Document and perform nursing care in assigned area based on standards of care and practice, and company policies and procedures
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures, including but not limited to standards for confidentiality, Infection Control, safety (OSHA), attendance, punctuality and personal appearance
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours as needed and/or requested by Manager
  • Coordinates, schedules and evaluates unit based orientation for new employees in all perioperative departments
  • Assures compliance with orientation policies and procedures in all perioperative departments
  • Facilitates staff education for unit based competency and hospital wide mandatory education in all perioperative departments
  • Functions as a leader, role model and mentor in all departments within perioperative
Qualifications for perioperative nurse
  • Successful completion of a scrub skills check-off test with a passing score of 90%
  • Successful completion of all service line orientation as evidenced by direct observations and documentation
  • RN New Graduate with less than One (1) year of experience or Experienced RN with at least Two (2) years of experience in clinical specialty
  • He/She must have at least 3-5 years’ of OR and/or medical / surgical nursing experience preferred
  • Successful completion of Basic Life Support (BLS)/Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) within 90 days
  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience in an operating room desired

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