RN-Surgery Job Description

RN-Surgery Job Description

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Rn-surgery provides a safe environment for patient and staff by adhering to standards of aseptic technique and department/hospital policy.

RN-Surgery Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Demonstrate critical thinking skills in the provision of care of the perioperative patient by completing a comprehensive preoperative assessment, planning and implementing individualized nursing interventions and evaluating the effectiveness of care and modifying interventions as needed
Deliver conscious sedation, providing psychological support to the patient when needed
Be acccountable for the delivery of coordinated, safe, compassionate, therapeutic, evidence-based quality care to patients and families, based on individual physical, emotional, and spiritual needs, and appropriate care strategies throughout the lifespan
Prioritize multiple complex patient and physician needs to delegate and coordinate the care provided by the surgical team to maximize patient outcomes
Coordinate patient care assignments to personnel supervised, considering staff competencies, patient population, equipment used, patient condition, environmental factors, infection control, safety factors and availability of direct/indirect supervision
Communicate effectively with patients, staff and physicians to anticipate needs and develop and implement actions to be taken in response to complaints related to patient care processes
Maintain and enhance professional clinical skills by seeking out learning situations and remaining abreast of current advances in nursing techniques and technologies
Serve as a consultant to all personnel in area(s) of nursing expertise
Demonstrate advanced clinical judgment as evidenced by knowledge of complex nursing interventions required in multiple surgical specialty areas
Exhibits willingness to take on special projects and initiates actions that work to improve processes the department

RN-Surgery Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for RN-Surgery

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ACLS, BLS, CNOR, BCLS, NHSS, PALS, BLC

Education for RN-Surgery

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the rn-surgery job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Nursing, Science, Nursing Program, Graduate, Education, Associate Degrees, School of Nursing, Patient Care, Teaching, Health

Skills for RN-Surgery

Desired skills for rn-surgery include:

Aseptic techniques and surgical procedures to ensure a safe environment free from infection
Use of instruments and equipment necessary for a procedure
Human growth and development
Assessment
DNV
HIPAA
Hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs regarding fraud
OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare
Sterilization and infection control by operating autoclaves appropriately
Waste and abuse

Desired experience for rn-surgery includes:

Graduation from accredited nursing program, New hires as of 1/1/12 must have a BSN degree or must agree in writing to obtain their BSN within the specified time frame
Minimum requirement is an Associate Degree in Nursing
Experience as a Registered Nurse in surgical setting, cardiovascular preferred
Experience in Pediatric Surgery preferred
Cardiovascular/open heart experience required, prefer pediatric experience
CA RN

RN-Surgery Examples

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RN-Surgery Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of rn-surgery. 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 rn-surgery
  • THE PERIOPERATIVE REGISTERED NURSE WILL COMMUNICATE WITH THE MEDICAL STAFF AND ANCILLARY DEPARTMENTS TO PROVIDE COMPREHENSIVE AND COORDINATED PATIENT CARE SERVICES
  • Communicates patient needs to appropriate person and makes referrals to other departments when indicated
  • Notifies attending physician/surgeon and/or anesthesia provider of changes in patient's condition in a timely and appropriate manner
  • Interrelates with ancillary departments in a positive manner
  • Communicates major changes in level of care to the supervisor and/or the designated personnel
  • Documents patient response to all procedures in the O.R
  • Thoroughly completes the O.R
  • Acts as an advocate in providing safe delivery of care at all times
  • Shows knowledge of chain of command in follow up of concerns
  • Handles all patient communication and documentation in a confidential manner
Qualifications for rn-surgery
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN), or must obtain a BSN within 3 years of hiring, or have at least 20 years of RN experience
  • AHA BLS, ACLS, PALS (current upon hire)
  • Shows an understanding and knowledge of computer systems and application preferred and/or ability to be trained
  • Completion of nursing training from an accredited school of nursing
  • Knowledge of nursing processes
  • Must have more than one (1) year of experience and meet the department specific competencies
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RN-Surgery Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a rn-surgery. 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 rn-surgery
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principals of growth and development over the life span
  • Able to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age specific need, and to provide appropriate care
  • Assists the physicians and interacts with personnel in other departments within the framework of the philosophy and policies established by St
  • The Clinical Nurse I is the professional person responsible for the provision of total patient care to a specific group of patients, utilizing the nursing process
  • The Clinical Nurse I is responsible for the coordination of services provided by other members of the health care team within the guidelines of hospital policy and procedures
  • The Clinical Nurse I may act in a charge nurse capacity and, as such, directs and supervises nursing care within a specific assigned unit in the absence of and in conjunction with the Nurse Manager
  • The Clinical Nurse I identify and correct nursing service problems and maintain patient care in accordance with hospital policy and regulatory agencies while effectively utilizing the chain of command
  • This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the Mission of Community Hospital of San Bernardino
  • It is expected that the employee will demonstrate behavior consistent with the Core Values
  • The employee shall support Community Hospital of San Bernardino strategic plan and the goals and direction of the quality improvement, process, and activities
Qualifications for rn-surgery
  • Completion of Letter of Intent
  • 2+ years of experience in Surgery as a Registered Nurse preferred
  • 1 - 2 years RN experience in an acute care setting and a strong desire to work in the surgery circulating role will be considered
  • One year surgical experience of successful completion of a 6 month OR training course AORN Certification preferred
  • ACLS, PALS (or obtained within six months of employment) in required specialty
  • One year recent experience in the surgical setting required
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RN-Surgery Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a rn-surgery. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for rn-surgery
  • Demonstrates competence in performing critical skills (checklist) to include appropriate delivery of care according to the age-specific needs of the population served
  • The employee shall support Community Hospital of San Bernardino strategic plan and the goals and direction of the quality improvement, process, and activities.#RN@DH
  • Oversees and directly supervises all department areas and Charge Nurses, including interviewing, coaching, counseling, orientation, training and evaluation within established guidelines
  • Serves as a nursing role model and resource to staff, demonstrating support of the nursing practice model, standards of nursing practice and clinical outcomes
  • Monitors the day to day operations of assigned department staff, reacting effectively and efficiently to unplanned circumstances, demands and challenges facing the department to ensure consistent quality of service
  • Demonstrates expertise in hospital and department processes and keeps staff updated by remaining current with hospital and department guidelines, federal, state, regulatory & other governing policies, procedures or guidelines
  • Coordinates the departmental staff performance and improvement process including the preparation, analysis and submission of required reports
  • Updates and improves the department processes and workflow
  • Participates as requested on teams, committees, and special projects both internal and external relating to Department and Hospital Services
  • Provides nursing leadership for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient care and safety in assigned areas of responsibility
Qualifications for rn-surgery
  • Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, pushing, pulling, and lifting of patients and/or equipment up to 100 pounds
  • Previous healthcare or nursing experience preferred
  • State of Missouri RN license
  • Acute Care Hospital Experience, Preferred but not required
  • Position is variable and will work 11 am to 730 pm
  • Lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling objects
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RN-Surgery Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of rn-surgery. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for rn-surgery
  • Serves as role model for staff and assists staff in following established, best practice standards
  • Providing leadership for and management of the clinical service area
  • Conducting themselves as a professional role model, being a clinical resource for and acting as liaison with the medical staff
  • Keeping department operation within budgetary boundaries, compliance with all regulatory requirements and human resource issues
  • Integrating their department’s services with the hospital’s primary functions
  • Coordinates and integrates services within the department(s) and with other departments
  • Develops, implements and evaluates policies and procedures that define scope of service and guide and support the provision of services
  • Recommends a sufficient number of qualified and competent persons to provide care/service and assures the qualifications and competence of those staff members meet the needs of patient care and non-patient care services
  • Hires and evaluates new staff, provides for orientation, in-service training, continuing education and annual evaluation of all personnel in their department(s)
  • Oversees any disciplinary processes and termination of employees in their department(s)
Qualifications for rn-surgery
  • Other certifications specific to unit may be required
  • Refer to Nursing Policy IV-F.3
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification within six months of employment required
  • One year RN Exp in OR
  • ACLS required for Surgery
  • Previous OR scrub experience preferred
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RN-Surgery Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a rn-surgery. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for rn-surgery
  • Demonstrates competent use of computer programs as appropriate
  • Demonstrates support of organizational values of caring, integrity, responsible stewardship, continuous improvement, learning and excellence
  • Consistently demonstrates the ability to anticipate and prepare for changes within the patient group ( admissions, discharges, transfers, increased patient care needs, etc)
  • Maintains strong knowledge of the electronic medical record
  • Consistently integrates all aspects of service excellence into all functions and maintains a service excellence culture and philosophy
  • Demonstrates positive communication and interpersonal relationships when dealing with patients and families
  • Demonstrates collaborative decision making when participatient with other healthcare team members
  • Provides assistance and direction in maintaining excellent working relationship with referring physicians and multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrates skill and competence in providing or directing the care of patient of all ages which includes physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs
  • Engages in collegial relationships, which support personal and professional growth
Qualifications for rn-surgery
  • Scrubbing and circulating
  • Minimum of 1 year circulating experience in an operating room setting, either inpatient or outpatient
  • Basic Life Support (BLS), & ACLS required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or higher within 3 years of hire, or
  • One (1) year acute care experience in the Operating Room
  • 1 year acute surgery experience or completion of the specialty residency located at that facility

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