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The Registered Professional Nurse is responsible for the delivery of patient care, utilizing the nursing process for assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation while meeting competently all safe expectations of a nurse.
Training and Experience:
Current RN License
Current BLS Provider
Minimum of one (1) year experience as a Peri-operative Staff RN in an acute care hospital.
Unit Specific Technical Skills:
Demonstrates understanding and utilization of principles of asepsis, provides a surgically clean environment for patient care and ensures the sterility of supplies and instruments during operative procedures.
Assumes responsibility for intra-operative patient safety related to positioning and equipment/supply use.
Performs the peri-operative nursing role to include pre-operative assessment of the patient, nursing care plan formulation, operative care plan implementation and post-operative evaluation of the patient s response/outcome and of the effectiveness and appropriateness of the nursing care provided.
Assists anesthesiologists with the intubation/extubation of patients, the monitoring of fluid/volume balance, administration of blood and blood products, and the thermoregulation of the patient.
Monitors patient level of consciousness, EKG, and BP during local anesthetic procedures.
Assures the proper supplies, equipment and instrumentation are available for surgical procedures.