OR Circulator/Perioperative RN
Inside the surgery room, the patient is powerless--incapable of making a decision on his or her own, and hence, the circulating nurse acts as the patient advocate while the patient is under the influence of anesthesia. The Nurse Circulator ensures safety of patient within the period of operation. Perioperative nursing is a unique type of nursing specialty and an essential member of the surgery team. The circulating nurse works by collaborating with other members of the team including the anesthesiologist, surgeon, surgical technologist, surgical assistant, and other personnel. They render expert pre-, intra- and post-operative nursing service.
In the operating room, the duties of the circulating nurse are carried out outside the sterile area. The RN Circulator manages all the necessary care inside the surgery room, assisting the team in maintaining and creating a comfortable, safe environment for the patient and observing the team from a wide perspective. He or she must ensure all surgical team members perform in a unified effort. During operation, most patients are sedated or anesthetized and so, they are powerless to decide on their own. By using assessment, diagnosing, critical thinking, and planning skills, the circulating nurse can direct care and the activities of the team for the patient's best interest.
The role of the Perioperative RN in the surgery setting is important to provide the best patient care. An effective circulating nurse possesses the knowledge, skills, and training to carry out circulating duties during surgery. By using sound judgment, interpersonal communication skills and critical thinking skills, the circulating nurse can check and evaluate the patient's needs, ensuring positive outcome. To make sure the patient gets the highest standard of care, it is necessary there is a professional Perioperative nurse as the RN Circulator throughout every invasive procedure.
Job Description and Duties:
-Full Time Monday -Friday 0600-1400 with rotating call
-Performs as circulating nurse in OR and Endoscopy suite.
-Keeps accurate and complete Operating Room records.
-Works well in a team atmosphere, and incorporates a professional attitude in his or her performance.
-Responsible and accountable for maintaining and improving knowledge and skills.
-Responsible for accurate documentation and maintenance of complete medical record.
-Assists anesthesia with induction
-Turns room over efficiently in preparation for next procedure
-Maintains accurate count of all sponges, needles, and instruments
-Updates preference cards to ensure proper OR case management.
-Able to adapt to change when OR cases change or emergencies are added.
-Completes assignments in an efficient, well organized, and self-directed manner.
-Reports malfunctioning equipment in a timely manner. Transports equipment to maintain equipment integrity.
-Anticipate needs for next day cases (i.e. Instrumentation, meds, etc.).
-Able to provide interventions based on age specific criteria and patient care standards.
-To maintain on call status (rotation with other circulators) and report to Marshall County Hospital within 30 minutes of notification.
-Works well in a team atmosphere and incorporates a professional attitude his /her performance. Promotes a positive, cohesive work environment.
Current and unrestricted KY RN Nurse License
OR Circulator Experience Preferred
Shift : Day
Closing Date: 11/01/2019
Beth Cavanah - Director of Human Resources
615 Old Symsonia Rd
Benton, KY 42025