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Perioperative RN Operating Room - City Gate

Company: WellSpan Health Services
Location: Lancaster
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

WellSpan Health is opening a brand new, 34,000 square foot outpatient surgery center, in January 2025. Located in the CityGate Corporate Center, it will also be the home to numerous WellSpan specialty practices. We invite you to learn more and join a team focused on expanding accessible care to our neighbors in Lancaster.Full-time Day Shift80 hours bi-weeklyNo weekends, holidays, or on-call8-to-10-hour shiftsStaffing hours from 6:00am to 6:00pmBusiness hours from 7:00am to 4:30pmGeneral Operating Room, Pre/Post Op, and Outpatient Surgery experience requiredGeneral SummaryProvides patient care and professional nursing services in pre-, intra- and postoperative areas, normally in an outpatient setting. Assists physicians during operative procedures and in providing care to patients. Instructs patients and their families in appropriate care.Duties and ResponsibilitiesProvides general nursing care and personal care assistance to patients.Writes initial nursing histories, assesses patients' conditions and develops individual care plans for patients.Prepares the operating room for cases by setting up table, instruments and supplies according to type of case.Cleans and prepares rooms between procedures and after terminal cleaning. Monitors and restocks supplies.Prepares patients preoperatively for surgical procedures.Assists the surgical team during operative procedures.Maintains aseptic techniques; actively monitors situations which could lead to breaches in aseptic technique.Assists in maintaining correct count of instruments, sutures and sponges.Assists in patient care related activities such as starting IV solutions and inserting tubes.Administers postoperative care by monitoring status and observing for postoperative complications.Provides health care instruction/education to patient and family members.Performs a variety of nursing administrative duties.Prepares and maintains records of patient charges.Variation of duties may result based on the assigned customer care unit(s). This may include differences in the specific clinical skills required of the RN. Unit based skill lists outline expectations beyond the house wide RN requirements. SYS-NURS-L Nursing Education Requirements Policy outlines current certification(s) required for specific areas of nursing practice and is considered to be part of the job description.In addition to requirements specified in the license and certification section below, current BLS certification for all areas of nursing practice is required.Current certification may be required for the following areas of nursing practice:Emergency Care Center - ACLS, PALSIntensive Care Center & MSCC Lead - ACLS, PALSL&D - ACLS, NRP, - Experienced L&D nurses will obtain within 6 months and new L&D nurses will obtain at 1 year of experienceNICU - NRPPEDS - PALSPCC/PACU/ENDO - ACLS, PALSProcedural - ACLSCommon Expectations:Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span of the assigned patient population. Assesses and interprets patient age specific data and provides appropriate, age specific treatment. Provides direct patient care to assigned patient age group(s).Demonstrates a commitment to patient, visitor and staff by: complying with all applicable safety regulations; learning the impact of medical errors and methodology that will lead to reduction of errors; reporting actual and potential errors, as well as hazardous conditions; identifying opportunities to standardize processes and "error proof" systems that will lead to increased safety; and participating in safety education programs and root cause analyses as required.Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards.Maintains professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest trends in field of expertise.Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.Ensures an adequate stock of supplies and proper functioning of equipment.Enters and/or retrieves data from established computer files using knowledge of various computer software applications.QualificationsMinimum Education:Associates Degree RequiredWork Experience:1 year Medical/Surgical nursing experience requiredLicenses:Licensed Registered Nurse Upon Hire Required orRegistered Nurse Multi State License Upon Hire Required andAdvanced Cardiac Life Support Upon Hire Required andBasic Life Support Upon Hire Required

Keywords: WellSpan Health Services, Lancaster , Perioperative RN Operating Room - City Gate, Healthcare , Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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