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Company: Iowa Orthopaedic Center PC
Location: West Des Moines
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Do you have a passion for working in the operating room? Are you looking to pursue a career as an OR Registered Nurse? The Iowa Orthopedic Center, a center of excellence, is looking to hire a motivated RN Circulator to join our MercyOne West Des Moines Medical Center location! This position offers a fast paced environment that is built around a team atmosphere who works to build each other up and enhance overall patient outcomes.
The OR RN will work alongside a small team made up of dedicated individuals who pride themselves on positive patient outcomes. To be successful in this role, you must pay close attention to detail, be able to adapt quickly, and problem solve under the direct supervision of a physician. This position will work Monday through Friday with a call schedule on a rotating weekend basis. Come explore what makes us a center of excellence!
**This position has a sign on bonus of $10,000!!!**
Prepare and evaluate patients preoperatively in an efficient and caring manner to provide for a smooth patient flow throughout their experience. Collects, assesses, and analyzes patient data using nursing diagnoses to develop plan of care.
Responsible for obtaining appropriate lab specimens. Maintains knowledge of equipment and stays abreast of current perioperative nursing trends.
Review patient charts immediately preoperatively to ensure completeness, including completion of all preoperative consents.
Communicate effectively and appropriately with staff, physicians, patients, families and other health care team members.
Conduct assessments according to facility guidelines.
Prepares for surgical cases in an efficient manner, anticipating needs of patient, surgeon, anesthesia, and other surgical team members.
Provides a safe environment for patient and staff by implementing standards of aseptic technique and by controlling the physical and psychological aspects of that environment.
Provides airway management.
Ongoing physiological assessment through all phases of the surgical experience, including medication and pain management.
Participates in the performance improvement process. Assists with regulatory compliance throughout the organization.
Demonstrates competence in specified computer applications.
Adheres to all Joint Commission standards and CMS Rules and Regulations.
Scrubs and circulates on cases independently, with minimal direction.
Collects and analyzes data and assesses patient in developing nursing diagnosis.
Maintains knowledge of equipment set-up and function.
Initiates and directs room clean up and turnover.
Weekend and holiday call required on a rotation basis
Other duties as assigned by Nurse Manager, including staff cross training.
Assists in maintenance of physician's preference cards
Participate in maintenance of unit resource materials.
Participates in orientation and training of new personnel.
Utilizes computer in surgical documentation, disposition of specimens and obtaining pertinent information.
Participates in departmental Performance Improvement activities as appropriate.
Attends department meetings and in-services.
Reports to the Charge Nurse under direction of the Nurse Manager
Has no responsibility for leading or following-up on the work of others.
R.N. with license to practice in State of Iowa.
Mandatory reporting course within previous 5 years, or obtains within 3 months of hire
IV skill preferred.
Knowledge of perioperative services.
Maintains BLS qualification, or obtains within 6 months of hire.
Maintains ACLS qualification, or obtains within 6 months of hire.
Operating Room experience preferred
Ability to read, write and speak English language without translation
Ability to maintain a high standard of courtesy and cooperation (service excellence) in dealing with co-workers, patients and visitors, and perform job functions satisfactorily despite the stress of an outpatient surgery environment.
Adaptability to performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.
Adaptability to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits and standards.
Ability to accept responsibility for the direction or planning of an activity but also to work independently.
Standard patient care equipment and surgical instrumentation, sterilization equipment, phone, computer terminal, general office equipment, and written materials.
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Keywords: Iowa Orthopaedic Center PC, West Des Moines , RN Circulator, Healthcare , West Des Moines, Iowa

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