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Operating Room Nurse Weekdays

Company: DMOS
Location: West Des Moines
Posted on: September 14, 2023

Job Description:

The OOSC exclusively works with Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons, P.C. (DMOS) surgeons. DMOS is the longest thriving private orthopaedic practice in the central Iowa area. We provide services that allow patients an opportunity to get back to living their best life. Our services change lives. We are dedicated to helping our community, peers and partners provide outstanding healthcare. DMOS is a haven for enjoyable, creative and mission centered individuals. We are growing and we need the best and brightest to join us to serve our growing community.Does this sound like a place you would want to be? If so, read on.

PERKS: We are based in West Des Moines Iowa. OOSC offers our staff awork-life balance with generous levels of time off, competitive compensation and a plethora of benefits options, including affordable employee health, vision and dental insurance. OOSC nurses have no call, overnight or weekend shifts. Compensation is competitive and takes prior experience into consideration at offer. Ourcompetitive 401K/pension plan is a benefit that contributes to the future of our staff and their ability to live their best life.

What are we looking for?

  • Evidence Based Care Enthusiasts: We approach every day with a patient centered focus and are diligent about an outstanding care experience for all who come to OOSC.
  • Emerging Leaders with a Servant Heart: We do everything with the highest level of purpose, preparation and focus for others. We know our best selves are delivered in action, not just words.
  • People who want Continuous Learning: We strive to learn everyday through sincere curiosity; we look for ways to improve our patient care, ourselves and the community.
  • Vision for the Future: We see a future of patient centered care that allows for minimal disruption to the patient, the provider and peers through outstanding surgical and ancillary services throughout the metro.

    The OR Nurse responsible for delivering high-quality nursing care to patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery procedures. They will be responsible for maintaining a safe and sterile environment in the operating room, while providing care to patients before, during, and after surgery. They collaborate with surgeons, anesthesiologists and other healthcare professionals to ensure seamless patient care and assist with the preparation and maintenance of the operating room

    Essential Duties: Supports the philosophy, goals and objectives of the Organization.

    • Supports, and performs according to, approved policies and procedures.
    • Participates as a team member in support of the total operative process.
    • Considers patient rights in performance of job duties and responsibilities.
      • Communicates effectively with supervisor/management, patients, visitors, physicians, and co-workers.
        • Interactions are respectful and courteous.
        • Communicates effectively and professionally using a translator when necessary.
        • Documents that information received from the patient are disseminated to the appropriate people or departments.
        • Attends and actively participates in meetings, committees and in-services according to job responsibilities and Facility requirements.
        • Assists with orientation and training of new personnel and acts as a resource person for patient care problems.
        • Adheres to safety policies and procedures in performing job duties and responsibilities.
          • Reports observed or suspected violations, hazards and noncompliance according to Facility policy.
          • Observes safety measures in performance of job duties and responsibilities; enforces compliance with safety and security policies and procedures.
          • Responds to emergency situations with competence and composure.
          • Interacts appropriately with various age groups.
            • Accurately assesses and interprets age-specific patient data.
            • Accurately interprets age-specific patient responses to questions and instructions.
            • Involves the patient's family/significant other in decision-making about the patient's care.
            • Considers age-specific patient requirements when responding to emergency situations.
            • Effectively organizes time, equipment, supplies, and personnel.
              • Organizes nursing activities efficiently; considers staff abilities when delegating activities.
              • Confirms that proper techniques and procedures are used according to accepted standards of practice.
              • Maintains order and cleanliness of pre/postoperative areas.
              • Performs thorough patient assessment required by the outpatient setting.
                • Assists in assessing the physical and emotional status of the patient upon admission according to Facility policy.
                • Develops a plan for patient care based on assessment data; implements and documents preoperative care according to protocol.
                • Provides comfort and reassurance to the patient and supports the patient's right to privacy, dignity, and confidentiality.
                • Performs safe and individualized nursing care for the patient in the operative/postoperative period.
                  • Assesses and documents the patient's physical and emotional status upon arrival in the postoperative area.
                  • Documents postoperative care during the patient's recovery from anesthesia/sedation according to Facility policy.
                  • Provides nursing care to meet patient needs related to surgical condition and type of anesthesia administered.
                    • Adheres to organizational policy with particular attention to standards of conduct and to confidentiality as it relates to HIPAA.

                      EXPERIENCE/SKILLS/EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Must have a current nursing license to practice through the Iowa Department of Public Health, Maintain a basic ACLS Certification; Unrestricted IA RN license, BLS. ACLS and PALS preferred. Experience in a similar related industry or ASC is preferred, but not required. Experience in Orthopedics is preferred. Must be able to set priorities and work with minimal supervision. May require some flexibility of hourly schedule per patient need. Excellent organization and communication skills. Ability to handle stress calmly and be flexible to change. Willingness to be flexible and remain focused during fast paced schedules.

                      OOSC is a privately held joint venture with Unity Point and DMOS medical facility. Candidates who receive a conditional offer of employment will be required to complete a full physical, drug screen, criminal background check, federal background checks, education verification, reference checks, and an initial TB test. Employees are required to be fully vaccinated until a reasonable accommodation is attained.

                      COMPANY OVERVIEW: With over 60 years of experience, our dedicatedteam has been committed to providing patients with the most comprehensive orthopaedic care available in central Iowa. As a leading and trusted organization, we are devoted to providing world class care to our patients. OOSC is actively improving the lives of our patients by providing the highest quality of care and we are seeking a professional medical professional to help us achieve more!

                      PEOPLE OVERVIEW: People who succeed here arepositive, friendly, professional and data driven. We seek a can-do attitude with a proactive coaching and consulting skill set. This person knows how to communicate positively and professionally to patients, physicians, mid-levels, administrative professionals, and team members. If we are speaking about you, then you may be our ideal candidate.

                      Do you have a positive can-do attitude and a love for your job? If so, you'll be our ideal candidate. Join our leading team of orthopaedic surgeons and discover how your talents can change lives.

                      Join our leading team of orthopaedic surgeons and discover how your talents can help get our patients back to living!

                      Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

                      The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: DMOS, West Des Moines , Operating Room Nurse Weekdays, Healthcare , West Des Moines, Iowa

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