St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.
The Perioperative Registered Nurse (R.N.) delivers nursing care for perioperative patients across
their life span, and through the nursing process, assesses and documents the effects of care.
Works cooperatively with ancillary, nursing and other patient-team personnel to maintain
standards for professional nursing practice. These nursing functions of the R.N. are carried out
according to the Pennsylvania Nurse Practice Act, hospital policy, the hospital Mission
Statement, and the Philosophy of the Department of Nursing.
The intent of this job description is to provide a summary of the major duties and responsibilities
of this position and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements
that may be inherent in the position.
1. Demonstrates the ability to perform the essential function of the R.N.
2. Provides and maintains a safe environment for the perioperative patient as addressed in the
O.R. Policy and Procedure Manual.
3. Demonstrates proficiency in aseptic technique as set down in the O.R. Policy and Procedure
4. Shares information obtained through educational programs at unit meetings and/or scheduled
inservices with co-workers.
5. Demonstrates flexibility to unit needs in relation to patient assignments, shift assignment,
work schedule, and on-call coverage.
6. Identifies needed supplies and equipment to prepare O.R. Suite for patient care, inspect O.R.
Suite to determine if it is clean and equipment is in readiness for the case.
7. Determines that the consent is on the chart and indicates the correct procedure. Determines
that the patient is properly identified.
8. Initiates and maintains correct sponge, needle and instrument counts as identified in the O.R.
9. Identifies and prepares the incision site according to established procedure.
10. Anticipates and fulfills the needs of the surgical team.
11. Identifies, labels and sends specimens to pathology per established procedure.
12. Functions as a circulating nurse as it relates to opening sterile supplies, maintaining counts,
implementing surgical asepsis, safety precautions, and cost effectiveness.
13. Remains at patient's side and assist the Anesthesiologist/CRNA as required during induction
and emergence from anesthesia.
14. Coordinates a smooth transition from the intraoperative area to the post-operative area.
15. Functions as a scrub nurse as it relates to scrubbing, gowning, gloving, preparing instruments
and suture and implementing surgical asepsis, safety precautions, and cost-effectiveness.
16. Takes active roll in QA/AI.
17. Maintains confidentiality of all materials handled within the Network/ Entity as well as the
proper release of information.
18. Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding issues of employee, patient and
environmental safety and follows appropriate reporting requirements.
19. Demonstrates/models the Network’s Service Excellence Standards of Performance in
interactions with all customers (internal and external).
20. Demonstrates Performance Improvement in the following areas as appropriate: Clinical
Care/Outcomes, Customer/Service Improvement, Operational System/Process, and Safety.
21. Demonstrates financial responsibility and accountability through the effective and efficient
use of resources in daily procedures, processes and practices.
22. Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding attendance and dress code.
23. Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment, knowledge of growth and
development and communication appropriate to the age of the patient treated.
Performs other duties as assigned.
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
Sit up to 2 hours per day; 1 hour at a time. Stand for up to 8 hours per day; 5 hours at a time.
Walk 6 hours per day; 10 minutes at a time. Consistently lift, carry and push objects up to 10
lbs. Occasionally lift, carry and push objects up to 75 lbs. Transport patients weighing up to 400 lbs.
via wheelchair, bed and/or stretcher. Frequently stoop and bend. Frequently reach above
shoulder level. Must be able to perceive attributes of an object through touch. Must be able to
hear as it relates to normal conversation, and high and low frequencies. Must be able to see as it
relates to general, near, far, color, and peripheral vision.
Registered Nurse with current license to practice in the state of Pennsylvania.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
1. One year medical/surgical experience preferred before working in a specialty area.
2. AORN Certification preferred.
3. Successful completion of Basic Cardiac Life Support Course.
4. Successful completion of Advanced Cardiac Life Support Course within 1 year.
Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!![ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Registered Nurse, Operating Room[ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Registered Nurse, Operating Room
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