RN - Circulator-Surgery Job
Full Job Title: RN Circulator - Surgery
Job Number: 17001094
Facility: SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital - Mt. Vernon
Location: Mount Vernon, IL
Schedule: Full Time, 8 Hour Day
Hours: 7:00am - 3:30pm
- Verify patient identity in accordance with hospital policy using patients name and date of birth.Check chart to assure all required documentation is present and correct, including H & P, Update, Consents, and Pertinent testing.
- Assess patients knowledge of procedure and expectations, address any questions or concerns voiced by patient or family members prior to transfer to the OR..
- Plans for patient care and intervenes by demonstrating basic nursing skills by safely positioning and prepping patients following AORN guidelines, accurately observing and recording instrument, needle and sponge counts, and properly identifing, labeling, and administering medication per hospital policy.
- Adheres to all Universal Protocol policies required by Joint Commission, including complete Time Outs,identifying patient, site, procedure, allergies, and antibiotics administered. This also includes enforcing site marking prior to entrance to the OR and all other patient safety standards.
- Assist anesthesia during induction and be readily available throughout the procedure. Demonstrate knowledge of infection control and sterile technique.
- Displays problem solving skills and uses critical thinking when making decisions regarding patient care and notifies surgeons of changes to patients condition or any other pertinent information.
- Exhibit excellent verbal communication skills and be committed to patient satisfaction 100% of the time and will utilize service recovery skills.
- Gathers supplies and appropriate equipment specific to surgical procedures, operate equipment in a safe manner and report malfunctions to the proper resource.
- Properly enter all information into the electronic intra-op record regarding the procedure, personnel, specimens, implants, materials, and interventions performed.
- Associate's Degree in Nursing
- Current Illinois RN License
- 1-3 years experience
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