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


Role Purpose:
The job of the Registered Nurse Circulator is to assess, plan, coordinate, implement and evaluate nursing care for surgical patients.

The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of all aspects of the perioperative setting.

    • 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.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Current Illinois RN License
  • 1-3 years experience

About SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital - Mt. Vernon

SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital–Mt. Vernon, operating in partnership with the Felician Sisters, is a 134-bed hospital with the only open heart surgery program in the region. In 2015, the hospital launched a new pediatric emergency and NICU telemedicine program in conjunction with the physicians at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital. For three consecutive years, Healthgrades has presented SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital with the Patient Safety Excellence Award. In 2014, Quest by Premier Inc. recognized SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital with the Citation of Merit Award for Outstanding Patient Care.
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