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This position is: Full Time
Position Location: Imperial Calcasieu Surgical Center

PRN position available in addition to Full-Time

JOB SUMMARY:† The circulating nurse is responsible for activities of the operating room outside the sterile field and for coordinating and managing nursing care of the surgical patient in the room.† The circulating nurse maintains a safe and comfortable environment for the patient, and assists members of the surgical team.† He or she monitors the room and sterile field for potential breaks in sterile technique or potential environment hazards.† The circulating nurse represents the patient by acting as an advocate during the surgical procedure. †He or she provides support and back up for personnel by performing the following duties:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONIBILITIES:

†Including the following. Other duties may be assigned.

1.††††† Communicates appropriately with peers, management and physicians, patients, and patientís family members.

2.††††† Participation encouraged in at least one of the centerís committees.

3.††††† Adheres to surgical principals and practices as described in the centerís policy and procedures.

4.††††† Participates in the centerís staff meetings and in services offered.

5.††††† Maintains CEU as required by State and centerís policies.

6.††††† Demonstrates competence in sterile technique, patient safety practices, equipment usage, and infection control processes.

7.††††† Interacts appropriately and effectively with all patients/others regardless of age or ethnic background.

8.††††† Uses Standard Universal Precautions, appropriate hand washing, personal protective equipment, and safe practices to ensure personal safety and a safe environment of care.

9.††††† Assists with environmental hazard and infection control surveillance and participates in emergency preparedness drills.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as physician orders, laboratory results, safety rules, operating and technical instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

REASONING ABILITY:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.† Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or control; reach with hands and arms, hear and talk. †The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to bend, lift, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 pounds. Must have good visual acuity.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to chemical fumes or airborne particles. There is a risk of electrical shock, exposure to radiation and occasional exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Requirements:

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Louisiana RN license is required.††One year surgical experience preferred. CPR Certified.†††ACLS & PALS certification encouraged.


 

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