Clark Fork Valley Hospital Surgery RN in Plains, Montana
The role of the perioperative nurse is to provide care for patients before , during, and after surgery, surgical procedures, and endoscopic procedures. The operating room nurse job description also includes the role of patient educator, circulating nurse, and/or scrub nurse potentially with additional training. Circulating OR nurses work within the operating suite but outside of the sterile field; scrub OR nurse handle and prepare operating instruments and equipment within the sterile field. To work as a scrub OR nurse requires additional training as stated above. Pre-op and Post-op nurse work in the PACU area.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Administers and manages prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniques, within their scope of practice and notifies the provider when appropriate.
Documents care completely, accurately and timely in the appropriate health record.
Initiates/participates in the implementation of individualized patient/resident/ family education plans.
Manages the patient care plans according to the individualized needs of the patient/resident.
Demonstrates competencies within their scope of practice.
Follows all standards that are applicable to their specialty or area of work.
Adheres to recognized infection control standards.
Participates in departmental and hospital wide quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI) activities.
Responsible for oversight of the certified nursing assistants (CNA) where applicable by law and licensed practical nurses (LPN).
Professionally conveys clinical information to other team members.
Completes charge responsibilities as assigned.