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Registered Nurse, Operating Room, Day shift evening rotation

Registered Nurse, Operating Room
MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center is a full-service acute care facility with more than 49,000 emergency room visits and nearly 12,000 admissions each year. Our hospital's commitment to advanced technology distinguishes it from community hospitals. From its renowned centers of excellence in cardiac care and obstetrics to orthopedics and surgical services, MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center provides uncompromising clinical care.
MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center, Inc. is actively recruiting for a full-time Registered Nurse to join our team and support the needs of the Operating Room. Patient focused care with commitment to customer service, collaboration and team work is a must. This position will provide support during day shift hours.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Acts as circulator and/or scrub nurse during the intraoperative phase.
Assumes on-call responsibilities for surgical emergencies as assigned and is promptly available by beeper/phone.
Performs a peri-operative assessment. Assessment data shall include, but is not limited to, verification of the patient?s identity, operative procedure, surgeon and consent.
Verifies the patient?s allergies, NPO status and whether or not the patient has voided.
Validates the presents of current history and physical, laboratory results, perioperative orders and the results of diagnostic tests for abnormal values and conveys such information appropriately.
Verify with the scrub the necessary instruments, supplies and equipment, are available and in working condition
Proceeds with patient and Anesthesia to OR only after all preoperative(informed consents, site marking, valid H&P, labs, etc.) documentation is completed unless surgery is an extreme emergency.
Confirm the medication name, strength, dosage, and expiration date with scrub. Know that every drug on the sterile field is labeled.
Follows standard procedures for surgical intervention, along with the preferences of surgeons and anesthesiologists.
Performs intraoperative sponge and needle counts according to policy and procedure.
Applies principles of proper body alignment during the transfer and positioning of patients.
Preps the surgical site using appropriate aseptic technique and enforces prep dry time per manufacturer?s instructions.
Ensures safety of the patient during the use of electrical equipment.
Correctly collects and accurately labels specimens.
Applies and monitors the principles of aseptic technique throughout the perioperative phase.
Ensures and respects the patient?s right to privacy, dignity and confidentiality.
Assures the Environment of Care is maintained according to regulatory guidelines.
Labels and reports malfunctioning equipment to appropriate persons.
Accurately and promptly documents unusual occurrences noted during the perioperative phase.
Revises the physician?s preference cards and communicates changes to appropriate personnel.
Participates in the evaluation of new supplies, equipment and /or instrumentation.
Supervises licensed and non-licensed team members on nursing unit by providing working leadership.
Completes EMR including charge capture in addition to any other required written documentation.
Performs other related duties as assigned
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
BSN preferred, Associates Degree in Nursing accepted
1 to 3 years experience as a Registered Nurse in a operating room environment
CERTIFICATION/LICENSE:
Maryland State License
Current CPR Certification

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