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MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center, located in Clinton, Maryland, is an award winning, acute care hospital focused on caring for patients and their loved ones utilizing advanced technology under the guidance of expert clinicians. Quality, Safety, Wellness, and Patient Satisfaction are achieved through a spirit of patient centered services that connect us to the community we serve. If you believe in patient focused care, excellence, teamwork, and are committed to meeting the needs of our patients and customers, we invite you tojoin our team!
MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center is actively recruiting for an experienced RN to join our renowned team!
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
Qualifications:
RN BSN preferred.
Must have Maryland RN license
Healthcare Provider CPR certification
One year minimum of OR experience
One year minimum of critical care, telemetry, or emergency room experience
ACLS certified preferred
Must be willing to work rotating shifts, including one weekday evening and night call, and one weekend for 24 hours.
Must have experienced OR RN in all specialties

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