Surgical Suite Staff Nurse (circulator)
9/3/2014 2:35:00 PM
Surgery Suite Staff Nurse (Circulator)
Reports to: Director of Surgical Services
Summary of Responsibilities: Registered professional nurse who, under the immediate supervision of the D.S.S, is responsible for the safety of the patient while in the surgical suite and assists with the supervision of nonprofessional personnel in the area. By assessment of the individual patient and procedure, he/she anticipates the needs of the surgical team and provides such services while maintaining an aseptic and safe environment.
Essential Job Functions-Coordinates patient care as needed with staff in surgery suite.
Insures care of patient through proper identification, checking of chart, and reporting of changes in condition.
Performs scrub duties as necessary.
Supervises and assists scrub nurse as necessary.
Position patient, prepare operative area, and adjust table to proper position according to standard policies.
Meet current documentation standards and policies.
Review surgeon preference cards for desired medications and verifies same with surgeon.
Provides patient with explanation and verbal reassurance consistently.
Identifies physical symptoms and changes in the patient and takes action immediately.
Perform follow-up with physician office and/or patient concerning patient post op status.
Assist in establishment and maintenance of procedures, policies, and standards.
Must have working knowledge of sterile techniques (gloving, prep, scrub table, field, dropping items on scrub table, etc.)
Complete all OR documentation according to company policy
Proficient in using OR equipment
Performs all other duties as assigned.
Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.
Exceptional human relations skills
Ability to create a trustworthy and comfortable environment for patients
Ability to work with interruptions and to manage multiple priorities
Maintaining patient confidentiality
Ability to function as part of a dynamic work team.
Must demonstrate a positive work attitude, work habits at all times.
Ability to organize and prioritize time
Minimum Background Requirements
Minimum of One (1) year experience as operating room nurse/acute care nurse preferred.
Membership and participation in professional organization preferred.
Current Georgia Licensure
Must have the ability to work flexible hours.
Minimum Demonstrated Skills
Proficiency on a PC
Proficiency using a photocopier
Proficiency using a fax machine
Must be in good physical condition to withstand the stress and demands of an active position.
Manual dexterity, good eye-hand coordination, adequate vision and hearing needed in daily work.
Must be able to lift, push, or pull up to 100 pounds
Sitting 10% of the time.
Walking 90% of the time.
Pulling charts 15%
Bending and stretching pulling 80%
Medical office environment
Minimal environmental hazards.
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