Registered Nurse, Operating Room (OR) Day/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 12,000admissions 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 patients identity, operative procedure, surgeon and consent. Verifies the patients 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 manufacturers 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 patients 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 physicians 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 About MedStar Health MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, DC, region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.