RN - Registered Nurse - Cardio Vascular OR
Company: SSM Health
Location: Oklahoma City
Posted on: January 14, 2019
Role Purpose: Utilize the nursing process in care delivery and provide nursing leadership for other patient care personnel. Circulates and/or scrubs at an expert level, all types of cases in the specialty area (Cardio: TAVRS, TCAR, Open heart, Endovascular, etc) including emergency and routine cases. Responsibilities: Anticipate and plan individualized care for the patient based on advanced knowledge of the surgical case and anticipate unexpected patient and surgeon needs. Perform in the circulator role, at an expert level on all types of specialty cases utilizing the principles of surgical asepsis, infection control, universal precautions and life safety. Maintain an orderly and organized work environment and take responsibility for the maintenance and care of all specialty equipment and assist the team to meet both quality and efficiency outcomes. Prioritize effectively, implement high level problem solving skills and perform in a coordinated manner when delivering care in high stress environments. Coordinate patient care assignments to personnel supervised, considering staff competencies, patient population, equipment used, patient condition, environmental factors, infection control, safety factors and availability of direct/indirect supervision. Communicate effectively with patients, staff and physicians to anticipate needs and develop and implement actions to be taken in response to complaints related to patient care processes. Maintain and enhance professional clinical skills by seeking out learning situations and remaining abreast of current advances in nursing techniques and technologies. Serve as a consultant to all personnel in area(s) of nursing expertise. Teaching and mentoring other less-experienced RNs and technicians. Demonstrate advanced clinical judgment as evidenced by knowledge of complex nursing interventions required in surgical specialty area. Exhibits willingness to take on special projects and initiates actions that work to improve processes the department. Perform other duties that correspond to the overall functions of this position. Minimum Qualifications: Licensed by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing as a Registered Nurse. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification must be obtained within six months. Two years of advanced surgical experience in specialty area. Current CPR (Healthcare Provider). Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred. Certification by the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) as a CNOR preferred. Physical Requirements: Employees in this position are, or can be, required to possess the following physical capabilities: Lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling up to 100 lbs. Stooping, kneeling and/or crouching daily Standing or walking more than 5 hours a day Running to respond to patient emergencies Reaching, grasping, fingering, and/or feeling more than 5 hours a day. Visual acuity in order to correctly distinguish skin tone variations, evidence of IV infiltration, infection; able to read telemetry, blood pressure gauges, etc. Audio acuity in order to correctly distinguish various body sounds (i.e., respirations, heart tones, bowel sounds). Audio acuity to discern sounds made by various types of machinery or equipment that would indicate dangerous or improper operation St. Anthony Hospital St. Anthony Hospital is a 601-bed regional referral facility specializing in cardiology, oncology, surgery and behavioral medicine. The hospital, established in 1898, is located in Midtown Oklahoma City and serves the needs of Central Oklahoma, as well as many counties throughout Oklahoma, through its large rural affiliate network of hospitals. Four St. Anthony Healthplex campuses provide convenient emergency and outpatient service access to the outlying communities of the metropolitan area. St. Anthony added urgent care services in May 2015 at St. Anthony North. St. Anthony has received numerous awards including the Oklahoma Quality Award for Excellence, Certified Healthy Business, Premier QUEST-- Award for High-value Healthcare Citation of Merit, among others. Healthsights ranks St. Anthony at performance levels for quality and patient satisfaction higher than local competitors and many national health care organizations. To apply, please email ssmhealthokcareersssmhealth.com
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