Hiring Now! Registered Nurse - Operating Room PRN
Company: MEDSTAR HEALTH
Posted on: May 8, 2022
A professional care provider who assumes responsibility and
accountability for a group of patients, providing care through the
continued utilization of the nursing process in collaboration with
other health care team members.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES
Assessment: Collects data in an ongoing and systematic manner,
focusing on the biophysical, psycho social, cognitive, self-care,
educational, environmental and discharge planning needs of the
Assesses the patient's health care needs on a systematic and
continuous basis according to established time frames.
Identifies the biophysical, psycho-social, cultural, self-care,
teaching, and continuing care needs of the patient as appropriate
to patient age and diagnoses.
Collects data in an ongoing and systematic manner as outlined by
Places the emphasis of assessment on the physiologic, psychological
and cognitive status of the patient.
Reports any abnormal assessments in a timely manner to
Delegates duties and tasks to others after assessment of patient
needs and capabilities, and determines the scope of
responsibilities with awareness of staff members performance
Supervises members of assigned team via regular rounds and verbal
interaction to validate work load, patient status and problems.
Planning: Formulates a goal-directed plan of care, which is
prioritized and based on identified patient care needs.
Uses department/unit process standards as specified for
planning/delivering patient care; individualizes these, holds self
and co-workers accountable to them. Documents and evaluates care
Formulates a goal directed plan of care based on departmental/unit
Establishes priorities of patient care on the basis of essential
patient needs and available unit resources of time, personnel,
equipment and supplies.
Maintains confidentiality of patient at all items.
Demonstrates understanding of Advanced Directives.
Participates in departmental/unit nursing performance improvement
process; quality standards development, data collection, trending,
revisions and education of staff.
Initiates discharge planning with initial assessment.
Utilizes effective communication skills to establish positive
working relationship with all health team members, patients, and
Implementation: Initiates plan of care based on established
priorities, essential needs and available resources.
Initiates plan of care based on established priorities essential
needs and available resources.
Explains plan of care to patient and significant others utilizing
ancillary resources when needed.
Demonstrates ability to respond quickly to patient changes and unit
Implements care in a knowledgeable, skillful, consistent, timely
and continuous manner.
Intervenes on patient's behalf utilizing appropriate resources.
Supports department/unit by providing coverage for nursing
shortages and increased patient census.
Identifies/assesses an unstable or emergency condition and
initiates appropriate action.
Practices effective problem identification and resolution
Demonstrates appropriate delegation and coordination of tasks and
Administers medications accurately and in accordance with the Five
Rights of Medication Administration.
Transcribes orders correctly.
Performs treatments and procedures according to MGH standards.
Assures documentation is accurate, concise and follows established
Demonstrates responsibility for Patient/Family education.
Evaluation: Assesses the effectiveness of intervention and revises
the plan of care as needed.
Evaluates effectiveness of patient interventions on an ongoing
Rounds on patients routinely to identify and assess needs.
Reviews specific patient care situations for effectiveness of
departmental team interventions.
Demonstrates competence required in evaluation skills.
Development: Maintains current knowledge, certification, and
Practices within legal boundaries of nurse practice act and
according to hospital policy and procedures.
Identifies learning needs in self and initiates actions to address
these education needs.
Attends hospital sponsored training programs as required by the
Updates clinical skills as required by department/unit policy and
Completes all mandatory requirements, certifications, and licensure
within allotted timeframe for completion (CPR, License, PPD, NIH
Stroke Scale, Competencies, Age Specifics, etc.)
Organizational knowledge: Works effectively within and between
Participates on inter-departmental teams, committees, councils and
communicates department/unit knowledge as appropriate.
Provides department/unit with information and knowledge acquired
during participation with interdepartmental teams, committees and
Demonstrates a constructive approach during all interactions with
staff, supervisors, and managers both inside and outside the
Displays professionalism in interactions with patients, families,
staff and physicians/mid-level providers.
- Department/Unit Specific Functions and Duties
Knowledge of critical care including EKG.
Assists with in room preoperative and intra-operative preparation
of patients, and assists with set up of the surgical suite before,
during and after a surgical procedure.
Ability to circulate a procedure.
Follows appropriate hand washing and sterilization techniques at
Assists in preparing equipment and surgical table for
Moves patient from stretcher to surgical table and back with
Prepares and helps with patient positioning.
Assists with the cleaning and sterilization of Operating Room for
Helps pull case carts for the following day and returns all sterile
equipment to its appropriate location.
- Graduate of accredited School of Nursing
- Bachelor's degree in Nursing, Required
Associates Degree will be considered for hard to fill positions
with the requirement to obtain a BSN within a specific time
- 1-2 year in Hospital setting preferred
New Nursing Graduate for Nurse Residency Program Only
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION & REGISTRATION:
- Maryland Nursing License
- CPR (BLS) Certification
- Prefer certification in nursing specialty
About MedStar Health MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the
highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington,
D.C., 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.
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