RN - Operating Room (OR)
Posted on: May 23, 2023
The staff Registered Nurse (RN) is a professional caregiver who
assumes responsibility for a group of patients for a designated
time frame and provides care to these patients via the utilization
of the nursing process, nursing trends, technology, financial and
human resources within the philosophy of the institution.
- Performs all responsibilities and duties required by unit as
specific to the scope of service. Implements procedures and
theories related to the specific area of practice. Maintains
up-to-date and accurate documentation of nursing care provided to
assure the integration of information for use by the healthcare
- Completes initial assessment upon patient admission and
develops appropriate plan of care in accordance with unit standards
and that is based on patient and family needs. Implements plan of
care, nursing interventions, and patient care procedures. Modifies
plan of care based upon continuous evaluation.
- Takes responsibility for patient and employee safety by
reporting and/or correcting safety hazards and incidents.
- Communicates with others directly and in private when necessary
to resolve issues. Offers constructive feedback to assist in the
professional development of peers, and confers with colleagues to
expand knowledge base. Identifies own learning needs and takes
initiative to begin appropriate solution.
- Fulfills all requirements of departmental competencies.
- Prepares OR Suite for patent i.e. supplies, equipment,
medications, and other needs
- Interviews patient by utilizing the 2 identifies (name and
- Transports patient to appropriate OR Suite and onto OR Table
using safety precautions, performs timeouts upon entry of suite,
prior to incision, and prior to exiting the OR suite
- Appropriately positions and preps patient for procedure
utilizing positional aides and guidelines
- Supports surgical team during procedure i.e. responding to
request during procedure from team, extra supplies, blood,
specimens, cultures, other meds, dressing etc.
- Transports patient to PACU or specific unit and provides
handoff to receiving RN
Keywords: CARLE, Decatur , RN - Operating Room (OR), Healthcare , Maroa, Illinois
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