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RN - OR (Operating Room)-60005 | Full Time

Company: OHSU Health Hillsboro Medical Center
Location: Hillsboro
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

 

The Registered Nurse ensures the delivery of quality nursing care for patients undergoing surgical and procedures in accordance with age-related and individual needs, physician's orders, hospital policy, standards of care and nursing practice.  Responsible for assessing the needs of patients, planning nursing care to meet those needs, and ensuring that the plan of care is carried out and documented according to the principles defined in the nursing process.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 

Performed majority of the time:

·     Performs circulating scrub and duties for all specialties that may require surgical intervention.

·     Front desk functions: computer scheduling, answering multi-line phones in accordance with telephone courtesy standards, faxing, copying, chart assembly, statistical audits, and record keeping.

·     Assists team to maintain an efficient operation of the department staying within financial parameters.

·     May assist with monthly staff meetings and precepting of other employees.

·     Maintains patient logs.

·     Operates the computer system to order lab work, department charges, data input, and e-mail communications.

·     Inventory management: ordering supplies, stocking shelves, checking outdates, inventory returns to materials management. Establishes and maintains department supply/equipment routine and non-stock inventory. Communicates backorder information and coordinates substitution availability with O.R. Manager/Director. Coordinates instrument repair/replacement and loan/borrow processes. Provides services for assembling supplies and instrumentation for scheduled and add-on cases.

·     Patient transport includes: assists with lifting, turning, and transporting patients from stretcher to bed, bed to wheelchair, stretcher to OR table, and OR table to stretcher or bed. Will escort patients to vehicle for discharge with a responsible adult.

·     Linen/Biohazard Waste Management: using Standard Precautions; will handle, order, stock linen, transporting clean/dirty linen and biohazard to appropriate locations, order and manage supplies.

·     Housekeeping: room turnover after each procedure and terminal cleaning procedures according to department guidelines. Assists in keeping hallways clear, returns equipment to its proper place. Safely transports equipment, supplies, specimens and related materials to other departments/units as assigned. Picks up blood and blood products from Lab for O.R. or PACU. Maintains a safe environment for patients, visitors, and staff. Reports potential safety hazards.

·     Anesthesia assistance: supply management, stocking and assisting the physician with induction, line placement, patient airway. Will assist with anesthesia machine turnover, maintenance of machines and related equipment including calibrations and cleaning, according to manufacturer’s recommendations and hospital policy.

·     Sterile Processing: will require strict adherence to Standard Precautions during decontamination, assembly, and sterilization of surgical instruments. Will manage inventory repair and replacement. Responsible for maintenance of instruments, equipment trays procedure books, sterilizer testing documentation, and inventory sheets.  Operates, tests and monitors sterilization and emergency equipment according to manufacturer recommendations and hospital policy/procedures.

·     Organizes and maintains inventory of specialty supplies and equipment.

Performed occasionally but critical to successful performance of the job:

·       Attends and participates in staff meetings, in-services and continuing education opportunities.

·       Coordinates activities with other departments that support surgical interventions, e.g. radiology, laboratory, blood bank, nursing unit, etc.

·       Participates in the Quality Improvement process to help make decisions that focus on the patient/customer and what is best for the organization as a whole.

·       Assists with coordination and monitoring of specialty supply loan/borrow process.

·       Follows correct procedures in unusual and emergent procedures/ situations.

·       Participates in annual inventory process.

·       May be responsible for updating surgeon preference cards in the computer system.

Decision making and budget responsibilities (e.g. impact limited to the employee, entire unit or organization-wide):

·       Promotes cost effectiveness through the proper use and conservation of supplies and equipment.

·       Identifies cost saving measures.


 

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

Education:

Required

·       Bachelor or Master of Science in Nursing.  **Current RN employees as of 1/27/2020 will be grandfathered back to the previous education requirement at their time of original hire. **

Preferred

·       N/A

Experience:

Required

·       Minimum one (1) year experience in OR as a circulator.

Preferred

·       Completion of perioperative nursing for RN (RNX27) in leu of work experience.

Licenses, Certifications and/or Registrations:

Required

·       Current licensure as a registered nurse by the Oregon State Board of Nursing.

·       American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS.

Preferred

·       ACLS/CNOR certification.

·       Membership in appropriate professional organization.

Job Related Skills, Abilities and Behaviors:

Required

·       Demonstrates skills in caring for pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients

·       Demonstrates excellent customer service skills

·       Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of rules/regulations established by governmental and regulatory agencies.

·       Practices effective communication and interpersonal skills including written, verbal, and non-verbal.

·       Utilizes a problem solving process to make decisions related to patient care and unit activity

·       Develops skills in use of hospital computerized information/ordering system.

·       Demonstrates proper, professional appearance and personal conduct.

·       Must clearly speak, write and communicate in the English language.

·       Demonstrates high level of technical proficiency with equipment and instrumentation used for surgical procedures.

·       Effectively manages the utilization of supplies.

·       Maintains HIPAA compliance and other patient confidentiality policies.

·       Follows policies for disposal of hazardous waste and sharps, use of personal protective equipment.

·       Displays an in-depth knowledge of specialty procedures and instrumentation/equipment.

·       Respects and advocates for patients/significant others rights.

·       Performs or appropriately delegates all independent functions as defined in the Oregon Nurse Practice Act.

·       Creates an environment in which diversity is encouraged and honored.

Preferred

·       Bilingual, with Spanish as second language.

Other:

Required

·       Standby call required.

Preferred

·       N/A


OHSU Health Hillsboro Medical Center, formerly Tuality Healthcare has always been committed to our community. It's a part of how we care for each other, and part of what makes this place different.

 

We had a humble start in 1918 when an enterprising woman named Minnie Jones Coy started a small six-bed hospital in her Hillsboro home. She brought together independent physicians under one roof to treat the sick and provide a safe place for mothers to give birth. A century after Minnie made her commitment to the people of Hillsboro, her vision continues as we provide world-class health care to patients.

 

As part of our affiliation with OHSU Health, we’ve changed our name to Hillsboro Medical Center. This new moniker reflects our expanded services and clinic locations that provide patients living in Hillsboro and western Washington County greater access to primary and specialty care.


Hillsboro Medical Center believes in providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified individuals. Recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, working conditions, training, and compensation will be based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, creed, national origin, marital status, family relationship, veteran status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. We further commit ourselves to continuing the practical application of this policy in our daily business conduct.

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