Plumas District Hospital

Perioperative RN, Full Time *** $5,000 sign-on bonus offered ***

Job Locations US-CA-Quincy
Type Regular Full-Time
Job ID
2022-1425
Category
Nursing Opportunities
Min
USD $44.27/Hr.
Max
USD $63.11/Hr.

Overview

*** $5,000 sign-on bonus offered ***

The nurse in the perioperative area is a professional nurse who is directly or indirectly responsible for delivering total nursing care to the perioperative patient during various phases of the perioperative phase. Perioperative nurses use a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to patient care, assisting surgeons and surgical teams to care for a patient before, during, and after surgery (surgical procedures). Assists with orientation and training of new personnel and acts as a resource person for problems related to patient care. On call hours are required with a 30 minute response time.

Responsibilities

  • Promotes the mission, vision, and values of the organization.
  • Assesses patients at intervals as stated in policies and procedures.
  • Develops an individualized perioperative patient plan of care.
  • Implements the plan of care by:
  • protecting the patient from injury caused by chemical, electrical, mechanical, and thermal sources and extraneous objects
  • performing accounting procedures to protect the patient from unintended retained surgical items
  • performing interventions necessary to ensure that the patient’s procedure is performed on the correct site, side, and level
  • managing the patient’s specimens in the appropriate manner
  • communicating the patient’s current status to the appropriate parties throughout the continuum of care
  • administering medications safely and correctly;
  • performing interventions to maintain the patient’s wound and tissue perfusion at or above baseline levels;
  • performing interventions to maintain the status of the patient’s genitourinary, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, endocrine, respiratory, cardiovascular, and neurological systems and fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balances at or above baseline levels;
  • performing interventions to ensure the patient is at or returned to normothermia at the conclusion of the immediate postoperative period;
  • performing interventions to protect the patient from surgical site infection;
    • assessing the knowledge level of the patient or designated support person;
  • providing education regarding the expected psychosocial response, nutritional management, medication management, pain management, wound management, and expected responses to the operative or invasive procedure;
  • actively involving the patient or designated support person in decisions affecting his or her perioperative plan of care and the rehabilitation process;
  • protecting the patient’s rights, dignity, and privacy;
  • providing culturally and age-appropriate, ethical care within legal standards of practice; and
  • providing consistent and comparable care regardless of the setting.
  • Evaluates the patient’s progress toward attaining outcomes.
  • Transfers care as appropriate.
  • Delegates tasks as appropriate according to the state Nurse Practice Act and job descriptions.
  • Documents nursing care accurately, completely, and legibly.
  • Collaborates effectively with other disciplines as appropriate.
  • Participates in quality review and performance improvement projects.
  • Uses problem-solving and conflict resolution skills to foster effective work relationships with team members.
  • Maintains required competencies.
  • Pursues professional growth and participates in a professional organization.
  • Acts as a patient advocate and maintains privacy and confidentiality of all appropriate information.
  • Floats to other nursing departments per policy.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Required Experience:

Maintains a current California Registered Nurse License; CPR, ACLS, PALS and procedural sedation certifications as directed by hospital policy.

Preferred Experience:

Certified Nurse, Operating Room (CNOR) certification preferred.

Required Education:

Associate Degree of Nursing

Preferred Education:

Bachelors Degree and Masters Degree

 

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