RN - Operating Room (OR Nurse), Expert pay-Full time, SIGN ON BONUS ELIGIBLE

Job Description

Job ID: 1190650
Employment Status: Full-Time
Your Career. Made Better.

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital is known for outstanding patient care and offers highly specialized surgical and medical services in an intimate environment. Our partnership with Washington University Physicians, BJC Medical Group and private practice physicians allows patients access to the latest research, medicine and technology. This hospital is conveniently located just west of I-270 at Mason Road and Olive Boulevard and offers free employee parking. With the opening of our replacement hospital, new team members will have wonderful opportunities to start and grow their career at BJC. To learn more, visit BarnesJewishWestCounty.org

The Perioperative Services staff at Barnes Jewish West County Hospital provide excellent Surgical Care by partnering with an extraordinary team of physicians and health care professionals.  They are able to offer the comforts of a small community hospital. combined with the resources of the world renowned BJC HeathCare System and  Washington University Medical School. Our highly educated and dedicated staff continually strive to improve the health of the people and communities they serve


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Role Purpose

Provides direct patient care activities including assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation within guidelines for standards of nursing care to inpatients and outpatients in the perioperative environment established by AORN.


Responsibilities

  • Educates patients and their families about the communication process during the procedure, what to expect, and any support resources, as appropriate. Serves as liaison between physician and the patient and family.
  • Demonstrates competence and independent practice in roles of scrubbing and/or circulating for all HSO-defined surgical services.
  • Uses established safety techniques in preparing for and assisting with surgical procedures; provides and sets up necessary instruments, supplies and equipment for different types of surgeries or procedures according to established safety requirements and preferences of physician.
  • Keeps patients safe from adverse events associated with surgery/procedure, including but not limited to: infection, burns, pressure ulcers, wrong site surgery, etc. Has knowledge of wound stage classifications. Observes patient during procedure to detect possible complications and/or breaks in sterile technique; furnishes emergency equipment and supplies to prevent adverse outcomes. Preserves and labels operative specimens for analysis.
  • Participates in activities that promote safety, quality and regulatory compliance.  Participates in professional development and life long learning. May participate in orientation and preceptorship of new staff, as needed.

  • Minimum Requirements

     

    Degree

  • Nursing Diploma/Associate's
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    Experience

  • 2-5 years
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    Licenses & Certifications

  • RN

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    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information

     

    Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • - Nursing

     

    Licenses & Certifications

  • Cert Nurse OR (CNOR)
  • Mastery Test Out
  • Periop 101

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Medical Group, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center


    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

     

    Equal Opportunity Employer