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Job Description

Additional Job Information

  • 40 Hours per Week -
  • On Call -
  • Sign-On Bonus Eligible -
  • Benefits Eligible -
  • On Call Weekends -

  • Job ID: 1207768
    Employment Status: Full-Time
    More Information:

    Parkland Health Center offers a unique combination of world-class medicine along with the deep local roots and rich history of its three predecessors -- Bonne Terre Hospital (opened in 1911), Mineral Area Regional Medical Center (1952), and Farmington Community Hospital (1969).

    Parkland Health Center-Bonne Terre, just off Highway 67, is a primary-care facility with medical offices, 24-hour emergency room services and ancillary services. The facility was recognized for its design and function by the American Society for Healthcare Engineering.

    Parkland Health Center-Farmington, east of US 67 on Liberty Street, is a 130-bed, full-service hospital with services for maternity and pediatrics, laboratory and radiology, cardiac rehabilitation, a cardiopulmonary department, outpatient and inpatient surgery, physical therapy, diabetes clinic, geriatric psychiatric unit, and renal dialysis. Parkland Cancer Center provides diagnostics and primary cancer treatment including medical oncology, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, access to clinical trials, genetic testing and radiation oncology referrals as well as continuous follow-up, consultations and second opinions for cancer and blood disorder management.

    Parkland Health Center also offers diagnostic radiology, ultrasound, mammography, nuclear medicine, CT scan, special procedures, MRI, and echocardiography in addition to a 24-hour, state-of-the-art physician-staffed emergency service.

    ·The Surgical Services Department provides pre-op and post-op inpatient care to those patients undergoing specialty surgical procedures in the areas of abdominal solid organ transplant, vascular surgery, hepatobiliary, trauma, ear-nose and throat, and orthopedic procedures.


    Overview


    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.
  • BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.

  • 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
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    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, 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