Registered Nurse - Upper Bucks (OR Fellowship - FT)

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Employer
St. Luke's University Health Network
Location
Quakertown, PA
Posted
Sep 14, 2021
Closes
Sep 21, 2021
Ref
2451114688
Organization Type
Corporate
St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.

JOB SUMMARY

The Perioperative Registered Nurse (R.N.) delivers nursing care for perioperative patients across their life span, and through the nursing process develops, implements, and evaluate a nursing plan of care. Works cooperatively with ancillary, nursing and other patient-team personnel to maintain standards of professional nursing practice. These nursing functions of the R.N. are carried out according to the Pennsylvania Nurse Practice Act, hospital Policy, the hospital Mission Statement, and the Philosophy of the Department of Nursing.

The intent of this job description is to provide a summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this position and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
  • Demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the RN.
  • Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment, knowledge of growth and development and communication appropriate to the age of the patient treated.
  • Provides and maintains a safe environment for the perioperative patient as addressed in the Hospital Policy and Procedure Manuals and in AORN Standards and Recommended Practices.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in aseptic technique.
  • Identifies needed supplies and equipment to prepare OR Suite for patient care. Inspect OR Suite to determine if it is clean and equipment is in readiness for the case.
  • Determines that the consent is on the chart and indicates the correct procedure. Determines that the patient is properly identified.
  • Initiates and maintains correct sponge, needle and instrument counts as identified in the OR Policy and Procedure Manual.
  • Identifies and prepares the incision site according to established procedure.
  • Anticipates and fulfills the needs of the surgical team.
  • Identifies, labels and sends specimens to pathology per established procedure.
  • Functions as a circulating nurse as it relates to opening sterile supplies, maintain counts, implementing surgical asepsis, safety precautions and cost effectiveness.
  • Functions as a scrub nurse as it relates to scrubbing, gowning, gloving, preparing instruments and suture and implementing surgical asepsis, safety precautions and cost -effectiveness.
  • Remains at the patient's side and assists the Anesthesiologist/CRNA as required during induction and emergence from anesthesia.
  • Coordinates a smooth transition from intraoperative area to the post-operative area.
  • Demonstrates flexibility to unit needs in relation to patient assignments, shift assignment work schedule and on-call coverage.
  • Shares information obtained through educational programs at unit meetings and/or scheduled in-services with co-workers.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all materials handled with the Network/Entity as well as the proper release of information.
  • Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding issues of employee, patient and environmental safety and follows appropriate reporting requirements.
  • Demonstrates/models the Network's Service Excellence Standards of Performance in interactions with all customers (internal and external).
  • Demonstrates Performance Improvement in the following areas as appropriate: Clinical Care/Outcomes, Customer/Service Improvement, Operational System/Process, and Safety.
  • Demonstrates financial responsibility and accountability through the effective and efficient use of resources in daily procedures, processes and practices.
  • Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding attendance and dress code.


Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!

St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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