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St. Luke's Hospital - Warren Campus, located in Phillipsburg, NJ, is seeking a full-time RN to join our fabulous PACU team!
The Perioperative Registered Nurse (RN) delivers nursing care for surgical patients across their life span, and through the nursing process, develops, implements and evaluates a nursing plan of care. Works cooperatively with ancillary, nursing and other patient-team personnel to maintain standards for professional nursing practice. These nursing functions of the RN are carried out according to the New Jersey Nurse Practice Act, hospital policy, the hospital Mission Statement and the Philosophy of the Department of Nursing.JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
- 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 clinical proficiency in aseptic technique.
- Identifies needed supplies and equipment to prepare the OR suite for patient use.
- Inspects the OR suite to determine cleanliness and equipment readiness for scheduled or planned procedures.
- Ensures proper consent is on the chart and indicates the correct procedure.
- Properly identifies the patient according to policy.
- 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.
- Identifies, labels and sends specimens to pathology, microbiology or cytology per patient need as ordered by the surgeon.
- Functions as a circulating nurse as it relates to the opening of sterile supplies, maintaining counts, implementing surgical asepsis, safety precautions, and cost effectiveness.
- Functions as a scrub nurse as it relates to scrubbing, gowning, gloving, preparing instruments and sutures and implanting surgical asepsis, safety precautions and cost effectiveness.
- Remains at the patient's side and assists the anesthesiologist or CRNA as required during induction and emergence from anesthesia.
- Coordinates a smooth transition from the intra-operative area to the post- operative area..
- Demonstrates flexibility to unit needs in relation to patient assignments, shift assignments, work schedule and on call coverage.
- Shares information obtained through educational programs at unit meetings, and or scheduled in services with co-workers.
Sit up to 2 hours per day; 1 hour at a time. Stand for up to 10 hours per day; 8 hours at a time. Walk up to 6 hours per day; 10 minutes at a time. Consistently lift, carry and push objects up to 10 pounds. Occasionally lift, carry and push objects up to 75 pounds. Transport patients weighing up to 400 lbs. via wheelchair, bed and/or stretcher. Frequently stoop and bend. Frequently reach above shoulder level. Must have the ability to move quickly. Must be able to perceive attributes of an object through touch. Must be able to hear as it relates to normal conversation, high and low frequencies. Must be able to see as it relates to general, near, far, color and peripheral vision. Depth perception necessary. Ability to tolerate visual monotony.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:EDUCATION:
Registered Nurse with current license to practice in the state in which they are working (i.e., New Jersey or Pennsylvania).TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
1. One year med/surg experience preferred before working in a specialty area. Minimum of one year critical care area experience preferred.
2. Successful completion of Basic Cardiac Life Support, ACLS and PALS course required upon hire.
3.. Individualized orientation program for all areas will be provided.
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.