Would you be interested in working in a small hospital where you could have a direct affect on patient care and be an important part of a team?
Would you like to live or work in a small town close to Columbus, Ohio so you can be offered all the amenities of a small town and big city at the same time?
Then this could be an opportunity for you.
Delivers direct/indirect patient care utilizing the nursing process through data collection and assessment; implementation and prioritization of patient’s problems and needs; and development/ implementation / evaluation of a nursing plan of care.
Demonstrates critical thinking to assure the delivery of safe, quality age specific care. Delegates effectively to appropriate team members.
Documents accurately and in a timely manner.
Communicates and collaborates with other healthcare team members.
Facilitates the surgeon in the performance of invasive therapeutic, and diagnostic procedures.
Adheres to organizational policies and procedures; regulatory/ accrediting body requirements; and professional practice standards.
Care will be provided to patients of all ages from neonate, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult to geriatric.
SOME RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
Demonstrates proficiency in perioperative nursing practice as both a scrub nurse as well as a circulating nurse in the operating room.
Assesses/ reassesses patient’s condition based upon observation of patient and interview of patient and/or family, physician’s diagnosis and data, diagnostic results, and relevant data from other healthcare providers.
Uses professional knowledge to develop/revise nursing plans of care for the perioperative patient according to unit guidelines and serves as the patient advocate throughout the surgical procedure.
Delivers safe nursing interventions in an organized, efficient, and prioritized manner to address identified needs.
Coordinates the activities of the operating room and monitors the traffic flow throughout the procedure.
Provides emotional support for the patient prior to induction.
Assists the anesthesiologist with induction and throughout the operative phase of the perioperative experience. Addresses unnecessary personnel in room to vacate.
Evaluates/re-evaluates patient’s response to nursing interventions and patient’s progress to expected outcome(s).
Collaborates and communicates effectively with team members in performing a safe operation with optimal outcomes for the patient.
Maintains an accurate account of urine and blood loss during the operative procedure.
Maintains complete and accurate documentation of all aspects of patient care and assures that sponge, sharps and instrumentation counts are accurate and completed.
Accepts delegated responsibilities for functions such as, but not limited to, charge nurse for unit activities on assigned shift.