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SoutheastHEALTH CVOR RN in Cape Girardeau, Missouri


Nursing - RN Cape Girardeau, Missouri Surgery Full-Time



Day ShiftThe registered professional nurse coordinates, plans, directs and implements the nursing process in the delivery of patient care. The nurse will perform in both scrub RN and circulating RN roles in the operating roomBegin

  • Conflict Management – Ability to handle difficult people and tense situations with diplomacy and tact; spot potential conflict, bring disagreements into the open and help deescalate them; encourage debate and open discussion and orchestrate win-win solutions

  • Decisiveness – Ability to assess complex situations consults appropriately with stakeholders and makes difficult decisions in a timely manner

  • Energy and enthusiasm – Ability to respond under pressure and generate excitement and support for proposals and projects among physicians and management

  • Listening – Ability to actively listen with patience and accurately restate others opinions

  • Negotiation skills – Ability to win concessions without damaging relationships, to communicate directly and forcefully with diplomacy, to gain trust of others and have good sense of timing

  • Results oriented – Ability to successfully research, analyze, conceptualize, forecast and launch new projects or initiate strategic partnerships, to include the development of business plans and communications/promotional strategies, and mechanisms to evaluate and measure results

  • Team-centered – Ability to draw physicians and members of the management team together into active and enthusiastic participation and in the successful implementation of Southeast Health’s strategies and plans based on the patient’s experience.

  • Oral and Written Communication Skills - Ability to write succinct, well-organized reports and plans. Ability to present ideas and information to various levels of management and boards

  • Presentation Skills – Ability to persuasively communicate project proposals, plans and status to key customer constituencies (employees, the public, and physicians), professional associations, government and regulatory agencies, top management and board members

  • Assists in providing departmental orientation. Orients new staff member as needed

  • Listens effectively and provides appropriate information to members of the department, surgeons and other personnel to assure efficiency and accuracy

  • Completes assignments on a timely basis

  • Works hours as needed and requested by leadership taking rotating call

  • Participates and/or assists with performance improvement

  • Provides flexibility-anticipates changes with assignments

  • Anticipates needs of surgeon and other "scrubbed" personnel

  • “Scrubs” and “sets up” the case and assists with gowning and gloving of surgeons and assistants.

  • Ascertains that sterile technique is maintained and corrects any noted "breaks"

  • Verifies patient identity, correct surgical procedure, and completeness of necessary records, lab test, x-rays, etc.

  • Notifies surgeon/anesthesia of unusual circumstances and takes appropriate emergency actions

  • Maintains/restocks supplies in ORs and supply room and in assigned specialty areas.

  • Prioritizes effectively to expedite "turn over time" and procedure time

  • Maintains positive working relationship with physicians and fellow employees - recognizes personal limitations and seeks guidance

  • Acts as a role model and mentor for new staff

  • Duties require interaction with different patient age groups, i.e., neonate, child, adolescents, adults, and the elderly, and requires recognition that different age groups require specialized attention or care

  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.

  • Current licensure as a registered nurse by the Missouri State Board of Nursing

  • One year or more prior operating room experience preferred

  • BCLS required

  • CNOR desirable

  • Communication and an attitude of responsiveness is absolutely key to all positions in the per-operative area

  • A “can-do” attitude is required for the exemplary customer service expected

  • Teamwork along with a strong work ethic and a positive attitude are required

  • These traits equate to excellent service to patients, family members, physicians and co-workers

  • Teamwork also enhances patient safety as perioperative staff work together. “Together we make a difference through our commitment to excellence in health care.”

  • Must be able to read, write and speak English