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SoutheastHEALTH Registered Nurse in Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Registered Nurse

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 careBegin

  • 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

  • Gathers instruments and supplies needed for assignments and assists with “opening” of case

  • “Scrubs” and “sets up” the case and assists with gowning and gloving of surgeons and assistants. May serve as retractor holder

  • May function as scrub nurse by working directly with the Surgeon within the sterile field by passing instruments, sponges and other items needed during the surgical procedure

  • 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.

  • Ensure proper identification, preservation and deposition of surgical specimen

  • 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