SoutheastHEALTH Registered Nurse 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 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
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