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Registered Nurse - Operating Room

Operating Room | Dallas, TX | Contract

Job Description
Registered Nurse – Operating Room
Work Location: Dallas, TX

Job Summary/Description
Operating Room Nurses provide care and support to patients before, during and after surgery. OR Nurses may also assist the surgeon and the surgical team in their tasks.

Job Duties/Responsibilities/Functions (including but not limited to)
• Accurately assess and document the physiological, psychological, sociocultural, and spiritual health status of the patient on admission to the operating room utilizing age specific concerns for children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. Perform an ongoing assessment of the patient's physiological health status during the intraoperative phase. Communicate relevant health status data to other team members/departments.
• Interpret health status data to anticipate patient's, patient's family, and physician's needs and expectations. Develop an appropriate plan of care for the patient and the planned surgical procedure. Utilize critical thinking skills in planning and prioritizing intraoperative nursing care per the planned surgical procedure.
• Appropriately prioritize intraoperative nursing interventions per the patient's health status data, the physician, and the planned surgical procedure.
• Identify and implement appropriate intraoperative nursing interventions based on health status data. Complete accurate and timely documentation of these interventions. Confer with all members of the health care team in a collaborative fashion, sharing information and observations of the patient and/or patient's family in a manner that contributes to optimal patient care.
• Evaluate implemented interventions and modify care according to the evaluation. Document interventions and modifications to the plan of care in an accurate and timely manner.
• Adhere to appropriate hospital and/or Surgical Services policies, procedures, and AORN standards of nursing practice while delivering intraoperative nursing care.
• Provide appropriate and timely preoperative patient education to patient and/or patient's family. Complete accurate and timely documentation of education provided. Demonstrate effective communication with children, adolescents, adults, and older adults.
• Prepare the operating room for each surgical procedure by obtaining surgical supplies and equipment in a timely manner according to the Physician's Preference List and bring the patient to the OR in an efficient and timely manner.
• Serve as a technical subject matter person, resource person, and/or preceptor to perioperative nursing staff rotating through specialty service. Complete written clinical performance evaluation form in a timely manner.
• Safely handle and operate surgical instruments, supplies, and equipment and perform safe perioperative nursing care in a manner that is cost effective without compromising quality of care.
• Problem-solve minor issues of counts/errors, patient care, relationships, equipment, supplies, and the environment prior to management intervention. Actively provide and support efforts to develop and maintain a team environment.
• Duties performed may include one or more of the following core functions: a) Directly interacting with or caring for patients; b) Directly interacting with or caring for human-subjects research participants; c) Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing or similarly affecting patient records (including patient financial records); or d) Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing or similarly affecting human-subjects research records.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
• Graduate of a NLN approved Nursing program. Graduate of a formal peri-operative nursing program or documented on the job training. Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English.
• Current Texas RN (or BNE Compact State) license. BCLS
• One - three years or greater experience as a Perioperative Nurse. Able to serve as a professional and technical subject matter person in 4-5 surgical specialties. Able to circulate as needed in all surgical specialties unless specialty call required (open heart, transplants, neuro). Call may be required (general, open heart/transplant, or neuro).
• Able to operate basic/standard pieces of OR equipment.

About InGenesis
InGenesis is dedicated to placing people in positions that preserve life, improve lives and inspire others. This does not happen without passionate people, skilled colleagues who are motivated to create innovative solutions and deliver superior service to our clients. Founded in 1998, InGenesis manages thousands of employees, including pioneering healthcare, science, technology and pharma professionals. The workforce solutions company includes almost half of the Fortune 500 in its nearly 300 clients. It is recognized as one of the largest healthcare staffing firms, and InGenesis is the largest minority/women owned healthcare staffing firm in North America.

EEOC Statement
We support a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer who does not discriminate against employees and applicants for employment on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other classification protected by law.