Nurse OR

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center Clinton, MD

About the Job

  • Job Summary
    • Clinically competent professional who is responsible and accountable for the delivery of individualized nursing care to patients having surgical intervention.  Incorporating current clinical knowledge with established nursing practice and performing nursing interventions utilizing the nursing process.  Delivers care to a patient population, neonate to geriatric as defined in the unit specific structural standards
  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education/Experience
      • BSN preferred, Associates Degree in Nursing accepted
      • 1 to 3 years experience as a Registered Nurse in a operating room environment
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    • License/Certification/Registration
      • Maryland State License
      • Current CPR Certification
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    • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
      • Ability to comprehend and follow the policies and procedures for MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center.
      • Ability to read, write and speak or communicate in English to successfully accomplish the essential duties of the position.
      • Ability to demonstrate ethical behavior that supports the hospital’s mission, values and commitment to compliance with all federal, state and regulatory laws.  Inspires trust and exhibits honesty and integrity within the scope of daily activities.
      • Exhibits professionalism, courtesy and excellent customer service, while interacting with patients, guests and co-workers.
      • Ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
      • Ability to maintain patient confidentiality.
      • Ability to collect and interpret record and communicate pertinent data relevant to the patients care in surgery.
      • Ability to utilize the data collected to plan for the intraoperative nursing care of the surgical patient.
      • Ability to provide direct care to surgical patients to meet their physical and psychological needs and continuously evaluate the patient’s response to nursing interventions and modify the nursing care plan to achieve the desired outcome.
      • Ability to convey effective verbal and written communication.
      • Ability to follow directions.
      • Ability to organize and manage time effectively setting appropriate priorities.
      • Ability to make independent decisions consistent with current policies, procedures and nursing standards.
      • Ability to perform simple mathematical functions correctly
      • Ability to adapt hour’s availability to variable and changing needs of the hospital, including all shifts.
      • Ability to effectively function as a member of a collaborative team
      • Ability to respond to emergency situations appropriately.
      • Knowledge, skill and ability to provide a working leadership role to one or more associates.
  • Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    • Acts as circulator and/or scrub nurse during the intraoperative phase.
    • Assumes on-call responsibilities for surgical emergencies as assigned and is promptly available by beeper/phone.
    • Performs a peri-operative assessment. Assessment data shall include, but is not limited to, verification of the patient’s identity, operative procedure, surgeon and consent.
    • Verifies the patient’s allergies, NPO status and whether or not the patient has voided.
    • Validates the presents of current history and physical, laboratory results, perioperative orders and the results of diagnostic tests for abnormal values and conveys such information appropriately.
    • Verify with the scrub the necessary instruments, supplies and equipment, are available and  in working condition
    • Proceeds with patient and Anesthesia to OR only after all preoperative(informed consents, site marking, valid H&P, labs, etc.) documentation is completed unless surgery is an extreme emergency.
    • Confirm the medication name, strength, dosage, and expiration date with scrub. Know that every drug on the sterile field is labeled.
    • Follows standard procedures for surgical intervention, along with the preferences of surgeons and anesthesiologists.
    • Performs intraoperative sponge and needle counts according to policy and procedure.
    • Applies principles of proper body alignment during the transfer and positioning of patients.
    • Preps the surgical site using appropriate aseptic technique and enforces prep dry time per manufacturer’s instructions.
    • Ensures safety of the patient during the use of electrical equipment.
    • Correctly collects and accurately labels specimens.
    • Applies and monitors the principles of aseptic technique throughout the perioperative phase.
    • Ensures and respects the patient’s right to privacy, dignity and confidentiality.
    • Assures the Environment of Care is maintained according to regulatory guidelines.
    • Labels and reports malfunctioning equipment to appropriate persons.
    • Accurately and promptly documents unusual occurrences noted during the perioperative phase.
    • Revises the physician’s preference cards and communicates changes to appropriate personnel.
    • Participates in the evaluation of new supplies, equipment and /or instrumentation.
    • Supervises licensed and non-licensed team members on nursing unit by providing working leadership.
    • Completes EMR including charge capture in addition to any other required written documentation.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.