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RN Surgical Services (OR) (Surgery) PRN
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Medical City | Dallas, TX
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Job Description

Medical City Dallas

RN - Registered Nurse - Surgical Service - Surgery - OR

Work Schedule: PRN

Position Summary:

The Surgical Services (Surgery - OR) RN (Registered Nurse) performs direct patient care within the scope of the Registered Nurse Practice Act, with emphasis on the Peri-operative Patients/Surgical Services

* Use therapeutic communication in daily practice
* Maintain a safe and therapeutic OR and pre-surgical area environment
* Implement and direct care, using the nursing process with emphasis on the needs of individual OR patients
* Evaluate the effectiveness of the nursing process
* Provide emotional support of the patient and significant others to make informed choices regarding health care
* Delegate tasks to the appropriate caregiver
* Participate in Surgical Services specific initiatives and process improvement
* Promote a supportive OR environment
* Provide supervision of new employees, patient care assistants, vocational nurses, nurse technicians, student nurses and/or nurse externs
* Maintain high quality (age specific) care for adolescent, adult and geriatric patients as assigned
* Support the mission, vision and values of the organization
* Provides pre and post-surgical care of patients ranging from infant to geriatrics who will have (or have had) general anesthesia, epidural/spinal anesthesia and IV sedation
* Monitors all patients for airway and pain management'
* Proficient in interpretation of EKG changes, lab values and hemodynamic monitoring
* Provides care to patients receiving high-risk intravenous therapies and blood components
* Performs direct patient care in the peri-operative patient with duties related in developing a surgical plan of care throughout the continuum
* Following competency verification, may perform and monitor conscious sedation and blood/blood products administration
* Propose the plan of care for pre and post-operative/pre and post procedure patient
* Provides supervision for Patient Care Assistant, LVN, Nurse Techs, student nurses and nurse externs


* Current TX RN Licensure
* Surgery (Circulating) RN experience required
* BLS certification, issued by American Heart Association

About Medical City

Memorial Hermann, a not-for-profit health care system, provides quality, comprehensive programs and services for a person's whole life. Through our 11 hospitals located in the Texas Medical Center and the greater Houston area, Memorial Hermann offers the convenience of health care in neighborhoods where people live and work as well as easy access to the resources and technology of a university-affiliated teaching hospital. Memorial Hermann takes a holistic approach to health care, offering programs and services that address the physical, social, psychological and spiritual aspects of well being. Our employees, volunteers and medical staff partners take pride in delivering care with compassion and respect.