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Employment Type:
Part time
Job Category:
Health Care Provider
RN Operating Room Circulator Part-Time (3805-147)
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Job Description

Ideal candidate will be focused on excellent customer service, have the ability to multi-task, the ability to show flexibility in assignments, maintain scrupulous infection control standards, maintain professional competencies and have the ability to work as part of an interdependent multidisciplinary team. Position requires weekdays only -- no holidays, weekends, or call. Some later evenings required. Competitive salary and benefits for the right candidate.

Memorial Hermann Surgery Center Pinecroft is a brand new facility opening in The Woodlands October 2016

Required Skills

Participates as a team member in support of the total perioperative process
Organizes time, equipment, supplies, and personnel to provide effective and efficient case management
Organizes nursing activities efficiently and effectively
Considers cost containment by using supplies economically and in effective turnover time
Assists with supply, drug, and equipment inventories to maintain stock level and availability
Performs comprehensive assessment of patient's clinical condition and psychosocial needs inclusive of caregiver needs during the Perioperative period.
Ensure patient readiness for surgery including, but not limited to, NPO status, medication administration, surgical site verification and marking and chart completeness.
Transports patients to the operating room observing policies/procedures, safety requirements, and patient needs
Implement plan of care safely and effectively and provides safe environment, including, but not limited to:1) positioning patient safely, padding bony prominences and ensuring respiratory and circulatory protection 2) Ensuring correct prepping and draping procedures 3) Conducting "time out" process prior to incision to ensure correct patient, correct procedures and correct surgical site. 4) Ensure asepsis during all procedures. Opens and presents sterile items to sterile field aseptically; ensures supplies are not expired. 5) Accounting for all sponges, needles, sharps, during and after the procedures and documenting appropriately.
Provides comfort and reassurance to patient
Maintains patients' privacy and dignity
Explains intra-operative phase of routine procedures and care to the patient
Demonstrates knowledge of anesthetic drugs, actions and side effects.
Performs the circulating nurse's role and functions following approved operating room procedures to meet the requirements of scheduled procedures
Prepares and cleanse operating room before, between and after cases according to requirements of patient/procedure to be performed
Assembles and provides properly functioning equipment, supplies, and instruments before start of procedure and positions and adjusts equipment as required during the procedure
Anticipates needs of surgical team and assists anesthesia personnel by supporting patient during administration of anesthesia
Assists with the proper and safe positioning of the patient and prepares operative site as directed by established procedures
Monitors compliance with principles of aseptic technique according to accepted standards
Accurately records, labels, and handles specimens.
Provides for comfort in the physical environment by monitoring designated parameters
Provides continuity of patient care by communicating with other perioperative care personnel and documenting records accordingly
Responds in a timely manner to meet the needs of the patient and physician
Accurately comprehends and interprets verbal orders/directions
Documents patient care records and other forms accurately following policies and procedures in a timely manner.
Accurately advises others responsible for care of the patient about patient's status
Collaborates with other members of the surgical team to ensure efficient turn-around time between procedures.

Current American Heart BLS certification

Required Skills

Minimum of 2 years of OR Circulating Experience. No new graduate or no RN without previous Circulating specific experience will be considered.

Demonstrates cooperative work attitude toward and with employees, physicians, management, patients, families, visitors, contract service providers and vendors.

Ability to promote favorable facility image with physicians, patients, insurance companies, and general public

Ability to make decisions and solve problems

Demonstrates ability to function independently; demonstrates ability to multi-task

Cross trains to a minimum of two clinical areas.