We're a Little Different
Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.
We don't believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.
At Mercy, you'll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We're a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.
Assesses plans and organizes for the individualized intraoperative care of the patient.
1.1 The pre-op assessment is completed and fully documented in the nursing record.
1.2 Patients problems and needs based on the data obtained in the pre-op assessment are identified and documented.
1.3 Plans and prepares for the care of the patient according to diagnosis, procedure, needs of the patient, and the physicians preferences, using preference card, prior to scheduled procedure time.
1.4 A written plan of care is developed based on identified patient problems and needs.
1.5 All equipment is checked for proper functioning before each use as evidenced by lack of problems.
1.6 Supervise personnel team actions to promote readiness and timeliness for surgical procedures.
Implements nursing care assuring patient's dignity and safety.
2.1 There is documentation that the care given is in accordance with the written plan and complies with patient care standards as defined in department standards of care.
2.2 Patient safety is provided according to department policy.
2.3 The patients comfort, dignity, and psychosocial needs are met according to established standards of care.
2.4 Family concerns are met by notifying them of surgery delays and by periodic reports of progress as evidenced by nursing record documentation.
Effectiveness of services provided is evaluated.
3.1 Assess and document the patient's response to nursing interventions.
3.2 Document and verbally communicate patient assessment to appropriate personnel upon transfer to another area.
3.3 Uses supplies and equipment in an economical manner, using physician preference cards and nursing judgment, without sacrificing the care of the patient according to Mercy philosophy.
3.4 Patient charges are documented with 95% accuracy rate.
Assists in the care of equipment and supplies to insure availability when needed.
4.1 Cleans the room and carefully removes equipment, according to infection control procedure and to insure safety after the procedure is terminated.
4.2 Assists and knows procedure for cleaning for cleaning, sterilizing, and storing instruments and equipment, according to procedure to insure availability and safety.
4.3 Assists with inventory once a year as assigned and daily by reporting and documenting use of supplies and malfunctioning equipment, upon discovery, to insure availability when needed.
Department procedures are followed for the protection of patient and staff.
5.1 Proper OR attire is worn at all times according to written policy.
5.2 Principles of aseptic technique are adhered to at all times.
5.3 Staff members follow established procedure for surgical hand scrub.
5.4 Universal precautions and infection control guidelines are followed.
5.5 Written procedures for care and handling of surgical specimens shall be followed.
Maintains and increases standards of performance and education and aids in self and staff development to insure excellence.
6.1 Attends departmental huddles.
6.2 Assists with orientation of new employees by sharing her/his knowledge and talents.
6.3 ACLS and CPR is current
6.4 Attends all mandatory in-services, hospital or department
6.5 Exhibit willingness to be flexible in shifts worked. Willingly stays late as needed and returns to work if called and not on call.
Demonstrates knowledge of special needs and behaviors specific to age group.
10.1 Demonstrates knowledge of the changes associated with development in the pediatric patient.
10.2 Demonstrates the ability to provide care based on physical, psycho-social, cultural, safety and other age related factors.
10.3 Demonstrates the ability to obtain and interpret information in terms of patient's needs.
Education: Graduate of accredited School of Nursing.
Licensure: Current licensure to practice nursing in the state of Oklahoma.
Certifications: BLS certification. ACLS & PALS certification within first year of employment.
Preferred Experience: 3 or more years of intra-op RN experience.
Mercy has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.