Washington Regional Medical Center is our region's only locally governed, community-owned, not-for-profit healthcare system. Our system includes a 425-bed acute care hospital located in the heart of Fayetteville supported by our clinic system - including primary, specialty and urgent care operations - that span across Northwest Arkansas into Harrison and Eureka Springs. Being heavily supported and invested in our community makes Washington Regional a unique employer, encouraging staff to give back to the community in which we live and work and give back to each other.
Washington Regional Mission, Vision and Values prove to be a firm foundation and inspiration from which we fulfill our purpose.
Mission: Washington Regional is committed to improving the health of people in communities we serve through compassionate, high quality care, prevention and wellness education.
Vision: To be the leading healthcare system in Northwest Arkansas --- the best place to receive care and the best place to give care.
Values: To treat others - patients and their families, visitors, physicians, and each other - as we would want to be treated.
A RN who, using the nursing process, develops a plan of nursing care and then coordinates and delivers care to patients undergoing operative or other invasive procedures. Circulators have the requisite skills and knowledge to assess, diagnose, plan, intervene, and evaluate the outcomes of interventions.
The surgical nurse addresses the physiological, psychological, sociocultural, and spiritual responses of surgical patients. Is responsible for meeting the established Surgical Standards of Nursing Practice (AORN) and for promoting teamwork with physicians and personnel within WRMC. The position spends the majority of work time standing for prolonged period so time with frequent walking of short distances.
This position requires the ability to reach, bend, push, pull, and lift up to 50 lbs. The patient populations served in this department covers the full span of human life. This position is required to provide call and standby coverage on a rotating schedule for holidays, weekends and nights as assigned.
Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of Arkansas or a Compact State; CPR Certification
Specific Educational and Skill Competencies Required
Previous experience in an operating room environment is preferred. Basic competency is expected to be attained within 4-8 months as evidenced by 85% achievement in all areas of perioperative nursing.
Competency to assess the physiological and psychosocial health status of each surgical patient. To formulate a nursing diagnoses, to establish patient goals, to develop a plan of care, to implement nursing actions according to the prescribed plan. To participate in patient/family teaching.
To create and maintain a sterile field, to provide equipment and supplies based on each patient's needs. To accurately perform sponge, sharps and instrument counts, to administer drugs and solutions as prescribed. To physiologically monitor the patient during surgery, to monitor and control the environment and respect the patient's rights. To perform nursing actions that demonstrate accountability, evaluate outcomes, measure the effectiveness of nursing care and to continually reassess all components of patient care based on new data.
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