Registered Nurse-First Assist Operating Room

Lehigh Valley Hospital & Health East Stroudsburg , PA 18301

Posted 3 months ago

Job Summary: Demonstrates ability to perform all aspects surrounding patient safety: maintains accurate counts, handling operative specimens, basic safety; i.e. electrocautery and patient positioning and appropriate documentation.

Demonstrates ability to perform all duties required of both a circulating and scrub nurse in accordance with established procedures as required, consistently demonstrates a willingness to assist staff members, and demonstrates a thorough knowledge of sterilization procedures, to include the cleaning, packaging, and sterilization of equipment and supplies, chemicals and biological monitoring.

Directs and assists in accounting for all sponges, needles, and instruments during an operative procedure, and directs and assists in carrying out safe aseptic techniques and procedures as outlined in the Operating Room policy and procedure manuals. Observes and reports all contamination and/or breaks in aseptic techniques, and reports number of drains and/or packs used and their location to the circulating nurse.Lasttly, responsible for assisting with the orientation of nursing personnel to the surgical unit.

Minimum Requirements: High School or GED. Graduated from an accredited School of Nursing or Diploma Program.

Recent#RN experience (one [1] year) in an acute care facility if no OR experience. Basic computer skills, data entry required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Associate Degree Program or Bachelor of Science in Nursing is preferred. Recent OR experience preferred. Licensure and Certifications:

ACLS certification required within six (6) months of hire First Assist Credentials preferred. CNOR preferred.

Job Summary:

Demonstrates ability to perform all aspects surrounding patient safety: maintains accurate counts, handling operative specimens, basic safety; i.e. electrocautery and patient positioning and appropriate documentation.

Demonstrates ability to perform all duties required of both a circulating and scrub nurse in accordance with established procedures as required, consistently demonstrates a willingness to assist staff members, and demonstrates a thorough knowledge of sterilization procedures, to include the cleaning, packaging, and sterilization of equipment and supplies, chemicals and biological monitoring.

Directs and assists in accounting for all sponges, needles, and instruments during an operative procedure, and directs and assists in carrying out safe aseptic techniques and procedures as outlined in the Operating Room policy and procedure manuals. Observes and reports all contamination and/or breaks in aseptic techniques, and reports number of drains and/or packs used and their location to the circulating nurse.Lasttly, responsible for assisting with the orientation of nursing personnel to the surgical unit.

Minimum Requirements:
High School or GED. Graduated from an accredited School of Nursing or Diploma Program.

Recent RN experience (one [1] year) in an acute care facility if no OR experience.

Basic computer skills, data entry required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Associate Degree Program or Bachelor of Science in Nursing is preferred.

Recent OR experience preferred.

Licensure and Certifications:

ACLS certification required within six (6) months of hire

First Assist Credentials preferred.

CNOR preferred.



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