Directs and/or provides professional perioperative nursing care for an assigned group of patients. Utilizes the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation to direct or provide nursing care. Provides supervision and guidance to other members of the operating room staff.
Cares for and treats patients in the medical office, as directed by Physician and contributes to team efforts in support of achieving overall business goals.
EDUCATION: Graduate of an accredited for Registered Nursing. BSN preferred.
CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES: Current New Mexico RN license or current Compact state license. BLS Certification issued by the American Heart Association required. ACLS certification issued by the American Heart Association, must be obtained within 6 months of hire date.
Ability to relate and work effectively with others
Demonstrated skills in verbal and written English communications for safe and effective patient care and to meet documentation standards
Willingness to participate in goal-setting and educational activities for own professional advancement.
Is aware of professional nursing standard and performs in accordance with them
EXPERIENCE: Registered Nurse with four (4) years of perioperative room nursing experience (including operating room circulating and scrubbing experience).
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
-Responsible to: Clinic Manager
-Bloodborne pathogen: Direct contact with blood or other body fluids to which standard precautions apply. Personal protective equipment is made available and must be worn.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: May be expected to lift up to 50 pounds or up to 150 pounds with assistance. May be expected to push or pull 150-300 pounds with assistance. Work is of medium demand; walking or standing most of the time while on duty. Visual and auditory acuity and manual dexterity essential to performing designated duties required. Optimal auditory acuity required. Manual dexterity involving the handling of equipment and instruments or armamentarium is essential to performing assigned duties. Physical conditions are clean, neat and well-lit. May be subjected to unpleasant sights and odors, stressful situations and hazardous or infectious agents where judgment as to precautions needed to be taken is essential.
Climate control and ambient temperature variances may be experienced and required by patient care and needs of the surgical team. Exposure to limited amounts of radiation, hazardous chemicals or substances and infectious disease processes are a possibility. Hours of duty may be irregular or unexpectedly extended due to the requirements of the daily surgical schedule.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.