During surgery, the perioperative registered nurse may assume the following responsibilities: Circulating nurse works outside the sterile field. Responsible for managing the nursing care within the O.R. by observing the surgical team from a broad perspective and assisting the team in creating and maintaining a safe, comfortable environment. Maintains and evaluates own clinical expertise and clinical practice, demonstrates the importance of continuing education to the performance of facility responsibilities and growth in profession. Conducts quality review audits as assigned by manager or designee, conscientiously and continuously applies the principles and tools learned during CQI training on a daily basis. Maintains flexibility with scheduling and job assignments in order to cover patient needs. Fosters a positive and professional ambulatory surgery center environment by interacting with all persons in a considerate, helpful and courteous manner and by participating as a team member. Participates in committees, work groups, and meetings as deemed necessary. Can demonstrate measurable results an meet target dates. Collaborates with a multidisciplinary team and takes part in shared leadership.
Qualifications Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing. At least one year of OR and/or medical / surgical nursing experience preferred. Current state licensure to practice. Successful completion of Basic Life Support (BLS)/Basice Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and ACLS. Specialty certification in Perioperative Nursing recommended.
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Associated topics: asn, bsn, intensive care, intensive care unit, nurse rn, psychatric, registed, staff nurse, surgery, transitional