Staff RN - Operating Room FT Days 8 hr

Nursing 74200 - Operating Room Full-Time Days 8 Hour 0645


The Staff RN uses the nursing process to deliver nursing care to a given patient care population as it relates to the care setting. Nursing care is based on the interpretation and execution of the medical and nursing plan of treatment utilizing established procedures standards and protocols of individuals within the assigned work shift. The Staff RN provides nursing care to the population served in the unit.

Core Competencies

Adheres to infection prevention guidelines
Adheres to policies, procedures, and standards of practice to deliver safe and optimal care
Assesses patient history, physiological, and psychosocial status
Communicates with the patient, family, medical staff and others during the continuum of care
Complies with Joint Commission’s national patient safety goals
Complies with organizational quality dashboard/benchmarking goals
Interprets common variables affecting patient care and follows reporting process
Maintains regulatory compliance consistent with quality standards and ethical obligations of the profession
Participates in activities in alignment with the Magnet Model
Participates in organizational activities
Participates in Peer Review
Participates in professional development activities
Performs as a preceptor in an active and engaged manner
Provides age-specific individualized care that supports protection from harm and complies with patient safety centered interventions/bundles
Provides patient and family education throughout the care of patient
Uses critical thinking to formulate and carry out a care plan according to patient needs
Utilizes resources in an economical manner
Utilizes safe administration of medications
Utilizes Safe Patient Handling

Department Specific Competencies

Environmental Management Safety - Monitors and manipulates the physical environment to promote safety. (Excellence/Service)
Environmental Management: Worker Safety - Monitors and manipulates the worksets environment to promote safety and health of workers.
Increases surveillance of worksite to reduce risk of fires.
Latex Precautions - Reducing the risk of a systemic reaction to latex.
Malignant Hyperthermia Precautions - Prevents or reduces hyper metabolic responses to pharmacologic agents used during surgery.
Applies to pneumatic tourniquet, while minimizing the potential for patient injury from use of the device.
Prevents nosocomial infection in the operating room.
Assists the surgeon with operative procedures and care of the surgical patient.
Moves the patient or body part to promote surgical exposure while reducing the risk of discomfort and complications.
Minimizes the potential for iatrogenic injury to the patient related to a procedure.
Attains and or maintains body temperature within normal range.
Minimizes apprehension, dread, foreboding or uneasiness related to an unidentified source of anticipated danger.
Arranges to be with another during a time of need.
Provides comfort and communication through purposeful tactile contact.
Determines the effectiveness of a new products or equipment.
Ensures acquisition and maintenance of appropriate items for providing patient care.
Obtains, prepares, and preserves specimen for a laboratory test.
Physician support - Collaboration with physicians to provide quality patient care.
Collaborates with attending physicians and consultants to provide optimal quality patient care treatments.


College DiplomaNursing
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License / Certification Requirements

Registered Nurse License
BCLS or ACLS Certification