Plantation, Florida

Description

SHIFT: No Weekends

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Registered Nurse (RN)
Surgery-Operating Room (OR)

Full-Time-No Weekend-FTE 0.9
Westside Regional Medical Center
Plantation, FL


***$10,000.00 SIGN-ON ELIGIBLE***

External candidates only. 


 
Facility Description:

We're always on the move. You will find it is an exciting time at Westside Regional Medical Center, a 250-bed medical center and healthcare complex. Westside Regional offers the community the latest in minimally invasive spine and colorectal surgery and is one of only nine Joint Commission certified centers in the United States for minimally invasive colorectal surgery. Not only are we certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Agency for Health Care Administration (ACHA), but also certified as a Thrombectomy Capable Center by the Joint Commission. We are teaching and research facility, offering Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs in podiatry, surgery and internal medicine. Since our founding in 1974 we have been committed to expanding and improving every facet of the organization, devoting significant time and resources to enhancing the facility, staff and medical care.

 

At Westside, we care like family! We invite you to explore opportunities with a family-oriented team of more than 1,200 professionals, along with almost 750 physicians that thrive in a fast-paced but friendly work environment. At Westside Regional Medical Center, our medical services combined with compassionate care, illustrate why we are one of the leading healthcare facilities in South Florida.

 

Benefits:

We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO, medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, and employee stock purchase program.

 
Job Description:

The Registered Nurse demonstrates critical thinking skills, scientific

judgement, and leadership in the anticipation and planning for the care of the surgical patient. The Registered Nurse is responsible and accountable for the planning, directing and provision of nursing care to patients (adult to geriatrics) in accordance with recognized nursing techniques, procedures, established standards and adminstrative policies. As a Registered Nurse in the CVOR, some of your task and responsibilities will be to:
  • Demonstrate awareness or opportunities for performance improvement in unit activities and assists with the development of action plans.

  • Skillful in setting priorities : · Performs specific nursing actions in a logical sequence. · Anticipates needs of the surgical team · Appropriately utilizes professional and ancillary personel · Uses critical thinking and sound judgment · Responds to potential /actual emergency situations

  • Review patient’s records for pertinent info. · Verifies accuracy of consents · Verifies H&P &/or consultation · Reviews and reports abnormal data

  • Respect patients rights: · Provides for privacy by maintaining confidentiality · Identifies spiritual and ethical beliefs

  • Provide psychosocial support to the surgical patient: · Comforts patient prior to induction through quiet relaxed atmosphere · Explains sequence of events · Informs patient of any delay, ensures notification of family members

  • Properly positions the surgical patient: · Knows physiological consequences of positioning and individual patient limitations · Maintains patient dignity · Applies principle of body alignment and adapts them to varying situations during positioning · Pads pressure points as needed · Monitors patient area under contact pressure

  • Perform duties in a cost-effective manner.

  • Perform actions that demonstrate accountability: · Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability to change · Responds in a positive manner to constructive criticism · Demonstrates tact and understanding when dealing with patients team members and other disciplines · Practices within ethical and legal guidelines · Seeks opportunity for continued learning · Insures timely and accurate communication of patient information with all members of the health care team

  • Patient Education: Assess patient, family and significant other's educational needs in collaboration with other disciplines. Implements intial and on-going educational relevant to these needs.

  • Obtain specific supplies&/or equipment: · Checks preference cards prior to case · Has supplies/equipment in room before case · Makes arrangements to obtain special supplies · Checks all equipment/instrument for proper functioning and completeness prior · Has a working knowledge of the equipment/instrumentation or seeks assistance · Uses supplies judiciously and in a cost-effective manner

  • Demonstrate self-motivation in performing job dutiies and increasing knowledge base and professional growth.

  • Demonstrate respect for other's opinion, judgment, capabilities, and gives recognition and praise to those who earn it.

  • Demonstrate respect for other's opinion, judgement, capabilities, and gives recognition and praise to those who earn it.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of specific surgical procedures: GENERAL, GYN, ORTHO. NEURO, CV, ENT, EYE, OH · Requests assistance if needed · Researches unfamiliar procedures · Discusses procedure with knowledgeable individuals

  • Create / maintain sterile field at all times: · Keeps sterile field 12” from unsterile items · Faces sterile field · Does not walk between two sterile fields · Does not reach over, touch sterile field · Sets up sterile field immediately prior to case and does not leave unattended · Identifies and immediately corrects breaks in technique · Confines, contains, and properly disposes of contaminated items · Functions within designated dress code; hair covering, jewelry

  • Consistently displays behavior that enhances theprublic impage of the organization/department, as eveidenced by professional care of patients and courteous behavior toward the public, other departments, physicians and cooworkers.

  • Conduct in-depth patient interview prior to surgery: · Properly ID patient, site, procedure · Identifies allergies · Observes and notes sensory perception, physical condition · Assesses fears, anxiety, level of knowledge and educational needs. · Competent to participate in patient/family teaching; teaching needs and teaching effectiveness · Aware of religious and/or cultural beliefs

  • Check sterility of supplies: · Examines sterile items for expiration date/indicator strip · Correctly inspects sterile items for integrity · Properly delivers sterile supplies to field · Ascertains appropriate temp and time of sterilizer prior to removing items and properly documents

  • Awareness and Practice of Standard Precautions: · Wears appropriate eye protection · Reports and follows through appropriately on all hazardous exposures

  • Aware of specific physician preferences: · Maintains and updates surgeons’ cards · When picking cases, assures all routine supplies are pulled, identifies as needed items · Takes initiative to ascertain new surgeon’s preferences/needs

  • Properly prepares specimen – type/size of container Care of Instruments/equipment: · Handles delicate instruments carefully · Reports dull, malfunctioning instruments · Able to problem-solve, trouble shoot and take corrective action in care of handling instruments · Returns all equipment and supplies to proper location

  • Properly handle specimens: Properly documents specimens on Record and Pathology slip · Properly labels specimens · Uses appropriate lab slips for all specimens · Properly prepares specimen – type/size of container

  • Provide a safe environment for the surgical patient: · Monitors environmental hazards · Monitors and controls the environment: traffic patterns, temp and humidity · Reports improper functioning equipment and follows through on repairs · Properly places safety strap, ESU · Performs instrument, sponge, and needle counts as per policy & procedure. · Actively participates in site/procedure verification process · Identifies and labels all medications.

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Qualifications

  • Licensed Registered Nurse in the state of Florida or Recognized Compact Licensure (subject to Florida State Licensing Requirements, including/not limited to ongoing eligibility and duration provisions).
  • American Red Cross or American Heart Association Advanced Life Support Course (ALS or ACLS) and certification.
  • American Red Cross or American Heart Association Basic Life Support Course (BLS or BCLS) and certification. 
  • Minimum of one (1) year of Operating Room experience required.
  • Associate (2 year) Degree (ASN) required.
  • Bachelor (4 year) Degree (BSN) preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with physicians, patients and team members.


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