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Billings Clinic RN Surgery Center - OR (1.0 FTE) in Billings, Montana

You can make a difference as a part of our region's largest health care
system, based locally in Billings, Montana. Join our amazing team with a
focus on safe, high quality care and an excellent patient experience.
Billings Clinic is here to take care of our community and region. We
look forward to meeting you. About Us Billings Clinic is a
community-owned, not-for-profit, Physician-led health system based in
Billings with more than 4,700 employees, including over 550 physicians
and non-physician providers. Our integrated organization consists of a
multi-specialty group practice and a 304-bed hospital. Learn more about
Billings Clinic (our organization, history, mission, leadership and
regional locations) and how we are recognized nationally for our
exceptional quality. Your Benefits We provide a comprehensive and
competitive benefits package to all full-time employees (minimum of 24
hours/week), including Medical, Dental, Vision, 403(b) Retirement Plan
with employer matching, Defined Contribution Pension Plan, Paid Time
Off, employee wellness program, and much more. Click here for more
information or download the 2021 Employee Benefits Guide. RN Surgery
Center - OR (1.0 FTE) SURGERY CENTER (Billings Clinic Main Campus) req96
Shift: Day, Evening Employment Status: Full-Time (.75 or greater) Hours
per Pay Period: 1.00 = 80 hours(Exempt) Starting Wage DOE: 27.81 - 35.32
The successful Surgery Center RN will be an integral component in
facilitating patient flow and throughput while maintaining high levels
of quality care which are consistent with recognized national nursing
standards, legal requirements and Surgery Center policies and
procedures. Duties will encompass the operating room, pre -operative
care or post-operative care to include both phase 1 and phase 2
recovery. Essential Job Functions • Directs all nursing activities
relating to the procedures performed. Evaluates and completes assessment
of patient needs to provide supportive care before, during and after
surgery and maintains complete and accurate records. Recognizes and
interprets symptoms indicative of changes in condition of patient.
Communicates pertinent information to co-workers and works
collaboratively with all members of the health care team to provide
optimal care to the patient throughout the patient’s experience. •
Assists in patient education during all phases of the patient’s
experience. Ensures informed signed consents are completed prior to
administration of sedation. • Prepares all records pertaining to the
procedure • Maintains equipment and supplies to include cleaning and
disinfection of equipment, operates and troubleshoots specialized
equipment and patient monitoring equipment, anticipates and assists with
maintaining adequate inventory of supplies and medications. Post
procedure, assists with inventory control by proper count of
supplies/time used. Directs and assists with the cleaning and restocking
of operating rooms at the completion of assignments. Assists in crash
cart maintenance and defibrillator checks • Provides oversight and
direction to other Surgery Center technical and ancillary personnel.
Assists with orientation and training of new or existing staff members.
Takes responsibility for identification of own professional growth and
development needs; meets all system/departmental educational
requirements. Participates with in-service opportunities and staff
meetings. • Maintains competency in all organizational, departmental and
outside agency environmental, employee or patient safety standards
relevant to job performance. Adheres to national patient safety
standards and identifies and anticipates problems and safety issues and
initiates appropriate action to minimize or eliminate risks and maximize
safety in the Surgery Center. • Incorporates the 14 forces of Magnetism
in transforming the work environments and for enhancing quality of
nursing care. • Performs other duties as assigned or as needed to meet
the needs of the Surgery Center • Pre/Post Op • Accountable for
administration of drugs, IV procedures and other therapeutic and
diagnostic measures in a safe and accurate manner. Initiates orders, and
follows anesthesia protocol. • Will maintain ACLS • Labels specimen
containers in front of the patient and prepares specimens for the
laboratory • Checks assignment for the day noting routine and special
equipment/supplies needed for each procedure. Checks OR suite/procedure
room for cleanliness and order damp dust rooms prior to usage. Assembles
equipment and supplies needed for each procedure; checks equipment to
ensure it is properly functioning. Arranges furniture and equipment in
such a manner that all pieces are accessible for efficient work by the
scrub tech, anesthesia and surgeon. Directs and assists with the
cleaning and preparation of the operating/procedure room between cases.
Assembles instruments, supplies and equipment for all cases. • Observes
sterile techniques in preparing for and assists with surgical
procedures. Assists scrub tech by opening sterile packs and delivering
necessary packets of materials; operates autoclaves for sterilization of
necessary accessory items. • Prepares the operative site by doing a
surgical scrub to the operative area according to the surgeon’s
preferences. • Assists with transfer of patients to the
operating/procedure room from pre-op, giving assistance to anesthesia
and surgeons and helps transfer patients to recovery following
procedures • Assists scrub techs in dressing members of the operating
team. Observes all members of the operating team for sterile practices,
reports any breaks immediately and takes steps to correct any break in
technique. • Observes progress of the procedure and provides additional
instruments, supplies or equipment as necessary. • Labels specimen
containers and prepares specimens for the laboratory. Knowledge, Skills,
and Abilities • Analytical skills necessary to understand a variety of
basic and/or routine problem scenarios • Adheres to established
policies, procedures and practices without deviation, and utilizes sound
judgment and decision making abilities within training/skill level.
Seeks assistance from Level II or Clinical Coordinator as appropriate. •
Refers more difficult problems to a Level II staff person or Clinical
Coordinator • Interpersonal skills which enable the incumbent to
appropriately respond to a variety of requests and inquiries, from
physicians, nursing staff and other health care providers • Ability to
utilize and apply PSE skills • Work is performed independently in
accordance with established policies, procedures and regulatory
requirements based upon the AAMI, AORN & IAHCSMM standards, recommend
practices and guidelines • Assumes responsibility for the follow-up of
problem scenarios and coordinates appropriately with Level II staff
and/or Clinical Coordinator • Adheres to patient safety goals and
standards • Participates in QI/RM activities within the department •
Participates in the financial viability of Billings Clinic by ensuring
appropriate utilization of supplies and equipment and adherence to
patient safety standards Minimum Qualifications Education • Graduate of
an accredited school of nursing, Bachelors degree in nursing is
preferred Experience • One (1) year of operating room experience is
desired in the OR • Critical care experience preferred for PACU phase 1
Certifications and Licenses • Current Montana state license as a
registered nurse required • CNOR and/or AORN professional affiliation
preferred for the OR • Healthcare Provider CPR Certification Billings
Clinic is Montana’s largest health system serving Montana, Wyoming and
the western Dakotas. A not-for-profit organization led by a physician
CEO, the health system is governed by a board of community members,
nurses and physicians. Billings Clinic includes an integrated
multi-specialty group practice, tertiary care hospital and trauma
center, based in Billings, Montana. Learn more Billings Clinic is committed to the
principles of Equal Employment Opportunity. All policies and processes
are designed toward achieving fair and equitable treatment of all
employees and job applicants. Employees are encouraged to discuss any
concerns they have in this regard with their immediate supervisor and/or
the Vice President People Resources. All employees and job applicants
will be provided the same treatment in all aspects of the employment
relationship, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national
origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital
status, genetic information or disability.