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Kalispell Regional Healthcare RN Perioperative - Surgical Services North in Kalispell, Montana

Overview

Provides professional nursing care while in the OR and coordinates care with other disciplines. Performs assessment of the individual patient and procedure, anticipates the needs of the surgical team and provides services, while maintaining an aseptic and safe environment.

Responsibilities

  1. *Performs and documents a pre-procedure assessment on admission to the pre-operative holding area according to AORN Standards. Utilizes all available sources of information and incorporates the patient’s perception of illness.

  2. *Develops an individualized plan of care for each surgical patient and updates the plan throughout the operative procedure as appropriate. Continually assesses and documents intra-operative patient condition.

  3. *Consistently maintains a sterile field and identifies safety issues concerning the patient and staff.

  4. *Utilizes department Standard of Care and individualizes care provided on an on-going basis.

  5. *Completes all documentation regarding all charges and implant/explant information appropriately; provides documentation for inclusion in the permanent patient record.

  6. *Delivers all medications to the patient and to the operative field in accordance with OR policy and procedure. Coordinates with surgeons the types, concentrations, and doses of medications introduced to the sterile field.

    • Follows policies on the administration of IV fluids and blood products and documents these accurately and appropriately.
  7. *Demonstrates a commitment to professionalism while undertaking and completing all department competencies and advanced primary certifications.

  8. *Completes and provides to assigned leader any competency post-tests. Annual department competencies may include:

a. Malignant Hyperthermia

b. SDS

c. Fire safety in the OR

d. Crash Cart/Defibrillator Set-up

  1. Other duties as assigned. This position description in no way states or implies that these are all the only duties required. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is a logical assignment to the position.

*Maintains regular and consistent attendance as scheduled by department leadership.

*Job duties denoted with an asterisk are classified as Essential Job Functions.

Qualifications

  1. Current Montana RN License or a multi state compact license with authorization to practice nursing within the state of Montana; required.

  2. BSN degree preferred.

  3. Current HCP CPR certification required.

  4. Minimum of two (2) years’ OR experience preferred. PACU experience preferred.

  5. CNOR, PACU, or other certification in specialty area preferred.

  6. Current ACLS and PALS Certification preferred, or must successfully obtain within six (6) months of hire.

Job Locations US-MT-Kalispell

Requisition ID 2021-10253

Category Nursing - Hospital Staff

Pay Period Status 80

Shift Days

Shift Start Hours 7:00 AM

Shift End Hours 3:30 PM

Schedule 4 x 10 hr shifts M-F, OR Schedule Driven, Call Required

Position Type Full Time (Benefits Eligible)

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