LewisGale Hospital Pulaski (LGHP) is located in the beautiful mountainous region of Virginia . Pulaski is considered a neighbor to the Virginia Tech Hokie community and is a short 45 minute drive from Roanoke, VA. The HCA (Hospital Corporation of America) hospital is a 147-bed acute care facility with more than 350 employees and has been recognized by Joint Commission as a Top Performer. The medical staff includes a wide range of primary care and specialty care physicians, including Cardiology, Otolaryngology, Orthopedics, General Surgery, Urology and Oncology as well as Hospitalists.
Challenges for the Circulator role include:
-Manages the physical environment of the patient care unit; Monitors and directs utilization of supplies and other resources related to the care of the patient; plans and directs patient care utilizing the nursing process; Effectively communicates pertinent information to appropriate individuals; Keeps accurate and complete documentation of all patient care related information; Participates in counting procedure and time out procedure for each case, complying with PCH policy and procedure; ensures patient / family receive appropriate healthcare education and instruction for discharge.
-Performs OR instrument decontamination and processing.
-Manages the physical environment of the endoscopy unit; Administer conscious sedation; Monitors utilization of supplies and other resources; plans and directs patient care utilizing the nursing process; participates in time out procedure for each case, complying with PCH policy and procedure.
-Participates in the orientation of new employees
-Maintains positive working relationship with coworker and physicians; Monitors performance of staff assigned to team and coaches as appropriate; demonstrates and promotes professionalism
-Function as an RN in PACU and ACS
-RN licensure issued by the State of Virginia
-BLS within 90 days
-ACLS within 180 days- new employees/transfers have a maximum of 180 days to complete ACLS upon hire date.
*This position takes call; must report to call within 30 minutes
A little about us:
HCA is the nation’s leading private provider of healthcare services. Comprised of locally managed facilities which include 230,000 employees at over 160 hospitals, over 120 surgery centers and 100 urgent care facilities in 20 states and the United Kingdom