Registered Nurse (RN) Operating Room (OR)
Location:
Austin , Texas
Posted:
October 21, 2017
Reference:
06676-53892
100 Top Hospitals Seven Consecutive Years St. David's Medical Center is part of St. David's HealthCare, one of the largest health systems in Texas, which was recognized in 2014 with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award . Founded in 1924, St. David's Medical Center is a full-service medical center offering comprehensive medical care at three locations-St. David's Medical Center, Heart Hospital of Austin and St. David's Georgetown Hospital .
Located in central Austin, St. David's Medical Center includes a 350-bed acute care hospital and a 64- bed rehabilitation hospital providing comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care. It is home to the internationally renowned Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute and St. David's Neuroscience & Spine Institute . The hospital provides a complete range of women's services, including its acclaimed maternity unit, maternal-fetal medicine, a high-risk maternal and neonatal transport team, the region's largest and most sophisticated Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and The Breast Center ; complex surgical services; a comprehensive Bariatric Surgery Center ; and a 24-hour emergency department.
St. David's Medical Center was named among the nation's 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics from 2010 to 2016. Truven also named St. David's Medical Center to the list of 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in 2013, 2015 and 2016. The hospital earned a national distinction for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group from 2012 to 2016, and it received the 2016 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades for the fifth consecutive year, as well as Healthgrades' 2016 America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ for the second consecutive year.



Unit Description:
Surgical Services consists of 19 suites. This team-oriented unit consists of Surgical Scheduling and Pre-surgical Testing, Surgical Outpatient (preoperative and postoperative), Post Anesthetic Recovery Units, Day Surgery and Endoscopy. All types of surgical procedures, including Open Hearts, Neuro, Orthopedic, Bariatric, Robotic, and Minimally Invasive procedures are performed. The unit performs approximately 850 cases per month.
24 hour, seven day a week department.

Position Description:
Under the indirect supervision of the Supervisor(s) of the unit, the Registered Nurse is expected to implement the nursing process (including use of nursing diagnosis), document nursing activities and intervention plan, as well as medication administered. The RN provides leadership and supervises the care, maintenance and activities of the surgical suite.
Qualifications:
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE :
Required: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing. One year of experience in operating room environment (unless in an internship program for the operating room.)
Preferred: Completion of or actively pursuing a BSN degree.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Demonstrates effective working knowledge of equipment used in work area.
  • Demonstrates effective guest relations with internal and external customers.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Meditech and general computer skills.
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding patient information.
  • Participates in budget control by using only those supplies necessary within the work area.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of HCA's and St. David's "Patient First" safety initiatives through strict compliance to all safety protocols and procedures.
• Works autonomously, sets priorities and makes decisions of a complex nature
• Accepts shift work and takes call as needed by the department.
• Works with patients ranging in life span from infants to geriatric.

LICENSES / CERTIFICATIONS:
Required: Licensed by the Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners. Current certification as BLS Healthcare Provider
Preferred: CNOR

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

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