Unit Description: North Austin Medical Center's Department of Surgery is comprised of seven units that provide a wide range of services. The Operating Room consists of thirteen suits dedicated to performing a wide array of surgical interventions. Specialties include cardiac and neurology services with the only kidney transplant program in Austin. The Endoscopy Lab has three procedural rooms dedicated to providing procedural services. The Pre-Admission Testing, Ambulatory Services, Anesthesia, Post Anesthesia Care Unit, and sterile processing units all provide support for department volumes that exceed 10,000 procedures annually.
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.
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.
Required: Licensed by the Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners. Current certification as BLS Healthcare Provider
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.
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