Upscale Plastic Surgery ambulatory surgery center seeks an experienced hardworking peri-operative nurse with great personality. The ideal candidate will have background in any of the following: Outpatient Surgery or hospital operating room. Experience working in a surgical outpatient facility providing elective cosmetic care is a plus. However, we will train the right candidate who is willing to learn, work hard, have fun, and join our team
The Perioperating Room Registered Nurse delivers perioperative care to the surgical patient, across the lifespan, using the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation, and evaluation. The various responsibilities of a perioperative nurse include checking the equipment for proper functions such as the cautery machine, suction machine, OR light and the OR table, preparing the surgical suites for cases including the first and final cleaning of the day, ensuring proper patient positioning throughout the surgery to ensure patients are free of injury, and assisting in changing patient's positions as necessary throughout the procedures. In addition to these numerous tasks, they maintain the ambient temperature to keep the temperature appropriate for the procedure being performed and assist the surgeon or surgical technician by opening additional as necessary while maintaining sterile technique. They are responsible for ensuring counts are correct and recorded in the operative record. During the induction of anesthesia, they assist the anesthesiologist or CRNA in positioning the patient and other needs. They also assist the patient in assuming position for anesthesia and skin preparation by the physician. They must also anticipate the anesthesiologist needs during this situation. Throughout surgery, they maintain a clutter free and safe environment for the patient as well as staff while anticipating the needs of the surgeon. At the end of the surgery, the circulator is responsible for communicating to the post-operative nurse the patient's name, date of birth, surgery completed, allergies, type of anesthesia, dressings, patient's original state (prior to surgery), and any additional pertinent information.
Other Position Requirements
Ability to work some weekends, and different shifts in order to accommodate staffing • Ability to transport objects, patients, and equipment • Ability to respond quickly to patient needs and work at fast pace • Work environment includes probability of exposure to adverse, hazardous, or unpleasant conditions while caring for the sick • Ability to assist in evacuation of patients in the event of a fire or other disaster • Ability to respond to patients in a timely manner and access all areas of the unit • Ability to perform lifting/transfer activities related to patients and patient care. (up to 50 lbs may be required) • Computer skills • Good time management and organizational skills • Familiarity with patient care equipment
Regularly exposed to the risk of blood borne diseases. Direct contact with patients under a wide variety of circumstances. Subject to irregular work hours and stress due to multiple phone calls and inquiries from doctors, managers and families. Must be flexible, work at a fast pace and manage several projects at a time. Interdisciplinary contact with other health care disciplines/professionals. Handles emergency or crisis situations professionally, adapting to change as needed. Flexible in meeting the needs of the office i.e. change in assignments or work schedule. During low census, may be required to leave early, rotate days off or float to other departments.
Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking. Must be able to utilize proper body mechanics while moving and lifting patients or objects. Frequently lifts, positions, pushes, and/or transfers patients. Frequently moves supplies and equipment requiring moderate physical effort to lift/carry/push/pull up to 50 pounds: employee is required to obtain assistance for lifting more than 50 pounds. Manual dexterity and mobility needed for considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling and/or crouching. Able to reach above shoulders without difficulty. Able to perform several tasks simultaneously.
Administrative Supervisor or Medical Director
MA, LPN, CST, Students, Nurses (if in charge nurse role)
DEGREE OF SUPERVISION REQUIRED
Minimal. Must be able to work independently.
Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing with a current GA RN license.
Basic Healthcare Provider (BLS) Certification
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Previous OR experience preferred or completion of a perioperative course.
We offer full benefit package
401K with matching contribution
Cosmetic surgery benefits
Paid continuing education
Nice working environment
No Weekend responsibilities
Send resume with cover letter for serious consideration