Summary: Provides direct patient care in a surgical setting at a proficient level, in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice with the policies, values, and mission of the organization. Monitors and manages the patient and operative environment before, during and after surgery to maintain a safe environment, optimize outcomes and maximize available resources.
Heart Team Registered Nurse-Operating Room The Heart Team at Memorial Hospital-Part of University of Colorado Health, is a dynamic group of RNs and CSTs who work in unison with our Heart and Thoracic Surgeons, physician assistants and perfusionists. The Heart Team is trained specifically in high tech and fast paced cardiac and thoracic procedures. The level of expertise and dedication to the CV team is exemplary. Our new cardiac Medical Director for CV surgery has taken the lead in Memorial's Cardiac Program with plans to grow and expand procedures done at Memorial. This is an exciting time to join and be a part of an expanding Cardiac Program that includes TAVRS and an all new Hybrid room.
Work Schedule: Full Time Days
Responsibilities: Performs circulating functions before surgery, including preparing the operating environment, orienting and assessing the patient, and reviewing patient's medical record and surgeon's notes to ensure all pre-requisites and preferences are net. Ensures safety checklists and procedures are implemented and documented at all times.
Performs circulating functions during surgery, including monitoring and communicating patient condition, documenting interventions and activities, monitoring the sterile field and controlling traffic into, out of and around the room.
Performs scrub functions, including the preparation, selection, and handling of instruments and supplies used during the surgical procedure and performs surgical counts with the circulating nurse.
Provides nursing care to a complex, high acuity surgical patient population in a technically complex environment.
Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate action.
Graduate of an accredited Registered/Professional Nursing program.
State licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).
Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider .
1 year of OR nursing (RN) experience.
Sign on bonus of $10,000, but you must have 1 year of RN heart experience in order to qualify
BLS through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer with card in-hand before start date. BLS or CPR card must be good through sixty days of hire. All life support certification cards must be issued by either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer. (American Red Cross for the Professional Rescuer is only good upon hire and all renewals will need to be through an American Heart Association sanctioned course.)
The pay range for this position is: $31.23 - $48.4 / hour
An annual bonus may be paid to eligible employees based upon organizational and individual performance.
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Internal Number: 30467
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