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RN-OR Nurse

Little Rock, AR
Little Rock Surgery Center in search of a Registered Nurse to assist in the organization and daily function of the operating room.
Assists in overseeing patient care activities in the operating room
Monday thru Friday 8-5! 
Duties:
  • Assesses patient/significant others understanding of disease process and need for surgical intervention
  • Performs perioperative teaching to patient/significant other.
  • Demonstrates appropriate nursing management and intervention in the perioperative
  • period.
  • Performs preoperative patient assessment, reviews surgeon preference card, assesses
  • equipment/supply needs, prepares operating room, ensures availability of needed
  • supplies and equipment and proper and safe working order.
  • Provides safe medication administration.
  • Manipulates patient position appropriate to surgical intervention, using positioning aids as
  • needed to avoid impaired circulation, respiration and postoperative pain/discomfort.
  • Performs surgical prep per standard of care and surgeon preference.
  • Handles and documents specimens per policy.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skill in caring for the latex sensitive patient.
  • Performs sponge, sharps and instrument counts per protocol.
  • Initiates corrective actions when surgical counts are incorrect.
  • Assures emergency equipment and supplies are available at all times.
  • Keeps surgical suites clean, tidy, free of soiled equipment and supplies, and properly
  • stocked.
  • Uses principles of asepsis in varying situations.
  • Initiates corrective action when breaks in technique occur.
  • Wears appropriate attire in restricted area.
  • Adheres to recommended traffic patterns.
Minimum Requirements:
Education/Experience/Licenses/Certificates/Eligibility:
Current Arkansas RN license, BLS and ACLS required. Two (2) years’ experience as an operating room nurse required. IV skills preferred.
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