Overview

Job SummaryProvides direct patient care. Addresses the psychosocial, physical and general aspects of care related to the surgical environment. Communicates with surgeon and anesthesiologist continuously and as needed about patient condition. Assists surgeon during operative and invasive procedures. Assists with the maintenance of surgical equipment and inventory. Participates in performance improvement activities. Assesses operating room for equipment functioning and readiness, obtains supplies for individual cases and ensures all appropriate needs of surgical operating team are met. Monitors, positions and assists patient during procedure.Reasonable Accommodation StatementTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising patient care.Minimum Education and Work ExperienceCompletion of an accredited registered nursing program.Two years of nursing experience and/or training preferred.Required SkillsAbility to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.Ability to demonstrate clear oral and written communication skillsAbility to effectively plan and prioritize work.Ability to maintain collaborative working relationships to ensure a positive and productive work environment.Ability to provide exceptional customer service.Knowledge and proficiency of surgical equipment and assisting in procedure.PC competency, working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products (Word/Excel)Required Licenses/CertificationsCurrent California Registered Nursing License.ACLS and BLS Certificate required.Minimum Standards Time & Attendance (see FSH Time & Attendance Policy) Professional Appearance (see FSH Dress Policy)Staff meetings (90%)Annual RequirementsMock Code Blue (min. 2 per year if applicable)PPD/TB ScreenAnnual CompetenciesFlu VaccineLicense/CertificationsCompliance TrainingEssential FunctionsAccurately records, handles and labels specimens; demonstrates care of specimens.Adjusts expectations of patient behavior and acts according to the effect medication has on patient.Assessment and reassessment of the patient is clearly and concisely communicated in charting.Documentation meets current standards, policies and procedures and is completed within shift.Carries out established techniques for safe administration of medications and parenteral fluids, as per hospital policies and procedures.Carries out medical and surgical asepsis during all procedures.Coordinates and supervises patient care; provides patient and family with teaching/education, as necessary.Demonstrates competence in preparing and cleaning of OR suites before and between cases and after terminal cleaning, based on patients infection class.Demonstrates knowledge of anesthetic drugs, actions and side effects.Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served.Able to interpret data about the patient’s status in order to identify each patient’s age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group.Demonstrates thorough knowledge of location, care and operation of all surgical equipment.Directs and assists in maintenance and handling of special equipment and instruments. Effectively communicates with the physician in accounting for all sponges, needles and instruments during and after the procedure and documents in the appropriate area.Ensures Pre-op Checklist is complete (H&P present, informed consent signed, test results present, surgical site identified, etc.) before patient is taken into surgical suite.Follows the five (5) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.Gives thorough report of patients intraoperative condition to PACU nurse.Is able to open sterile supplies and set up for procedure.Is consistently ready and prepared for assigned cases.Observes behavioral and physiologic changes due to medications, takes appropriate actions and documents.Positions patients safely; pads and protects bony prominences.Preps and drapes patients correctly for all procedures.Utilizes initiative; strives to maintain steady level of productivity; self-motivated; manages activity and time; does not waste time.Other duties as assigned Physical DemandsClose Vision- (clear vision at 20 inches or less)Lift up to 10 pounds- 1/3 to 1/2 of timeLift up to 25 pounds- 1/3 to 1/2 of timeLift up to 50 pounds- up to 1/3 of timeLift more than 100 pounds- up to 1/3 of time with assistancePush/Pull- 1/3 to 1/2 of timeReach with hands and arms- up to 1/3 of timeSit- up to 1/3 of timeStand- 2/3 and more of timeTalk or hear- 2/3 and more of timeUse hands to finger, handle or feel- 2/3 and more of timeWalk- 2/3 and more of time Work EnvironmentBody fluid exposure- YesFine Dexterity- Both (5-6 hours)Fumes or airborne particles- up to 1/3 of timeGrasping: simple/light – Both (5-6 hours)Grasping: firm/heavy- Both (3-4 hours)Hearing- Ability to hear alarms on equipmentHearing- Ability to hear instructions from physician/department staffRepetitive use of foot control- Both (1-2 hours)Repetitive use of hands- Both (5-6 hours)Risk of electrical shock- up to 1/3 of timeRisk of radiation- up to 1/3 of timeToxic or caustic chemicals- up to 1/3 of timeTypical noise level- Moderate NoiseWork near moving mechanical parts- 1/3 to 1/2 of time COVID-19Traveler will be required to get tested in Fresno for COVID-19 prior to starting their contract. Facility will identify the testing site, as well as pay for the test. Facility will not pay for time until results are received (it could be hours, or up to a few days). If the traveler does test positive for COVID-19, the facility will not pay for their required time in quarantine. Additional Information:BILLING POLICY: Facility uses “blended rates” so the all inclusive rate will be billed for all 12 hours, on a twelve hour shift. The overtime rate will apply to any hours worked by the professional in excess of 40 hours per week, or in excess of 12 hours in a given day. We have 13 OR Rooms and a surgical (med/surg) floor for post surgical patients. ****Work week is Saturday morning at 12:01am through the following Friday night at 11:59pm***