i.e. electrocautery and patient positioning and appropriate documentation. Demonstrates ability to perform all duties required of both a circulating and scrub nurse in accordance with established procedures as required, consistently demonstrates a willingness to assist staff members, and demonstrates a thorough knowledge of sterilization procedures, to include the cleaning, packaging, and sterilization of equipment and supplies, chemicals and biological monitoring.
Directs and assists in accounting for all sponges, needles, and instruments during an operative procedure, and directs and assists in carrying out safe aseptic techniques and procedures as outlined in the Operating Room policy and procedure manuals.
Observes and reports all contamination and / or breaks in aseptic techniques, and reports number of drains and / or packs used and their location to the circulating nurse.
Lasttly, responsible for assisting with the orientation of nursing personnel to the surgical unit.
Minimum Requirements : Graduated from an accredited School of Nursing, Diploma Program, Associate Degree Program, or Bachelor of Science in Nursing, is preferred.
Must have current license or temporary practice permit to practice as Registered Nurse or Graduate Nurse in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Must successfully complete orientation including, but not limited to, successful completion of medication validation and written medication examination.
Must maintain current CPR certification.
Must be able to meet health standards for employment.
Basic computer skills, data entry required.
Preferred Qualifications : Prior (recent) RN experience (one 1 year) in an acute care facility if no OR experience.
Licensure and Certifications : ACLS certification required within six (6) months of hire
Trauma Nurse Course within one (1) year of assignment to department; within two (2) years if currently assigned to department.
Four (4) Trauma related continuing education credits per year (ACLS, APLS, PALS, ABLS 4 hours for 2 day provider; 2 hours for 1 day refresher).