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RN ASC

Company: Optum
Location: Everett
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

The OR department is seeking an ASC (Ambulatory Surgery Center) RN to join their team working full-time 30 hours 3, 10 hour shifts onsite in Gunderson and as a float in Edmonds as needed. 

The ASC RN functions as an integral member of the healthcare team and is responsible for:

Under general supervision, the Staff Registered Nurse (RN), under the immediate supervision of the ASC Director or Charge Nurse, is responsible for the safety of the patient while in the OR (Operating Room) and assists with the supervision of nonprofessional personnel in the area.  By assessment of the individual patient and procedure, RN anticipates the needs of the surgical team and provides such services while maintaining an aseptic and safe environment.

The ASC RN is responsible for and not limited to: 

  • Assesses the health status of the patient in order to develop an individualized plan of care by collecting, categorizing and interpreting data (physical and psychosocial) from documented information, observation, patient/family interview and other health care team members.
  • Develops a nursing care plan based on the assessment of the patient that included nursing diagnosis, patient goals and nursing interventions necessary to achieve these goals.
  • Implements the nursing care plan to provide optimal individualized care for the patient.
  • Instructs the patient and family to assist the patient in the achievement of optimal health status.
  • Plans, supervises and assists with the transfer of the patient to protect the patient and personnel from injury.

Preferred Experience and Credentials:

  • Knowledge of meds used pre-op, intra-op and post-op, including IV conscious sedation.
  • Knowledge of the function and use of patient monitoring equipment.
  • Knowledge of basic surgical technique and of the instruments, sutures, and meds used in the OR.
  • IV skills. Patient teaching skills. Good organizational and telephone skills.
  • Works with initiative, energy and effectiveness in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to interpret basic EKGs and knowledge of aseptic technique.
  • Ability to respond calmly in an emergency situation.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time and lift up to 50 lbs.
  • May also involve the ability to deal effectively with others in confrontational situations.

Education Graduate of an accredited school of nursing and current RN WA state licensure required.

              

Experience Minimum of two (2) years of perioperative nursing experience, i.e. scrubbing and circulating required.  Requires demonstrated advanced level of achievement of performance standards for intraoperative nursing according to AORN (Association of perioperative Registered Nurses) standards of practice.

              

Certificate/License: Current State Registered Nurse License required.  Current BLS and ACLS certification (within 3 months of hire) required   Membership in the Association of Operating Room Nurses preferred.  CNOR (Certified Nurse Operating Room) preferred.

Keywords: Optum, Everett , RN ASC, Other , Everett, Washington

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