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Registered Nurse, Operating Room

BJC HealthCare

This is a Full-time position in Alton, IL posted March 1, 2021.

nn Additional Job Information nn 40 Hours per Week
– Benefits Eligible
– Sign-On Bonus Eligible
– Days
– Job ID: 1211278 Employment Status: Full-Time More Information: nn nn Alton Memorial Hospital , in Illinois, is a full-service acute-care hospital serving patients in a seven county area.

Alton Memorial offers inpatient and outpatient services including surgery, imaging, rehabilitation and 24-hour emergency care.nn nnThe Operating Room is made up of 7 General rooms, one Cysto room, and one Minor procedure room.  Staffed from 0700 till 1700 Monday-Friday with all other hours and days covered with a Call Crew.nn nn Overview nn nn Role Purpose nn Provides direct patient care activities including assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation within guidelines for standards of nursing care to inpatients and outpatients in the perioperative environment established by AORN.nn nn Responsibilities nn Educates patients and their families about the communication process during the procedure, what to expect, and any support resources, as appropriate.

Serves as liaison between physician and the patient and family.

Demonstrates competence and independent practice in roles of scrubbing and/or circulating for all HSO-defined surgical services.

Uses established safety techniques in preparing for and assisting with surgical procedures; provides and sets up necessary instruments, supplies and equipment for different types of surgeries or procedures according to established safety requirements and preferences of physician.

Keeps patients safe from adverse events associated with surgery/procedure, including but not limited to: infection, burns, pressure ulcers, wrong site surgery, etc.

Has knowledge of wound stage classifications.

Observes patient during procedure to detect possible complications and/or breaks in sterile technique; furnishes emergency equipment and supplies to prevent adverse outcomes.

Preserves and labels operative specimens for analysis.

Participates in activities that promote safety, quality and regulatory compliance.  Participates in professional development and life long learning.

May participate in orientation and preceptorship of new staff, as needed.

BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position.

The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.

nn Minimum Requirements nn nn nn nn Degree nn Nursing Diploma/Associate’s nn nn nn Experience nn 2-5 years nn nn nn Licenses & Certifications nn RN nn nn nn Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information nn nn nn nn Degree nn Bachelor’s Degree
– Nursingnn nn nn Licenses & Certifications nn Registered Nurse (RN) License Cert Nurse OR (CNOR) Mastery Test Out Periop 101 nn nn Benefits Statement nnNote: not all benefits apply to all openingsnn nn-  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options-  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan-  401(k) plan-  Tuition Assistance-  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts-  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)-  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick timenn nn*Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Centernn nn Legal Statement nnThe above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position.

It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.nn nn nn nnEqual Opportunity Employernn nn nn