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HCSS Operating Room Registered Nurse

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Nursing & Care Management
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HealthCare System Staffing
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2000167 Requisition #

JOB SUMMARY:

Competent Clinician. Possesses knowledge and skill to meet standards for competent professional nursing practice as specified in the Texas Nurse Practice Act. Experienced, knowledgeable, and skilled in specialty area. Competently functions as a member of the interdisciplinary team. Practice is characterized by predominantly interdependent decision-making. Practice is problem focused and patient centered in the manner care is provided. Provides safe and competent intraoperative patient care. Actively acquire knowledge and skills specific to patients undergoing a surgical procedure. Practice strong patient advocacy role and diligence in the preoperative review of documents and verification of surgical procedure, site, and other critical safety checks prior to surgery. Safely circulate in emergent and urgent surgical cases and collaborate with physicians and other members of the surgical team during surgical time outs and debriefing procedures. Enforces aseptic and sterile techniques to all aspects of patient care. Effectively and safely operate highly specialize OR equipment. Able to manage unexpected or emergency situations that are commonly seen in assigned specialty population. Serves as a resource for Nurse Clinician I or II. Can manage commonly seen contingency situations that arise on the clinical unit. Provides patient care through nursing practices based upon the American Nurses Association Standards of Practice, Nursing Process and UTMB’s three domains for competency and advancement: Professional Practice, Professional Performance and Performance Improvement.

 

Major Duties/Critical Tasks:

  • Validates specialized perioperative nursing knowledge
  • Indicates attainment of current perioperative nursing practice standards
  • Consults and coordinates with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans
  • Participate actively in our surgical time out and debriefing
  • Ensures that operating on correct patient and the correct procedure is being performed
  • Observes, checks, and monitors all equipment used during surgery to confirm they are running smoothly
  • Assists in positioning, responding to comfort/safety of patient
  • Provides for accurate care, handling, and documentation of surgical specimens
  • Support the surgical technologist during the case effectively.
  • Performs surgical counts (Initial, Closing and Final) and reconcile incorrect counts per policy
  • Document accurately all surgical procedures, documentation, supplies and implants
  • Participate actively and support departmental initiatives related to patient safety, efficiency, cost containment, staff and physician satisfaction, and other projects mandated by the department.
  • Observes and enforces strict standards of asepsis
  • Able to take call status and respond to the emergencies per policy, “stay days” and work long and unpredictable hours.
  • Thrive and maintain collegiality and professionalism during high-stress situations.
  • Actively invest and engage in improving or maintaining staff morale and satisfaction
  • Completes required specialty specific Competency Based Orientation (CBO) tools by the initial performance evaluation due date for placement in employee file.
  • Actively participates in the initial and ongoing evaluation of competency using competency-based orientation (CBO) tools and/or Competency and Clinical Advancement Program (CCAP) tools.
  • Independently and competently assists with activities for assigned area embodying UTMB’s core values.
  • Independently and competently completes assesses patients and identifies actual and potential nursing diagnoses/patient care needs.
  • Competently plans and prioritizes culturally, age and specialty appropriate care for the identified patient group.
  • Independently and competently delivers culturally, age and specialty appropriate nursing care to the identified patient group.
  • Performs and reports point of care testing (POCT).
  • Provides and maintains a clean, safe environment and performs and/or assists others to perform proper aseptic technique, isolation procedures and infection control measures.
  • Serves as a patient advocate; may require assistance in difficult situations.
  • Develops and reports nursing plan of patient care and treatment.
  • Utilizes nursing research and quality improvement to enhance evidence-based practice.
  • Demonstrates acceptable productivity and practices cost containment for the practice and the patient.
  • Competently and consistently completes accurate, concise, and legible documentation on all patient, unit and hospital records including hands on care delivery and telephone patient related interactions.
  • Competently utilizes electronic forms of communication and documentation.
  • Implements effective patient/family teaching and accurately assesses readiness to learn.
  • Identifies learning needs of self and others; sets challenging and realistic goals and develops learning opportunities to meet goals.
  • Demonstrates compassion and understanding.
  • Displays a professional verbal and non-verbal demeanor.
  • Puts needs of others above his/her own through accountability, compassion, integrity and respect.
  • Functions as an independent and supportive team member.
  • Achieves the required UTMB Competency and Clinical Advancement (CCAP) points to achieve / maintain the NC III level.
  • Completes the annual self-evaluation on time for competency and performance evaluation using CCAP tools.
  • Meets periodic UTMB and unit specific compliance requirements for health screening, training, attendance, safety, and CPR.
  • Adheres to internal controls and reporting structure.
  • Perform related duties as required

 

Required Education/Experience:

  • RN with current license or valid permit to practice professional nursing in Texas.
  • Two (2) years of inpatient hospital experience as an RN with at least two (2) years in specialty area assigned (ICU, Cath Lab, and other procedural areas) within the last 2 years.
  • Must have current BLS certification obtained through American Heart Association (AHA)

 

Equipment:

Standard operating room patient care equipment, supplies, and mechanical devices for a selected patient population. Highly advanced OR equipment such as the DaVinci Robot, navigation systems, different radiologic imaging modalities and specialize OR tables used in Bariatric, Orthopedic, Vascular and Neuro surgical services. Standard hospital- related office equipment. Show competency in point of care testing (POCT) and quality requirements for that testing.

 

Work Environments:

  • General OR and/or specialty call requires staff to work unpredictable hours
  • Exposure to radiation during certain surgical procedures is necessary
  • Work in a fast-paced, high stress and multidisciplinary environment
  • Maneuver large and delicate equipment such as specialty OR tables, microscopes, navigation systems and DaVinci.
  • Highly transparent environment in relation to reporting of patient events and efficiency metrics.
  • Work in a high stress environment
  • Work environment is in a comfortable indoor area.
  • Conditions such as noise, odors, cramped workspace and/or fumes could sometimes cause discomfort.
  • Moderate to extreme physical effort may be required, such as walking, standing, performing CPR, and lifting materials, equipment, objects, and/or patients.
  • Occasional lifting may be very heavy and awkward, over 50 lbs.
  • Vision, hearing, talking, and sense of touch abilities must be adequate to enable one to perform tasks quickly and accurately such as reading small print, reading from monitoring equipment, defining details, sending, and receiving clear and accurate oral communication.
  • Frequent periods of concentrated or focused attention will be needed to interpret visual, auditory, and sensory inputs.
  • Minimum to work and stay active is 2 weekend shifts per month.
  • Alertness and careful attention to detail will be required to avoid injury.
  • May be exposed to such occupational hazards as communicable diseases, bloodborne pathogens, ionizing & non-ionizing radiation, hazardous medications and disoriented or combative patients or others.

   OTHER:

Specific job requirements or physical location of some positions allocated to this

classification, may render this position security sensitive, and thereby subject to

the provisions of Section 51.215, Texas Education Code

 

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents in lieu of stated minimums require the prior approval of the Executive Director of Human Resources.

 

 

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