Registered Nurse (RN) - Perioperative
Jacksonville, NC US
Registered Nurse (RN) - Perioperative to work in the Anesthesia Dept and Main Operating Room (MOR) at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, NC, providing care to Active Duty heroes, their family members, and retirees. Registered Nurse (RN) - Perioperative will work full-time, up to 160 hrs per 4-week period, 8.5 hr shifts (30 minute uncompensated lunch), Mon - Fri between 7AM - 11PM.
DUTIES OF THE REGISTERED NURSE (RN) - PERIOPERATIVE:
- Perform a full range of RN duties, including: triage; patient assessment and monitoring; appropriate nursing care, procedures, and treatments; execution of physicians orders; documentation of patient care and observations; and patient education and emotional support.
- Plan, implement, deliver, direct, and coordinate Perioperative, Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), and Ambulatory Procedure Unit (APU) nursing care using scientific and professional principles as a basis for all techniques and procedures.
- Pre-admission: Confirm scheduled surgery date and procedure with the Main Operating Room, check procedure on consult against written consent form, ensure surgical checklist is completed. Make pre-op telephone call to client to confirm arrival time and re-enforces physician/anesthesia instructions. Provide any pre-op teaching, post procedure transportation arrangements or significant other teaching.
- Day of surgery: Greet client, properly identify client with placement of identification and/or allergy band(s). Orient client to Unit. Verify post procedure transportation arrangement.
- Conduct and document pre-op nursing assessment. Verify client compliance with instructions. Prepare client for procedure, may need to obtain additional labs. Arrange transport to OR (if necessary).
- Develop an individualized plan of care that prescribes nursing action to achieve desired patient outcomes.
- Confer with surgeon on procedures concerning instruments, sutures, and equipment, assuring all prescribed equipment is present and functional.
- Monitor patients under local infiltration and block anesthesia.
- Perform duties as circulatory for surgical procedures, assuming responsibilities for coordinating patient care activities. Assume responsibilities for aseptic technique maintenance during procedures, accuracy of sponge counts and adequacy of supplies.
- Perform as a scrub nurse.
- Post-op: Receive, assess, monitor and document findings on client. Provide education. Ambulate. Verify post-op voiding. Discharge patient after re-enforcement of teaching. Complete nursing care document, reorganize chart and sign out patient. Make follow up clinic appointment for patient.
- Set up, operate, maintain, and discontinue medical equipment. Administer prescribed medications. Provide emergency medical/surgical treatment. Provide nutrition and nourishment. Assist with transporting patient(s). Maintain nursing record(s) and plans. Provide patient and family teaching.
- Perform telephone follow up assessment of patient and provide instruction reinforcement.
- Recognize adverse signs and symptoms and quickly react in emergency situations.
- Operate and manipulate automated systems such as CHCS, AHLTA, ADS, Essentris, and Clinical Information System (CIS)
QUALIFICATIONS OF THE REGISTERED NURSE (RN) - PERIOPERATIVE:
- Must have a minimum of two years full-time experience in the last 3 years in a Main Operating Room working as a Perioperative RN.
- Associates Degree of Nursing or higher
- Graduate from a college or university accredited by National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). In lieu of graduation from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited program, the nurse may be a graduate from a State Board of Nursing or accredited nursing program.
- Possess current certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
- Prior to commencing service under this contract, Contractor nurses shall attend a 2-hour lecture on IV certification.
- Current, full, active, and unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse in any of the 50 States, DC, or U.S. Territories.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen (for access to Gov' t computer systems)
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:
10 days paid time off per year plus 7 sick days per year
10 paid Federal holidays
Health & Welfare allowance covers the cost of health insurance, long and short-term disability, and life insurance
Dental and vision plans offered, 401(k)
ABOUT THE ARORA GROUP:
The Arora Group is an award-winning, Joint Commission-certified nationwide healthcare services company that, for almost 30 years, has provided medical care for the men and women who serve our country in the U.S. Armed Forces. Our mission is to provide world-class care and give our healthcare professionals opportunities to improve their skills, learn from the best, and serve the needs of active duty service members, their families, and veterans.
EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability