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Oper Room Nurse Clinician III - Galveston OR - 65306

Company: University of Texas Medical Branch
Location: Galveston
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Job Description:

Min Qualifications


RN with two years of preferred clinical operating room, ICU, Cath Lab and other procedural areas RN experience. Must possess and maintain a current license or valid permit to practice in Texas. Current BLS required.


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 and independent critical thinking decisions 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 domains for competency and advancement: Professional Practice, Professional Performance and Association of Perioperative Nurses' (AORN) Standards. Values specialty unit, nursing, and institutional strategic initiatives and health system goals.

Specific Job Related Duties

* 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 specimensPerforms 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.

Closing Statement


Equal Employment Opportunity

UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Req id: 65306

Keywords: University of Texas Medical Branch, Houston , Oper Room Nurse Clinician III - Galveston OR - 65306, Healthcare , Galveston, Texas

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