Registered Nurse Operating Room - Gainesville, Florida - OR - Operating Room
Company: Malcom Randall VA Medical Center
Posted on: August 7, 2022
Registered Nurse Operating Room - Gainesville, Florida
The Operating Room Registered Nurse practices as a registered nurse
and must demonstrate and maintain competencies required for all
processes, procedures, and equipment used in the Operating Room
Suite. The RN must have the technical and operational expertise and
clinical skills to function as a circulating nurse in all the above
services. They must demonstrate a variety of specialized diagnostic
and treatment procedures and will be accountable for promoting
patient safety, continuity of care and the general well-being of
The Operating Room Registered Nurse collaborates with physicians
and ancillary services to provide the highest level of care;
analyzes and upgrades patient care through quality improvement
activities. The Operating Room Registered Nurse must strive to
maintain all clinical competencies through continuous study,
in-services, and participation in continuing education units. Based
on level of education and experience, the incumbent may be assigned
The clinical responsibilities for registered nurses in the
Operating Room Suite include but are not limited to the
- The Perioperative nurse is accountable for patient outcomes
resulting from nursing care provided during the perioperative
- A perioperative registered nurse functioning in the circulating
role must plan and direct the nursing care of every patient
undergoing surgical and/or other invasive procedures, thus
requiring a 1:1 perioperative nurse patient ratio.
- The Circulating nurse is responsible for completing all
Operative Documentation, i.e. Vista intraoperative record, Surgical
Time Out and safety checks. They ensure proper documentation and
accountability of surgical specimens.
- The Operating Room nurse must demonstrate expertise, in the
circulating nurse capacity, in a minimum of one surgical specialty,
and demonstrate minimal competency in all other surgical
specialties performed at the NF/SG VA Medical Center by the
- Demonstrates competency in pre-op assessment of the surgical
patient, which includes actively acting as the patient's advocate
when it comes to assessing the patient's understanding of surgical
consent and procedures they are about to undergo.
- Assesses the patient has followed all pre-operative
instructions, such as NPO status, halting of anticoagulation
- Ensures all instruments, supplies, and equipment are present
and functional before the surgical procedure; ensuring sterility of
all surgical instruments.
- Ensures count of surgical instruments and specialty equipment
occurs prior to and following the procedure to ensure all
instruments are accounted for prior to the patient leaving the
Operating Room Suite.
- Performs proper surgical Time Out prior to incision for all
procedures; and when pertinent, performs fire safety time out prior
to start of procedure.
- Maintains cleanliness and order in the Operating Room Suite;
protecting the sterile field by monitoring for breaches in sterile
technique; limiting traffic in the Operating Room Suite and around
the surgical field.
- Assists the Surgeons during procedures and coordinates with
Surgical Technicians; ensuring post-operative pre-cleaning of
instruments and safe transport to Sterile Processing.
Permanent Change of Station (PCS)
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