Primary Purpose: To assess, plan, implement, and evaluate the care of all patients assigned to the operating room, recovery room, and outpatient surgery, as well as to manage the supplies and equipment in the OR/RR/ASU, and to provide pre and post-op education.
Formal Policy-Setting Responsibilities: Formally responsible for providing input into policies associated with the job’s purpose and essential responsibilities.
Routine Decision Making: If pre-op lab and results are sufficient; surgical case schedule; if patient meets criteria for discharge from RR/ASU.
Required Knowledge: A&P; disease process; sterile technique; standards set by American Operating Nurses Association; functions and mechanism of multiple operating room equipment.
Required Skills and Ability: Computer skills; good communication skills; good organizational skills.
Unusual Working Conditions: Risk of blood, body fluid contamination.
Education and Certification/ Registration Required for the Position: Two to four-year RN degree; currently licensed in the state of Missouri; ACLS/BLS required; PALS preferred.
Age Specific Competencies: Provides care for birth to pediatric (birth-2 yrs.), pediatric/child patients between (2 yrs-12 yrs); adolescent patients between 12 to 18 years of age; adult patients between 18 to 64 years; and geriatric patients 65 years and older.