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The University of Kansas Health System RN in Hays, Kansas

This position is full-time RN circulator position working 6:30 AM to 3:00 PM

The operating rooms at HaysMed is composed of eight general OR rooms, two dedicated cardiovascular rooms, two endoscopy suites, and two C-section rooms. One of our main goals in the operating room is to offer the best possible techniques and technologies in the field when it comes to performing procedures. HaysMed has one of the most active DaVinci Surgical Robot programs in the region. HaysMed provides services in ENT, Ophthalmology, Maxiofacial, General Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Urology, Orthopedic, Robotics, Pulmonology and GI Endoscopy. We work closely with our surgeons to always provide exceptional care during the patient’s perioperative experience. We are currently looking for a motivated and patient centered RN to join our dynamic team as a circulating nurse. This nurse will serve as the primary patient advocate for the perioperative patient by ensuring safe and effective care is given during the procedure.

Essential Functions:

  • Checks all equipment for proper functioning such as cautery machine, suction machine and OR table

  • Arrange furniture according to use

  • Maintains clean OR table

  • Collect necessary stock and equipment

  • Help scrub nurse with setting up

  • Assist with counts and records

  • Assist the anesthesiologist in positioning the patient

  • Assist the patient in assuming the position for anesthesia

  • Anticipate the anesthesiologist’s needs

  • Reposition the patient per surgeon’s instruction

  • Apply restraints on the patient

  • Expose the area for skin preparation

  • Catheterize the patient as indicated by the surgeon

  • Perform skin preparation & clipper prep as necessary

  • Replenishes and records sponge/ sutures during procedure

  • Hands dressing to the scrub nurse

  • Helps remove and dispose of drapes

  • Helps to prepare the patient for the recovery room

  • Assist the scrub nurse, taking the instrumentations to the service (washroom)

  • Ensures that room is ready for the next case

  • Ensures SCIP measures have been met

  • Collects and assesses initial and on-going data about the health status of the patient.

Additional Duties:

  • Initiates and/or revises an individualized plan of care that includes immediate and long-term outcomes for the patient/family and reflects the plan of the entire health care team.

  • Carries out interventions safely and in compliance with policy to facilitate achievement of expected outcomes.

  • Evaluates patient response to intervention/therapy based upon expected outcomes.

  • Provides patient education by explaining procedures, medications and giving instructions at a level the patient can understand; addresses patient’s questions and concerns; verifies patient informed consent when indicated.

  • Documents and communicates all required components of patient care.

  • Collaborates and cooperates with other members of the health care team in meeting the preventive, emergency, and restorative health needs of a patient in a safe, comfortable, and therapeutic environment.

  • Collaborates with the health care team to provide pre and post-operative care.

HIPPA: This position will have access to the following Protected Health Information in order to carry out the duties related to their position at Hays Medical Center based on the following criteria:

Primary – required (routine) to do the job;

Secondary – required for the job, but mostly be exception; and

None – no approved access

Description of Information

Level

Patient Demographic Information (information used to identify a person): Name, Date of Birth, Address, Race, Marital Status, Religion

Primary

Financial Information/Insurance (information related to insurance, billing and payment): Billing Information, Payer Name, Payer ID, Account Balances, Plan Elements Covered, Payment Information, Payment Rates

None

Clinical Information (information that describes a patient’s health status): Diagnosis, Reports/Medical Notes, Test Results, Problem List, Procedures, History and Physical

Primary

Coding Information (clinical information that is in (alpha) numeric format): ICD Codes, Rev Codes, CPT Codes

None

Education/Experience: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing; BSN required or must obtain within 4 years of employment; knowledge of general nursing theory and practice required; knowledge of principles, methods and techniques involved in performing general nursing services and adapting or modifying standards of nursing practices for care of specific medical cases.

Certificates and Licenses: Current Registered Nurse (RN) licensure in the State of Kansas or has work permit from the State Board of Nursing; BLS certification required or must complete BLS certification with in the first two weeks of employment; Certified OR Nurse (CNOR) preferred . As of June 1, 2016: ACLS certification required or must obtain within twelve months of employment.

Requisition ID: 2019-18307

Display Department Title: Operating Room

External Company Name: The University of Kansas Health System

Street: 2220 Canterbury Dr.

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