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.
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.
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
Patient Demographic Information (information used to identify a person): Name, Date of Birth, Address, Race, Marital Status, Religion
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
Clinical Information (information that describes a patient’s health status): Diagnosis, Reports/Medical Notes, Test Results, Problem List, Procedures, History and Physical
Coding Information (clinical information that is in (alpha) numeric format): ICD Codes, Rev Codes, CPT Codes
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.