The Circulating Nurse is a RN who plans, coordinates, delivers, and evaluates nursing care for patients whose protective reflexes or self-care abilities are potentially compromised during operative or other invasive procedures. Using clinical knowledge, judgment, and clinical-reasoning skills based on scientific principles, the perioperative nurse plans and implements nursing care to address the physical, psychological, and spiritual responses of the patient having an operative or other invasive procedure. (AORN, 2014)
Responsibilities listed in this section are core to the position. Inability to perform these responsibilities with or without an accommodation may result in disqualification from the position.
The Circulating Nurse will be responsible for the direct and indirect provision of professional nursing care of the patients in the operating room.
The nurse will be accountable for ongoing evaluation and documentation of all components of care delivered to patients within the perioperative environment utilizing the nursing process.
The Circulating Nurse individualizes patient care according to patients health status, age level, and surgery/procedure being performed.
Performs other duties as assigned
Education: Graduation from an approved school of nursing.
Experience: Minimum of 1 year experience in an acute operating room environment. May require completion of orientation and ability to function independently in assigned specialty area prior to being assigned to this position.
Licensure/Certifications/Registrations Required: Possession of a valid license issued by the Oklahoma State Board of Nursing as a Registered Nurse, CNOR preferred. BLS required upon hire.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of professional nursing theory, practices, techniques and procedures. Excellent understanding of AORN Standards.
Ability to organize, plan, coordinate and evaluate nursing services and apply nursing techniques.
Ability to maintain good working relationships with other employees.
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Some computer skills.
Ability to work effectively as part of a team providing excellent specialized care.
OU Medicine has a comprehensive benefits package, including PTO, 401(k), medical and dental plans, but our offerings go beyond traditional packages. We know that a total benefits and compensation package, designed to meet your specific needs and goals both inside and outside of the work environment, brings additional rewards that create peace of mind for you and your family.
Primary Location: United States-Oklahoma-Oklahoma City
Work Locations: OU Medical Center 700 NE 13th St. Oklahoma City 73104
Job: Nursing Support
Job Type: Full-time
Job Posting: Mar 8, 2019, 4:33:29 PM