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Operating Room RN

Job in Omaha - Douglas County - NE Nebraska - USA , 68010
Listing for: Boys Town
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Full Time position
Listed on 2024-03-01
Job specializations:
  • Healthcare
    Healthcare Nursing
  • Nursing
    RN Nurse, Healthcare Nursing, Operating Room Nurse
Salary/Wage Range or Industry Benchmark: 28.31 - 35 USD Hourly USD 28.31 35.00 HOUR
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Utilizes a systematic approach to nursing practice incorporating assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. Provides continuing health care and education to individuals and families to help them achieve their optimal level of health.


4x10 shifts

  • In collaboration with other members of the health care team, the nurse uses the nursing process to complete the pre-operative physical, cognitive, spiritual and psychosocial assessment of patients awaiting surgery.
  • Formulates plan of care and reviews and revises plan on an ongoing basis. Able to plan and give care based on the patient's age and level of development.
  • Assures appropriate information management and documentation as per hospital policy; gives timely and thorough report to other members of the health care team using a designated hand off communication tool.
  • Performs circulating duties in the operating suite and supervises surgical technologists.
  • Ensures the Time Out procedure that verifies the correct patient, correct site, and the correct procedures is being performed.
  • Assists in positioning, responding to comfort/safety of patient.
  • Provides for accurate care and handling of specimens.
  • Observes and enforces strict standards of asepsis.
  • In collaboration with other members of the health care team, the nurse assesses patient/family understanding and response to care provided; and patient/family educational needs. The nurse redirects care as needed.
  • Works with surgical technologist in preparing the operating room for each procedure. Takes responsibility for the preparation of the sterile field set-up.
  • Utilities the Surgeon Preference Card and with the surgical technologist, identifies and gathers all necessary supplies, equipment, and instruments for each operative procedure.
  • Assures proper handling of contaminated instruments and cleaning of room after cases. Performs housekeeping duties as needed.
  • Assists surgeon by anticipating needs and providing instruments and other materials in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for all counted items throughout the procedure. Performs sponge, needle, and instrument counts per policy.
  • Assists in limiting traffic in/out of room during procedures.
  • Responsible for working with team members as time permits for: assisting in other OR's as needed, picking procedure supplies for the next day's schedule, stocking/restocking supply areas and OR's, outdating supply cupboards, and updating Surgeon Preference Cards.
  • Works with leadership providing input into acquisition and need for supplies and equipment.
  • Participates in/or prepares for in-services and patient care conference.
  • Maintains "The Joint Commission" standards on an ongoing basis, and assists in unit responsibilities for readiness for Joint Commission visits.
  • Participates in department performance improvement activities.
  • Serves on hospital or system committees as assigned; maintains two-way communication between Surgery Center staff and assigned committee.
  • Understands the anatomy and physiology of surgical procedures.
  • Follows AORN guidelines for perioperative practices and supportive agencies
  • Provides patient care and education according to the patient population served ​
  • Ability to demonstrate clinical competence in providing direct patient care and patient and family education as well as assisting the physician in the delivery of patient care.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of all ages and developmental levels to care given.
  • Ability to communicate concisely with patients, families and staff; collaborate with other members of the health care team to enhance care.
  • Ability to make assessments and problem solve.
  • Possesses detailed knowledge of the use and maintenance of a wide variety of surgical equipment and instruments.
  • Ability to complete patient documentation in a thorough and concise manner, in whatever mode is necessary.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to respond quickly and calmly to emergencies and stressful situations.
  • Ability to independently manage multiple priorities.
  • Ability to utilize a variety of computer programs to manage work.
  • Ability to be flexible with daily assignments in all surgical specialties.
  • May float to both campuses as needed.
Position Requirements
Bachelor, 1+ Years work experience
  • A registered nurse who is a graduate of an accredited school with a current state license required.
  • Minimum of one year of previous OR experience required.
  • CPR (BLS) certification required.
  • ACLS certification within 6 months of transfer or hire required.
  • PALS certification within 6 months of transfer or hire required.
  • Prior working knowledge of using a personal computer and electronic medical records required.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in an acute hospital setting, and pediatric experience preferred.
Contact Information
Contact Name: Boys Town
Contact Phone: 5313551764
Preferred method of contact: Email with CV via Application Box below.
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