RN - Surgery
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Oklahoma City, OK 73163
Utilize the nursing process in care delivery and provide nursing leadership for other patient care personnel. Circulates independently on complex cases.
+ Demonstrate critical thinking skills in the provision of care of the perioperative patient by completing a comprehensive preoperative assessment, planning and implementing individualized nursing interventions and evaluating the effectiveness of care and modifying interventions as needed.
+ Prioritize multiple complex patient and physician needs to delegate and coordinate the care provided by the surgical team to maximize patient outcomes.
+ Coordinate patient care assignments to personnel supervised, considering staff competencies, patient population, equipment used, patient condition, environmental factors, infection control, safety factors and availability of direct/indirect supervision.
+ Communicate effectively with patients, staff and physicians to anticipate needs and develop and implement actions to be taken in response to complaints related to patient care processes.
+ Maintain and enhance professional clinical skills by seeking out learning situations and remaining abreast of current advances in nursing techniques and technologies.
+ Serve as a consultant to all personnel in area (s) of nursing expertise. Teaches and mentors other less-experienced RNs and technicians.
+ Demonstrate advanced clinical judgment as evidenced by knowledge of complex nursing interventions required in multiple surgical specialty areas.
+ Exhibits willingness to take on special projects and initiates actions that work to improve processes the department.
+ Perform other duties that correspond to the overall functions of this position.
+ Licensed by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing as a Registered Nurse.
+ Two years of advanced surgical experience.
+ Current CPR (Healthcare Provider).
+ Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred.
+ Certification by the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) as a CNOR preferred.
+ ACLS preferred.
Employees in this position are, or can be, required to possess the following physical capabilities:
+ Lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling up to 100 lbs.
+ Stooping, kneeling and/or crouching daily
+ Standing or walking more than 5 hours a day
+ Running to respond to patient emergencies
+ Reaching, grasping, fingering, and/or feeling more than 5 hours a day.
+ Visual acuity in order to correctly distinguish skin tone variations, evidence of IV infiltration, infection; able to read telemetry, blood pressure gauges, etc.
+ Audio acuity in order to correctly distinguish various body sounds (i.e., respirations, heart tones, bowel sounds).
+ Audio acuity to discern sounds made by various types of machinery or equipment that would indicate dangerous or improper operation.
About SSM St. Anthony’s Hospital
St. Anthony Hospital is a 601-bed regional referral facility specializing in cardiology, oncology, surgery and behavioral medicine. The hospital, established in 1898, is located in Midtown Oklahoma City and serves the needs of Central Oklahoma, as well as many counties throughout Oklahoma, through its large rural affiliate network of hospitals. Four St. Anthony Healthplex campuses provide convenient emergency and outpatient service access to the outlying communities of the metropolitan area. St. Anthony added urgent care services in May 2015 at St. Anthony North. St. Anthony has received numerous awards including the Oklahoma Quality Award for Excellence, Certified Healthy Business, Premier QUEST® Award for High-value Healthcare Citation of Merit, among others. Healthsights ranks St. Anthony at performance levels for quality and patient satisfaction higher than local competitors and many national health care organizations.
SSM Health complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex