Operating Room Nurse
Assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates patient/family/significant other’s needs and nursing care in the operating room. Assists with preparation of operating room set-up; provides assistance to surgeon and anesthesia personnel; inpatient and outpatient patients; maintains patient safety and coordinates nursing care for patients while under anesthesia. Fullfills on-call department responsibilities. Acts in a clinical leadership role; demonstrates professional/clinical competency; functions under aseptic techniques; assists with patient care of all ages and performs other related duties.
Education and Experience:
Diploma, Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in nursing; valid and current license with the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. ACLS Certification preferred and required within one year. PALS preferred. Previous surgery experience preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Basic computer skills; good interpersonal communication skills; ability to work independently; ability to use proper body mechanics when lifting, pushing and pulling; motor coordination to work with equipment; ability to understand oral/written instructions; understanding of medical terminology.