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Surgery RN

Full-time Surgical Nurse

Complies with daily staffing schedule; complies with call schedule and able to arrive at the surgery department within 20 minutes of time notified for emergency surgery when on call.

Demonstrates and utilizes critical thinking skills; performs and completes comprehensive data history for age ranges of patients served in a timely manner. Develops and implements plan of care specific to patients care needs. Instructs and educates the patient and family accordingly.
 
Administers medications, blood and blood products and other treatments as needed. Maintain asepsis; transports patients as needed; collects and delivers specimens to appropriate areas; assists anesthesia provider as needed; responsible for positioning of patient along with anesthesia provider; provides patient comfort and privacy specific to all patient populations. Assists surgical team with room turnover and termination.

Maintains current broad based knowledge of pathophysiology and disease processes of conditions usually represented in the department. Identifies and develops opportunities for performance improvement.

Communicates patient information; transcribes physicians orders; uses computer system as indicated; charges equipment and supplies per policy; communicates effectively with manager, supervisor and others regarding any changes in the status of the patients or the department.

Education:
Must maintain license by meeting Kansas licensing Board of CEU requirements (30 CEU’s every 2 years)

License:
RN in the state of Kansas.

Certifications:
CPR, ACLS, NRP; PALS strongly recommended.

Experience:
Minimum 2 years experience in Med/Surg area

Other:
Must be able to work in an environment that frequently produces a high level of stress and mental fatigue. Requires the ability to organize on a continuum due to changing status of the patients and the environment. Requires a mechanical ability to deal with a large number of machines and special equipment in the department (Electrocautery units, Tourniquests, Harmonic Scalpel, Autoclaves, positioning equipment, Neo-probe). Must have excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with the physicians, staff and the public.

Contact Information
Human Resources Director
SCKMC
PO BOX 1107
Arkansas City, KS 67005
Email: kristan@sckrmc.org
Phone: 620-442-2500