United Hospital Center, Inc. Registered Nurse-Operating Room in Bridgeport, West Virginia

BASIC PURPOSE: Responsible for the direct and indirect total nursing care by assessment of the patient's needs and utilizes a plan of care to meet their individual needs while undergoing surgical intervention. Participates in the patient and family education when applicable, and directs the activities of ancillary personnel. United Hospital Center is dedicated and committed to "Organizational Excellence" and our corporate values, PRIDE, EXCELLENCE, RESPECT, CARING AND SERVICE. QUALIFICATIONS: 1. A degree in nursing from a nursing program. 2. Current licensure in State of West Virginia to practice professional nursing. 3. Previous, recent OR experience including scrubbing and/or the circulating duties is the preferred experience qualification. 4. Professional growth through continuing education programs. 5. Must possess good communication skills. 6. Must be able to get things performed through, with, and by people. 7. Must utilize tact and cooperation in physician-staff interactions. 8. Must be able to meet and deal with a variety of people, maintaining sound working relationships. 9. Professional neat appearance, sense of humor, pleasing personality, assertive, and a results oriented decision maker. BASIC FUNCTIONS: i Performs and/or reviews the initial assessment upon admission, and does continuing assessments thereafter, implementing and evaluating patient care, according to policy, using professional judgment to determine the physical, psychological, and social needs of the patient and documents this in the chart. i Makes clinical rounds to establish personal contact with each patient on clinical area. i Demonstrates competency in technical and clinical skills, completes skills checklist, and correctly performs these skills daily. i Administers medications by all acceptable routes, as ordered by physician, and according to accepted policy and procedure i Communicates plan of care and patient needs effectively, in a multi-disciplinary fashion, to any and all involved persons and/or departments. i Completely and accurately transcribes and carries out physicians orders. i Anticipates teaching needs of each patient; modifying, adapting, executing and evaluating the plan. i Develops a discharge plan, individualized to meet the need of the patient and family. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: i Frequent walking, standing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and feeling are necessary body movements utilized in performing nursing duties throughout the work shift. i Must be able to lift, move and position patients of all weights, with varying amounts of assistance in a fair manner on a regular and recurring basis. i Must be able to read and write legibly in English. i Hearing within normal range is required (ie, to assess breath sounds, bowel sounds, apical pulse, monitors, etc.) i Visual acuity must be within normal range. i Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work. See URL for more information and EOE statement.