In addition to the objective outlined in the AVH Registered Nurse (RN) Job Description, the Women and Infants Pavilion (WIP) Operating Room (OR) RN is responsible for providing nursing care for patients undergoing surgical and/or other invasive procedures. The WIP OR RN shall function under the guidelines of the Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN), Association for Womens Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN) Standards for Professional Nursing Practice in the Care of Women and Newborns, as well as the policies and procedures of the department and hospital.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Meets all the essential duties and responsibilities of the Registered Nurse (RN).
Additional duties and responsibilities of the WIP OR RN:
Provides age and developmentally appropriate specialized nursing care to obstetric/gynecologic patients during the perioperative period.
Responsible for creating a safe and comfortable environment for the surgical patient.
Provides accurate interpretation and documentation of fetal monitor tracing.
Provides accurate and ongoing patient assessment
Assesses patient for hypothermia and malignant hyperthermia and takes appropriate action.
Acts as a patient advocate while patient is impaired either under general or regional anesthesia or sedation.
Accounts for sponges, needles, instruments, and sharps during intraoperative phase.
Possesses knowledge of Core Measures as it applies to the perioperative period.
Possesses all the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities of the Registered Nurse (RN).
Up to date knowledge of current drugs, trends and techniques in the care of perioperative patients.
Ability to function independently with strong critical thinking skills.
Knowledge and application of surgical asepsis and sterile technique.
Knowledge of proper supplies, equipment and instrumentation needed for surgical procedures (i.e., electrocautery, patient monitoring equipment, fetal monitoring equipment).
Demonstrates ability to supervise care provided by others.
AVH Values: All AVH employees will effectively demonstrate these values:
- Patients Come First We listen actively and communicate with our patients and families, placing safety as a top priority.
- Accountability & Ownership We fully complete tasks, are transparent, effectively communicate, and recognize that what we do reflects on us.
- Teamwork We build trusting relationships, promote a sense of community, and are respectful of everyone. Success is about the whole team.
- Integrity & Honesty We tell the truth at all times, speak up when something is wrong, and do the right thing when no one is looking.
- Excellence We take pride in our work, are goal-oriented, and on a never-ending quest for top tier quality.
- Initiative & Innovation Our can-do attitudes, creativity, and resourcefulness empower us to improve the patients experience, solve our own problems, make timely decisions, and look for opportunities to add value.
- Tenderness & Compassion We have genuine empathy, show kindness, and encourage and advocate for each other.
Education and Experience:
Minimum of one (1) year recent clinical experience in Critical Care/Intensive Care, Operating Room and/or L&D specialty area required; two (2) years preferred.
Required Licensure and/or Certifications:
Meets all required licensure and/or certifications of the Registered Nurse
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
Neonatal Resuscitation Program certification required prior to completion of orientation and within 4 month from date of hire to WIP OR.
Basic Fetal Monitoring certification required prior to completion of orientation and within 4 months from date of hire.
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Antelope Valley Hospital, a 420 bed acute care facility, located just 60 miles north of Los Angeles, the Antelope Valley is one of Southern Californias fastest growing communities. We are a Level II Trauma Center and Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Accredited. Serving the community for over 50 years, our non-profit hospital has grown to be the preeminent healthcare facility for our districts nearly 1.2 million residents.
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