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Registered Nurse: Operating Room

Company: Catholic Medical Center
Location: Manchester
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Under the general supervision of the Clinical Coordinator and Director of Surgical Services, is responsible for the delivery of safe, effective and quality patient/family centered care in Surgical Services.


Clinical Competency

  • Assesses patients at intervals and communicates current status through the continuum of care
  • Protects patient from injury caused by chemical, electrical, positioning, heat and/or extraneous objects
  • Performs count procedure to protect patient from unintended retained foreign objects
  • Performs "time out" procedure for every patient to ensure correct side, site and level prior to procedure
  • Manages patient specimen according to hospital policy
  • Administers medications appropriately
  • Performs interventions to maintain body systems, fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balances, wound and tissue perfusion at or above baseline
  • Performs interventions to ensure patient is at or returned to normothermia at the conclusion of procedure
  • Protects the patient from infection using handwashing and aseptic technique
  • Transfers care using hospital approved handoff
  • Documents nursing care consistently, timely, and without omissions
  • Delegates tasks as appropriate according to the state Nurse Practice Act and job descriptions
  • Identifies and acts appropriately to an OR emergency situation.
  • May have to lift more than 25 pounds

Patient Advocacy

  • Protects the patient's rights, dignity, and privacy
  • Establishes a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, friends, and families
  • Develops and/or implements and maintains an individualized plan of care, including developmental and cultural needs
  • Promotes patient's independence by establishing patient care goals; teaching patient, friends, and family to understand condition, medications, and self-care skills; answering questions
  • Resolves patient problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies
  • Utilize appropriate resources for non-English speaking patients, hearing and sight impaired individuals, and/or healthcare illiteracy
  • Takes proactive steps to recognize and report suspected abuse to your supervisor including child, geriatric, sexual, and spousal abuse


  • Assures quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments
  • Follows hospital and nursing division's mission, philosophies and standards of care
  • Participates in quality review and performance improvement projects


  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; and/or participating in professional societies
  • Demonstrates the accountability as a health care professional by recognizing each practitioner is individually responsible for his/her actions


Education: Graduate from an accredited nursing program. BSN preferred

Experience: Current clinical skills within scope of practice; Effectively organize work and set priorities; Current infection control practice; Positive bedside manner; Applicable physio/social/spiritual knowledge related to patient care; Safe administration of medication; Works effectively within the healthcare team; Able to work irregular hours including call

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

Current State NH RN License

Keywords: Catholic Medical Center, Manchester , Registered Nurse: Operating Room, Other , Manchester, New Hampshire

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